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Healthy and Fit Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

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Gift ideas for everyone on your list who’s into staying fit and feeling fabulous. Here are my top picks from every price range so that you can¬†give the gift of health and happiness this holiday season. You have the power to help someone FEEL good inside and out. And that is something that lasts long past New Years ūüôā

Balanced Body Breakthrough Book.

Give the gift inspiration, encouragement, and self-care support with my¬†Caroline Jordan Fitness coaching book “Balanced Body Breakthrough”. This book is the in depth guide to getting¬†your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so that you can LOVE your life. I believe this book will be a great resource in¬†empowering personal and community wellness. It¬†makes a great holiday gift,¬†and by pre-ordering your copy, you can help me reach the 250 pre-order goal to gain publishing (currently¬†at 180 copies sold ‚Äď 70 copies away from making this dream a reality.)

Please visit: https://www.inkshares.com/projec…/balanced-body-breakthrough to pre-order your copy and give the gift of wellness this holiday. 

Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know how obsessed I am with my balls ūüėČ Created by Jill Miller the Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls measure at about 2 1/2″ in diameter each and are made of a special rubber that grips at your skin, grabs at multiple layers of muscles, and rubs out adhesions and tension, providing a deep tissue massage. Jill created¬†Yoga Tune Up¬ģ as a simple way to restore her¬†body and mind to keep balanced and free of pain. And its TRUE: through¬†regular self massage¬†you too can LIVE BETTER IN YOUR BODY. If you havent experienced the yoga tune up balls you are doing your body a disservice. I travel with them everywhere and pull them out whenever I feel a muscle get cranky. Want to get rid of pain but dont know where to start? Ive created a whole YouTube video playlist to help you learn how to recover, restore, and renew your body with strategic self massage.

Yoga Tune Up Self Massage Videos

Tsuya by Kristi Yamaguchi  fitness apparel

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Mckenna Skirt and Madison Pullover by Tsuya by Kristi Yamaguchi

Tsu.ya (pronounced tsoo-ya) is designed to feel good and deliver style that fits every part of an active lifestyle. Influenced by Kristi’s years as an international athlete traveling to fashion capitals around the world, Tsu.ya, offers modern designs, on-trend colors and sophisticated style, plus ultra comfortable fabrics.

My favorite Tsu.ya pieces: Alli Cami Tank, Penelope Capri, and the Whitney Wrap Jacket. Plus the Mica jacket is the perfect little black jacket for a casual day in the city or office. 

Best part of all is if you give Tsuya as a gift, YOU are giving back! A portion of the proceeds from all Tsu.ya sales goes to the Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, which inspires underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy.

Mica Jacket by Tsuya by Kristi Yammaguchi

Mica Jacket by Tsuya by Kristi Yamaguchi

Vega Protein

Everyone loves to fuel right, they just dont always love paying the price. However the question shouldnt be why is healthy food so expensive, it should be why is unhealthy food is so cheap. When you choose to invest in the best, you reap the benefits. I’ve been a Vega product user for years and truly believe in the products and the quality of health they supply. I’ve learned how to fuel BETTER through experimenting with the Vega line in my healthy lifestyle.¬†From¬†Vega One All in One Nutritional Shake¬†to Vega Protein & Greens¬†there is a perfect product for every lifestyle and diet. For your athletic friends, the¬†company just upgraded their¬†Vega Sport Performance Protein¬†line¬†which now has:

  • Increased Protein, BCAAs, and glutamine: 30 grams of GMO-project certified, complete-plant based protein per serving and 6 grams each BCAAs and glutamine
  • Added Performance Ingredients: turmeric, tart cherry, black pepper, probiotics (1 billion CFUs), and bromelain
  • New Non-GMO Project certified Protein Blend: from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa protein

Just like always, Vega products are made without dairy, soy, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Its my go-to choice for fueling right. You can check out my simple protein smoothie and pumpkin spice smoothie for simple ideas on how to fuel better with Vega. 

Having too much fun living spreading the Vega love.

Having too much fun living spreading the Vega love.

