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2016 Holiday Fit Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

By Medi-Dyne Ambassador & Guest Blogger

Jen Haught

Happy Holidays Red

 

The holiday season is once again upon us and if you are like me, you struggle with what to get your loved ones. I always want my gift to be well received, but I look for other details as well; for example, can I get it from a local business? Is it made in the USA? Would it be useful to them? Would they even want it? No wonder people say the holidays are stressful!

 

I picked out ten gifts that I think your favorite athlete would enjoy and secretly won’t return behind your back.

 

 

Five1Five Signs

 

I stumbled on Five1Five Signs medal holders a couple years ago and am a huge fan. Their signs are unique because they are hand painted carved wood signs, not just vinyl letters like most other signs. I have one in my office and I have given out a few as gifts and people really love them. These signs aren’t just for runners, but for swimmers, gymnasts, triathletes and more. Contact Andy and you can have it personalized so your favorite athlete can hang their medals proudly!

 

 

 

 

TigerLady

 

When I was a runner, I would do the majority of my running in the dark by myself, especially when the time changed in November. I was ALWAYS decked out head to toe in reflective gear, lights, and bright colors, but all that gear wouldn’t have saved me from an attacker. Tiger Lady is safety at your fingertips. It is small, light weight, and needs no batteries or charging. I had no issues running with it and it made me feel A LOT safer no matter where I was. I carry it when I’m not running as well so instead of holding onto my phone in my hand, I replaced with a Tiger Lady. No one coming up to attack me would suspect that I had a self defense claw in my hand. To activate the three claws, all you have to do is close your hand and make a fist. The retractable claws protrude between your knuckles ready to meet your attacker. I feel confident and very Wolverine-like when I have my Tiger Lady.

 

 

 

RangeRoller

 

The RangeRoller is no joke. It gives you a a deep massage that you wouldn’t believe! The roller gets in the inner and outer layers of muscles and tissue to help break up and eliminate scar tissue, increase circulation and is effective getting out those nasty knots from just about anywhere. My husband, myself and even our dogs love it!

 

 

Road ID

 

I think Road ID is probably the number one item that every athlete should have because it can save your life. They make these bracelets for adults and children and they make them in a variety of styles and colors. Your personal and medical information can be accessed from medical personnel through their website. They will be able to access your emergency contacts, your doctors, insurance information, medications, allergies, surgeries, and so much more. You can go online and update it anytime you want. If you don’t have one, GET ONE! It will give you and your loved ones piece of mind when you are out on the roads.

 

 

CopyCat Yoga Mat

 

I came across the Copycat Yoga Mat on Etsy and I thought this was such a cool product. I was a disaster at yoga and never knew where to put my hands and feet for poses. I’d feel frustrated and miss instructions on breathing or other information. In class, I felt self conscious and I think this mat will really help adults and children learn yoga with confidence. Not only does the mat show foot and hand placement, but it shows different poses like Triangle and Halfmoon. The mat is non toxic, eco friendly, phthalate and latex free, SGS tested and certified. It is extra thick (1/4″ which is twice as thick than a standard yoga mat), extra long (72″ x 24″ which is 4″ longer than a standard yoga mat) and self adjusts to work with any height.

 

 

 

 

Pro-stretch Plus

 

If your favorite athlete complains of achilles tendonitis, ankle pain, back pain, calf strain and tight calf muscles, arch pain, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, ball of foot pain, tight hamstring pain, IT band syndrome, and/or shin pain, then the Pro-stretch Plus is going to help them. It helps give you an effective and comfortable stretch that will help prevent future injuries. You are going to save them so much pain, aggravation, and frustration, plus YOU won’t have to hear them keep complaining about their pain every time you talk to them. It’s a win-win!

 

 

 Shwings

 

I came across the Shwings a few years ago and immediately fell in love with them. They have over 150 styles in all different colors and will make all your shoes look unique and fun! They have wings, lighting bolts, skulls, butterflies, and even mustaches! They have been featured in magazines such as InStyle, UsWeekly, Parents and more. They are a perfect stocking stuffer for kids and adults of all ages. I have three pairs myself!

