If you're visiting today after seeing my segment this morning on the WKOW-TV (ABC) news, then welcome! Thanks for joining me bright and early this morning and for coming by Thanks, Mail Carrier to visit.
If you're a regular visitor, then I know what you're thinking. And I have no clue why they thought it would be a good idea to put me on television either. But don't worry, as soon as I have a link to the clip, I'll be sure to share it (unless I messed up horribly, in which case I'll deny that the whole thing ever happened and we shall never speak of it again, mkay? Good).
Edited to add: here I am!
But really, I couldn't have been more excited to be able to take part in sharing my expertise on Unique Family Fitness Gifts, as each of the products included are truly ones that can help get anyone and everyone on the right track to adding or ramping up their exercise regimen just in time for New Year's resolutions.
The five items featured on the show include:
The Aquajogger is an innovative in-water exercise system that comfortably suspends you at shoulder level in deep water allowing you to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water exercise.
Each of the components of the Aquajogger allow the person working out to determine the level of resistance they want for their leg and arm motions, ranging everywhere from very low, approximating a walk, to very strenuous, similar to a full-body fitness machine workout only without the joint discomfort and machinery.
Overall, this great gear makes low-impact, in-water exercise much more enjoyable, effective and beneficial! $44.95 and up, aquajogger.com.
The ePulse2 is the world's first strapless, armband continuous heart rate monitor, pedometer and calorimeter in one. As the first device to make this technology practical and convenient, the ePulse2 is great for anyone who exercises or is interested in tracking calories burned or monitoring heart rate or step counting while conducting any type of activity — from running to walking or simply doing daily chores.
Included features are continuous heart rate and exercise calories burned tracking, target heart rate zones, exercise time, stop watch w/ split times, calculation of max/min/avg heart rate, calorie count down, day/night OLED display. Powered by rechargeable battery. $89.99, impactsports.com.
A revolution in indoor footwear, Nufoot is an inventive new product that is great for use in the gym. These soft, flexible foot coverings are made from sturdy neoprene, are waterproof, super stretchy and very comfortable.
The combination allows wearers to simultaneously enjoy the stability of walking barefoot, the comfort of walking in socks and the protection of walking in shoes all at the same time. Additional features include ergonomic designs and anti-skid soles. Comes in multiple sizes and colors for men and women. $9.99/pair, nufoot.com.
Designed by elite trainers, the TRAINERmat is the first exercise training mat designed to guide users through an entire body workout for the easiest and most effective at home workout possible. The TRAINERmat details 24 exercises in graphics right on its surface so you can maximize your workout without ever having to leave the house.
The practice exercises printed on the mat fall into four different categories — Pillar Preparation, Movement Preparation, Movement Skills, and Regeneration — to help improve muscle strength and elasticity for developing speed and agility, as well as aiding in recovery reducing the risk of injury. $29.99, sklz.com.
The TRAINERroller is the first exercise training roller designed to guide users through an entire body workout for the easiest and most effective at home workout possible. The high-density foam construction efficiently massages muscle and connective tissue, while the TRAINERroller details 12 exercises in graphics on its surface so you can maximize your strength and regeneration routine.
The result is relief from soreness, improved circulation and increased muscle elasticity simply by pulling out the TRAINERroller whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. $39.99, sklz.com.
Whether you're looking for a way to get yourself motivated and in shape for 2013 or you're shopping for a unique gift that will be perfect for any friend of family member, these products are sure to get the casual exercise enthusiast up and moving.
Other than the products detailed above that I was provided in order to display and discuss them during the news segment, I was not compensated or enticed to do the television spot or this post in any way. If Anderson Cooper happens to decide I'm a star and comes calling for help on his show, that'll just be a complete bonus.