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The Perfect Gift

At any moment if my husband were to ask me what I wanted as a gift, I would be able to raddle off at least five things. The men in my life seem to be the complete opposite. I ask my husband what he wants and he says, “nothing”. I ask my dad, and he says, “nothing”. I ask my 22-year-old brother and he says, “nothing, well, I guess money”.

If you have the same problem, I have a solution! Meet Caddy SlacksCaddy Slacks are golf pants and shorts that basically have a pocket/place for everything they need on the course.   And to make our lives easier- they are non-iron. Each pair of pants and shorts comes with a logo ball mark and hang tag describing all the features which doubles as a beer/drink coaster!

Ladies- I promise your men won’t be disappointed. My husband loves the pants and I just order the shorts for him…And he is soooo picky!

The owner and innovator of Caddy Slacks is my husband’s cousin and a dear friend. Caddy Slacks is currently on Kickstarter. It would mean the world if you helped support him!

 

Atlanta Friends…Athleta Friends and Fam is happening!

Happy Monday Friends! I am super excited about Athleta’s exclusive Friends and Family event happening at Atlantic Station this week. Weekend events include Shop for a Cause, exciting giveaways, refreshments by Suja Juice, Curate power bars and much more. The Friends and Family discount is 25%…More than any other retailer! The event runs from the 15th to the 19th and discount codes are limited so be sure to RSVP to AthletaAtlantic@gmail.com to reserve your Friends and Family discount card.

I snuck in there this weekend to do my “research”…Well, that is what I told my husband. Here are my snap shots from the dressing room…

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Run, do not walk! This event is limited, so be sure to head to Athleta at Atlantic Station and check out my favorite items listed below…

High Rise Mesh Chaturanga Capri // High Rise Cut Out Chaturanga Tight // Coaster Jogger // Essence 2 in 1 // Nep Infinity Hoodie // Stripe Kennewick Sweater // Om Sweet Om Bra

After you shop ’til you drop be sure to check out the Calendar of Events. There are free workout classes, workshops, and so much more. Also, be sure to check out the details on this weeks events:

Thursday, Sept 15th: VIP shopping for fitness pros and gym members Mention your gym at checkout to be entered into a drawing for Athleta merchandise.

Friday, Sept 16th: Fitness Friday event 7:00-9:00pm Enjoy lite refreshments as you shop. Giveaway drawings including an Athleta Gift card, gym passes, Beauty Counter, and more.

Saturday, Sept 17th: Shop for A Cause benefiting Girls on the Run 10:00-2:00pm Help inspire and empower young girls, mention GOTR at checkout and we’ll donate 10% of your pur- chase to GOTR Atlanta.

Sunday, Sept 18th: Shop for a Cause benefiting Piedmont Park Conservancy 12:00- 4:00pm Let’s keep Atlanta green, mention Piedmont Conservancy at checkout and we’ll donate 10% to the park.

Monday, Sept 19th: Shop ‘n Lunch 12:00pm-2:00pm Last day to take advantage of savings so stop by on your lunch break, refuel and stock up on fitness gear.

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7 Functional Fitness Exercises

Hello, Fashion to a T readers! Today we have a special guest post from Contributing Author, Michele Smarty.

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These exercises can provide miraculous results to those who have the capacity, routine, and consistency to perform the workouts efficiently and effectively. God has bestowed the body with flexibility and adaptability according to will and want.

By having a vast research, I have mentioned the world’s top best 7 functional fitness exercises that can help you to make your body stronger on daily basis i.e. given below:

7.    Caterpillar Walkout

In this exercise, the person has to stand straight with a distance between the feet same like the shoulder width with hands by placing at sides. Now, keep your hands in front of the feet and palms on the floor, lower the back into a squat position. Quickly walk by keeping hands out of the body straight from head to heels. After a pause, repeat the same one in a reverse direction. In order to have the better results, try doing this exercise on one leg that would be more helpful in keeping symmetry in buttock and legs. Start this exercise with right leg, then switch to another one after 30 seconds.

6.    Lean Tower of Pisa

This exercise also requires the person to stand tall with the feet having a distance of hips width. The arms should be extended out to the sides parallel to the ground. The right knee should be lifted to navel level perpendicular to the body. Keep torso rotating while leaning forward at buttock till right hand reaches to the left foot. Now, take a pause, move back to the starting position. Remember! During the whole exercise, the left leg would be raised from the ground. Repeat the exercise with right leg lifted. Switch the legs and continue doing the exercise. These exercises can benefit you more instead of having other inversion table benefits.

5.    Get-Up

To perform this exercise in an efficient manner, the person has to lie the face up with fully extended legs in a distance. With this, the right arm should be extended up to the ceiling in front of the chest and left arm at side by placing palm on the floor. Furthermore, draw both ankles towards glutes and raise the chest. Continue driving towards the ceiling and pressing down the floor with left palm and heels. Now, reach the standing position with right arm fully extended overhead. Switch the direction and continue the exercise in the reverse order. Be sure of using only one arm to stand and lower down back to the ground.

Note:

Each exercise would be performed in approximately 60-90 seconds, in which each 30 seconds process consists at least 3 cycles.

4.    Skipping Olympian

This is one of the best exercises to make a body strong and healthy. In this exercise, the person has to stand straight with back and extending the arms at sides parallel to the ground. With bending the right knee, swing backward quickly to the side, then to the front of the body to lift the left knee as in a skipping phase. When right foot touches the ground, switch the legs. Continue doing this exercise alternatively with both legs.

3.    Chop Squat

In this exercise, the person has to stand tall with feet together, arms extended overhead, and fingers are interlocked. Brace core and jump off the ground quickly. He has to land in a wide squat with thighs by keeping them parallel to the ground. The arms would be swinging towards the right hip. Repeat from the starting position and perform chop on the alternate sides.

2.    Uni-Plank Lift

This exercise starts with the traditional push-up position with right hand and raises the left leg 1 inch off the ground. Brace the core and quickly raise them until they are parallel to the ground. Continue these raises. Now, lower down for at least 30 minutes and then switching to opposite legs and arms. In order to avoid extra strain on the neck, keep watching the floor during the exercise.

1.    Wimbledon

This exercise also begins with the traditional lunge position with right leg forward and left leg 2 feet behind the back. With keeping hands in front of the chest, brace core and jump at the farthest point as possible. After this jump, jump back to the left. Continue doing jumping side by side.

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