 

 

 

 

“The Long Run” by Matt Long

 

I’m constantly talking about Matt Long and his inspiring book, “The Long Run”. While bike riding, Matt was hit by a twenty ton bus making an illegal turn and his bike “sliced him open like a can”. He needed sixty eight units of blood 10 hours after the accident and was in the hospital for five months. Every bone in his left leg was broken, the right side of his pelvis was shattered, as well as his right shoulder and severed multiple arteries. He would endure over forty operations and the doctors weren’t even sure he would walk again, let alone compete. Matt’s book describes his intense and painful recovery and how he was able finish the NYC marathon three years after the accident. This story is incredible and I’m not lying when I say that I read it at least once a year.

 

 

 

 

 2Toms SportsShield Towelette

 

Ah, chafing, every runners nightmare. Since I was bigger runner I had lots of chafing issues and after a particular run while training for the NYC marathon last year, I realized BodyGlide wasn’t going to cut it. As I silently screamed in agony in the shower after a long run, I decided to try some new products. I came across 2Toms SportShield Towelettes during a Runchat, looked at their products and decided to try their towelettes and roll on. Since I’ve tried them, I haven’t had any chafing issues.  NOT ONE. I’m particularly fond of the towelettes because they are small and portable. I had been known to unwrap one and stick it down my bra for long runs just in case I’ve missed a spot.

 

 

 

 

 

BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones

 

I actually won a pair of these BackBeat Fit headphones and I’m a huge fan. When we joined Rex Wellness Center earlier this year, I wanted a pair of wireless headphones because my wires kept getting caught on the machines and weights, it drove me crazy. It was easy hooking them up with my phone so I was happily watching Parks and Rec while on the bike or listening to JT while using the weight machines.  I found they were easy to use, comfortable and the sound is fantastic. It definitely drowns out crying babies and overly talkative adults on airplanes.

 

 

What is on your wishlist this year? 

jenhaught_biopicAbout Jen Haught: Jen grew up in Manchester, NH and then moved to the Raleigh, NC area in 2003 with her husband and two dogs, Jager and Sammy. She likes reading, make up, coloring, hiking, hockey, working out and being lazy.

Jen has overcome her share of injuries and  health and fitness struggles, but enjoys inspiring others to live their best happy, healthy lives.

You can reach Jen on Instagram @JenHaught or Twitter @JenHaught79. We are honored to have Jen as our November Guest Blogger and a Medi-Dyne Ambassador.

70 Ways to Use SportShield

70 Ways to Use SportShield

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Here at Medi-Dyne, one of our most popular products at is our 2Toms SportShield. We have heard some pretty wild uses of SportShield so I went around and asked our coworkers, our friends, and our families to tell me the various uses of our 2Toms SportShield. The answers we got, some serious, some not so serious, were great! So without further ado, here are 70 ways to use SportShield!

  1. Nipple Chafing
  2. Inner Thigh Chafing
  3. Jeans Rubbing Your Legs
  4. Armpit Chafing
  5. Biking
  6. Under Boobs
  7. Neck Chafing
  8. Waist
  9. Swimsuit/ Bikini Chafe
  10. Stomach Chafe
  11. Wiping it all over your body and then going down a water slide
    Child on water slide at aquapark show thumb up. Summer water park holiday. Outdoor.
    11. Going down a water slide
  12. Using it to make somebody slip as a prank
  13. To Keep your doors from creaking
  14. Perfect for an ideal slip’N’slide
  15. To avoid getting tackled in football
  16. To stop soccer shin guard chafe
  17. Stop brakes on a car from squeaking
  18. Put on a wetsuit
  19. To avoid the various surfing chafes
  20. Stops Disney Land/ theme park chafing
  21. Neck Chafe from Dirtbike helmet
  22. Prevent chafing during Pokemon Go

  23. Ballet feet
  24. Substitute for banana in Mario Kart
  25. Prime MoonWalking
  26. Horseback Riding Chafe
  27. Slick up your body for MMA
  28. Put on a door handle and make it tough to grip
  29. Put on the back seat of your motorcycle to ditch a bad date

  30. To be slick in boxing
  31. Slick Fireman’s Pole
  32. Pool Cue Slick
  33. Mud Wrestling
  34. Protect Puppy Paws
    adorable seated labrador retriever puppy dog on white background
    34. Protect Puppy Paws
  35. Put on Snowboard or Skis to go faster
  36. Putting on tights
  37. Putting on a swim Cap
  38. To keep your headphones from getting tangled
  39. To make sure your sunglasses don’t chafe your ears
  40. Sequin Chafe
  41. To keep your back from sticking to a floatie