Fitbit Charge or Fitbit Flex

Unbeatable technology, the largest fitness community, and a family of fitness products for everyone.¬†Fitbit is on a¬†mission to empower people to lead healthier, more active lives by providing them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.¬†The Fitbit platform enables users be more active, exercise more, eat smarter, sleep better and help manage their weight to help them reach their health and fitness goals. Fitbit knows that¬†one size does not fit all so they¬†continue to offer the widest range of all-day trackers (6) and price points ($60-250) to fit consumers’ varying needs and lifestyles.

Their¬†products help motivate millions of people to achieve their goals both individually and within the large community of Fitbit users they choose. Whether you want to inspire Aunt Sally to join your 10,000 steps a day walking challenge or help your friend marathon Matt stay on track with his running goals, there is a Fitbit fitness gift to perfectly fit their lifestyle. I have the Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch¬†and many of my friends enjoy their Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband¬†. Check out their website at:¬†https://www.fitbit.com/¬†¬†to view all of their products. Maybe a fitbit for everyone in the family? After all, a family that sweats together stays together ūüôā

Positively Inspiring Workout Tanks

I teamed up with local designers¬†Manifesto Print Co to create¬†tee-shirts with positive¬†messages. I believe these tanks¬†can serve as a reminder to train positive and live in gratitude. Even something as simple as a screen print tee¬†can actually signal the¬†mind to move into a more powerful place. Below are two ‚ÄúCaroline Jordan Fitness‚ÄĚ positive thought workout tops to help you train positive. You can order directly from the links below the photos, they ship nationwide.

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I believe positive thoughts equal positive results and that when your mind is in a good place your life will follow suit. Would you smile if you saw one of these tees in the gym? Yea I thought so…. I would too ūüôā¬†
Aloha Good Greens Collection

Aloha Good Greens Collection Photo Credit Aloha.com 

Aloha Healthy Good Greens Collection

Post holiday season, everyone has one thing on their mind. DETOX. What better way to do it than with power packed portable greens powders from Aloha? with clean-ingredient whole foods, high-quality superfoods, and an excellent source of naturally occurring Vitamin D, the Aloha greens are an easy and simple way to get a full serving of fruits and vegetables‚ÄĒall in one convenient on-the-go pouch! I mix the packets into smoothies and oatmeal when Im at home and use on the road to stay regular (was that too much information? ***blushing now). The good greens collection¬†makes for a great gift, use the code “carolinejordanfitness” for %20 percent off your order. Yes, I love helping other people feel good for less $$ ūüôā

ALOHA table at my most recent "Healthy Hour" event in San Francisco

ALOHA table at my most recent “Healthy Hour” event in San Francisco

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Fabiola Molina Athletic Swimwear

Do you have goals to learn how to swim in the New Year or a friend who’s a fiend in the pool? Ive been a swimmer since 2004 and it is one of my favorite ways to stay fit and well. But as you know, sports swim suits arent always cute. Thats why when I met the¬†Fabiola Molina line of swim wear I fell in love. Made by Brazilian olympic swimmer, Fabiola Molina, her colorful collection of sports swimsuits are designed to look cute while you train your butt off. I’ve tested out her two piece sunkini in the pool, ocean, and even diving off a 50 foot cliff jump in Hawaii and can tell you – these suits are designed to stay put and get compliments. The best part is the affordable price – one two piece costs less than 1/2 of a American suit….. for quality that lasts longer and looks better, Fabiola Molina is where its at. Designs for both¬†men & women, check out their international store online at:¬†http://fabiolamolina.com.br/loja.asp?lingua=1¬†

Anything Lululemon. 

You really cant go wrong with anything lululemon as a gift. Its simply the BEST. On a tight budget? How about some socks? For $14 bucks, they make the perfect stocking stuffer and I can guarantee you anytime the recipient puts them on their feet they will smile.

Spiritual Gangster Clothing

We sell this line at EQUINOX fitness clubs and Im in love with all of their clever tees and sweatshirts. Perfect for that yogi in your life. Check out this cute “wake up and live” sweatshirt below and¬†You can see their entire line of cute yoga wear here.¬†

Healthy Holiday Hostess Gift

Headed to a holiday party? People’s houses are packed with sweets and champagne. Bring something different! Something they will remember you with. Pack a basket full of merry and bright healthy treat delights! Fill it with Clearly Kombucha, KIND Snacks, or even some¬†Superfood Chocolate.¬†Pretty much anything from the Whole Foods whole body section is also always a win. When everyone else is bringing sugar, you can bring the stuff that really feels good. Now that is a sweet treat to the host.¬†

What are you excited to give this year? Leave me a comment with your favorite fitness gift idea below, it might inspire a fun present for my favorite people as well ūüôā

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday full of joy,

Caroline

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Words to Live By: Making others Better.

