Introducing Limited Edition Scuba Blue

ENELL in Limited Edition Scuba Blue

We are so excited to unveil our latest Limited Edition color for ENELL SPORT: Scuba Blue!

We asked for your votes on the next color, and this blue hue had a resounding win. We still get requests daily for our last Limited Edition color which sold out over a year ago, so please heed our warnings when we say stock is EXTREMELY limited. Once these are sold out, they’re gone for good.

Make a splash in ENELL in Scuba Blue

Purchase your Scuba Blue before there gone online here or at any of the retailers listed below.

ENELL Retailers stocking Scuba Blue: Please call ahead to determine availability as this is subject to change.

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IronGirl Triathlon – Ambassador Race Report

We’re excited to have our first ever set of ENELL Ambassadors on board. These are great trainers, instructors, and bloggers with all different fitness goals. We want to share their great race or fitness event posts with you for both information and inspiration. Ambassador Jill Angie recently completed the IronGirl Columbia Triathlon. Check out her race recap and learn more about the kind of gear she uses. View her post here.

triathlon-report

Meet ENELL Ambassador Jill Angie:

Jill AngieJill Angie is a personal trainer, runner, triathlete, blogger and author, who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size. She is the author of Running With Curves: Why You’re Not Too Fat to Run, and the Skinny on How to Start Today, and also the voice behind the blog Running With Curves.

Once a sedentary corporate desk jockey with over 100 pounds to lose, Jill found confidence and self-love through running (and lost 80 pounds along the way). Still carrying a few extra pounds, she writes about the joys and challenges of being a curvy runner, and shares her experiences, knowledge and expertise to help her clients and readers embrace their inner athlete.

Over the years, Jill’s running career has gone from 5K to triathlon to half-marathon. She credits her Enell bra with turning her running hobby into a full-blown obsession, as well as making it possible to comfortably do inverted poses in her yoga practice. Currently Jill is training for a half-Ironman in 2015, and her Enell bra will be with her every step of the way!


Feeding a Crowd Without Busting Their Guts (or Your Budget)

‘Tis the season for food! Fall, unlike any other point on the calendar, seems to be overwhelmingly about food. Football tailgates, Labor Day, end-of-summer get togethers are just the icing on a very pumpkin-flavored cake that pours right in to school parties, bake sales, Halloween, and the holidays. What’s a figure-minded girl to do? Host!

The hostess with the mostess is the one who can feed a hungry crowd food they love, food that fills and satisfies, without being one more excuse for people to junk out! Whether you host or cater the entire event, or just get to the front of the line to be a primary contributor to the buffet, you’re able to control the menu and ensure not only yourself but everyone there enjoys a better meal.

Here are a few ways you can feed everyone from a hungry football crowd to a family get-together with flavor and variety. These buffet-style offerings fit into a fiscal and calorie budget, travel and transport easily, and are sure to garner you a lot of food coma-induced cheers!

How to feed a crowd without busting their guts (or your budget)

The Baked Potato Bar

One simple way to feed a crowd that’s as health conscious as it is budget conscious is with a baked potato bar. Serve baked sweet potatoes for a nutrition boost alongside grilled chicken, lean pulled pork, grilled fajita vegetables, salsa, fresh avocado, sauteed mushrooms and spinach, steamed broccoli, and shredded cheddar cheese. Everyone gets to build their own while you feel good about serving better comfort food!

The Soup Bar

Set up two or three Crock Pots with different soup options. Start with staples like a turkey and black bean chili, chicken noodle or tomato, and a hearty vegetable stew. Nothing fills and satisfies like soup, stew, and chili, especially as the months shift to cooler temperatures. Steer clear of the cream-based soups, as those are loaded with more fat and calories than you need. Stick to those loaded with veggies and lean proteins, which will fill you up without weighing you down! Serve with homemade pretzel rolls, cornbread, or set up a simple grilled cheese station!

The Burrito Bar

Nothing satisfies as happily or healthfully as a big ‘ole burrito! Offer staples like seasoned brown rice, grilled chicken, pork, and shrimp, and a piping hot bowl of black beans. Then, have some fun! Share two or three salsa options — the fresh salsas in the produce section will save you time and come ready-to-serve! Roasted squashes, grilled peppers and onions, chopped cilantro, and a pile of monterrey jack cheese will bring it together. Don’t forget the homemade guacamole, and wrap up the whole mess in a few different kinds of tortillas, like spinach and sundried tomato.

What’s your favorite dish to make for a crowd?


