Austin

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Austin Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2021? I would love to get a Boston Marathon qualifying time and to break 90 minutes in the half marathon. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? I honestly love them all, they’re SO convenient to carry my keys, gels, phone, and ID/credit …

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Annie

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Annie Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2021? My biggest goal for 2021 is to get back into running shape after beating cancer and side effects. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? Large Pocket SPIbelts because they hold everything I need for me with no bounce. What Is your …

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Ashley

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Ashley Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2021? Get outdoors more, travel, eat cleaner and help others make healthier choices. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The Medical Device SPIbelt is our favorite because our youngest daughter is a type one diabetic. It allows her the freedom to be …

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Aj

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador AJ Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2021? Motivating others to join in and be fit even during covid times What is your favorite SPIbelt product? Oh, it’s a toss-up between my belt and my puppy’s leash! What Is your favorite activity to do with your SPIbelt? Run What …

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Take Your Daily Essentials Effortlessly On Your Next Run With SPIbelt

Beauty News NYC (2-11-2021) Worry more about your physical performance and less on your belongings the next time you decide to get that heart rate moving. If you ever wonder where to store your keys, phone, and other necessary items when you go out for your daily exercise, then SPIbelt is for you. SPIBelt is an expandable pocket that comfortably …

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Running Myths Uncovered

Running Myths Uncovered 📷 : @b_householder Perhaps you or someone you know wanted to start a running regimen but heard a myth about running like “running is bad for your knees” and decided against it.  Or possibly you are a new runner hesitant to intensify your runs due to running myths. Or maybe, you are …

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How to Stay Motivated with Your Fitness Routine During the Holidays

How to Stay Motivated with Your Fitness Routine During the Holidays Staying motivated and keeping a workout routine during the holidays can be difficult. Making time for runs or walks might take a backseat to festive distractions like parties, shopping, and out-of-town guests. Also, during the holidays, the physical environment is less welcoming to outdoor …

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Gifts for him

Gifts for Him Getting gifts for the guys in your life can be tricking. Whether you are shopping for your dad, son, or significant other, we have broken down our most popular items for every man on your list. Perfect fitness gifts for the health junkie, thrill-seeker, or outdoor enthusiast in your life.  Original SPIbelt  …

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The 39 best health and fitness gifts of 2020

USA News Hub (10-28-2020) Best health and fitness gifts 2020: SPIbelt Performance Series Water-Resistant Running Belt (Photo: SPIbelt) For those who exercise outside, there are benefits to bringing along a smartphone, whether to check directions or make a call in case of emergency. The SPIbelt Performance Series Running Belt stretches to fit extra-large phones plus keys and is made of water-resistant material …

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The 37 Best Gifts for All Those Runners In Your Life

Women’s Health (11-4-2020) No-bounce Waist Bag This lil guy is roomy enough to fit keys, cards, and a phone (ya know, the essentials), but sleek to enough to feel unobtrusive. No matter the runner’s gait, this pouch stays securely in place around their waist. And just look at that coral color! So pretty. 

Running Recovery 101

How to Get the Most Out of Your Recovery How you finish a run and the steps you take in the hours afterward are as important as how you start. Hard runs, especially, require that you show your body special attention. If not, a runner’s high can turn into a runner’s nightmare when soreness sets …

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Couch to 5K Plan

You decided to run a 5k, but you’re not that athletic, so you don’t know where to start or how to prepare. No worries. The excitement of signing up may have worn off, but reading the below information will keep you motivated and guide you to the right course of action to complete a 5k. …

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Running and Biking Safety

Anything can happen anywhere, anytime. However, certain activities like running alone or in the dark add to risk. But, sometimes you just have to get your exercise in and that may lead to a run during the wee morning hours or a bike ride in the evening after a long workday. When running alone or …

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Women In Wellness: “Laugh daily; Laughter is such good medicine!” With Kim Overton of SPIbelt

Authority Magazine (9-13-2020) Asa part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Overton. Runner, entrepreneur, and mother of 3, Kim Overton, is the Founder and CEO of SPIBelt (small personal item belt). In 2006, Overton went for a run with no place to comfortably store her essentials. …

