Check Out Our Amazing 2019 Fitletic Holiday Gift Guide

Check Out Our Amazing 2019 Fitletic Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! Although we love this time of the year, there’s no question that finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be a bit overwhelming. This year, we’re sharing the ultimate gift guide with all the best gifts for your active friends and family.

Fitletic Has the Best Gift Ideas For:

  • Runners
  • Travelers
  • Fitness enthusiasts
  • People on-the-go

 

Runner

Hydra 16 Hydration Belt: Our hydration belt is a great essential for any friends and family that love to run or are preparing for an upcoming race! Featuring two 8 oz bottles, the Hydra 16 will keep you going after each mile. It can hold your phone, ID, and keys while also securing your race bib to keep you comfortable without any bounce. Perfect for races, training or any long runs!

Ultimate II Running Pouch with Gels: Great for any runner into high-endurance runs and sports. It allows you to carry enough to fuel yourself for any long distance adventures!

Traveler

Blitz Sports and Travel Belt: The perfect travel partner, this chic belt keeps your passport, phone, credit cards, hotel keys and more securely on-hand!

Bolt Fit Pouch: Another great travel option to store all your travel essentials, plus a little extra! Keep your passport, credit cards, cash, phone and boarding pass on you for easy and quick access.

 

Fitness Enthusiasts

Forte Plus Workout Armband: The perfect armband for any gym and fitness lover! Designed with comfort, function and style in mind, this armband features light memory foam to fit to your arm, an audio-friendly true touch window, ID pocket and a chord organizer.

Swipe Running Belt: The belt’s touch screen window gives you full access to your phone without needing to take it out. A spacious yet slim belt, it is perfect for a casual run or a trip to the gym!

 

Casual On-the-Go

Mini Sport Belt: This belt is great for casual hands-free activities or running errands. It’s sleek and minimalistic design goes perfectly with athleisure wear, and is great for storing on-the-go essentials like your phone, ID, credit card, keys or chapstick!

City Backpack: Comfortable and lightweight, this is the perfect gift for anyone heading to the office, classes or just running around town! Our new city backpack is the perfect size to hold all your on-the-go needs, including your laptop and iPad.

 

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Why a Fitletic Hydration Belt is the Best Choice in Running Belts

Why a Fitletic Hydration Belt is the Best Choice in Running Belts

As a long-distance runner, you’re no stranger to the struggle of staying hydrated throughout your workout. Although certain climates and temperatures certainly put you at a higher risk of suffering from dehydration, it doesn’t matter where you’re training or what the weather is like—it’s not safe or enjoyable to try and go an entire run without drinking water. Perhaps you’ve recently moved to a rural area with fewer public water fountains along your running route, or maybe you’re simply sick of lugging your heavy water bottle on your runs and are seeking a better solution. No matter the reason behind your search for higher hydration, Fitletic’s hydration belt is the ultimate training tool to take you from base runs to race day.

It’s no secret that carrying anything on a run is a huge pain. From car keys and cash to cell phones and credit cards, you need a belt that can hold more than just energy gels without slowing you down (although our belts have those, too!). That’s why Fitletic’s running belts are specifically designed with you in mind. After years on the market, our hydration belts have evolved to adjust to runners’ needs.

Why YOU Should Choose a Fitletic Hydration Belt

  • Fits your large smartphone and more
  • Quick-draw water bottle holsters
  • Water-resistant material
  • Reflective accents for safety

A Large Pouch for Your Smartphone and More

For example, cell phones have increased in size, so have the dimensions of our pouches. Accounting for their cases, each Fitletic hydration belt can accommodate the iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S9+, and other similar-sized phones. We believe that every runner should feel safe knowing that their phone is close by in case of an emergency—having access to music, podcasts, and audiobooks doesn’t hurt either! Quick-Draw Bottle Holsters

Quick-Draw Bottle Holsters

The most important element to a hydration belt is undoubtedly its water bottles. No one wants to deal with leakage or lose their containers because they aren’t properly secured. That’s why our water bottles and holsters completely eliminate leaking and are guaranteed to remain tightly fastened throughout your run, no matter the speed or distance. Fitletic hydration belts feature two eight-ounce water bottles with quick-flow race caps for single-handed use. BPA-free and dishwasher friendly, our water bottles are safe to use and easy to clean. Our quick-draw holsters sit on the side of the belt and include bungee cords that loop around the necks of the bottles for added stability.

