Perfect Bar Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: Product was supplied to me by Perfect Bar for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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It can be challenging sometimes to find products that have quality ingredients that I feel good about eating myself and giving to my family. When I heard about this organic, non-gmo, vegan, gluten free, complex carbohydrate containing, and soy free product called the Perfect Bar it seemed a little to good to be true. Until I tasted it. Holy yum! These bars are fantastic!

Perfect Bar is an awesome snack for families on the go! They feature a high-powered protein from organic almond and peanut butter, 20+ organic whole food ingredients and contain no chemical preservatives or refined sugars. They are simply sweetened with honey. Their bars come in 7 amazing flavors. Did I also mention that they are NON-gmo, soy protein free and gluten free!

Perfect Bar is like a stealthy ninja. With each bar containing 20 super foods like kale, spinach, alfalfa, and celery you and your kids will be eating and enjoying vegetables without even knowing it. My two old thinks that these are a dessert and loves to eat them for a snack.

You might have missed these bars at your local health food stores because they aren’t sold alongside the other nutrition bars. Perfect Bars are kept in the refrigerated section, and if you live in Arizona and shop at Sprouts like we do you will find these bars next to the eggs.

We typically buy a package of Perfect Bar’s at Costco, you can find them in the refrigerated section. The Costco pack comes with 4 Peanut Butter, 4 Almond Butter, and 4 Cranberry Crunch. Perfect Bar was kind enough to send me sample packs so I was able to test and try out all the flavors.

My all time favorite flavor is the Peanut Butter and my new found favorite is the vegan friendly Almond Coconut. Here are the ingredients and nutritional information for both of these bars.

Peanut Butter Ingredients

Peanut Butter

Almond Coconut Ingredients

Almond Coconut

Thank you Perfect Bar for creating a quality product that I feel good about feeding to my family! My toddler loves your bars and so do I!

Perfect Bar was very kind and generously offered to giveaway sample packs to 5 readers! That means 5 of you will be able to try out all the flavors as well. The sample pack contains 1 full size bar in each flavor plus a mini Peanut Butter bar and a mini Almond Butter bar. This giveaway will run for a week and the winners will be announced next Friday on August 22nd!

If want to try these for yourself be sure to enter the giveaway, check your local health food store, or order the bars online. Perfect bar will ship them to your home with an ice pack to keep them cool.

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Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

Josh and I love CrossFit workouts and I have been really excited to try the new Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0! With a two year old and a newborn CrossFit workouts are quick and efficient and allow us to still work up a great sweat in a short amount of time. Be sure to check out the end of this post because I am sharing one of my favorite CrossFit Inspired WODs.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

When I took these shoes out of the box I might have squealed a little. Then I put them on my feet and happily discovered that not only do they look cool but they are also lightweight and breathable.

The sole is also super flexible which surprised me. When I first took them out of the box the shoe felt a little stiff but once I got them on my feet I quickly discovered that the CrossFit Nano 4.0′s have the perfect balance of stability and flexibility.

For those of you who have worn the Nano 3.0′s, here is a brief overview of the differences you will find in the Nano 4.0′s. The re-engineered duracage – protective layer on outside of the shoe  - make these shoes lighter and more flexible. In addition the mesh is more open and breathable allowing for optimal range of motion.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 Duracage

And to be totally honest I really love that the Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0 offers a variety of different color combinations so you can let your personality shine.

These shoes are the perfect fit for a WOD! They offer enough support and flexibility for a few short sprints, the soles were designed to offer stability and balance when doing heavier lifts, and because things can get a little crazy during these types of workouts a few protective elements have been added to this shoe. The toes have been wrapped for extra durability and the RopePro protection wrap on the side of the shoe provides support against your shoes getting tore up should you be climbing ropes.

Thanks Reeebok for designing a comfortable CrossFit shoe!

If you are looking to get your WOD on try the following workout…

CrossFit Inspired WODYou will be sore, sweaty, and hopefully smiling knowing that you just completed a challenging workout. If you are just starting out or getting back into an exercise routine just start out with 1-2 rounds, no need to do all 6. I promise you will still get sweaty.

