I have decided to post some great holiday fitness gifts that I have received for review. I know it can be hard to buy for the fitness enthusiast in your life and getting them another gift certificate to their favorite athletic store or apparel shop may be too impersonal for some. So each review that would make a good holiday gift will be entitled so, starting with Words to Sweat By.
Now I’ll start by saying that I think these are such a cute idea I would purchase some for my fitness studio but they are $9.95 each for the Original Words to Sweat By line and I buy the same sized towels for a fraction at Ikea and we go through a lot of them in a week, about 90-100 total and monthly have to turn a percentage into rags due to overuse so mass purchase of Words to Sweat By just isn’t an option for me, though I wish it were.
These are perfect as a thoughtful gift for the weekend warrior or fitness enthusiast in your life as a birthday, holiday or pick me up gift. Everyone sweats and everyone needs a little motivation in their lives. There are a bevy of sayings and each one is printed on colorful cotton and sewn on to the towel – I love the Cupcake and the Cookie Towels, click to find out what they are. I used my Practice Towel yesterday during Power Yoga and Zumba Class – I thought the saying may be scratchy or get in the way of wiping sweat, but it did not.
In yoga, the practice is everything. This towel is therefore a spin on the well-known “practice makes perfect” that instead reminds you to continue in your practice. Instead of searching for perfection, find your center in your practice instead.
This towel is 100% cotton and measures 16 x 24.
It is packaged in a white drawstring organza bag, not only for zero-waste packaging, but also to allow for easy gift giving.
What I found most interesting after perusing the Words to Sweat By website is that they also have a premium line World-Class Words with phrases and signatures from world class athletes and Olympic hopefuls. Our town has a lot of triathletes in it so how cool would it be to give your friend a World-Class Words towel from Laura Bennett to take on rides and runs? $15.95 is the retail for this unique gift and they have other athletes too, just click to view. The athletes directly benefit from their signatures.
How many times have you been on the last leg of a race and you can see the finish line on the horizon but you feel yourself crashing? World-class triathlete Laura Bennett knows how to push through these moments and offers her mantra, “endure one moment longer” as a way to help you through those trying moments.
The towel is 100% cotton and measures 16 x 24 inches. It is packaged in a drawstring organza bag for zero-waste packaging.
By purchasing a towel, you are supporting Laura in her quest to take home the gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Also available are Tee Shirts and Tanks, Reusable Snack Bags and Zipper Pulls.
Words to Sweat By™ (WTSB) products are designed, developed, and predominantly manufactured by Whimsical Walney in San Jose, CA.
Each towel is appliquéd with an original mantra that is meant to motivate you while you strive to reach your health and fitness goals. The snack bags offered in some of the most popular mantras are a 100% cotton outer shell with a rip stop nylon inner lining.
Each WTSB towel or snack bag is packaged in a drawstring organza bag both to create zero-waste packaging as well as allow for easy gift giving. We recommend that you reuse the bag as a holder for some sweet-smelling potpourri, for small travel goodies, or a for a child’s treasure keeper.
The New Words to Sweat by holiday packages:
– The “To Health and Happiness!” package. A vibrant assortment of Words to Sweat by motivational accessories all packaged in a fabric, baby blue tote for easy gift giving. Items included: Healthy mantra t-shirt, work out towel, reusable snack bag and key chain. Price: $35-$40 based on selection of shirt-style.
– The “Body in Motion” package. A colorful collection of Words to Sweat by motivational accessories all packaged in a fabric market tote in lime green – perfect for gift giving and for taking to your weekend farmer’s markets. Items included: Exert mantra t-shirt, work out towel, reusable snack bag and key chain. Price: $35-$40 based on selection of shirt-style.
See at: http://www.wordstosweatby.com/words-to-sweat-by-2011-holiday-gift-packages
New Words to Sweat by T-shirts and Tanks: The t-shirts are a soft, lightweight (4.3 oz) form-fitting cotton and the tank top is ribbed and also lightweight but just a little thicker at 6.0 oz. Available in sizes small to XXL depending on style. Featured in baby blue, black and navy color fabrics. 100% cotton with screen-printed motivational mantras in these styles below. Priced $19.99 to $24.99. See at:http://www.wordstosweatby.com/shop/tees-and-tanks-new