Swoob and SWEAT!

Do you ever come across a product and think to yourself “DARN they beat me to it?!”? Like you had a really great idea for an invention and then come to find out it’s already been created! Well that is exactly what happened to me when Swoob reached out about trying one of their sports bras out!

Swoob is a company dedicated to empowering women and providing them with functional, fashionable fitness gear that not only works well but feels good on your body! They specialize in making sports bras that allow you to bring everything you need for your workout right along with you!


For years I’ve been putting my phone in my sports bra to hold it in place while I go on runs so I can listen to music and podcasts. This works well up to a certain point, but as soon as I start sweating the phone starts to shift, bounce around , and basically fall out of my shirt. Not something you want to be worried about when you’re trying to mentally get into a run!

But Swoob totally remedies that problem with their awesome sports bras that have BUILT IN pockets specially sized for your phone or iPod! Pretty cool right?


swoob1The pocket perfectly fit my iPhone (it was just big enough to stretch around it and just small enough to remain tight and snug so the phone didn’t move around). Another thing I really like about the bra was how thick the fabric was! Definitely high quality material and the band around my chest so durable and sturdy! It provided extra support to manage the added weight of my phone!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe bra is also really soft and comfortable! No weird rubbing or itching whatsoever! I really appreciated this because certain fabrics really irritate my skin, especially when I start sweating in them. Plus, I LOVE THE COLOR!

As one final test of my new Swoob bra, I knew I wanted to try a really high energy workout to see if the phone would stay in place throughout! So I designed this cardio and strength circuit to test it out! Lots of jumping and movement to really experiment with the bra’s holding capabilities!


The result? The bra worked great! My phone stayed in place which allowed me to listen to a podcast during the whole workout. So definitely giving Swoob two thumbs up for use during running and strength/cardio workouts!

Big thanks to Swoob for sending me one of their products to review! I guess I’ll forgive you for stealing my idea ;)

Let me know if you try the circuit workout out! It’s a good one!

[Edited to add: IF YOU WANT 10% off a purchase of your own Swoob bra...use the code KAILA at checkout!!!]

And now I’ll leave you with some miscellaneous pictures from the past week….











Have a happy weekend, friends!

Do you listen to anything when you workout?

Where do you usually put your phone/iPod?

Do you own any exercise gear with hidden pockets in it?


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Ten Days of Giveaways: Day 2

Hi all! Just a quick pop-in from me today to share the giveaways from TWO awesome companies that are hosting DAY 2 of TEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS on the blog!


The daily spiel: To celebrate the ONE year anniversary of the Lend a {Healthy} Hand project, I will be hosting TEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS from companies who’s business model aligns with the ‘do good’ message behind the project! From now until next Thursday there will be a giveaway everyday on the blog! So get ready for some awesome prizes and do some extra#healthyhelp to get in the spirit! All giveaways in the TEN DAYS series will be open for 2-3 days and all winners will be announced on Friday, January 17th!

A little bit about today’s sponsors…

Out of Print:Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our products feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.

In addition to spreading the joy of reading through our tees and accessories, we acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. We are working to change that. For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.

How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It’s unclear what the role of the book cover will be in this new era, but we feel it’s more important than ever to reflect on our own individual experiences with great literary art before it’s forever changed.

Out of Print will be offering a t-shirt of the winner’s choice for the giveaway!

Headbands of Hope: “Many girls fighting childhood cancer lose their hair during their rigorous chemotherapy treatments.  For girls and women everywhere, their hair is a part of their feminine identity. Wigs can be uncomfortable and unappealing, especially to younger girls.

Headbands are the perfect way for these girls to keep their feminine identity and have a constant reminder that they’re not alone. 

Headbands of Hope provides a movement to spread hope in all girls and fight in the battle against childhood cancer, one headband at a time.

Our headbands are proudly made by My Sunshine Shoppe in the Bismarck, ND.  

For every headband purchased, one headband will go to a girl with cancer and $1 will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.

 We’ve even started a boys line, Headwear of Hope, so we can spread hope to all kids battling cancer.

Headbands of Hope will be offering one of their Velvet Bow headbands to the winner of the giveaway!

Two amazing companies doing great things for the world while conducting their day to day business! I am honored that they agreed to join me for TEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!

So enter below for your chance to get some stylish new gear! Look great, while giving back! day2giveaways

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