The Simple Swaps That Make Tailgating a Tasty, Guilt-Free Affair

Fans have been waiting since February to hear the words “football season.” With college and NFL teams returning to the field, it’s time to restock the cheek tattoos and dust off the crock pot — you’ve got some tailgating to do! Some 35 percent of football fans love their tailgate parties so much, they never actually make it inside the stadium! While the players inside are burning through one heck of a workout, the rest of us, well, we’re just burning through a lot of food.

Healthy Tailgating Swaps

Football is a notoriously food-focused sport; so much so that its Super Bowl rivals only Thanksgiving as the biggest food consumption day of the year. During the big game people can take down some 2,000 calories — and we’ll wager a winning bet that most Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the fall don’t look much different.

A few minor adjustments to your tailgate plans will ensure you stay in fighting shape all season long.

The Burger Swap. Go ahead and fire up the grill — what’s a tailgate without it? Load it with seasoned turkey burgers, bbq chicken breasts, or even italian turkey brats instead of the same ‘ole hot dog and burger. The trimmer meat options will save tons of calories and fat without sacrificing an ounce of flavor.

The Dip Swap. Hot, gooey queso is a gut busting calorie bomb just waiting to go off! The first serving alone can be more than 700 calories! A homemade spinach and artichoke dip with fresh veggies, reduced fat cream cheese, and a quality parmesan can be a satisfying replacement. Can’t skip the ranch? Use a season packet with low-fat plain Greek yogurt to mix your own, rather than the gloop in the bottle.

The Beer Swap. A cooler full of beer may be a higher requirement than wearing the right team colors, just fill it with cold ones that won’t weigh you down. Avoid the beer belly by sipping ultra light beers that come in at or under 100 calories. Sip and shout alongside the guys without necessarily looking like one of the guys. Between beers, sip flavored seltzer waters to stay hydrated and reduce temptation to reach for another brewski.

The Veg Swap. Don’t just veg out in a lawn chair or hammock, actually veg out the food spread. A veggie tray is easy, predictable, but give yourself and guests some fun options to fill up on before the main course. Roasted and seasoned green beans, fresh salsa loaded with black beans and corn, homemade guacamole, and grilled skewers with veggies and pineapple make some crowd pleasing appetizers and sides. Grill peppers and onions to top burgers and brats.

The Couch Potato Swap. It’s easy to spend four hours as an armchair quarterback, but put yourself in the game instead! Join the friendly round of football with friends instead of standing back to cheer. Take a walk during halftime instead of refilling your plate. Run, don’t walk, to help carry the heavy load to and from the truck.

Do you have a favorite tailgating snack?


8 Accessories Cyclists in the Know Won’t Ride Without

Just take a walk or just ride a bike. We hear it all the time, some of the simplest exercises in the world are the healthiest for you. Championed for significant cardiovascular and fitness benefits, as well as accessibility, activities like cycling are equally touted for their affordability. In the beginning, at least!

8 Accessories Cyclists in the Know Won’t Ride Without

However, the more committed you become to riding, the longer your routes become, there’s a unique set of bells and whistles you’re going to need to invest in.

For cyclists, the accessories and gear needed for longer than a ride around the neighborhood a couple of times a week can be extensive. That’s not to put you off at all, if anything, the gear makes the ride that much more inviting. Those bells and whistles make your rides stronger, more comfortable, safer, and more productive.

We polled leisure cyclists to the more intense triathletes, and this is what they won’t ride without.

Stronger

  • Insulated water bottles, which will “keep my water from tasting like hot tea,” advised Lacy Hansen. A hydrated ride is a better ride, as your muscles aren’t as likely to cramp up. As well, you’ll stay cooler throughout the ride.

More Comfortable

  • Padded shorts keep your bum cushioned against those hard, narrow seats. “It makes your butt look funny, but trust me, you won’t care after one long ride without them!” reported Gina Nutile.
  • Sports Bras keep the ladies out of your way while you’re on the road. There’s still enough bounce, jostle, and opportunity for rubbing on a bike as in a gym class. Avoid that nightmare altogether with the ENELL LITE, which is ideal for cyclists.

Safer

  • Helmets are a must and one place you should truly make an investment. There’s nothing else between your head and the ground when the unexpected happens.
  • Sunscreen that stands up to sweat and the distance. Just “don’t put sunscreen on your forehead under your helmet. It will get into your eyes and ruin your life!” cautions Amy Hamilton.
  • Front and Rear Bike Flashers because, as Adrian Ornelas put simply, you “gotta stay visible!”

Productive

  • Lace locks allow for a faster transition. You won’t get hung up in loose shoes or, worse, untied shoes. There are actual “locks” from a variety of brands; there’s also a specific lace lock technique you can try yourself.
  • Clip shoes that double as hiking shoes, allowing you to walk around, stay clipped, and not have to mess with a change of shoes.