Valentine Gift Ideas for the Fitness Fanatic

If you are like us, you may have put on a few pounds during the past year and a half. Covid did a lot of damage to many people’s health, waistlines included. Now that we are starting to move toward normalcy, it might be a good time to start to get your body back. After all, the better you look, the better you feel- and the better you feel, the better you will look. It’s a win-win. You know how active we are here, and we are looking forward to getting back to ourselves as much as anyone.

Here are some items that can help you get back on track!


Whirly Board – Balance Board
Whirly Board is the most versatile gift to give your favorite fitness lover (or get one for yourself). Use it at home or while working out, it’s perfect for board sports training or yoga. Keep moving for better overall health! It has 500+ positive reviews on Amazon, so a lot of people are having fun with this one. My husband in particular likes it.  Add a little fitness, agility, and fun to your routine with Whirly Board. The Whirly Board allows you to spin 360˚ and engage all your body’s core muscles, so it is an excellent training tool for any skill level (even kids). It’s a fun addition for your home or gym. Whirly Board is a great option for core training and home fitness without the need for bulky gym equipment that takes up tons of space. An indoor training tool, it improves strength, balance, and agility. Practice spin and tricks and take your twirl to a whole new level.
hot cold bottle
Price: $29.95
This is one heavy bottle, let me tell you! Use it as a weapon if you’re ever backed into a corner, haha. Keep your fitness enthusiast hydrated through whatever they do with The BOULDER. The BOULDER vacuum insulated water bottle is the flagship bottle of EcoVessel that will keep your drinks hot or cold all day long. Made from premium 18/8 stainless steel, it features the signature TriMax® triple insulation and keeps drinks cold up to 60 hours and hot up to 12 hours. The BOULDER stainless steel water bottle also includes a removable strainer for tea, fruit, and ice cubes, which is pretty handy for tea drinkers (or those of us with sensitive teeth- no more ice cube smacking you in the mouth). Available on Amazon
phone charger
Also sold on BestBuy
My husband has loves this, and it was great to have around during the recent storm. We lost power for 20 hours, and it held a charge super well. We’ve also taken it out hiking, and John goes long distance running on weekends- it’s never had an issue with the rain or snow or any other weather, and he’s definitely dropped it more than once. No problems as of writing this.
For the past five years, Poseidon has built a reputation for being the best portable charger on the market. Introducing the new Poseidon Pro by Dark Energy, an upgraded portable charging system that is fully waterproof (IP68), drop-proof, and crushproof, and is certified to military standard MIL-STD 810G. Recently upgraded to add more advanced tech enhancements, you can’t go wrong with this handy device by your side and never be stranded without power again (even in the extreme cold).
ice pack
Price: $34.95
I’ve got to say, this was hard to wear on your wrist. It was bulky and made it hard to move your hands, as well as didn’t keep the ice/gel pack on the wrist well. Not on my hand, nor on my husband’s. However, when you take the gel pack and put it in your bra- it’s the perfect size, and was instantly cooling. I’m not joking, it was great, and it fit great on the pressure point between your breasts. Guys….well, can’t help you on that one, not sure how you’d keep it there. It also worked if you put the gel pack on your wraparound headband if you have one, right at the back at the point where your neck meets your head. Temples, too. The ice gel packs were the perfect size for so many spots that cooled your down- However, this is off topic.
As for the cuff, here is the info via the company- it is available on Amazon, and a Veteran-Owned Business, made in the USA.
The Cooling Cuff is solely focused on helping your body cool down properly. Wear it on your wrist for the optimal place to cool down during or after a workout. Cooling the body at the wrist can alter thermoregulation, rapidly lower core body temperature and quickly restore temperature homeostasis. That means athletes can train longer, run faster and recover quicker without their bodies using all their energy to cool down.
Price: $21.95
Sold on Target ($19.99)
These are super useful. Easy to clean, store, and durable, you will find a million reasons to use them. As with a traditional bento box, these divided to-go containers from U-Konserve are easy to separate food and great for portion control. Perfect waste-free solution for daily lunches, takeout, picnics, travel, outdoor adventures, bulk shopping and salad bars. Pack snacks, lunches and main meals while reducing single-use packaging. These square containers are also ideal for kitchen organization, pantry makeovers, meal prep and family leftovers. I also use them for my friend’s daughter when she comes over to eat, who doesn’t like her food to touch. The barrier in the middle keeps them separate, and that keeps us all sane, LOL.
packable luggage
Super useful, and the price is right at $23. Ever been on a trip, and you accidentally buy too many souvenirs? or when you try to repack your bag with the dirty laundry, it just doesn’t fit properly? This will be a lifesaver, I literally do not travel without one anymore- you just never know when you will need it! This bag (an in my past, bags like it) take up no room really in your luggage, but are big on value when you find yourself up a creek, LOL.
Of course, you can just use it as a normal duffle bag in the meantime.
Whether it be a trip to the gym or an outdoor adventure, the 22 L Nomad Packable Duffel allows you to take what you need and more- it’s very roomy. Constructed from durable reinforced nylon, it stuffs into its own pocket so you can travel with it easily. When it’s time to stash it, turn the interior pocket inside out. Then stuff the entire duffel into the pocket, and zip it closed. (It’s as shockingly easy as it sounds, really.)

