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10 for $10: Healthy New Year Edition


It’s the tenth of the month which means it’s time to pick ten more gift ideas for a tenner or less. This month I thought it might be fun to highlight items related to health & wellness, to show that fitness doesn’t need to come with the price of a costly gym membership. As always, shipping is not factored into these prices. Happy perusing!

Twist Reaction Ball

Twist Reaction Ball – $8.99 @ Sport Chek
What does this weirdly-shaped ball do you ask? The six protrusions cause it to bounce in really unpredictable ways, requiring your reflexes to uptick as you leap, skip, and twist to grab it after tossing against walls or floors – or with a friend. A fun training device for tennis and basketball players, or other similar athletic types looking to up their agility.

 Adidas Water Bottles

Classic Water Bottles – $6.99 each @ adidas.ca
Because nothing is more important when you’re working out than hydration. These slightly sparkly, BPA-free water bottles are the perfect mid-size to take to the track, the gym, or on a short outdoor excursion.

Relax Effectively Manage Stress Bok

Relax: Effectively Manage Stress by Sherry Torkos – $5.95 @ Indigo
Wellness isn’t just about how much iron you can curl at the gym – it’s about taking care of your upstairs as well. This book written by a holistic pharmacist explores ways to relax outside of prescription sedatives and tranquilizers. A must-have for someone going through a particularly stressful time.

Filzer Zaadaa Yoga Block

Filzer Zaadaa Yoga Block – $8 – $8.75 @ MEC
I’m of the school of thought that technically all you need for yoga is a soft space to work out – maybe a mat – and some stretchy clothes, but even I’ll admit that sometimes you’ll want to fork out the cash for a few accoutrements. Namely, a yoga block makes it easier for less flexible types (like me!) to hold poses that challenge your balance and stretching abilities. These Filzer blocks are not only affordably priced, they come in two sizes depending on your needs and skill.

The Simply Bar

The Simply Bar – ~$2.99 each @ Health, Grocery & Bulk Stores Nationwide
Looking to bulk up while staying slim & trim? The Simply Bar is a Canadian product that delivers the most protein for the least amount of calories – and it’s free from scary chemical ingredients too. Bonus, it’s also suitable for all types of dietary restrictions like vegans and gluten-free. Oh, and it doesn’t taste half-bad.

Manduka Mat Spray

Manduka MAT WASH – $7.57+ each @ Amazon.ca
Bare sweaty feet are rarely a tantalizing proposition, but for regular yoga practitioners they’re a reality. Keep your mat clean with one of these disinfecting aromatherapy sprays to create a zing before your next workout.

Sampras Tennis Trainer

Sampras Tennis Trainer – $9.99 @ Sporting Life
Make like Serena Williams or for that matter, Pete Sampras, with this unique beginner tennis trainer. The ball is attached to a weighted base by an elastic, allowing it to spring back to you after every wallop.

Wholesome Organic Blue Agave

Wholesome Organic Sweeteners – $6.99 @ Well.ca
There’s a lot of talk out there right now about lowering your ‘GI’ – something which is accomplished in part by choosing alternative sweeteners like Agave nectar. These three organic blends are infused with the sweet tastes of maple, cinnamon, and strawberry and are extremely versatile – pour them over pancakes, use them in recipes, drizzle them on ice cream, or even mix them into your morning beverages. 
Everlast Twist Board Pilates

Everlast Twist Board – $9.97 @ Sears
Shake, rattle & roll your hips using this way-cool at-home Pilates board. Simply use your calves, thighs, and abs to help your body stay balanced and watch as your figure slims & tones.

Sissel Press Egg

Sissel Press Egg – $9.95 each @ Fitter First
Part stress-relief, part forearm and hand strengthener. These gel-filled eggs come in four different strengths – a simple squeeze is all it takes to get the blood flowing and muscles working. Great if you work in an office environment or some other scenario where your hands cramp up.

Yay for bettering yourself! And on that note, how about another bonus entry into my Rodial giveaway? Just tell me your favourite 10 for $10 find this month in the comments below.

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29 Responses to “10 for $10: Healthy New Year Edition”
  1. I love the Filzer Zaadaa Yoga Block and I need one. Can’t find any where I live so going to check this out. Thanks Canadian friend.

  2. Jenny says:

    The Twist Reaction Ball sounds really fun – this would have been a great stocking stuffer or a secret santa gift! Maybe this year… 😉

  3. I like that Manduka MAT WASH. I think I will put in an order this week and try it out as I have been needing a mat wash. Amazon prime is available in Canada now too and you can trial it for a month for free! Awesome!

  4. Dreena says:

    My favourite here: the Wholesome Organic Sweeteners – great flavours and something new to try.
    Thanks.

  5. Donnas says:

    my favourites are: the Twist Reaction Ball, and the Everlast Twist Board as well as the Sissel Press Egg.

  6. henglish says:

    I like the The Simply Bar

  7. Julie G. says:

    The Everlast Twist Board gets my vote.

  8. pacificnxnw says:

    I think those Press Eggs are pretty cool

  9. Alison Braidwood says:

    I think the Pilates board is cool.

  10. Rose says:

    The twist reaction ball! What a fun and great idea!

  11. Tania B says:

    I like the Everlast twist board. Lots of fun!

  12. leah says:

    I like the RELAX book. 🙂

  13. janicour says:

    I would like to try the Everlast Twist board.

  14. Jennifer R says:

    I think I would like the Press Eggs. I broke my finger a couple of months ago and still have trouble with it.

  15. Elaan says:

    The Everlast Twist Board!

  16. Beata D'Agostino says:

    I love the simply bars, I eat them after workout.

  17. Juliee Fitze says:

    The twist board had one years ago

  18. Angela G says:

    My favourite is the Everlast Twist Board.

  19. Joan G says:

    Would love to try the Everlast Twis Board – have a similar one at the gym and it’s a great exercise.

  20. Susan says:

    My favourite find this month is “Relax: Effectively Manage Stress”. We all need to learn how to do this! #CGG

  21. Erika E says:

    My favorite is the Everlast Twist Board.

  22. Grace F says:

    The simply bar sounds fantastic! I love the fact it’s chemical free, gluten-free, and vegan to boot. I’m always on the lookout for a good tasting energy bar.

  23. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to try the Everlast Twist Board

  24. Michelle B says:

    I love the Everlast Twist board!

  25. Danielle says:

    My favourite is the Everlast Twist Board

  26. My favorite is Classic Water Bottles @ adidas.ca because my daughter sure can use a new water bottle.

  27. jcmoffatt says:

    The Sampras Tennis Trainer sounds really cool. I have never seen one of these before but would love to give it a try.

  28. Alison K says:

    Find Of The Month: Rodial bonus entry #2: my favourite 10 for $10 find this month is the “Twist Reaction Ball – $8.99 @ Sport Chek”. Looks like a complete challenge for me!

    Thank you

  29. sarah perry says:

    My favourite 10 for $10 find this month is the Everlast twist board. I can see this getting some use in our home 🙂

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