Water-Resistant Material

Made of neoprene fabric—a synthetic rubber most commonly used to make scuba suits—Fitletic’s hydration belts are designed to keep your valuables safe from sweat and light rain. Push yourself during your workout in the humidity or an afternoon rain shower without the fear of causing water damage to your cell phone and credit cards.

Reflective Accents for Added Safety

We know that your commitment to training means you’re willing to put in miles at all hours of the day. Whether you’re hitting the pavement before dawn to ensure that you get a full workout in before heading into the office or trying to fit in a run before you call it a night, running in the dark can be a major safety hazard. The reflective accents on Fitletic’s hydration belts protect you when sharing the road with sleepy drivers and cyclists at odd hours.

What Makes Fitletic’s Hydration Belt Superior?

  • Silicone grippers
  • Integrated bib toggles
  • Soft dual-adjust waist
  • Dura-comfort technology

With all the hydration belts on the market, it’s hard to decide which features are crucial and which designs will work best for you. But what if we told you it’s possible to have all the essential elements that make up an incredible hydration belt, plus more? Fitletic has taken countless runners’ recommendations and spent years perfecting its current model. Long gone are the days of running belts worn around the waist—our cutting-edge design fastens around the hip bones in a way that eliminates bouncing altogether. In fact, Fitletic was the first company to release a hip-hugging hydration belt, ever. And no other running company packs all of the same features into one belt like we do. Still not convinced? Read on to discover Fitletic’s unique hydration belt elements that set us apart from the competition.

Silicone Grippers

You know those silicone strips around the ankles of your favorite pair of running leggings that are there so they don’t slide up when you’re moving? Imagine those silicone grippers lining your running belt so it doesn’t bounce around while you’re on your run. Now pinch yourself, because you’re not dreaming—Fitletic has incorporated this simple, yet brilliant design into all of its hydration belts so you can run far and wide, completely bounce free.

Integrated Bib Toggles

You’ve heard it time and time again—you’re going to race like you train, so you better train like you race. We recognize that our hydration belt isn’t just for the days leading up to your competition, it’s a big part of your race day too! That’s why we added easy-to-use bib toggles to attach your number tag. Just loop the cords through your bib holes and secure tightly—goodbye, fussy safety pins!

Ultra Soft Dual-Adjust Waist

We believe your running gear should never be working against you. That’s why our Ultra Soft Dual-Adjust Waist is made of a material that stretches with you as you move. Unlike other companies that use synthetic webbing in their belts, Fitletic was the first to come up with a hydration belt strap that is made of elastic webbing. Our belts are available in S/M and L/XL sizes with two regulators that allow you to adjust the belt further into a bigger or smaller size so it fits you just right.

Exclusive Dura-Comfort Technology

Thanks to our materials, shape, and construction, we can’t even think of how to improve our hydration belt to fit better. Fitletic’s belt design is the ultimate way to carry water, which adds a lot of weight, especially when the bottles are full. Dura-Comfort technology means we’ve found a way to make our belts both durable and comfortable—it’s simply the best way to wear hydration available today!

Grab Your Fitletic Hydration Belt and Get Running!

Whether you’re looking to increase your hydration during your runs or simply find a better running belt for your training needs, Fitletic’s hydration belts have everything you need when training for your next big race.

Hydra 16 Hydration Belt

Our Hydra 16 Hydration Belt takes the traditional style of a water-bottle-equipped running belt and elevates it with advanced features that distinguish Fitletic’s products. With an eight-ounce bottle and exterior energy gel loop on either hip, just strap on the Hydra 16 and you’ll be ready to go for miles—literally! If you’re looking for something with a little less weight, the Hydra 12 Hydration Belt holds two six-ounce bottles. “During the last few miles of a race it’s so critical to have hydration with me every step of the way. I’ve bonked on a race before and it’s the worst feeling ever. Thanks to Fitletic, I had some extra gels packed in my hydration belt that saved me so I could finish another race!” – Nathan Maxwell

 

Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt

We get it, carrying water on your run isn’t always your top priority. Sometimes carrying other items—like energy gels—is more important. If replenishing your carbohydrate stores is a higher priority during your mileage, consider Fitletic’s Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt. With a twelve-ounce water bottle on one side and four exterior energy gel loops on the other, this belt is perfect for those who need the gear to support their fuel intake. “Some ultraruns are easier than others. Having all my nutrition and hydration at my center of gravity allows my arms to help balance over precarious terrain. Knowing I have that extra gel or electrolyte easily accessible gives me peace of mind so I can concentrate on the task at hand.” – Rob Marens Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt So, what are you waiting for? Grab one of Fitletic’s state-of-the-art hydration belts today!

