Saturday, December 5, 2015

Happy Birthday William!

One year ago today we were blessed with William. He is our greatest fan and our gym mascot. He loves the mobility tools and tries to stand up on people's deadlift bars. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Gift Guide for Athletes

I get the question often of, "My husband/sister/brother/aunt... is really in to fitness, what should I get him/her for Christmas?" Today I am going to give you some hints for what to get your friends and family that are super in to fitness. So here are our thoughts on gifts to give your athletes!

For the guys:

Under Armour Men's Fleece Storm Pants. Brian wears these almost every single day during the winter season. These are especially awesome because they come in a tall size too! These are super soft and we can attest that they are easy to squat in.

adidas Performance Men's Powerlift.2 Trainer Shoe. Morgan actually owns a pair of the men's shoes (she likes them better than the women's shoes) and she says that they are AMAZING. They give great stability and helped her to work through some mobility issues until she could master the movements barefoot.  

WOD Shorts Agility 2.0. These shorts are cut really well for the athletic body. They are great for cross training and functional fitness. Brian has similar pairs from Rogue Fitness. They are SO much better than trying to train in basketball shorts! 

For the girls:
A tank for women to train in is an awesome investment. We have loved wearing these style tanks in the gym, the fun sayings are just a bonus! 

Knee socks are a great investment. When you are doing a lot of WODs socks to protect your legs are a must have and you can't go wrong with super cute knee socks!

I love the jewelry on Shields of Strength. What girl wouldn't love a shiny necklace that tells the world how hard she works to be fit, healthy and ready to rock?

Exercise loop bands. As anyone that has been in the gym for a while can tell you, we are BIG believers in prehab and rehab in order to better your mobility. We use these bands in the gym often and they are wonderful. 

A Tone Fitness Ab Wheel. If you are looking to better your Olympic Lifting technique your mid-line is incredibly important. Using an ab wheel three to five times a week will increase your ability to catch and stabilize your lifts. 

A sandbag is a great way to increase your fitness, You can squat it, press it, drag it... the list goes on. If you want to really help someone with their fitness, get them a sandbag and encourage them to use it often!

These are just a few ideas. If you need suggestions or if you have ideas that your athlete has loved share them in the comments below!