October 2015. Last week SHE (Style Hunt Events) hosted a group of fitness, health, and beauty vendors at the SHE’S Fit! and SHE’s Beautiful! event at Metropolitan West in New York City. To introduce editors to the newest health, fitness and beauty offerings for the Holidays and for Spring 2016.
Thanks to Laura and her team at SHE for inviting me as a most influential top media to see the latest in women’s health and fitness! And for treating me to a delicious salad bar, martini bar, and a variety of healthy bites and gluten free desserts. I absolutely loved the show and had an opportunity to chat with majority of vendors.
For this gift guide I have gathered my favorite items and compiled a list of useful and inexpensive gift ideas that you can share with your loved ones.
The athletic shoe company Ahnu introduced their 2016 Spring/Summer Collection Features Groundbreaking
Ahnu YogaSport™ Cross-Trainer
This super light and breathable sneaker allows the foot to naturally bend and flex throughout the most demanding workouts. It is super soft sneaker, does not need to be broken-in as you wont feel any pain. My other favorite part about this sneaker that it has a dual density memory foam footbed and another density heel pod that provides the perfect balance of comfort, flexibility and support. When I wear these sneakers, It feels like I’m walking on air. I do not feel any shock at all. And my MOST favorite part! That is has an orthotics technology built in and it can provide an instant relief from sore knees and back and heel pain. I have been wearing these shoes for 7 days now. I power walk much better and faster now and can probably walk for 2 hours straight because when my foot hits the ground I don’t feel the high-impact shock. I wear them to my gym and they give me flexibility during my workout class. I also wear them out for a NYC stroll and the blue Yoga Flex go great with my blue jeans because this sneaker look fashionable too! Check them out here Ahnu Yoga Sport Collection
Telic International LLC announced that they have launched their sports & fitness recovery footwear at “SHE’s Fit!” in New York City
I try not to wear flip flops a lot, because they do not provide support and are not good for your foot health! But after trying and testing the Telic flip flop, this may be the only flip flop I will be wearing from now on.
About Telic: Telic brings American made affordable luxury comfort to active lifestyle consumers, who seek to recover from their daily activities. Telic crafts its footwear from Novalon™; a proprietary body-heat activated, water proof, feather-light, and durable material. The pillow-soft supportive foot-bed is designed with a slight heel rocker to off-load pressure and accentuate foot-strike management. The elasticity of Novalon™ provides a secure, snug fit for a large variety of foot shapes. All the positives I found about Telic – Manmade, Made in US, Manmade sole, Soft and supportive, Anatomically correct footbed, Super Lightweight, Machine washable, Textured footbed, Arch support. They also come in a variety of fun colors. Not only Telic make the flip flops but regular type open shoe such as z-strap or slide-in that can be used at home instead of slippers. I’ve been wearing my Telic Flip flop for 1,5 hour when making my soup. Usually after long stand at the kitchen stove my arches, ankles, heels, and knees are in pain. After giving Telic a try I have no more pain. My Telic shoes have great support, they are so cushiony, they bounce with every step I take. I absolutely love them and so glad I discovered them! Shop for Telic styles and color options here
You have got to get a pair of these. Your feet will thank you! Seriously! I plan to get these for my whole family.
Acumobility introduced their ECLIPSE FOAM ROLLER. The Eclipse roller is currently on Kickstarter and has met its goal. It will be available on the market January 2016 suggested retail price: $64.95 – $69.95.
The Eclipse Foam Roller is the rolling and myofascial release tool. The Eclipse Roller provides both direct and variable side compression to target every part of the body. There are 4 distinct zones designed to fit different parts of the body. As you roll from one zone to another- the sidewalls literally wrap around your body like the hands of a masseuse to squeeze and release your muscles, while the direct pressure strip maintains constant pressure. This allows you to target multiple muscle groups at the same time and dramatically reduce overall rolling time.
The orange silicone ACU-Mobility ball is an All-in-One tool for recovery, mobility and stability exercises. To check out the how-to videos, pre-order the foam roller and information on both products visit www.acumobility.com/
rove introduces the Diamond Collection’s Flavor Infuser. The carefully crafted polygonal design expertly and fashionably protects against scratches while the interior chamber infuses your favorite flavors without diluting any flavor. BPA Free, leak proof and only $9.99, they available to purchase here.
TOPO athletic shoes introduced the new “Tribute” running shoe. It is ergonomically designed footwear crafted with 3 key ingredients:
Shape – Plenty of room for the toes to spread for healthy walking and running. A secure fit through the heel and midfoot allows the shoe to move with your body.
Platform – A neutral platform with light cushioning for natural load support and normal foot motion during the gait cycle.
Weight – Ultralight materials and seam-reducing construction techniques keep weight down and blisters at bay.
Nalgene water bottles showcased Reusable Bottles, Food Containers and Travel Kits Designed “Simply” To Stand Up to the Demands Of Real Life. Bottles are Made in the USA from BPA- and BPS-free Tritan. They feature leak-proof hydration without inconvenient spills and have 75 different colors, bottle size, cap style choices or visit www.nalgene.com
Now moving on to the beauty and fashion part of the show
Pencil Me In Cosmetics eyeliner pencils with its natural ingredients made for a great addition to the SHE’s Beautiful! Evening. The sharpener is attached to every pencil cap which is absolutely award winning! The eyeliners are free of parabens and petroleum, eco-friendly with an added botanicals that include green tea leaf extract, pine bark extract, grape seed extract, shea butter, cacao butter, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil and safflower seed oil. Pencil me in All Natural Eye-liners
The Earth Kiss introduced their new development line from Montagne Jeunesse, focusing on 100% natural products, energized with 85 plant micronutrients found in Himalayan Shilajit. This brand was developed specifically for the natural products market and was recently launched in early 2015. These premium masks contain only the finest, purest ingredients from around the world. They can be found in retailers across the nation, as well as online at: www.myearthkiss.com
SHE is a high quality line of hair extensions, made in Italy in a gorgeous palette of colors, created primarily of 100% human hair that is pre-bonded with Keratin Tips to ensure a healthy, strong and long-lasting bond www.socapusa.com/ Shop SHE by SO.CAP. USA Hair Extensions
My Mighty Magnet is a fun and whimsical cable and magnet system used to display photos, artwork, notes and more–without damaging the walls! An interactive scrapbook that the whole family can use and enjoy. It’s like Pinterest for your walls!
Small and lightweight, yet tough, powerful and always reliable, My Mighty Magnets come in a variety of colors and designs and attach to a cable, keeping important information securely fastened in one place. Please visit www.mymightymagnet.com
Disclosure: I received samples of the products mentioned above. Regardless all opinions are mine. All affiliate links on The Big Apple Mama highlight products I have either reviewed or think are kick-ass and satisfy even the pickiest gift receiver.
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