Sunday, October 21, 2012

It Only Takes a Deck of Cards to Stay Fit While Travelling

My blog has never really been about product endorsements or product reviews, although I may start doing more of that going forward.  So let me start by talking about one of my favorite products I have used for a while, FitDeck.  As folks that have read my blog know, I try to exercise 3-5 times a week as my busy schedule allows.  However, I also travel a lot for work and pleasure, so getting my exercise can be a challenge.  Frequent readers should also know I am not a big fan of gyms and I prefer bodyweight exercises in the great outdoors.

Fortunately my two favorite trainers, Ann Batelle, who is a four time Olympian in the moguls, and Jamie Atlas, who has received numerous awards for being one of Denver’s best trainers, also subscribe to my same philosophy of emphasizing body weight exercises outside over a bunch of gym equipment in a fluorescent lighted sweatshop.  But often travel doesn’t allow me to workout with them as much as I would like, so what do I do then?

This is when I turn to the FitDeck for my virtual Ann or Jamie workout experience.  FitDeck is a unique set of 56 playing cards containing illustrations and instructions describing over 50 different exercises, stretches and movements.  The “Bodyweight” deck is their flagship product, but they have several other “no equipment” and “equipment” decks as well as sports specific exercises.  My favorite decks are the Bodyweight, Plyometrics, and Combat Sports (the last set an alternative to when I can’t go to a kickboxing class, one of the few workouts I don’t mind doing in a gym).  They are also easier to carry with you on the road than P90X DVDs for folks that like to do that popular program, but they offer a similar workout.  So if you are interested, tap on the link I put on to my blog site at the right.

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