  42. Neck chafe from football helmet
  43. Under your watch to keep it from chafing
  44. Put on clothing tags
  45. Seatbelts in a racecar
  46. To put on a wakeboard or a water ski
  47. Help put on latex gloves
  48. Back of ankle with high heels
  49. Bluetooth earpiece chafe
  50. (For horse) To stop saddle chafe
  51. Stop necklaces from chafing
  52. To glide through the water in a swimming race

  53. Stop short drawstring chafe
  54. Prevent cauliflower ear in wrestling
  55. Divers to minimize splash
  56. New shoe chafe
  57. Removing rings from your hand
    isolated young man with using crutche

    70. Chafing from crutches

  58. Sliding into home plate
  59. Doing the Cha Cha Slide

  60. Earring insertion
  61. Skateboard wheel lube
  62. Keep pimple from rubbing on clothes
  63. Body massages
  64. Bicycle Chain Lube
  65. Keep puppy hair from knotting

  66. Climbing a tree
  67. Keeping a lei from chafing
  68. Scuba Diving Gear
  69. Dance floor chafing
  70. Chafing from crutches

What we found out is that SportShield can apparently be used for almost anything! While they all certainly sound fun, we feel the need to say try at your own risk! We hope you guys enjoy all of the different SportShield uses as much as we do!

Did we miss any new uses? Let us know!

Read more about SportShield here!

SportShield: The MUST HAVE Chafing and Rubbing Protection for Just About Any Activity

Don’t just take our word for it 2Toms® SportShield® REALLY works!                                                                                                                                            Español clic aquí

SportShield THE MUST HAVE CHAFING PREVENTION FOR JUST ABOUT ANY ACTIVITY

2Toms SportShield

Whether you’re running, hiking, or swimming 2Toms SportShield has quickly become one of the “must haves”.

Lately, the feedback has been pouring in, so, we thought we’d share…

FEATURED USER

I will forever be your Sports Shield's biggest supporter & cheerleader! I have told all my running friends about this product!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!   -- Rhonda Gillis

I will forever be your Sports Shield’s biggest supporter & cheerleader! I have told all my running friends about this product!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!
— Rhonda Gillis

HOLY COW!!!!!!

I just wanted to take the opportunity to write you guys and thank you for your amazing Sports Shield!!!

I am a runner who suffered  from chafing until I was introduced to your product this past weekend at the Rock n Roll half marathon in Chicago. I do a 5 or 6 mile run twice a week, and a 10 mile run once a week. I run half marathon just about every month. I have tried lots of products to try to stop the chafing I get along my center bra line, but to no avail. The chafing was so bad, I would be a bloody mess by the end of my races (see pic).

The product I settled on was Glide, because although it didn’t prevent the chafing, it did make it more tolerable. I stopped by your booth at the RNR Expo on Saturday, and inquired about your anti-chafing products. This great guy (I lost his business card), told me he had the perfect product!

 I was skeptical, having tried so many other products, but he assured me his product would beat any product I’ve tried. He gave me a free sample and I went on my way. The next morning when I was getting ready for my half, I decided to go ahead a try Sport Shield out.  HOLY COW!!!!!! Not only did I not have chafing, but I was not even red!  I will forever be your Sports Shield’s biggest supporter & cheerleader! I have told all my running friends about this product!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!  Thank you so much for ending my chafing problem! I hope to see you all at the Rock N Roll half marathon in Va. Beach over Labor Day weekend so I can buy more of this awesome product! Thank you so much for creating the Sports Shield!!!!!!

 — Rhonda Gillis

 

SWIMMERS

 Need to have for open water swim.

LOVE IT. I did not notice that I needed this in time for my last race. I borrowed some other brand and I got a terrible rub rash. I will never swim in my wetsuit again without it.

— Tim L. from Minneapolis, MN

 

Better than BodyGlide

Product rolls on nicely, far better than Body Glide. I use this under my wetsuit and lately anytime I swim for long periods in lakes and ocean.

— Carl M. from Fleetwood, PA

 

Great Product!
This product rolls-on easily, and worked all day for my boys, while in the ocean and sand.

