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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Emily

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Emily Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? To be boldly in everything I do! Better, wife, mom, runner, friend! Boldly chase my goals and dreams with hard work and dedication! Be a better me each day! What is your favorite SPIbelt product? I love my SPIbelt Luxe, in …

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Tanette

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Tanette Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? My biggest goal is to train for my first marathon this year injury-free and hopefully be able to run the LA marathon next year. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The original Spibelt because it’s so easy to take my phone …

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Stephen

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Stephen Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Finish 3 half marathons and grow my photography business. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The performance series, it’s big enough to hold my phone, keys, ID and stays stable on my runs! Coolest place you have taken your SPIbelt? Disneyland, …

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Robin

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Robin Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Shooting for an Ultra! What is your favorite SPIbelt product? I still have an original Spibelt (with flames!) that I got many years ago that I fall back on occasionally. I really love all of my Spibelts. They don’t bounce or …

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Quinn

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Quinn Quinn is a kid first and has diabetes second. We will never let her diabetes keep her from anything her friends are doing and we will always advocate for education of T1D and in general kids with special needs. Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Lose a …

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Oksana

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Oskana I am a ballerina-turned-marathoner who started my running journey just over 3 years ago. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, and am currently based in Nashville, TN. Going to college in Boston, I had always watched the Boston Marathon as a spectator, but never in a million years imagined, …

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Michelle

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Michelle Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? 2019 was an amazing year for me filled with loats of great races…20+ races with 16 half marathon or longer. I want to continue that momentum in 2020! I have registered for 6 half marathons and plan to add additional races …

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Lindsey

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Lindsey Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Improve as a runner, excel in my career and work on my well being. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The original SPIbelt is one of my absolute top favorite running item. It holds so much and never moves or bounces. …

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Lindsay

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Lindsay Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Completing the 2020 Nagoya Women’s Marathon. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? SPIbelt Performance Series because it’s absolutely perfect for racing — no bouncing at all and it holds all my gels perfectly in place. Coolest place you have taken your …

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Kim

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Kim Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? To qualify for the New York Marathon. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The Original SPIbelt. It is great for every day runs to marathons. I can put very little inside or stuff it full of gels, cards, money and/or a …

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Keri

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Keri Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Biggest goal is to stay healthy and complete the Chicago Marathon for star number 2! What is your favorite SPIbelt product? I race a lot so I love my SPI performance series with the added bib loops. It holds my bib, …

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Katrina

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Katrina Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Run three marathons in 90 days and PR in the marathon distance. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? SPIbelt Performance Series! Having four gel loops makes a big difference for marathons, combined with the h2o bottle makes it the perfect gear …

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Kaila

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Kaila Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? To Finish my first full Ironman triathlon What is your favorite SPIbelt product? I love the original SPIbelt because it does everything I need in the most basic form. Perfect for holding my keys/phone/and nutrition while running or cycling. Coolest place …

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Joel

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Joel Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? I’d really like to hit some pre-cancer diagnosis PR finishes, especially in the marathon and half marathon. I’d also like to get back into running my age in miles on my birthday, something I started doing just weeks before I was …

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Jessica

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Jessica Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? My biggest goal for 2020 is to complete my 10th full marathon and to try a Spartan race. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The Original Belt is my favorite product. It has lasted me for many years and is still …

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Day

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Day Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Growth – both physically and mentally. Physically I want to better myself and train to run a Boston qualifying marathon. Mentally I want to step out of my comfort zone, learn more about myself and others. What is your favorite SPIbelt …

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Cynthia

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Cynthia Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? My biggest goal for 2020 is to help train my 12 year old daughter to finish her first triathlon. I am super excited about this time we will be spending together…growing together. As for myself, I have entered 3 triathlons…an Olympic …

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Christopher

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Christopher Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Fitness related: have an injury free year for the first time since 2017. Non fitness related: become successfully self-employed. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? Double Pocket, because I can use the small side for things that stay put (keys, garage …

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Christine

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Christine Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? My 4th child was just born in January. My biggest fitness goals (I can’t limit myself to just one) are to restart a run streak, become a POUND Pro and start teaching POUND at the local YMCA. My biggest non-fitness goal …

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Chad

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Chad Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Run 1000 miles in the year. And run 5 half marathons in 5 states. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The original belt. So much easier to run with nothing in your hands. It’s a must have for all runners. Coolest …

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Carrie

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Carrie Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Goal 1 was complete the Dopey Challenge which I did. Goal 2 is keep up with fitness while we add to our family. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? Dual belt. I can carry all my nutrition and phone with no …

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Brooklyn

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Brooklyn Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? Now that I’m wearing an insulin pump, my biggest goal for 2020 is to maintain an A1C in the 6’s. What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The Kids SPIBELT in Pink because it’s girlie, soft, and coordinates with my favorite outfits! …

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Brittany

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Brittany I am part of a running club called AREC (A Running Experience Club) located in Long Beach, CA and I just want to shout them out because without the people in the club, I wouldn’t be where I am today with my running. Their support has made me a better person …

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Ashley R.

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Ashley R Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? My biggest goal for 2020 was completing the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in January! I was able to complete the Dopey Challenge and my very first marathon that weekend! Now I am working towards graduating with my Master’s …

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Adriana

Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Adriana Q & A What is your biggest goal for 2020? I would like to run the whole 26.2 miles of Boston Marathon and San Diego Marathon What is your favorite SPIbelt product? The original is my favorite before I knew you guys have a reflective one. I like it because is …

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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.

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