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Awesome Activity Tracker for Girls on the Go

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Hey friends! I hope this post finds you joyous and well. Today I’m super excited to share that I finally found the perfect activity tracker! Over the past month I’ve been wearing the vívofit 2 by Garmin and I’m super impressed by the data accuracy, added features, functionality and most importantly the battery life. The vívofit 2 is perfect for girls on the go since it has a 1 year+ battery life and stays on 24/7. That means I don’t have to charge it or put it on sleep mode.

I also love that all of the info I want is easily accessed on my wrist: time, date, my step goal, distance, calories burned and Move Bar. The Move Bar is super effective at giving me the nudge I need to get up from behind my laptop and move around a bit. You can find more product facts about the vívofit 2 here: www.garmin.com/vivofit

I especially appreciate the detailed health data that helps me make healthier lifestyle choices. For instance, I observed that on days I teach at GRIT Fitness I always hit my activity/step goal. However on non-teaching days, my vívofit 2 has made very clear that I need to increase my activity. It’s not best for my body to be super active on some days and not on others – consistency is key! Now I try to stand instead of sit while doing administrative work for my business. I also try to take the stairs instead of the elevator and park far away from the door when running errands.

Here’s a screen shot of my steps on a day that I teach classes…crushing it  🙂

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And here’s my sleep data from each night last week (I didn’t wear my vívofit 2 on Wednesday and Thursday nights so disregard that data) …

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Last but not least, the vívofit 2 has interchangeable bands so I can swap out the colors to coordinate with my outfit! I’ve owned several activity trackers over the past 3 years and this is the first that allows me to enjoy a variety of colors at the same time. Here are the other bands I have – yay for pastels!

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If you’re in the market for a new or improved activity tracker I highly recommend the vívofit 2. And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s a perfect gift idea!

Enjoy and have fun staying active.  xoxo, Brit

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Garmin through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about vívofit 2, all opinions are my own.

Lucy Activewear: Product Review + Leg Workout

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Purple Feel the Beat Tank (Lucy, $59); Grey Dance Workout Capri (Lucy, $89)

Yo yo – happy humpday  & happy October!  You guys gave such great feedback on the Labor Day Leg Workout + Lucy Activewear Giveaway that I decided to put together another leg workout and review my new gear from Lucy!

First off, I’m obsessed with this Feel the Beat Tank. I love the look of strappy workout tanks but because I’m on the “bustier” side I always have to wear a sports bra under them during workouts – totally takes away the cuteness.  However, this Lucy tank is super supportive and has just the right amount of padding so that I don’t nip out.  I taught my PiYo class in this tank last Friday and felt comfortable, secure and sexy during the entire class.  You can see a pic of me and my class on Instagram.

Next I got the Dance Workout Capris.  These are my first pair of workout pants that aren’t leggings, fitted capris or booty shorts.  Long story short, I love them!  I’m planning to wear them again to Zumba this Sunday with a little crop top or sports bra that shows my belly.  It’s crazy how the older I get the less body conscious I am.  I would have NEVER shown my midriff when I was 23.  Funny how self-confidence and security grow over time, especially when we learn to really love ourselves… Anyway, I digress.  The dance workout capris are great because they fit low around my hips and have a nice wide waistband so there’s no “love-handle” action.  While they are lose-fitting they aren’t baggy, which keeps a feminine look.  Most importantly, they are made of an interesting, moisture wicking fabric that can handle my sweat as I shake around on the dance floor.  Are you a fan of dance pants?

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Love the “XY” design on the back of the Feel the Beat Tank (lucy)!

Last but not least, here’s your leg workout!  I wanted to design something for the dancers out there, so this is my “Long Lean Legs Workout.”  The purpose of each exercise is to build muscle strength through isometric movements (i.e. holding poses and/or making small tiny movements).  If you’ve ever taken a barre class, you should know about the “little squeeze” or “tiny pulse.”  This a quick and simple routine that you can to complete in 10-15 minutes.  It’s a great follow up to a run or other cardio workout.  I hope you enjoy the workout and treat yourself to some Lucy activewear!

Lots of luv, Brit

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Icebreaker Merino Wool Fitness Hoodie #icebreakeradventure

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Warming up for Turbo Kick in my Sublime Long Sleeve Zip Hoodie #IceBreaker Adventure

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So, you fellow Texans will be able to relate to the annoyance of having to deal with constantly changing temperatures during the Summer.  When you walk outside it’s 100 degree blazing heat and then when you step foot indoors, the AC is on super blast and it’s below 65 degrees.  Know what I’m talking about?

Well this is especially an issue for me because I teach most of my group fitness classes indoors at large gyms.  When I was offered a sample of this merino wool hoodie, I got super excited because it’s midweight and breathable, so I don’t get too hot.   Also, this company, Icebreaker Merino, seems pretty cool.  They are fairly new and based in New Zealand (I’m all about showing love to start-up companies).  While I’m not a real “outdoorsy” girl, I do love being active.  This brand seems to blend well across the “granola” types and the “trendy/chic” consumers.

My Icebreaker hoodie stands out from my others because it’s naturally odor resistant and breathable, which is great for chicks like me who sweat a lot.  (I hate it when my clothes stink after a workout – ugh!)  I also love the princess seams, front hand pockets, back air vent and slightly cropped length – stylish and functional.  I like it a lot and highly recommend!

What’s you favorite fitness hoodie?