— S from NC

RUNNERS

 2Toms friction guard

This product when properly used will save a “pound” of flesh! Works great to protect from chaffing and blisters! A must for serious runners and other sports. Stops foot blisters and raw areas.

Female Runner

I’m a well-endowed runner… I’ve run countless 1/2 marathons, 1 full marathon and am training for my 2nd which means 30-40 miles running/week.

I’ve tried it all (it seems)… I’ve tried the sprays, the glides, the goops, the whatfors and NOTHING has worked. I had raw skin in places I need skin, UNTIL someone recommended 2Toms.

The first time I used it was for a 17-mile run and I closed my eyes to grimace in pain during that first shower but was able to slowly peek and then let out the pent up breath I’d been holding because there WAS NO CHAFE! what!? How can that be!? I almost cried in relief because, well, I was so relieved.

So I’ve recommended this to so many other people I’m thinking about applying to be a sales rep for the company.

— Kristine

 

HIKERS/BACKPACKERS

Works Great!

I have had a life-long problem with chafing between my thighs while backpacking in hot weather.  This product completely prevented the problem.

The towelettes are easy to use and I was able to use the same towelette over and over for a 3 day trip.  They are also very light which is good for backpacking.The towelettes work by imparting a slippery, silicone like coating that greatly reduces friction between moving parts.

— Daryl from Seattle

Worked Wonderfully

Worked wonderfully.  Solved a life long problem with chafing in my crotch (armpit between my legs).  One towelette lasted for daily use on a 4 day backpacking trip.  Feels very silky…like silicone.

 

DIABETIC INJURY PREVENTION

I’m Diabetic.  Cannot Hurt My Feet. This Truly Works!

This is the real deal! I use this for blisters and can’t believe it works perfectly!

Roll on formula is odorless, colorless, non sticky and it only goes away with soap!
I walk 6 miles daily. The shoes I wear are MBT’s that are bulky and heavy so blisters in certain spots are inevitable.
I’m diabetic and cannot hurt my feet at all!
My heels have paper thin skin and I couldn’t continue sticking Dr.Sholl’s MoleSkin or any type of bandage to protect me from blisters because by the time I remove them I most of the time remove part of my own skin too!
This product is fantastic.  I hope this review helps you make a better purchase!

— A. L. Welch By

 

GENERAL RUBBING & CHAFING USAGE

Great Chub Rub Product!

I use this between my thighs under dresses in the summertime and it’s the best product I’ve used! I only have to reapply every 4 hours or so. Will definitely be purchasing again!

— Amanda

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 SPORTSHIELD: THE MUST HAVE CHAFING AND RUBBING PROTECTION

 INCREDIBLE

I will forever be your Sports Shield's biggest supporter & cheerleader! I have told all my running friends about this product!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!! -- Rhonda Gillis

I will forever be your Sports Shield’s biggest supporter & cheerleader! I have told all my running friends about this product!!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!
— Rhonda GillisHola! Quería tener la oportunidad de escribirles y agradecerles por su increíble producto Sports Shield!

Hola! Soy una corredora que sufría mucho de roces en la piel hasta que me presentaron  su producto este fin de semana en la media maratón de Rock n Roll en Chicago. Corro entre 5 ó 6 km dos veces por semana, y una carrera de 10 millas una vez a la semana. Corro media maratón casi todos los meses. He probado un montón de productos para tratar de detener el roce que me provoca el sostén cuando corro, pero todo fue en vano. El roce era tan malo, que al final de mis carreras siempre terminaba sangrienta.

El producto con el que me establecí fue Glide, aunque no elimino el roce, ayudaba a que fuera un poco más tolerable. Pasé por su stand en la Expo RNR el sábado, y pregunté acerca de sus productos anti-rozaduras. Este gran tipo (he perdido su tarjeta), me dijo que tenía el producto perfecto!