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What to Buy for Back to School

What to Buy for Back to School

It’s that time of year again. The familiar scent of new binders and notebooks and sharpened pencils. The long lines at your local school and office supplies store. School buses creating traffic and little kids peering out of the small windows. Cartoon backpacks and cute lunch boxes. It’s that time of year where shopping has never been so much fun for parents and kids alike! Along with buying your young children cartoon backpacks, it’s also that time of year middle-schoolers and high-schoolers are purchasing brand new backpacks as well. Fitletic offers a super cool backpack engineered to perfection both aesthetically and in functionality. The Journey backpack is lightweight and rugged at the same time. Perfect for kids in high school, young adults in college or graduate school looking for a hot new item. It’s large enough to hold a laptop with pouches for their school ID, keys, phone and other essentials. It has high visibility reflectors for safety, contains two side pockets for water bottles and a helmet holster for bike riding to and from school or friends houses. Is your kid a star athlete? Then this is the best backpack out there for them! The Journey backpack includes a 2-liter reservoir and an ergonomic air-flow panel. It’s equipped to keep your child hydrated all season long, even during competitive soccer matches. kids at marathonWe want our kids to feel like they can value and appreciate their belongings, so ensuring you pick the right essentials for them is important. Do you already know your son or daughter is going to be going on field trips and will need something light and compact to travel around with? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Fitletic offers adjustable waist belts for kids and young adults that are made for these types of adventures. They come in a variety of youth-friendly colors that are bound to attract attention from all ages. Also, the colors are bright enough that it’s unimaginable your child would misplace or not be able to find it. Investing in a waist belt is also an investment in keeping your belongings secure and safe while moving around. Fitletic offers a Mini Sport Belt and Blitz, just two examples that are perfect for any kid or young adult on the go. If you’re a parent looking for some back-to-school items for your child as well as yourself, these waist belts are great options for you too. Running to pick up the kids at school and drive them to after-school activities? Try throwing on the Zipless belt and going hands-free for a change, it makes life that much easier. Don’t just shop for the upcoming fall season, shop smart for the entire school year. There’s nothing like high-quality accessories you know will last you well into the school year. It’s simply about picking and choosing what you like best. At Fitletic, we strive to reach children and adults alike and it’s reflected in the types of items we sell. Embrace this upcoming school year and the beautiful change of seasons by accessorizing in fashion and be on-trend. With belt bags/waist packs everywhere these days, you know you’ll be totally ready for any school-related scenario!

 

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A Running Date With Your Mate

A Running Date With Your Mate

Running with your significant other can make your running trail more interesting and the roots of your relationship as strong as the ground beneath you. What holds couples back from running together? I often hear that running is thought of as a solo experience and always known as “me-time.” Can we change “me-time” to “us-time” without borrowing from the much-appreciated and valued alone-time experience? Runners often talk about the meditative aspect of the sport and how muting external noise helps to keep their heads clear. Whether it’s running in silence or to your favorite playlist, the sound is controlled. In order to combine the experience of moving meditation with the enhancement of your personal relationship, there should be a few things you and your partner are on the same page about. First, it’s quiet time for both of you. Perhaps if you can understand each other during the silence of your run, you can also understand each other during the sound of your conversations outside of running. What you strengthen in one space might lead to improvement in another, as long as you can agree beforehand that you’ll both take a similar approach and respect the boundary set. What comes easy in relationships tends not to last too long, and what lasts long may take some hard work and effort on both your parts. So instead of the sound of each other’s voices, you’ll embrace the other’s company in these ways: matching gear, healthy competition, simultaneously gaining endorphins, moving meditation, similar heart rates, and a chance to pick trails/runs you both like or have been wanting to do. Not only do you get the opportunity to work on self-love while you hit the pavement, you get to work on loving your favorite person even more than you already do. When the trail gets tough, you can empathize with your loved one beside you and how they may be struggling or conquering a new running goal. Being on the same wavelength as your partner may also elevate your mood…and matching gear might help. Leading busy lives can sometimes leave couples feeling distant from one another and this is the perfect opportunity to do something together while preparing together as well. All of our products at Fitletic are conveniently unisex, giving you and your partner the opportunity to pick matching items that will keep your mind focused on your experience as running partners instead of on your belongings. I suggest our Hydration Belts – the Hydra 12 or Hydra 16 belt for long-distance runners or the matching Surge running armbands if you two decide to listen to some beats while you run. If you prefer a running and travel waist belt, try out the Blitz, it even has an earbud port for easy access and listening purposes. If you’re looking for a way to bond with your mate this weekend, why not recommend going for a light jog — or if you’re both serious runners, a more endurance-focused run – together? Perhaps plan something for afterwards that you can both enjoy, like a nice home-cooked healthy meal, or a walk to a local juice bar to refresh and refuel. Whatever it is, try winding down together as well. I was once given some profound relationship advice that went something like, “Relationships have one law. Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you’re there.” And that’s our case for running with your mate. Don’t forget to grab your favorite Fitletic accessories to gear up and go!

