Everyone knows we love working with and serving our customers.  Nothing gives us more pleasure than tapping into our fitness geaky-ness each day and helping others find exactly what they need for their goals and training.  Christmas is a fun time for us as family and friends come in trying to figure out what to get that runner, swimmer, cyclist or fitness guru in their life.  This is our time to shine and we get giddy just thinking about the possiblities to make someone’s workout or race a more enjoyable experience.  We are all about the experience!

Today we highlight a customer who wanted to purchase a gift for their brother who is an avid swimmer.  He swims daily in the San Francisco Bay (brrrrrr!).  He rides his bike to the water, swims and then rides home (again…brrrrrr!).  This was a fun one, so many options for this swimmer (yes, you read that right, SWIMMING.  It’s hard to pronounce for some of you runners but can be great for cross training.  Try it.).  Check out some of the items that we were lusting after and think he will love too…

Super cozy and soft (we’re talking feels like cashmere soft) Thermopolis Half Zip. Great for running but also delightful after a freezing cold swim in the bay.  Pull it on and stay cozy warm for the ride home.  It also has reflective detailing so keeps you safe too!  Score!  We run and cycle lovers like to layer this over the Pearl Izumi Barrier Short Sleeve Baselayer.  It’s got a sweet front panel that shields from the wind and cold.  Love!

Thermopolis Half Zip

Garmin Forunner 910XT is perfect for open water swimming.  He can capture the path he’s traveling while swimming in open water and analyze it later to help improve his technique.  He’ll use it on the bike to track distance, route and then calories burned overall.  Can’t say enough about this fun tool (toy!).  This swimmer will love it.

Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Mercury Compression Sox by 110% for pre and post workout.  Our San Francisco Bay swimmer pulls these on to reduce his fatigue and get faster recovery to get more out of his workouts.  A roomier toe and non-binding top band means he can reduce swelling and travel in comfort.  Sweet!  These are brand new by 110% and compression lovers are singing it’s praises across the nation.  (We are loving these for stocking stuffers this year.)

Mercury Compression Sox

Hammer Endurolytes and GU Recovery Brew in Orange Pineapple for quick boost of nutrition post workout.  These are easily carried and the GU Brew mixes great with water (and tastes like a delicious dreamcicle, it’s so yummy).  Perfect for bringing to a swim workout and shaking up after jumping out of the water. (Stocking Stuffer alert here people!)

Great ideas and better yet, no crowds to beat just good ole fantastic customer service making shopping a breeze.  Almost makes us want to take a swim in the bay…NOT!  For now we are sticking to the roads.

What are you thinking for the fitness lover in your life?

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