ZUS Smart Car Charger

We all know that all chargers for our phones are not created equal, some phones even tell us this when they are plugged in to a slower charger.  Has your phone ever told you it is trickle charging?  Ridiculousness, we have smart phones and now there is a Smart Charger for all your mobile power needs in the form of Zus.


image via gadgetnote. com

Zus is a smart charger for your smart phone powered by your car.  It can charge two cell phones  (Android or iOS)at the same time in as little as 2 to 2 and a quarter hours.  From empty to full in no time.  Zus may sound like a great charger, but that is not its only asset.

It can also act as a car locator when you park.  Just plug in the Zus, and open up the app, available for free.  Then your parking spot will be saved and you can find it later.  This is perfect for those Summer festivals right around the corner where you leave your local neighborhood and park on side street in a suburban place, only to realize all these houses look the same on the way back when the lights are low.  (Or when you try to find your car in a theme park parking lot…oy.)

I love this feature of the charger, and it will only come in more and more helpful as the Summer months get closer.  Another safety feature is its built in ambiance lighting which is a nice touch in dark vehicles or even darker evenings out.  No longer will that dropped phone be lost until sun up.

Some of the features of this charger include:

Designed in Germany

ElegantShine™ Lighting

Smart Device Detection

Data Plan Free

Titanium Coating

12-month Warranty

Smart Car Locator

US Military Grade Quality

2x Charging Speed (4.8A)

Low Energy Bluetooth

German Bayer Material

ZUS Cooling System

Zus retails for $35.99 each and are available both on their website as well as on Amazon.

Marvel Super Hero Mashers Giveaway

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I am sure as a kid you have had the conversation of who would win in a fight?  The way this works is a few kids get into a  group an d ask who would win in a fight, this person or this person.  Usually its something like Captain America or Spider-man.  The conversation inevitably moves to the comparison to themselves with different powers using them on one another.  This mixing of powers is the central concept of Marvel Super Hero Mashers.  The new toy line takes familiar characters like The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man and gives them interchangeable limbs and torsos to the point where A single figure can sport Iron Man’s legs, Spider-Man’s arms, Hulk’s head and Captain America’s torso.

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There are approximately thirteen regular figures with which kids can switch parts with also an extra seven figures which includes accessories like missile launchers, and other battle gear to complement your hero of choice.
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Feed the Woozle: A Fun Game for Preschoolers #GiftGuide

Feed the… what? Yep, you read that right! Feed the Woozle, a fun preschool game from Peaceable Kingdom, arrived at our house a few weeks ago! While the game is specifically made for preschoolers, my girls (school-aged) had fun trying it out anyway. Actually, we all had fun because it was entertaining to watch the girls jump around and do the tasks specified by the game!

Feed the Woozle

Finding a fun gift for under $20 is hard to do, especially in this day and age with iPods, iPads, and every other “i” gadget you could think of, it’s time to step back and relax a bit. Remember the day when you’d sit down with your family and play a board game? We have Family Game Night every Friday night and are constantly looking for new games to play. The same ol’ same ol’ gets a little boring.

feed the woozle

Discovering a game that both boys and girls enjoy can also be a difficult task! When you get games like Race to the Treasure and Feed the Woozle, your kids will be excited to find out what canadian generic viagra on line if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link64″).style.display=”none”;} is going to come next!
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Unreal, Unjunked, and Unbelievably Delicious!

Unreal Candy Image

Do you love candy, but hate the calories, the fat content, and the general unhealthiness of it? Hate giving it to your children, but hate denying them something you eat? Here’s a solution: Unjunk your candy. Get Unreal.

I’m sure you are shaking your head wondering what I’m talking about. Well, let me tell you about Unreal candy :).

I’m sure you’ve been there. Fighting with your child about having a ton of candy, and really not wanting to deal with the “but Mommmmm” but also not wanting to deal with the gunk going into their bodies.

The creator of Unreal is a 13 year old and his father. They “unjunked” candy! I’m sure you’re completely blown away, that you think I’m joking….well, I’m not!

What’s Good About Unreal?

  • No Corn syrup
  • No Artificial ingredients
  • No partially hydrogenated oils
  • Less sugar

Who Is Behind Unreal?