The UB Toner Blog
The Power of Sharing Works. 0
We are knee deep in the month of February. The month known to celebrate love and companionship. As part of our tribute to the month of love, we ran a contest this month that awarded the lucky winner a new UB Toner. Many of you who visit this blog, already own a UB Toner and are therefore aware of all of its upper body firming benefits, but have you shared these benefits with the ones you love?
Getting fit is always easier when you get your friends involved. It holds you accountable, adds a social element to your workouts and helps you stay on track. Using the UB Toner and it’s accompanying exercise routines to tone your upper body is no exception - it’s much more fun when get your friends involved!
Since the UB Toner is a portable fitness device that can be used virtually anywhere, this might mean incorporating one of the 10 minute exercise routines into your regular coffee date with a friend. Or perhaps it simply entails sending others a picture or text message of your recent workout, encouraging (or maybe friendly challenging) them to try it out for themselves.
Workout apps such as RunKeeper, Nike+, Aptiv Fitness and even the Fitbit tracker all allow for the ability to “share” your recent workout or health goal. The popularity of this feature lies in the fact that seeing your friend’s progress is motivating - for all parties involved. The one who has shared their progress feels good about the fact that they are putting their health first and finds comfort in the positive comments they may receive from doing so, whereas those who view the post may be inspired to embark on their own fitness journey, conquer that workout they have been putting off all day or make a better choice in the kitchen that evening.
The power of sharing works.
And, although you may never know if you succeeded in inspiring others, wearing your own fitness accomplishments with pride feels good, which is a huge part of why we have entered on this fitness journey in the first place.
Image via Getty Images.
- Ian Templin
Imagine if.. 0
If there is anything 2016 has taught us, it’s that life is busy. The latest technology trends are allowing us to cram more and more into each day. From apps that create meal plans, the ability to order our groceries online, to the extreme popularity of fitness trackers that remind us how active we have been for the day - times are changing. And the way we think about our sweat sessions, should be no exception.
Workout apps were named by Pop Sugar as one of the number one fitness trends to watch out for in 2017. As Pop Sugar writes “2017 users are needing convenient, do-whenever, wherever-you-are workouts”.
The creators of the popular Beachbody home fitness programs are keeping up with the times with their online program (think Netflix, but fitness). For an annual fee you get access to stream their fitness programs from anywhere in the world, making it virtually inexcusable to miss a workout.
And that’s how exercise should be.
Fast, easy and something we make part of our DAILY routines, no matter where we are or what we are doing. Much like our bodies crave nourishment and sleep, they also require themselves to be worked, each and every day! But, this doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Imagine if we stopped thinking about fitness as a “nice to do” and began to think about it as a “have to do”. Gyms and group fitness classes are a great way to socialize, switch up our routines and have some fun, but they can’t be relied upon to fulfil the fitness needs our bodies require on a daily basis. It just isn’t realistic for most people.
These are the philosophies that I used when I created the UB Toner and why I have successfully been able to make using it a part of my daily routine. Whether it be used as a warm-up to my golf game, something I do before I take my dogs for a walk or a prequel to my run, the UB Toner is there to contribute 10 quick minutes of exercise into my routine each day.
I don’t believe fitness is something we need to “resolve” to do each January or take on for a set period of time - it’s simply a part of my daily life.
Are you ready to join our community and “resolve” not to have to resolve anymore?
UB Toner Creator and Founder
- Ian Templin
Wait until you see what we have in store... 0
We’ve had nothing short of an amazing year here at UB Toner - and we’re happy to say we’re just getting started.
We have so much more planned for our product and our community in 2017. We’re endlessly thankful to have each and every one of you here with us - it really does mean the world to have the opportunity to share the gift of health with you.
We’re pleased to announce changes to our social media pages - with the hopes of being able to provide you with more information than ever before. We’ll tell you all about more ways to use the device, more health and wellness tips, you’ll be the first to know about all of our future sales and promotions and we even have some exciting contest we can’t wait for you to take part in. We look forward to growing our community into a place where we all can discuss the healthy lifestyles we are living. So follow along, and invite your friends too. We’ll be right there beside you as you tackle those exciting new year's health and fitness resolutions.
From us to you, and from our families to yours, Happy Holidays. We’ll see you in 2017, and it’s going to be a great year.
- Ian Templin
Have you gotten out of your comfort zone today? My personal experience as a participant on CBC’s “The Dragon’s Den” 0
To be chosen to appear on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) Dragon’s Den (The Canadian version of Shark Tank for our American friends) last month, was an incredible honour. The CBC is a massive Canadian broadcaster - and Dragon’s Den is one of it’s major primetime programs. Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs pitch their products and ventures to the show’s selection committee across the country. Only a select few ever make it to the show floor - and when I had the chance to feature the UB Toner for a shot towards getting on the show, I knew I had to take that chance - even if it meant throwing myself out of my comfort zone.
During the audition and product pitch, the show’s producers loved the UB Toner - they had smiles on their faces the entire time I demonstrated the device to them. It’s strange, I wasn’t as nervous as I expected myself to be. Although I suppose my strong belief in the product I was pitching helped considerably. I left with a good feeling in my gut - and sure enough, several weeks later, the email I was so hoping for came. I had gotten a spot on the show.
I was going to be pitching to the Dragons on national television. The Dragons are all self-made millionaires - and they invest in products they see a good business opportunity in. My feelings ranged from initial excitement to worry, I was no stranger to educating people on the benefits of the UB Toner, but what I wasn’t accustomed to, was doing this in front of millions of people on national television! This was a BIG deal for me. What drew me most to the opportunity was the fact that it was something I had never done before. I believe we have to do that to ourselves sometimes. It’s good for our minds to shake things up and prove to ourselves we can do things we never thought possible. This wasn’t just about featuring the product for me, it was a personal journey as well.
On came the big day. The sets for the show were massive and intricate, the number of cameras were too many to count. But I stood up there and I spoke with all my heart and soul about a product I knew and loved.
Being able to promote a healthy lifestyle through my work with the UB Toner team is something I am extremely proud of.
Being healthy isn’t just about exercising our bodies. It’s about exploring the limitations of our minds too.
What have you done to thrust yourself out of your comfort zone lately?
- Lise Amy, UB Toner Founder
- Ian Templin
We're Getting the Word Out. 0
It's been a busy few months for us here at the UB Toner. We've been working hard across the board to deliver the best product we possibly can, all while hearing all your feedback. We couldn't be happier with what you've told us, and we'd love to hear from everybody. We're excited looking ahead, as more and more people begin to hear about the UB Toner, and more and more people are seeing the results of our program.
The UB Toner has now been featured in Women Fitness this week, and we're thrilled to see the attention it's getting. If you'd like to see who's talking about the UB Toner, check out our article on Women Fitness:
- Ian Templin