LIZ'S ITEM OF THE WEEK

One of my favorite nutrition products from Gaspari Nutrition

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This week, I thought I’d take a different approach from all of the workout items I share with you and introduce you to one of my favorite nutrition products from Gaspari Nutrition!  I use all of the Gaspari Nutrition products equally, but this week I have made a protein smoothie every single day by using the chocolate flavored Myofusion Advanced Protein.

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What I love about this protein powder is that it has an absolutely DELICIOUS taste that helps to satisfying my cravings for candy and junk food.  The protein is the ultimate time-released blend featuring fast acting whey hydrolysate, ultra pure whey isolate, high-grade whey concentrate, slow digesting micellar casein and complete milk protein.  Each and every scoop has 25g of clean muscle building protein with no added sugar, synthetic colors, corn syrup solids or amino infusions.

This protein is going to be your best friend if you are in the market for a delicious tasting protein powder that allows you to gain strength, build lean muscle and satisfy those pesky cravings.  To purchase, please visit: http://www.gasparinutrition.com/products/myofusion-advanced-protein/

 
 

Fall in love with kickboxing!

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This week, I have fallen in love with kickboxing. It is such an intense workout that gives you a total body workout while allowing you to practice self-defense and relieve stress at the same time.

Since I’m a newbie to this type of exercise, I had to pick up a pair of kickboxing gloves. I decided to try out the Everlast EverCool Kickboxing Gloves. They are EXCELLENT for giving your hands the much-needed protection they need during kickboxing while also providing you with comfort. The EverCool ventilation technology allows for ventilation and breathability to help keep your hands cool during your workout. Overall, I am thrilled with this pair of gloves.

For information on how to purchase the Everlast EverCool Kickboxing gloves, visit: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11726921&cp=4406646.4413986.4417842
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My obsession with Pilates has grown tremendously

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Welcome back to my blog! This week, my obsession with Pilates has grown tremendously. It’s such an excellent workout for helping to improve flexibility and strength. It’s a killer workout that helps your posture, muscles, endurance and more!

I’ve been to a couple of Pilates classes this week, and while they are tough, they are extremely rewarding, and my Magic Roller® has become my new best friend.

Pilates rollers are extremely effective in allowing you to activate deep core muscles, improve balance and posture, and strengthen extremities. And while most Pilates rollers are made of packing foam which can shrink and distort after just a few months, the Magic Roller is made of top-quality closed-cell foam which allows it to holds it round shape.

If you’re in the market for a new Pilates roller, I highly suggest the Magic Roller! To purchase, visit: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/store/accessories/rollers/magic-roller.html
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North Face Faves

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This week, I have been loving my The North Face Women’s Warm Tights! It has been unbearably cold this week so I’ve had to make sure I’m bundled up during my morning jogs.

What I love about these workout tights is that they are extremely supportive and comfortable due to their stretch elastane fabric. The fabric helps to increase your mobility while working out and the knit panels on the sides and behind the knees give you added breathability.

The colder months are rapidly approaching, so I highly suggest checking out these workout tights from The North Face if you’re in the market for warmer workout gear!

To purchase, visit: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=48191796&cp=4406646.4413986.4413879.4414447

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Elitefts Resistance Band

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I have fallen in love with my elitefts Resistance Band this week! These are the number one bands for bench press training on both maximum effort and dynamic effort training days. They’re also incredible for many types of upper and lower body movements.

I love these bands because they really help me to get the most out of my workouts. They really help to maximize the use of the bench press. These bands are an absolute must for a serious athlete!

 
 

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer

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The Withings Smart Body Analyzer has completely changed the way I look at scales. This wireless scale tracks your weight and body composition to give you the knowledge you need in order to begin, or maintain, your healthy lifestyle. It can help you understand how to take into account fat-lean ratio variations so you can target the right pounds, measure your heart rate through your feet, follow the air quality of your indoor environment with temperature and CO2 measurements and so much more.

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer can be set up in minutes via your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Each time you weigh in, the Smart Body Analyzer automatically uploads your body data through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth!

The Smart Body Analyzer is not just a scale; it’s almost like your own personal trainer. If you’re in the market for a “must have” item for your journey to good health, check this out at http://store.apple.com/us/product/HFD12ZM/A/withings-smart-body-analyzer

 
 

Stay Hydrated with JeJu Sixteen Water

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Jeju 16 Water

One of the newest products to hit the market is Jeju 16 Water. While I always push fitness and workouts, it’s also important to stay hydrated!  What better way to stay hydrated than with one of the most crisp waters on the market, Jeju Sixteen Water. Check out the benefits and order here

  • Naturally purified without stripping essential mineral
  • Contains Vanadium (fights disease) and Silica (anti-aging)
  • All-natural process for easier absorption into your body
  • Natural PH of 7.7 matching body’s PH balance (7.7-7.8) lowering Acidity
  • BPA-FREE 100% recyclable bottle
 
 

GoFit Contoured Kettlebell

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I am obsessed with strength training and keeping my body as toned as possible. This week, I have fallen in love with the GoFit Contoured Kettlebell.

This 15-pound weight is amazing for targeting your arms, legs, chest, abs, calves and core muscles. This particular Kettlebell comes with a training DVD to allow you to get the most out of your workout. The DVD works you hard, but in an incredible way. Following the fitness routine also raises your heart rate, which ensures a thorough cardiovascular workout.

If you’re in the market for an incredible strength-training accessory, the GoFit Contoured Kettlebell is for you! To find out how to purchase one, visit http://www.target.com/p/gofit-contoured-kettlebell-with-training-dvd-red-15-lbs/-/A-13050502#prodSlot=_2_37

 
 

Nike Dri-Fit Phantom Shorts

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By now, you’re probably aware of how much I enjoy running as a daily exercise. It takes no equipment and you can do so in the comfort of your own neighborhood!

This week, I have been obsessed with the Nike Dri-FIT Phantom Shorts. These shorts provide the ultimate performance support while the compression liner bolsters muscles, thus increasing circulation.

They’re a relaxed fit short for extra comfort and the Dri-FIT microfiber fabric wicks sweat to help keep you as dry, cool and comfortable as possible!

I love these shorts because they’re excellent for long runs and that there is spandex attached so they don’t bunch up. If you’re in the market for a new pair of running shorts, I highly suggest the Nike Dri-FIT Phantom Shorts!

To purchase, head over to http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp

 
 

The Incase Sports Armband Deluxe for iPod

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I have mentioned this before, but music is my number one motivator while working out – ESPECIALLY while I’m running.

The Incase Sports Armband Deluxe for iPod has quickly become a staple for me during my morning run. This Armband features a detachable protective case and a fully adjustable armband to keep your iPod secure, protected, and accessible during your run or workout!

I was looking for an armband that was sleek yet stable enough to hold my iPod securely in place. It’s a comfortable fit and does exactly what I need it to do!

If you are in the market for an armband, I HIGHLY suggest the Incase Sports Armband Deluxe for the iPod! To purchase, check out http://store.apple.com/us/product/HC561ZM/A/incase-sports-armband-deluxe-for-ipod-5th-gen?fnode=70