Thursday, August 25, 2011

iFitness Belt Review & Giveaway

I am about halfway through my first half marathon training. (Exciting, huh?!) One of the first things I noticed was that I needed somewhere to store all the junk things I liked to carry on my training walks/jogs. I have to have my cell phone and iPod. Also, I realized that I wanted to experiment with energy gels but where the heck was I going to put them. Oh and I can't leave behind my keys or an ID. What's a girl to do??

Luckily Hailey over at iFitness, Inc. came to my rescue! She gave me the wonderful opportunity to try out the Ultimate II Running Belt to assist in training for my first race. I have been using the belt for a couple of months now and I am in love. 

What's so great about the belt you ask. Well the Ultimate II Running Belt offers some fantastic features such as: 

  • Water resistant pouch, stretchy and sturdy, made of neoprene will keep your cell phone or iPod (any size) dry. 
  • 4 elastic slots will hold your gels on your belt, for easy access.
  • Additional side pocket perfect to hold an ipod, mp3 player, inhaler, house/car keys, sport beans, etc
  • A special inner pocket will keep your ID/credit cards or room key securely.
  • Comes with two reflector strips in the front and one in the back, for night time safety.
  • Also featured are two toggles to hold your race number, under the pouch.

The first thing I noticed about the belt is that it is sturdy but lightweight. I love the fact that it has a space for each item you may need so its nice, neat, and organized (just the way I like it).

There really is a spot for everything I like to carry. I was able to carry my old school iPod & headphones,  iPhone, slim wallet with ID & route directions, lip balm, and two gels. 
The pocket that held my iPod was a bit snug but I have since upgraded to a smaller iPod so that is no longer an issue. I am able to access each pocket or holder without any issues even while in motion. 

I have tested out the belt on walks/jogs ranging from 3-7 miles. Each time it has not let me down. It fits very well around my waist/hips and stays put! NO CHAFING EITHER!! I did not notice it was there which is a great feeling since I really do carry a lot. Since I am able to carry everything I need, it makes me feel safer since I am often doing my training alone. It really is water/sweat resistent. I sweat like nobodys business but my phone and iPod were nice and dry!

I am looking forward to using the toggles that allow me to attach my race bib without having to use safety pins on my nice workout tops. 

The iFitness belt is available in different models so I am sure there is one to fit your needs. There is also a nifty hydration add on option as well which I may try in the future. 

What are you waiting for...head on over to the iFitness website and purchase your own belt OR you can enter to win one here!!

The giveaway ends Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:59PM central time. Giveaway is open to US residents only!

I am trying out the new Rafflecopter system which should make entering the giveaway easy. Please contact me if you have any issues. I will be verifying to make sure you completed each entry. 

Disclaimer: iFitness Inc sent me the iFitness Ultimate II Running Belt to review. I was not compensated in any way for this review and it is my honest opinion of the product.


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