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5 Essentials For Taking Your Workout Outside This Summer

 

The weather is warm and the sun is shining, which means it’s time to take it outside—your workout that is! Nothing is as much of a motivator for getting in a solid sweat-sesh as a little fresh air and a change of scenery. But before you head out the door you need to be armed with everything you’ll need to get the most out of your alfresco workout without any distractions. So whether you’re crushing a HIIT session at the park, hitting the pavement for a five miler, or cruising on your bike, you won’t want to be without these five outdoor workout essentials!

 1) SPIbelt The key to staying cool when it’s hot out is wearing as little clothing possible, but that means you’ll most likely be without pockets to stash all of your stuff. Forget about armbands which can leave you with ugly tanlines and instead rock a SPIbelt. Load the compact, bounce-free zipper pouch with your phone, keys, fuel, and whatever else you might need during your workout, then buckle the adjustable band around your waist for a custom fit. The SPIbelt is so lightweight and comfortable you’ll forget you’re even wearing it! Check out our selection here!

2) Water Bottle Nothing makes you feel like you’re getting in a killer workout like a good sweat, but staying hydrated is crucial if you want to keep up. Choose a large water bottle that can hold enough liquid so you’ll never be left thirsty and add ice cubes to keep your beverage cold. Even better if you choose one with an easy-access lid so you won’t ever have to stop what you’re doing to take a swig.  Also check out the SPI H20!

3) Sunscreen Look at you, exercising to improve your health! You know what’s definitely not healthy? Coming home with a sunburn. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays that cause burns and lead to skin cancer by applying sunscreen to all exposed areas before you head outside. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends choosing a formula with an SPF of at least 30 or higher.

 4) Hat Squinting to see when you’re trying to focus on your workout is such a pain. Eliminate the problem by rocking a hat with a visor—preferably one made of a sweat-wicking material—to keep the sun out of your eyes and your face shaded.

 5) Wireless Headphones Nothing kills your vibe and puts an immediate stop to all those endorphins that are flowing, faster than getting tangled up in your headphone cord. With a wireless pair you can pump up the jams and rock out while you work out without limiting your range of motion. Win, win!

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10 Years of SPIbelt! Celebrating at the Austin Marathon 2017

It’s Austin Marathon week here in Austin, TX!

SPIbelt was first launched by Kim Overton at the 2007 Austin Marathon marking this weekend the 10 year anniversary of SPIbelt!

Because of this, the Austin Marathon is near and dear to our hearts, and we want to share that love for the rest of the week. To celebrate we are offer 17% off your entire order site-wide until the end of the Austin Marathon this Sunday!*

Just enter the coupon code 10YEARS to apply the discount.

SPIbelt is the Official Fitness Belt of the Austin Marathon. If you are planning to go to the Austin Marathon Expo we’ll have 2 booths during the event. Stop by and check out our new gear!

Located in Austin or nearby? We invite you to join us as we cheer on the Austin Marathon runners during the race. We’ll have the opportunity to win prizes, music, and most importantly, LOTS OF SPIRIT! To learn more click here.

We hope to see you there!

*Coupon expires 2/19/2017 CST at 11:59 PM. This promotion does not apply to previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other discount codes or sale items.

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10 Running Safety Tips from an Ex-Soldier

by Danny Kaine, CEO of NOMAD SOS

Everyone assumes that all soldiers are runners. Not true. I’m an ex-soldier and since leaving the Army I have retained my fitness levels, but I have never been a runner. Put a pack on my back and I will hike up and down mountains until someone tells me to stop. When I do go for a run, I really have to work at it. I find myself listening to music, and thinking about literally anything other than the fact I am running.

November is National Running Safety Month and in my experience, a majority of accidents happen through a momentary lack of judgment, usually caused by being distracted, or fatigue, or a combination of both. I speak from experience, not only from close calls I have had while running, but also as the CEO of NOMAD SOS, an assistance company who has responded to several accidents and fatalities involving runners.

Take these precautions to protect yourself, no matter what activity you are doing outside, especially if you are walking, hiking, cycling or running alone.

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2017 SPIbelt Ambassador Program

APPLY NOW!

It’s the time again –  applications are now open for the SPIbelt Ambassador Program! This is one of our favorite times of the year as we get to connect with and hear from our amazing fans. Over the past year we have gotten to know 25 awesome ambassadors. If you haven’t, head over to our Ambassador page and check it out! Want to be a part of this amazing group? To apply click here and get the exclusive on new products, prizes, and special events.

Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Post the SPIbelt Ambassador badge on your website/blog (if you have one) with a link back to spibelt.com
  • Mention your SPIbelt ambassadorship in the bio of your social media accounts
  • Interact with SPIbelt via various social media channels
  • Wear SPIbelt when competing/racing
  • Provide photos of yourself wearing SPIbelt
  • Promote SPIbelt as your sole running belt

Ambassador Perks:

  • SPIbelt Welcome Package full of belts, swag, and other running necessities
  • Recognition on spibelt.com in the form of a bio (& links if applicable)
  • Each Ambassador will be provided with a unique coupon code. Anyone who makes a purchase on spibelt.com with this code will get a free gift
  • Get exposure with a promo/feature on our social media accounts
  • Hear about SPIbelt news & products first
  • Opportunities to test prototypes and give feedback
  • Support from SPIbelt on special projects like events, giveaways, etc.
  • Monthly and yearly prizes
  • Private Facebook group with all SPIbelt Ambassadors to provide support and build community

Interested? Applications for new athletes, based in the United States and Canada, are open now through Sunday, 12/18. Follow SPIbelt on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and check back here for application details!

We will contact you by the end of December to let you know that you were selected. Please do not email or message anyone at SPIbelt to check on your application. If you are not selected for 2017, applications for the 2018 year will open in December 2017, so please reapply!

Good luck! 

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About Decibullz:
Decibullz Bluetooth® Earphones are easily and quickly molded to the exact shape of your unique ears. This results in customized earphones so you can listen to what you love while doing what you love. Comfortable, secure, and noise isolating, Decibullz Wireless earphones combine easily formed custom-molded earpieces with the latest in Bluetooth® wireless audio technology.

About Liquido Activewear:
Liquido is known for designing limited edition, all day activewear that can seamlessly transition throughout the different phases of one’s day, making their products exclusive and irresistible to those who want to make a statement in their activewear. New Limited Edition prints are released throughout the year and all production processes are sweatshop-free. The name Liquido was chosen because, just as water is essential to life, the founders of Liquido believe good clothing is a bare necessity that all people deserve.

Since Liquido’s inception, yogi and entrepreneur, Renata Facchini, has brought the brand to Australia and the United States. Liquido now offers everything from yoga pants to high-impact sports bras, and distributes worldwide. The brand is coveted by those in both the fitness and fashion industries.

About Feetures:
Feetures! socks are designed with the ability to contour to each individual foot, with the perfect amount of compression to gently hug the foot and The PerfectToe™ construction that eliminates toe-seam irritation and prevents blisters.

About JLEW Bags:
Designed and handcrafted in New York, JLEW bags are a collection of timeless carryall bags for the gym, work and weekend. Inspired by awesome people, boxing and surfing.