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Photo Credit Mark Kuroda

I’ve got exciting news to share with you! I recently started working with Kristi Yamaguchi¬†as an ambassador for her clothing line: Tsu.ya .¬†Tsu.ya (pronounced tsoo-ya) is designed to feel good and deliver style that fits every part of an¬†active lifestyle.¬†Influenced by Kristi’s years as an international athlete traveling to fashion capitals around the world, Tsu.ya, offers modern designs, on-trend colors and sophisticated style, plus ultra comfortable fabrics.

Tsuya has four core beliefs that describe who the ‚ÄúTsuya Woman‚ÄĚ is:

  1. The Tsuya Woman strives to make others better (MOB). She works towards excellence in all that she does and sets a positive example for colleagues, peers, family and community. By doing so, she inspires and enriches others’ daily lives.
  2. The Tsuya Woman is active. Exercise is a part of her lifestyle, which she balances between life and work in order to remain healthy.
  3. The Tsuya Woman is stylish. She likes to feel beautiful in what she wears and seeks style that is both fashionable and comfortable enough to take her through her day.
  4. The Tsuya Woman is philanthropic. She cherishes the feeling of giving back and looks for ways to make a difference in her community. There’s nothing more fulfilling than lending your shoulders to help someone else stand taller to reach their dreams!
Hosting a Tsuya trunk show at my most recent wellness event: Healthy Hour at Studiomix in San Francisco

Hosting a Tsuya trunk show at my most recent wellness event: Healthy Hour at Studiomix in San Francisco

A¬†portion of the proceeds from all Tsu.ya sales goes to the Kristi¬†Yamaguchi’s¬†Always Dream Foundation, which inspires underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy.

“Always Dream is my motto – to dream big, never lose sight of my goals, and strive to become a better person. While I have been supported in the pursuit of my dreams, I realize that support does not exist for all children. My desire is to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children.”
– Kristi Yamaguchi

It is a huge honor to accept the ambassadorship and represent the stylish, active, philanthropic Tsuya woman who strives to “make others better” through her life.

How do I aspire to live in a way that is #makingothersbetter ? I work as a corporate wellness consultant and health coach. My goal is to help people take care of themselves so that they can live their lives fully. We get one life and I work to enable others to make the most of it.

Over¬†the years, my work has evolved and I morphed into a¬†unique¬†combination of corporate wellness consultant, health coach, and community spokesperson¬†with one mission: get the world moving in a positive direction. Fitness and Health¬†is something I love and strongly believe in. I work¬†to shift perspectives and allow others to adopt a healthier life not because it makes them ‚Äúlook good‚ÄĚ or fit into a cultural mold, but instead to live their best lives and fulfill their greatest potential.¬†I want to help people¬†develop a positive relationship to exercise, to health, and to themselves. My work in wellness¬†has been a¬†powerful¬†pathway to get my message¬†out into the world. I know that the¬†work that I am doing is¬†serving a purpose and I believe we all need each other to be better¬†and live¬†well.¬†

Is it true that we all live to serve and that by helping others we fulfill our own destiny? The answer is a simple YES. When you make a positive impact on someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. Thats why I find the Tsuya #makingothersbetter campaign so awesome. Because by making others better, you also make the very best version of you.

This video was filmed and produced by Mark Kuroda for the Tsuya #makingothersbetter campaign. Watch it and let me know what you think in the comments below! I’m so excited to see all the possibilities unfold from this partnership and look forward to #makingothersbetter through this work.

How do you live your life in a way that is #makingothersbetter ? Let me know in the comments below.

I just want to say thank you. Thank you dear friend for reading and for joining me in this journey. You make me better and I strive to do the same for you.