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Get Up And Go! These Are The Essentials You Need To Hit The Hiking Trail

Essence (9-8-2020) Keep all your essentials within reach and with SPIbelt as your companion on your next outdoor excursion! Whether you are running, hiking, or just taking a walk, SPIbelt will keep all your important personal items in place: the expendable pocket comfortably holds your wallet, keys, and phone in one place, while the adjustable …

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Clean Eating Magazine (September/October Issue) The SPIbelt Flex makes it easy to carry your phone and headphones during any activity, with an expandable pouch that can fit phones up to 6 ½ inches long (including the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Note 10) and an adjustable elastic belt to allow a snug, comfortable fit.

How Consistent Exercise Improves Mental Health​

How Consistent Exercise Improves Mental Health Modernization has changed our lives, but its technology and barrage of information have contributed to an increase in mental health concerns, like anxiety. Furthermore, the recent political climate remains stressful for many. And now, a pandemic means restrictions to social lives, daily routines, and for many, financial hardships. More …

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17 Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Online Right Now

Best Life (6-2-2020) When it comes to providing support to marginalized communities, it takes more than posting a hashtag to make a difference. Especially right now, when small businesses are closing left and right in the wake of COVID-19 and Black communities are fighting back against deeply entrenched institutional racism and police brutality, supporting Black entrepreneurs has …

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Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

Austin Monthly (5-31-2020) Shops and Makers Ace Tailors (tailor shop) Aces Jiu Jitsu Club (fitness and martial arts classes) Altatudes (boutique shop) Amanda Reid Designs (calligraphy) Amara Lashes (lashes) Arched Beauty  (makeup and micro-blading) Art of Kwanzaa (fine art) Auctober Love (earrings) Awkward Auntie (home décor) Beaucoup Snaps TX (photobooth) Beaute Studio Esthetics (beauty) Be Beadiful Jewelry (jewelry) Black Butterfly Bath & Body (bath and body products) Black …

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9 of the Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Keys and Bank Card

Women’s Health (5-8-2020) If you’ve ever struggled to fit your phone, keys and gels into your pockets before heading out the door, you’ll understand the need for a good running belt. Yet finding a running belt that doesn’t move or chafe when you run can be difficult. To help you narrow things down, we’ve rounded up the best running …

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Running More in Lockdown? 9 of the Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Keys and Bank Card

MSN Lifestyle (5-13-2020) 8) SPIbelt Running Belt Original Pocket £19.99 Shop now Why buy? Another belt we really rate is the SpiBelt. It expands to fit just about everything, it doesn’t bounce when you run and it has loops on the belt for your gels. It’s a great choice for smaller runners, as the belt can …

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New to Running? Here’s Everything You Need for the First Few Miles (& Beyond)

Yahoo! Life (5-11-2020) Starting something new can feel intimidating. But having the right tools to help you succeed can make a huge difference. Luckily, when it comes to running, there are very few items that are considered absolutely essential to have before you hit the open road (or the treadmill). Of course, there’s also an …

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Austin Companies Are Stepping Up To Make COVID-19 Face Masks

Austin Monthly (4-2-2020) As the coronavirus has spread throughout the country, one of the most disturbing trends has been the lack of access to basic medical tools like latex gloves and face masks. The fallout from this shortage has been especially harrowing for healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses, many of whom have reportedly had to …

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New to Running? Here’s Everything You Need to Get Started

First for Women (4-1-2020) With gyms closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people are turning to running as their favored form of exercise. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and even those hardcore running naysayers — the ones who used to proudly announce that the only reason they’d ever go running was if someone …

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Our Essential Guide to the Best Men’s Running Gear

Runner’s World (6-1-2020) This is a list of gear beginning male runners will find most useful during the coming summer months, including breathable socks, a quick-drying tank top, durable shorts, a versatile jacket, and more. Below you’ll find recommendations for each and the functionality considered when making the selection. How We Chose This Gear Every …

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New to Running? Here’s Everything You Need for the First Few Miles (& Beyond)

