Sweaty Obsessions

by Nicci Randall in Fitness

I love looking around the room before class and seeing the newest yoga pants, water bottles, and other sweaty accessories that everyone is rocking in and out of the studio. We’re living in a world where companies are dishing out new products quicker than a blink of an eye. I’m definitely one to join the bandwagon of new fitness products, but the quality has to be on par if not better than the look of the product. I run through the online reviews on Amazon and the different companies’ websites, but there’s nothing like word of mouth from someone in my community to really seal the deal if I need this or not.

Today, I’m sharing my current sweaty obsessions – items that have become necessary before, during or even after my sweaty adventures.

The Victory Band headband by Independently Driven

This is a product I didn’t know how I much I needed until I tried it. First of all, it’s the only headband that I’ve tried that does not slip off my head. My head might be slightly odd shaped, thus making it a challenge to keep a headband in place, but needless to say, the Victory Band doesn’t budge and keeps my unruly hair at bay while I get down and sprint like crazy in HIIT & Flow or hit the trails for an early morning run.

Another pro of this headband is that it’s also sweat wicking and keeps my overly salty sweat out of my eyes. I forgot what it was like to be able to see in HIIT & Flow! Hallelujah!

I’m now a newly headband-lover thanks to the Victory Band and it’s definitely helping me crush workouts, which is very exciting. Even more exciting is that Independently Driven is hosting our Back to Sweat event next Saturday, September 16, from 7 AM – 11:30 AM. We’re doing this event for EVERYONE – we want you all to get back into your sweaty routines after months of little or no routine, travel, indulgences and more. You’re welcome to come to some parts or all of this event because it’s FREE with your current class pass. We’ll start with a fun run around the neighborhood at 7 AM and then head back to the studio for a Victory Band pop-up shop, drinks, snacks, and social time. Then we’ll flow on the mat at the 9:30 AM Power Vinyasa, followed by even more sipping, snacking and shopping! And if you needed even more of a reason to get Back to Sweat, we have a HUGE prize we’ll be giving away at the event. Make sure you sign up here!

Let's get Back to Sweat with our new fave headband the #VictoryBand from @indep_driv! #HIITandFlow #sweatpink #ad Click To Tweet

prAna

I’m a prAna fan, through and through. There’s no convincing me that I need to try a new pair of yoga pants from them. Right now, their new fall line is killing it on the style, comfort, and utility forefront. I just got the Roxanne Printed Leggings (pictured above) in the Black Digi Flower color, and from the length of the pants to the mid-rise cut, and overall fit, I’m OBSESSED. From bike adventures to yoga classes, and even when I’m out and about town, these are the perfect pants to be rocking.

You should definitely take a moment and check out the entire new line from prAna.com. See something you can’t live without?! Use the code FANR15 for 15% off your order at checkout! 

From quality to comfort, the new @prAna line is my current sweaty obsession! #pranafallstyle17 #sweatpink #ad Click To Tweet

 

Handful

What a month it’s been of grabbing life and flowing on the yoga mat. The Handful #GrabLife 30-Day Challenge brought so many of you onto the mat and it was amazing to see your dedication and to watch your practice grow – hello, inversions!

Whether I’m running or flowing, I’m most likely wearing this Handful Adjustable Bra. I have it in 3 different colors and am about to go onto 4 because, well, I need this new color in my life.

This bra is definitely the most comfortable sports bra I’ve ever owned, and it’s also so flattering on – their hashtag is #FlatterNotFlatten for a reason, y’all.  All I can say is that you need at least one Handful in your life – use the code Flex10 at Handful.com for 10% off your order. 

Keep grabbing life with @handfulbra! Use the code FLEX10 for 10% at handful.com! #flexandflow #sweatpink Click To Tweet

 

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones

Headphone dreams came true for me last year when I got my very first pair of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones. Bluetooth, sweat proof, wireless headphones – need I say more? Okay. These headphones use a bone conduction technology so the ear pieces don’t actually go inside your ears – it’s way more comfortable and it allows you to still hear what’s going on around you. Comfort, ease, safety – everything I didn’t know that I wanted in a pair of headphones. I will never go back to normal headphones again. The end.

Well, not quite. Aftershokz just released the new and improved Trekz Air headphones. They’re lighter, fit more securely, and the sound quality is even better. I can’t wait to get my hands on these – you can pre-order your pair now!

Get rid of your regular headphones and get obsessed with @AfterShokz Trekz Titanium! #sweatpink #flexandflow Click To Tweet

Amazing Grass Elixirs and Effervescents

I’ve been working on feeling amazing every day, especially now that summer is ending. Amazing Grass doesn’t tote the word amazing in their name for no reason. My first (and current) Amazing Grass love is their Protein Superfood, which goes into everyone one of my smoothies. It takes my smoothies to the next level by adding different fruits, veggies, seeds, and other superfoods into my typically simple smoothies, packing them with nutrients while at the same time making the smoothie taste like dessert, aka #GOALS.

So when Amazing Grass came out with their new Effervescents and Elixirs packed with adaptogens, it was a no brainer that I needed to incorporate them into my get-back-to-feeling-amazing-everyday routine. I carry both products around with me since I’m on the move throughout the day. I can easily pop an Effervescent tab into my water bottle and drink superfoods between teaching classes. And when I need a little boost and want to skip the second cup of coffee, I grab a cup of water and stir in the Brain Elixir, which gives me a smooth yet alert feeling and a boost to keep up with my day. Amazing Grass has definitely lived up to my expectations with their new products and I’m excited to see how the adaptogens and superfoods will have me feeling in the long run.

Ready to feel amazing yourself? Use the code SweatPink17 for 40% off when you shop at amazinggrass.com. I’m about to go superfood shopping and so should you!

Get back to #FeelAmazingEveryday with the @AmazingGrass Elixirs and Effervescent! #ElixirSquad #sweatpink #ad Click To Tweet

Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

Hydration is a necessity, so we may as well become obsessed. Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is not just hydrating – it’s packed with minerals like Calcium, Bicarbonate, and Magnesium, which support our muscles and bones as well as our energy levels. After the sweatiest of workouts or when I haven’t been doing a great job of hydrating, I grab a Gerolsteiner and enjoy the satisfying bubbles, taste, and hydrating effects.

Next week, I’m taking the Gerolsteiner #SparklingDetox Challenge and replacing all of my regular beverages (eek, bye coffee!) with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. I’m excited to be upping my hydration game and looking forward to seeing how I’m feeling after 5 days of all the sparkling mineral water.  Want to join in on the fun? Join the Gerolsteiner #SparklingDetox Challenge Facebook Group and commit to 5 days of subbing your regular beverages for Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water!

Get back to hydration and take the @gerolsteinerUSA #SparklingDetox challenge, Sept 11-15! #sweatpink #ad Click To Tweet

Well, that sums up my current sweaty obsessions. What are you obsessing over right now? Tell me about your sweaty obsessions!

Until next time – stay sweaty, friends!