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Cheer for the Green and Gold

Cheer for the Green and Gold

If you’re not following National Geographic on Instagram, now’s a good time to start. They offer up many visual examples of how humans are hurting the planet. They bring awareness and education directly to those unaware of how their personal products and habits are effecting our planet. Not all are guilty, many are simply uneducated about what it means to be green. If we can create conversation about the problem, we can become mindful about our actions and together make the choice to keep our planet happy and healthy. waterIt wasn’t the first time it hit me, but it was the first time I felt overwhelmingly frustrated about the state of my own habits… National Geographic had posted a picture of a baby seahorse grasping to a cotton swab. The size of the cotton swab is way bigger than the seahorse and they are co-existing as one entity in the ocean. It was a huge wake-up call. Even my cotton swabs were harmful. What else was I missing and were there solutions? As an avid runner, I’ve always felt the sport is environmentally-friendly. After all, it’s you, your sneakers, and the ground beneath you, right? Well, sort of. There’s a huge difference between running on your own 3-5 times a week and being a participant in a marathon event. Marathons have come a long way from being harmful to our planet. However, they were not always so eco-conscious. It’s the plastic cups from water stations that are problematic. According to The New York Daily News, at the New York City Marathon, the New York Road Runners association uses 21,600 bottles of water for the Marathon Eve Dinner. As for race day beverages, there are 1.6 million cups of water used on the course. Enter Fitletic Hydration Accessories. We have created solutions for this very serious environmental problem. Of course everyone needs to be and stay hydrated during a marathon. How you hydrate and what you use to hydrate, however, is a larger issue – and one that can be solved. Fitletic has created Hydration Gear made by runners, for runners. Tried and true gear with a genuinely loyal customer base, Fitletic gives runners the opportunity to do their part in being green on race day. Not only do our accessories allow runners to lessen the amount of cups used, Fitletic also gives runners the choice of when to drink water and not to waste excess water. runnerFirst, the Fitletic Hydration Belt comes in two sizes, the first holds two 6 oz bottles and the second holds two 8 oz bottles. The bottles are BPA free and they’re dishwasher safe. The dynamically designed waist belt doesn’t ride up or bounce and unlike most other belts, it will stay in place while you’re running a marathon. In addition to solving the harmful water cups issue, it also includes storage for your essentials, smartphone, and gel loops – plus it even has integrated toggles. The large pouch fits iPhone8 +, Samsung Galaxy S8 and other similar sized phones – with a thin case. The Ultra soft Dual-Adjust waist bet also has an interior pocket to securely hold ID and Credit Cards. Our second option for runners participating in marathons is the Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt. This is a gel carrier and water bottle belt in one. The Fully Loaded carries a high-capacity BPA-free water flask with an easy-flow spout. The belt fits the same sized phones as the Hydration Belt. This brings us to our third accessory: The Hydration Hand Holders may be just what you’re looking for. The first option is the Hydrapalm Bottle Hand Holder that is a palm-held water bottle that dual functions as a smartphone holder. It contains a water-resistant neoprene pouch that fits the same iPhones as the previously mentioned accessories. It also has dual zippers that allow for easy access to phone and essentials in addition to the true touch window that’s audio friendly. The second option is the Hydra Pocket Hydration Band. Along with having the same features as the Hydrapalm, the Hydra Pocket has a lightweight mesh pouch that holds small essentials like your ID or CCs. Now that we’re all totally aware of the stats, the problem and the obvious solutions, don’t just go for the gold on race day, go green as well. Sometimes we need to see something for ourselves or understand how something we do that’s small (like drinking water from plastic cups) when added up, can create a huge problem for the environment. Do you remember your first experience seeing something or reading about an issue that had to do with the environment that really hit a nerve for you? The cups situation at marathons luckily has a solution, find a Fitletic hydration belt or Hydra Hand Held today that speaks to you and go for the gold while being green!

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