Caroline

Other Things To Check Out This Week: 

  • Its getting CLOSE! Inkshares has changed their platform and I only need to sell 250 copies of my Caroline Jordan Fitness coaching book in order to receive publishing. So far Im at 160 copies sold – 90 copies away from making this dream a reality.¬†With your support, I know this book baby can come to life! I aspire to be a wellness coach that helps you keep your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so that you can LOVE your life. I believe this book will be a great resource inempowering personal and community wellness. A little bit of love goes a long way, please visit: https://www.inkshares.com/projec‚Ķ/balanced-body-breakthrough to pre-order your copy. I hope to share “Balanced Body Breakthrough” with you in 2016 and am SO grateful for your belief in this project and in me.
  • Dec. 5th 2015 at Uforia Studios San Francisco: Spin4 Crohn‚Äôs & Colitis Cures. A 2-hour indoor cycling relay. Teams are made up of 4 people and funds raised go straight to curing the millions¬†How Does it Work? Reserve 1 bike at www.spin4.org for 2 hours of pedaling with purpose. Grab 3 teammates & raise funds to Spin4 Crohn‚Äôs & Colitis Cures¬†Event date is December 5 and will be hosted at Uforia in San Francisco. Let‚Äôs represent!¬†Be a leader, and reserve your team‚Äôs spot today at www.spin4.org. We Spin4 Crohn‚Äôs & Colitis Cures. What do you Spin4?¬†Questions? Contact Angela Giganti, at agiganti@ccfa.org
  • Healthy, Fast, and Easy Breakfast Ideas. Energy for Busy Days.
  • I work with a variety of companies to create, write, and develop wellness programming designed to enhance the success and health of their staff. I have hosted corporate wellness workshops and offsite events across the United States. Some of my past presentations include:‚ÄúThrive: Wellbeing At Work‚ÄĚ
    ‚ÄúThrive Wellbeing on the Road‚ÄĚ
    ‚ÄúDigital Detox. Healthy Tech Wellness‚ÄĚ
    ‚ÄúReboot at Work! Simple Strategies for improved energy.‚ÄĚ
    ‚ÄúRX Series. Stress Relief Strategies that Work‚ÄĚ

    I have consulted for leading companies including: Genentech, Google, RMC Water and Environment, Credit Karma, TaskRabbit, Litekey Technology, ReedSmith LLP,  and Hines. I work to customize each program to meet the unique needs of your team. My goal is to make each offering engaging and provide resources participants can immediately use to improve their wellness and life. I believe that self-care is health care and the secret to thriving in work, wellness, and life. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss ways we can work with together, please contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com . 

 

Positively Inspiring Workout Tanks. A Happy Holiday Gift From Caroline Jordan Fitness

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I believe positive thoughts equal positive results and that when your mind is in a good place your life will follow suit. The mind is a funny thing, and just like any muscle needs regular exercise to stay positive.¬†The stress of modern living makes it even more challenging to remain mentally grounded, strong, and grateful. ¬†But when you surround yourself with good people, a healthy environment, and inspiration it’s much easier to keep your mind feeling happy, healthy, and motivated for fearless living.

Sometimes even the smallest act, word, or sign can be the one thing that changes your mindset and turns your day around.¬†I teamed up with local designers¬†Manifesto Print Co to create¬†tee-shirts with positive¬†messages. I believe these tanks¬†can serve as a reminder to train positive and live in gratitude. Even something as simple as a screen print tee¬†can actually signal the¬†mind to move into a more powerful place. Below are the first two “Caroline Jordan Fitness” positive thought workout tops to help you train positive. You can order directly from the links below the photos, they ship nationwide.

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manifesto print co. was¬†co-founded by a graphic designer, Lexie, & an illustrator, Kiri. They both work in San Francisco and met at their day job at lululemon. The company started off when they found out their friend, Sossi, lost her bike and needed one in order to complete her Triathlon in a few weeks. So, Kiri & Lexie both designed a shirt and partnered with one of Sossi‚Äôs friend Courtney to start a Go Fund Me campaign. Everyone who donated got a handprinted shirt and the design, now known as the ‚ÄúThis is Our San Francisco‚ÄĚ print, had a bunch of bikes hidden in it in honor of Sossi. After that, Lexie & Kiri decided to create a bunch of designs that they were inspired by. They both design & illustrate everyday and have ongoing projects with fitness instructors, yoga studios and teams at corporate companies. manifesto print co. is all about custom printing unique designs and they handprint every shirt that they make.

