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Maintaining fitness, trying to lose that excess weight, and getting into shape can be such a daunting task. But what if getting a great core workout, strengthening your muscles, and achieving that body or fitness level you want… could be FUN!? Introducing Empower Fitness! This company was started to encourage REAL women to reach their fitness goals. When you can’t make it to the gym every day, Empower brings the workout to you, with great quality, made-for-women exercise products! Their mission is to help women find the happiness inside each of them, so they can be their best, and share that success with their daughters, sisters and friends.
It’s been a tough year for me, and I contribute my squishy belly fat to all of the changes that have been going on. That’s not an excuse to keep it, though! I was SO excited to get the opportunity to review these products – because they came at the perfect time. I’m ready to lose weight, get in shape and be able to life more than just my coffee mug, without feeling like my muscles are going to collapse! 🙂 Each of the products offer something new, exciting and inventive. This is JUST what I needed, because I get so BORED just walking on the treadmill or trying to motivate myself to workout, when all I want to do is quit. These workout pieces are so much fun, and my workouts seem more like a hobby that I enjoy now, rather than a chore.
The Ultra Reflective Safety Vest is perfect for early morning walks. Here in Texas, the sun comes up during the Spring, Summer and Fall, really early. It can hit a humid, uncomfortable 80 degrees before 8 am, most mornings! I generally get up super early to beat the sun, and get in a good workout with my speed walking. That means, I’m working out in the dark – which is clearly not very safe. This tailored, lightweight vest is PERFECT! It’s a butterfly shape, and looks pretty cool, plus it reflects with style! I don’t even notice I’m wearing it, which is a HUGE plus for me. This is available at Target.com
I have thick, long hair with layers. That’s not very conducive to a sweaty workout, especially when I have to continue to pull my hair back, in the middle of my routine. This Reflective No-Slip Headband is really amazing. It holds my hair back and in place – which is really cool because I can’t find another headband that will do that without moving and sliding! It’s also really cute, and reflective – adding to my fashionable walks in the early mornings. I have to admit – I look pretty adorable! This is available at Kohls.com
How much fun can you have getting a core workout? A LOT! This Cardio Core & More Fitness Hoop, hula-hoop inspired workout equipment is probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time, working out. I get my sweat on with the 3-pound customized and weighted hoop, more than I expected, for sure. I love that there are different configurations I can pick, by changing up the pieces, to make the workout harder and more effective, too. It stores really nicely, too, because the pieces easily snap on and off of each other. I can break it down, or store it away in a corner as it is. There is a poster with tips, tricks and workout plans, that comes with it, AND a DVD with workouts to follow. AWESOME! These are available at Target.com
Another really creative way to get a great cardio and strength workout in is with this neat Fusion Fit Disc. I’d never seen anything like it, and fell in love with it during my first try. I followed the poster’s suggestions, and then watched the accompanying DVD to learn how to effectively use the disc. It’s like a weighted steering wheel that you use instead of normal weights, and it’s really fun! I felt a little silly with some of the movements, however, I sure didn’t feel silly the next day, when my body was aching (that really good, “I had an awesome workout and am doing my body good” ache)! It’s really easy to exercise with the disc, and I’m surprising myself every day with the workouts I’m doing, holding a 7 pound disc! I’m starting to impress myself! These are available you Kohls.com
I’ve seen Kettlebells before, but not like the ones Empower created. You get 5, 8 and 12 pound options with this adjustable kettlebell. Not only is is really fun and easy to use – it’s brilliantly designed for women. It’s ergonomically created curves are perfect for a woman’s grip, and the soft plastic not only feels great, but won’t give your dainty hands blisters. This company thinks of everything! Along with the poster, the DVD really helped me learn how to target my squishy belly fat and get a great workout in. I’ll eventually move up to the 8 pound option, when I ready – which won’t be too long! It’s great to have a piece of equipment that can challenge me, grow with me, and give me the opportunity to amp my exercise routine up a bit. These are available at Kohls.com
Whether it’s core strength, muscle building, weight loss or general fitness, women an trust Empower. Not only do they tailer their products towards women, they design amazing, fun and functional gear for efficient and effective workouts. You’ll never have so much fun or feel so accomplished after a workout, when you exercise with Empower products! Check out the entire selection of Empower fitness products, and get ready to feel like a powerful woman!