Como pueden imaginar fui un poco escéptica, ya que en el pasado había probado muchos productos pero nada había ayudado. Pero él me aseguró que su producto le ganaría a cualquier producto que he probado. Él me dio una muestra gratis y continúe con mi camino. A la mañana siguiente, cuando me estaba preparando para mi media maratón, decidí probar Sport Shield. INCREIBLE!!!!!! No sólo no tenia rozaduras, pero ni siquiera mi piel quedo roja después de la carrera! Siempre estaré agradecida con este producto y sere una de sus fieles compradoras y animadoras de Sports Shield! Le he contado sobre este producto a todos mis amigos corredores! ES ABSOLUTAMENTE INCREIBLE!!!!!!Muchas gracias por ayudarme a terminar mi problema con rozaduras! Espero verlos a todos en el medio maratón de Rock N Roll en Virginia Beach el fin de semana de Labor Day para que pueda comprar más de este producto impresionante! Muchas gracias por crear Sport Shield!!!!!!   –          Rhonda Gillis

 NADADORES

Producto Necesario para Nadar

SportShield THE MUST HAVE CHAFING PREVENTION FOR JUST ABOUT ANY ACTIVITY

2Toms SportShield

ME ENCANTA! No me di cuenta de que lo necesitaba la última carrera que tuve. Pedí prestado alguna otra marca y me dio un terrible sarpudillo en la piel. Nunca voy a nadar en mi traje de neopreno de nuevo sin él.

– Tim L. de Minneapolis, MN

 Mejor que BodyGlide

Producto se desliza en la piel muy fácilmente, mucho mejor que BodyGlide. Yo lo uso bajo mi traje de neopreno y últimamente cada vez que nado por largos períodos en el lago y el océano, lo uso.

– Carl M. de Fleetwood, PA

 Excelente Producto

Este producto se desliza en la pielcon facilidad, y trabajó todo el día para mis hijos, mientras estaban en el océano y la arena.

– S de NC

CORREDORES

2Toms Ayuda Con La Fricción

Cuando se usa correctamente este producto le ahorrará una “libra” de la carne! Funciona muy bien para protegerlo de rozaduras y ampollas! Imprescindible para los corredores serios y otros deportes. Ayuda a eliminar las ampollas en los pies.

 Corredora

Soy una corredora muy bien dotada… He corrido innumerables media maratones, 1 maratón completa y estoy entrenando para mi segunda maratón  lo que significa correr entre 30 a 40 millas por semana.

Lo he intentado todo.. He intentado los aerosoles, los rodillos, las pomadas, y nada ha funcionado. Tenía la piel abierta en varios lugares que necesito piel, hasta que alguien me recomiendo 2Toms.

La primera vez que lo usé fue para una carrera de 17 millas, y cerré los ojos para hacer una mueca de dolor durante esa primera ducha. Fui capaz de mirar lentamente y luego deje escapar el aliento reprimido que había estado aguantando porque no había rozaduras! qué? ¿Cómo puede ser eso? Casi lloré de alivio porque, me sentía tan aliviada.

Así que lo he recomendado a muchas otras personas, y estoy pensando en aplicar para ser una representante de ventas para la compañía.

– Kristine.

 

EXCURSIONISTAS / MOCHILEROS

Trabaja Muy Bien

He tenido problemas toda mi vida con el roce entre mis muslos mientras ando de mochilero en climas calientes. Este producto previno completamente ese problema.

Las toallitas son fáciles de usar, fui capaz de utilizar la misma toallita una y otra vez durante un viaje de 3 días. Son también muy ligeras que es algo muy bueno para mochileros. Las toallitas funcionan al impartir una silicona resbaladiza, que ayuda a reducir considerablemente la fricción entre las partes móviles.

Daryl from Seattle

 

Funciono De Maravilla

Trabajó maravillosamente. Resolvió un problema que he tenido toda mi vida con el roce en mi entrepierna (axila entre las piernas). Una toallita duró para el uso diario en un viaje de mochilero que duro 4 días. Se siente muy sedoso… como silicona.

 

PREVENCIÓN PARA LESIONES DE DIABETES

Soy diabética. No puedo dañarme los pies. Esto realmente funciona!

Este producto es excelente! Yo lo uso para las ampollas y no puedo creer que funciona perfectamente!

La formula de Rodillo, es sin olor, transparente, y no es pegajosa y sólo desaparece con jabón! Camino 6 millas diariamente. Los zapatos que uso son de MBT que son voluminosos y pesados ​​por lo que ampollas en ciertos lugares es inevitable.

 

EL ROCE GENERAL

Yo lo uso entre mis muslos bajo los vestidos en el verano y es el mejor producto que he usado! Sólo tengo que volver a aplicar cada 4 horas más o menos. Sin duda volvere a comprar otra vez!