Im beyond excited about these tees and believe in the positive intention behind the screen printed messages. Id love to hear your thoughts and feedback on my very first clothing product! Can you imagine yourself seeing one of these tees at the gym? What would you think if you saw one? Would you smile, be inspired, or feel grateful? Please leave your words as a comment below.  Your feedback will help me continue to grow and create content that MOVES you. If you think any of your friends might also enjoy these workout tops, please share this post on Facebook, twitter, or email. Id love to see a positive tee smiling back at me in my next class, workshop, or while walking down the street in SF! 

Yours in gratitude,

Caroline

Other Things To Check Out This Week:

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Effortless DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.

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When I think of Halloween, my mind fills not with thoughts of spooks and spells, but with thoughts of happiness and excitement. It’s not the holiday most people consider the most positive with demons, devils, and scary things‚ÄĒbut to me, it’s filled with festivity and fun.

I think¬†Halloween is one of the greatest holidays because almost¬†everyone¬†can participate in it. When it comes to wearing Halloween costumes, there’s a sense of community, of people who all just want to get dressed up in something silly or scary or sexy. Just go into any Halloween costume store and you’ll see people joined together, searching for the perfect for Halloween outfit. The search itself evokes a sense of community. And then there’s the time spent at a party or trick-or-treating with others who are decked out in fun costumes. When else do so many people of so many different backgrounds spend time joined together celebrating a holiday in costumes?

Halloween is a great time to use your imagination to craft¬†a costume that is unique and innovative. It’s your annual chance to live a fantastical existence. Whatever you want to be, you can put on a costume and be it (or at least¬†pretend¬†to be it).¬†Consider the possibilities!¬†You can be your favorite character (I’ve been Tinker Bell and Princess Peach multiple times). You can be your dream self or favorite animal (a 1920’s flapper and I am still in love with my peacock outfit… oh the feathers! ). The beauty of Halloween is that you can use your creativity to become whatever you want to be (even if only for a night!).¬†

If you dont¬†already have your Halloween Costume planned out for this upcoming October 31st it’s time to get on it! You dont want to wait till the last minute and get stuck going out as yet another black cat. Not in the mood to go shopping? With a few creative ideas , you can shop¬†cute costumes straight from your closet. I partnered with fashion website, GLAM.com, to put together some fun and entertaining Do It Yourself Halloween Costume YouTube videos. These funny clips will inspire you to look in your closet and create a costume that is unique, fashionable, and perfect for you. At the very least,¬†you’ll get a good laugh out of watching below. Cant wait to hear what you think of me as a scarecrow, super hero, and Olivia Newton John!¬†

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GLAM.com DIY Solo Costume Ideas

Effortless DIY Superhero Costumes (featuring yours truly as supergirl)

Effortless DIY Halloween Costumes featuring a white button down

Easy DIY Halloween Costume featuring Denim

GLAM.com DIY Couples Costumes

There you have it! Great ideas to get you started on the perfect Halloween outfit straight from your closet. Save some money this year and get creative by making your own Halloween gear! It will look great on you ūüôā

Need more outfit help? Check in with the Style Squad: http://bit.ly/glamstylesquad

Subscribe to GLAM.com ‘s Haute Halloween YouTube Playlist: ¬†https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLijk13kqreIeAajrWBm3p7lEyWfMIIxnB¬†

You can also visit our halloween costume video stars on the web:

Visit GLAM on the web to keep your life, styled: http://www.glam.com 

For me, Halloween has‚ÄĒand will always be‚ÄĒa time for celebration and festivity. In my mind, Halloween is New Year’s Eve and Independence Day rolled into one. It’s better than fireworks, more of a rush than champagne. Whether it was tame classroom parties in grade school, wild parties in college, or¬†classy nights out in SF, Halloween has always been a time for celebrating, for dressing up, and for tricks (and treats!). Even if Halloween doesn’t hold the same special place in your heart, I hope you still enjoy¬†the festiveness, doll yourself up in a kick-a$$ costume, and just have FUN with it.¬†

What will you be dressing up as this year? Leave a comment below and let me know what you’ll be for¬†Halloween.

Sending you lots of tricks and treats for your best Halloween yet!

Caroline

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