Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weighted Walking Vest from Empower Fitness Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors!

Glad to see you out At the Fence today! We are visiting Chicago again and it is chilly, damp, and windy out. Empower Fitness sent me this great item to Get Out and Get Active. It is a Weighted Walking Vest. You can adjust the weight from 4-8 lbs. It is really quite comfortable to wear whether you are walking, jogging, or just working around the house. I am starting to walk and my 24 year old daughter walks every morning. She has also enjoyed using my new vest. To begin with, although not very important, I like the color! The weighted vest is not so large as to be an inconvenience. It was designed with simplicity. There is a built in weight of 4 lbs. and then there are an additional 4 lbs. that you can add as desired. There are pockets that velcro shut to hold the extra weights.




This is the back view. There is a reflective strip for safety purposes.



Here is the view from the front. There are 4 small reflective strips. The vest has a belt that clips in the front to hold the vest in place, although my daughter prefers not to use this and the vest still stays in place.



The weights (1 lb. each), can be placed in the pockets as needed. There are two in the center of the back, and one on each side in the front.


Just the added weight will help you to become more physically fit. The vest helps you to burn more calories in less time.

Are you thinking about starting an exercise program? Then one of these vests would be great for you. Put it on and start walking! Adjust the weight to suit your needs. Want a light day? Remove the weights. Want a little more of a workout, stick the extra weights in. The vest is designed to fit sizes 2-16, but I will tell you that I am larger than that and wear it with the belt unhooked. There is no exercise easier than walking. Pick a good time of day for you to start and stick with it. Have an mp3 player with some music, map out a route and then stick to it. I have heard it said, if you can continue something for 30 days it will become a habit. So don't give up! You can order the vest through the website for $39.99 plus tax and shipping. Or you could enter to try to win one.

Empower Fitness:

"Empower has been developed by Fitness EM to help women lead an active, healthy lifestyle by providing fitness & wellness solutions designed specifically for their needs. We recognize that women have unique health and fitness goals as well as time pressures and commitments that challenge them to fulfill these goals. We also recognize the incredible health benefits of exercise and want all women to enjoy these amazing benefits too! We realize there are all kinds of quick fix weight loss and workout programs available to you in the marketplace and that this can be very confusing and even overwhelming. Our goal is to be your long term partner and empower you with knowledge and tools so you can control your own destiny and stay on the path to becoming more active and healthy."

There will be 2 winners in this giveaway. The first will receive the Weighted Walking Vest. The second will receive a Core Ball.

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Empower Fitness website and then leave a comment here letting me know which product you would like to try sometime. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 5/30 at 11:00 PM CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA Only)

Extra Entries:


1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Follow me on Twitter, At the Fence. Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

7. Tell me in a comment what you presently do to stay physically fit. (Walk, jog, workout, tennis, etc). 1 entry

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Weighted Walking Vest for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Empower Fitness website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

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tannawings said...

I really like the vest you reviewed, but also like their kettleballs- I have always been curious about them.

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tannawings said...

I am a former runner (years ago) gone walker- I usually have a dog with me now. In the winter I use walking videos to stay fit!
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tawndam said...

the vest is intriguing... and I also want to try out the Scented Stress Balls

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...I have 'medical issues' so I can't do a lot on a regular basis due to pain &/or fatigue... but I walk when I can and do what I can... and, a lot of things I probably shouldn't... but am stubborn sometimes... ;-)

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Amy V said...

I had a baby 4 mo ago and before that I was very active-working out at home to fitness dvds for 45min-1hr 5 days/week. Now, I get it in when I can-usually 10-15 min at a time. I also like to go for walks w/ him.

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Mel said...

I would like to try the 5lb Pair 2-Pack Dumbbells
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Presently I am careful about my calorie intake and I walk/job 3 times a week.
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kerismommy said...

I'd love to try kettle bells

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I walk 5 times a week.

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I'd like to try the core ball!
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Hope said...

I usually do a kettlebell workout, but also like to walk or bike!

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Steph said...

To stay physically fit I workout to Bob Harpers Inside Out Method DVDs. I also workout with NFL Training Camp for Wii and Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout for Xbox 360.
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amweeks said...

I'd love to try out their 5lb Kettlebell with DVD!

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I love walking for a mile or two each morning when I get up!

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Nitric Pure said...

What a good looking vest and it is not just a vest. It will be a great help for all who wanted to lose weight. Thanks for posting this one, its a help for me especially. two thumb's up!