Gifts of Life
Only a third of the year has passed, so you
should still be on track with your wellness-themed
resolutions. Here are some gift items to help you
and your loved ones with your fitness goals.
Tap Dancing with TAPfit
The TAPfit tap dancing fitness device offers a total workout for the mind and body, combining elements of aerobic cardio, muscle conditioning and dance to promote strength, concentration and vitality. The easy-to-follow TAPfit exercise program and starter pack includes patented TAPfit tap attachments for your footwear; a TAPtoner resistance toning stick for your arms; a TAPfit foldable rollable floor; six workout DVDs; a nutrition guide; workout guides; and access to an online community offering more recipes for weight loss or maintenance, additional workouts, nutrition videos, tips and articles. Visit TAPfit.com or facebook.com/TAPfitofficial.
QardioArm to Monitor Blood Pressure
QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor is clinically validated to accurately measure your systolic and diastolic blood pressure and your heart rate. Easily performing a triple measurement average for the most precise feedback, QardioArm also has irregular heartbeat detection and stores the data, providing your doctor with more actionable insights into your heart health. Unlike traditional blood pressure monitors, QardioArm has an integrated cuff serving as a protective cover. It’s portable, stylish and blends seamlessly into your daily life. Simply tap to pair with the Qardio App and you can share measurements with your doctor or family members. Visit GetQardio.com.
FXP Hula Hoop for a Fun Workout
The FXP Hula Hoop comes apart and easily fits in a convenient carrying case, meaning you can exercise anywhere. The FXP Hula Hoop is precisely weighted at two pounds and sized at 41 inches to provide an enjoyable and effective workout. Internationally recognized fitness trainer Niece Pecenka has designed a proven workout program using low-impact exercises to keep you motivated and having a blast while you tone and sculpt your entire body. Visit fxpfitness.com.
Towel Tech Fights Gym Bacteria
Towel Tech, a gym towel made from a patented fiber called Tencel, is naturally resistant to most forms of bacteria and microbes, allowing fitness fanatics to wipe down gym equipment and themselves while lowering the inherent risk of infection. The eco-friendly towel is highly absorbent and dries almost twice as fast as other towels. A zippered mesh pocket allows for easy storage of small items and a tiny, powerful magnet allows the towel to hygienically stay attached to equipment or lockers and off the floor. Visit toweltech.com.
Hedz Up Watercollar For Pet Safety
The Hedz UP Watercollar is both a swim aid and life preserver. Unlike life jackets that hold dogs in a swimming position, the hexagonal-shaped Watercollar hangs comfortably on the dog’s collar and helps prevent drowning by keeping a dog’s nose above water. The Watercollar hangs loosely from the neck for long-wearing comfort and ease of movement when not in the water. When a dog swims or falls in the water the straps position the Watercollar under the dog’s chin allowing for easy treading and a panic-free swim to safety. The Watercollar is also an excellent aid for use when teaching a dog how to swim. Visit hedzuppets.com or savedogsfromdrowning.blogspot.com.
ALLie 360-degree Camera to
Record Fitness Performance
One of the big trends in fitness and sport is to get feedback on your performance via cameras that shoot high-definition video and still photos. The ALLie dual 360 premium lens camera from IC Real Tech lets you navigate across and around a room in the immersive video image without blind spots or ever missing a thing. You can check your workout performance in a room at home or set the camera at a local yoga studio to participate remotely. Of course, the ALLie has other uses, as a full 360-degree security camera when set to surveillance mode; you can remotely check on elderly loved ones who may need a watchful eye. The camera features digital zoom and pan, and you can communicate through a two-way microphone. A wireless model set for release before the summer will let you record your outdoor fitness performance. Visit allicam.com or icrealtech.com.
TruMedic InstaShiatsu for Pain Relief
The truMedic InstaShiatsu is ready at a moment’s notice to massage that particular spot in the center of your back that is just out of reach, that sensitive area that needs just the right touch and that area that really needs a strong, deep-kneading, heated pull-out-all-the-stops kind of massage. The Japanese Shiatsu-style massage delivers deep-kneading pressure to your acupressure points. The cordless device features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with power for hours of use. You can change direction of the massage at the press of a button or leave it to the auto-reverse operation, and you can choose heat for extra comfort. Visit trumedic.com.
Mastrad Healthy Kitchen Gifts
Fitness is also about good nutrition, and Mastrad can help in that area. Mastrad’s stainless steel digital kitchen scales let you weigh all your ingredients to the nearest 1/10th of an ounce. They have a sleek slim design, with a hygienic stainless steel surface for easy cleaning and measuring. Features weight reading up to 11lbs/5kg; an adjustable tare for weighing ingredients in succession; auto zero/off. Two Li-ion disc batteries and instruction sheet are included.
Mastrad’s Gourmet Minute Cooker is made of silicone and porcelain, providing an even heat distribution while cooking food in its own juices and enhancing tenderness and flavors while preserving vitamins and minerals. The cooker is heat-resistant up to 430°F, and is safe for use in a microwave or in a conventional oven. Also check out Mastrad’s Oil & Flavor Mister, Universal Quick Wisk and Spiral Veggie Slicer. Visit mastrad-paris.us.
PowerLight Mini Lights Up
Your Fitness Routine
Go hands-free during your fitness routine with the PowerLight Mini, a clippable lantern from BioLite that moves with you for on-the-go light and power. You can wear it easily on a pocket or strap with compact edge-lighting, helping you see and be seen on the trail or on your commute. A 1350mAh USB rechargeable battery provides up to 52 hours of light or a backup boost to your phone. It’s a lantern, bikelight and charger all in one. The PowerLight Mini is available in four colors. A bike mount is included. Visit biolitestove.com.
Kestrel Devices Monitor Heat Stress
Detect when heat-related conditions are unsafe well before your body does. The Kestrel Drop D2 Wireless Temperature and Humidity Data Logger provides an easy way to measure temperature and humidity, which determines heat stress. Alerts are delivered wirelessly to your phone through the Kestrel LiNK app. You can store thousands of data points and months of logging with one device. And the Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker measures WBGT (WetBulb Globe Temperature, a measure of heat stress in direct sun). Visit kestrelmeters.com.
Eagle Creek Outdoor Gear Luggage
Eagle Creek’s newly redesigned Outdoor Gear line of luggage pioneers composite fabrication technology with a seamless construction that reduces weight and increases strength. The new Outdoor Gear bags and backpacks are designed for gear junkies and outdoor enthusiasts with a rugged yet clean look. New Outdoor Gear styles include: Gear Warrior (checked size), Load Warrior (carry-on and checked sizes), DoubleBack (carry-on and backpack), Load Hauler Expandable (non-wheeled carry-on), and XTA Backpack. The new seamless glue-laminated Exo-Skeleton composite fabrication boosts abrasion resistance and durability at critical wear points. Wheel housings and molded kick plates add strength. Among innovative travel features are the stowable Equipment Keeper, laundry chute, add-a-bag strap, durable wheels, organization pockets, interior and exterior compression straps, Porter Key bottle opener attachment and redesigned wheels that can handle tough abuse. Visit EagleCreek.com.