PureWow (5-11-2020) Starting something new can feel intimidating. But having the right tools to help you succeed can make a huge difference. Luckily, when it comes to running, there are very few items that are considered absolutely essential to have before you hit the open road (or the treadmill). Of course, there’s also an endless …

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The Best Running Belts

Wirecutter (4-28-2020) A running belt lets you bring your phone, keys, and even water on the run while keeping your hands—and pockets—unencumbered. A good one does its job with zero bouncing or discomfort. We tested 31 belts and bands to find ones you’ll notice the least while logging miles. We recommend the SPIbelt Large Pocket for daily …

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21 Fitness Gifts to Impress Your Favorite Active Friends

WVTM 13 (2-21-2020) Buying fitness gifts for health junkies and outdoor enthusiasts can be overwhelming because they often know exactly what they like — and in most cases, they already have it. With so many competing brands all boasting the latest and greatest technologies, it’s tricky to choose a gift that won’t collect dust. Luckily, we’ve rounded …

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Our Essential Guide to the Best Men’s Running Gear

MSN Lifestyle (2-26-2020) This is a list of gear beginning male runners will find most useful during the coming spring months, including breathable socks, a quick-drying tech shirt, durable shorts, a versatile jacket, and more. Below you’ll find recommendations for each and the functionality considered when making the selection. How We Chose This Gear Every …

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Austin-based SPIbelt making non-medical grade face masks during virus outbreak

Pam LeBlanc (3-27-2020) Austin-based SPIbelt, which makes waist belts with pockets to carry keys and other small items, is shifting gears to produce non-medical grade face masks during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The masks will be black, not polka-dotted. SPIbelt is making “public-grade” masks designed to slow the spread of infection by preventing people from …

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Local Businesses That Are Giving Back To Our Community

Studio 512 (4-5-2020) Austin Farm-to-Table Startup Partners with City Government and Local Central Texas Food Pantry to Combat Coronavirus Food Insecurity for Austin’s At-Risk Good Apple’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy campaign will provide more than 60,000 pounds of organic, local produce, along with key pantry staples. Each week, participating elderly and immunocompromised citizens will receive …

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Beginner Running Tips

Want to start running, but find it intimidating? Here are a few helpful tips to get started:  Just start! Begin by making running a habit, even if you go on just a short little run. Get moving and don’t worry about your pace!  Build up. Start off with running for a shorter amount of time, …

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Make Nature Your New Gym, and SPIbelt Your New First Aid Kit

For the unforeseeable future, running and walking will be the go-to calorie burner for many people, especially for those who don’t have the access to their usual facilities. Running improves one’s overall health by enhancing cardiovascular fitness, strengthening muscles, and burning excessive calories. It can be a simple and effective exercise to add to your …

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Central Texas Food Bank

The SPIbelt team had a fun afternoon learning about the work done at Central Texas Food Bank, a local non-profit here in Austin, Texas. They received an extensive tour of the campus from the CEO, Derrick Chubbs. Wow, do they have a facility! The warehouse made Costco look tiny.  COVID-19 has drastically increased Central Texas …

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Summer Running

Tips for Summertime Running Running in the summer can be hot, draining and sometimes straight up miserable. Here are some tips to make your summer running more enjoyable: Get up early! It can be hard to get to sleep early, but it’s definitely worth it. You can enjoy cooler temperatures and you won’t get as …

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T1D and Running

I’m Basma and I have had type one diabetes for almost 19 years now. Diabetes comes with its fair share of learning curves. Since my diagnosis, I have learned a lot about how it plays into different parts of my life and how I can manage it in these situations! I’ve learned so much about …

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SPIbelt Featured Fan – @jesslynn411

My life is busy but very fun! I am a mom and in a blended family with 5 kids!! We love singing, dancing, painting, and traveling, especially for different races. I am a nurse recruiter by day, and any chance I get, I am doing something active, like lifting or running. I come from a family of karaoke singers! You can count on me for a witty punchline, or to say just the right thing to make things awkward. It’s almost a guarantee.

MFH – My Favorite Husband

What makes a great partner? For our SPIbelt Ambassador Melinda, it takes a man to stick with you through thin and thick, miles after miles, with hugs and donuts along the way!

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