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. 

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.

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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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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SPIbelt on CNN

As some of you might know, SPIbelt has had some pretty great media exposure. We were on “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch, NBC Today Show and featured on the Rachael Ray show just to name a few. Recently we taped a segment for (drum roll please…) CNN. This could not have been possible without …

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Video Review: Fitzness Minute

SPIbelt and SPIband – Carries Your Small Stuff While you Workout. If you’re sick of being bogged down with STUFF while you run, walk, cycle, dance, lift or other … check in to these SPIbelts and SPIbands. Fitness Expert, Fitz Koehler, shares how this cool tool can enhance your workouts.

Review: The Cellulite Investigation

The Amazon rating system has steered me in the right direction with many products in the past, so I often look to those Amazon stars when deciding on a purchase. The Love Your Legs DVD received 25 five star reviews on Amazon out of 33 total. – See more at: celluliteinvestigation.com

Review: Fitzness.com

SPIband features a convenient and secure pocket to carry your small essentials, such as your keys, ID, credit cards, and cash. Wear it on your wrist or ankle while running, cycling, dancing or roaming through a festival. Read more at www.fitzness.com

Review: Running Diva Mom

Chances are, you’ve seen SPIbelt booths at your local running store or race expo. I’ve observed dozens of mad runners pulling them off of the shelves. And, why not?!?! They are both fashionable and functional. The SPIbelt is sleek, expandable, secure, and does not bounce. Did you read that?!?! … It does not bounce or …

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