Many people look forward to the holidays, not only for the festivities, but also for the amazing dishes prepared during the season. Unfortunately, chowing down all the delicious food comes at a cost. For those hoping to enjoy the holidays while still remaining healthy, we’ve compiled some quick and easy workouts below from trainers and fitness enthusiasts you can squeeze in between bites. Connect with your Rowkin wireless headphones and follow along on their short videos below!
GRAB A WORKOUT PARTNER
Adam Rosante, strength/nutrition coach and #1 best selling author, shares 2 moves that will jump start a day or help get a small workout in a busy holiday schedule. Below, he instructs holiday go-getters to set a timer for 60-seconds. Once the timer has started, perform as many Plank Claps as you can. When the 30-second mark hits, switch to Toe Taps. Rest for 30 seconds and repeat for 5 total rounds. This can be performed either by yourself or with a workout partner for some extra motivation.
GET A WORKOUT OUTSIDE
Jennifer Forrester, a seasoned health and fitness guru, showcases a quick workout that anyone can perform both inside or out of the home. This workout targets arms and core while using only your own bodyweight. She recommends performing 30 seconds of each exercise for 4 rounds each.
WORK YOUR CORE
Ramses Principe, an international online coach and exercise physiology master, shows how to get an ab workout using gliding discs. For those traveling or looking to do a home workout, hardwood flooring, and 2 small towels will do the trick. Here, Ramses performs 5 rounds in total, 5 circles to the left, 5 circles to the right, 5 up & down around, and 5 yard gliding sprints.
TURN UP THE INTENSITY
Carmen Morgan, a durability trainer and kettlebell specialist, shares a quick beginner high-intensity interval training routine. Below she uses 5 lbs. dumbbells and creates a routine that limits jumping for those with sensitive knees (and those staying in hotels to limit noise). Follow along with her during the video to get the breakdown.
Curtis Williams, a former NFL athlete and performance coach covers a quick routine using a yoga ball and plyo box. Don’t have a plyo box to jump on? Find a set of stairs outside and you should be good to go. In Curtis’ routine, he goes through four steps. First, he performs a 2 Point Plank for 10-16 reps, alternating legs. Second, he performs alternating Reverse Lunges with Tuck Jumps for 30 to 45 seconds. Next, using a yoga ball, he adds a Knee Tuck-Twist plus a pushup, performing 5-8 on each side. Finally, he finishes off with a Box Plyo Lunge and a Cross Back Lunge, 8-10 on each side.
SWEAT IT OUT
Kaisa Keranen, an expert in fitness and a holder of a master’s degree in Exercise Science, shows other ways holiday food indulgers can get a quick workout in the comfort of their own home or in a hotel using just a towel.
Whatever you decide to eat this holiday season, try to balance a healthy diet and active lifestyle. All it takes is a quick 15 minutes a day. What are some of your tactics to burning off the extra holiday gains?
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The holidays are without a doubt, a stressful time on it’s own. Add travel plans to that and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. With managing hectic schedules, juggling luggage, and checking everything off a “to-do” list, travelers can use all the help they can get. Luckily, there are plenty of innovative gadgets to alleviate both travel and holiday stress. We’ve listed 7 essential travel gadgets for those “on-the-go” this holiday season.
Tile Mate ($25)
If you’re rushing around frantically during the holidays, you’re bound to lose track of something. There’s probably no real way to prevent this, but there are better ways to help keep better track of your belongings. The Tile Bluetooth tracker can easily loop into keychains or attach to anything you don’t want to lose including wallets, bags, and laptops.
This small tracker gives its’ users the ability to locate their things via sound activation. Using your smartphone, you can make your Tile ring when it’s nearby but out of sight. Can't find your phone? Simply double press the button on the Tile to make your phone ring, even while it’s silent! Tile also comes with an app that allows users to see where it was last located. The easy-to-use, free Tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your Tile, so if you misplace it, you’ll always know where to look. With the Tile app, you can anonymously enlist help in the Tile community. With over 5 million Tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network. Tile has also released an even smaller member of the Tile family, boasting to be 25% smaller than its original 1.3” size, so users can decrease any additional bulk. Worry a little less about your important belongings with the Tiletracker.