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Sportball – Sports Instruction for Kids

Disclosure: This is an unsolicited and unpaid review. I received this product in exchange for highlighting Sportball. All opinions are my own.

Sportball LogoSeveral months before our baby girl was born I knew that I wanted to find a fun program for Caden to participate in. He was a few months shy of his second birthday and it can sometimes be hard to find classes and programs for this age group.

I was looking in our local parks and recreation brochure when I saw a class that caught my eye…

SPORTBALL JUNIOR (16 MONTHS – 2 YEARS)

Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf and Football
This 45 minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level.

This sounded like the perfect class for Caden! Without thinking twice he was signed up for his first session, and he LOVED it! Not only did he love it
but so did we. Both Josh and myself were amazed at how well this program is organized! Each week a different sport is introduced to the class by their Coach, parents must stay with their child the entire time and sign in/out of each class, and in addition to being introduced to sports there is also emphasis placed on cleaning up, sharing, and teamwork.

Now if you are like me I couldn’t quite wrap my head around how our little guy was going to be introduced to a few of these sports. The idea of giving little people hockey sticks and baseball bats seemed kinda like a bad idea. Until I was able to see how it worked. Before the Coach introduces a new skill everyone goes and sits on the “magic line”. In our class this was against the wall. Once the skill set has been introduced everyone gets their own set of equipment and has time to practice. When the allotted time is up the Coach blows the whistle and everyone is told to freeze. Then it is time to clean up and put away the equipment and go sit on the magic line again. From there another skill or activity will be introduced.

I loved that the program included stretching, so cute to see kids stretching, story time, and bubbles. It was the perfect balance! I felt that Caden got so much out of his session! I knew I would need to wait to sign Caden up for another session until after the baby was born and he is currently enrolled in…

PARENT & CHILD (2-5 YEARS)

Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf and Football
Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our range of Multi-Sport programs. Sportball Junior, Parent & Child and Me & My Dad programs teach children important introductory physical skills and help them develop confidence in their abilities. The programs also help adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Classes focus on refining, rehearsing and repeating skills and playing games in a fun, creative, noncompetitive environment. Classes are conducted once a week in 45-minute sessions – just the right length of time for active little minds and bodies.

This session has been very similar to Sportball Junior. The main difference is that the beginning of the class does not include a story and songs. Each session ends with the Sportball cheer led by the coach and echoed by the participants.

LIFE IS GREAT (LIFE IS GREAT). LIFE IS FUN (LIFE IS FUN).

WE’RE AT SPORTBALL (WE’RE AT SPORTBALL). AND WE’RE NUMBER ONE (AND WE’RE NUMBER ONE)! 

We have been so pleased with this program! Our last class we learned about basketball. Caden loves basketball. He was able to practice dribbling, shooting, and passing the ball.

Sportball Parent & Child

Sportball offers programs for children ages 16 months – 12 years old. The programs focus on the development of gross motor skills, along with balance, strength, coordination, stamina and timing. I am so excited that we enrolled Caden in this program so young because he will be able to enjoy it for many more years.

Want to sign your child up for Sportball? To view schedules in your area click HERE. If you live in Arizona there are numerous locations that offer this program including: schools, churches, recreation centers, preschools, and local parks. Sportball has programs in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert.

In addition to the awesome weekly classes that Sportball offers they also can be booked for birthday parties and special events.  These can be arranged to fit your schedule. For local residents check out the following flyer for details and pricing.

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We are excited to continue to watch Caden enjoy this program. I highly recommend Sportball! I am so thankful for the ability to enroll my toddler in a quality class that encourages physical activity and also reinforces concepts and skills, like cleaning up and sharing, that we are working on at home.

You can follow Sportball on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

PS…Coach Robyn, if you are reading this, Caden can’t wait to see you in class! He asks us several times a week if we are going to see Coach today.

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