Besides being handy when it comes to wrapping last minute presents, having a multitool around when completing tasks or when various unplanned situations arise can be really handy. The shape of this survival tool helps lessen bulk and weight while still providing plenty of utility. With it’s credit card-sizing, it can easily fit inside your wallet or pocket. The card comes with 11 functions including can opener, bottle cap opener, a 4 position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, and more. It also comes in it’s own black fitted leatherette case for safe keeping. For a multitasker traveler, the Survival Pocket Tool is a must.
Rowkin Bit Charge ($129)
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Having your hands full during the holidays will be a typical scenario. Juggling presents, luggage, and cups of coffee, you’ll want to have as much hands-free options as possible. With the Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo, travelers can listen to their favorite music, talk to their loved ones, or prompt commands on their smartphones with Rowkin’s wireless bluetooth headphones. With up to 45 hours of usage capability, users can relax knowing they won’t have to deal with extra set of wires in their hands. If you’re stuck with a depleting phone battery and no outlet in sight, the Rowkin Bit Charge also holds one full charge for your phone. For travelers looking to lessen wires and increase convenience, the Rowkin Bit Charge does the trick.
Keeping everything organized while you’re travelling can be a challenge. Jackets from SCOTTeVEST help increase storage space for travelers, without adding an extra bag to their hands. SCOTTeVEST offers jackets with anywhere from 3-29 tech-enabled pockets. Their jackets feature pockets that fit iPads, protect your passport and credit cards with RFID Blocking, and allow mobile phone access through clear touch pockets. Having a little extra space in your carry-on luggage means you can fit in more holiday gifts and goodies. Besides this, you’ll be able to access more of the important items with ease. For the chilly holiday, travelers can simultaneously keep warm and keep their minds at peace when it comes to storing their belongings with SCOTTeVEST.
Navigating the holiday season can often be burdensome for busy travelers. Need to access Wi-Fi on your laptop for a last minute work emergency? The Hootoo Travel Router can help by solving a few problems for it’s users. First and foremost, it is a portable Wi-Fi router, so if a hotel room only allows one connected gadget, users can connect the HooToo using Ethernet. You can then connect to multiple gadgets and worry less about paying that extra charge. Besides this, the travel router is also a two-port USB charger for your phones and tablets in case you need to charge up. Connecting a thumb drive also allows users to share files on a mini network. For holiday travelers looking to stress less about being connected, the HooToo Travel Router performs the task and more.
With holiday travel comes the burdensome task of having to lug your items (and possibly presents) around. While there are plenty of available suitcases at a costly price, the Barracuda suitcase is one that’s actually worth it. The one-of-a-kind suitcase features innovative benefits to make transportation easier. The suitcase features an ergonomic handle, a built-in tray, USB power, and location tracking. Storing the suitcase when you aren’t using is simple with the suitcase’s collapsible function. The Barracuda transforms from a rugged, hardside state to a collapsed and folded state. In 10 seconds, you can collapse the Barracuda and slip it under the bed or behind a couch. The Barracuda is a must for frequent holiday fliers who are sick of the old bulky suitcases.
Knomo Knomad Mini ($60)
With luggage safely stored away, you’ll still need easy access to some key items. For some, this includes mobile phones, tablets, ID’s, etc. The Knomo Knomad Mini conveniently holds various necessary items for a space conscious traveler. This folio case can hold any 8-inch tablet, as well as passports, ID cards, and spare cash. The case also encompasses straps to hold pens, cables, USB thumb drives. As an added bonus, each case is accompanied with a unique code that others can look up online to locate you, should you accidentally leave it behind. The case also comes in various colors including match any user style. For travelers looking for sleek compartments and a minimal case, the Knomo Knomad Mini is an excellent choice.
Stay tuned for more upcoming holiday gift guides, survival tips, and exclusive Rowkin discounts!