Health & Fitness

By Jasmin Guleria

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got gift options for the techy in your life, the adventurous lover, or the chocolate and booze-loving friend. Then again, you can always splurge and buy any of these for yourself because let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little self-love.

Liberator Bedroom Adventure Gear, a luxury and love-style brand that celebrates intimacy by inspiring romantic imagination, opens a new chapter in its bedroom story with the launch of the FreeStyle. This product employs angles to make sexual activity easier and more enjoyable, while doubling as a piece of home gym equipment that can facilitate a variety of workouts such as yoga and Pilates.

The FreeStyle is available in a variety of colors and fabrics, with or without D-ring clips for resistance bands – or cuffs, depending on the type of desired “exercise”. On the workout side of things, its incline of 27 degrees makes exercises either twice or half as challenging as doing the same exercises on the floor, so it is perfect for both beginner and advanced athletes. Available at http://www.liberator.com

If your sweetheart was one of the people waiting in line at the Apple store in anticipation of the iPhone’s release, you’ll probably make his day by gifting him with iTMP’s SMHEART LINK. This little piece of technology communicates with a variety of fitness sensors and sends information like heart rate and calories burned to the iPhone, turning this technology-driven cell phone into the ultimate fitness metrics monitor. Order it now from 
www.SMHEARTLINK.com or call 805.504.0066 for more info.

Whether you’re mixing drinks for your sweetie or having a girls night in with your ladies, ditch the standard “champagne and strawberries” motif for something healthier with p.i.n.k. vodka, the world’s first ultra-premium imported vodka from Holland. This cutely packaged vodka is flawlessly infused with caffeine and guarana and contains no unpleasant after-taste, additional calories or carbs, giving you that Red Bull and vodka feeling without the additional calories. Try it on the rocks, mixed with soda, or shaken in martinis. Martini-challenged?

Try this festive lip-smacking concoction on the 14th:

p.i.n.k. skinny martini
1½ oz p.i.n.k. vodka
1½ oz Enviga™ berry tea
1 oz low calorie white cranberry juice
¼ oz Cointreau

Combine p.i.n.k. vodka, cranberry juice and
Cointreau over chipped ice and shake well.
Strain into a well-chilled martini glass.
Top with Enviga™ berry tea.
Garnish with 3 raspberries.
Available at liquor stores everywhere or go to http://www.pinkspirits.com/#/buy/locate/ to find bars that serve this delight.

What would Valentine’s Day be like without something dark and decadent? As we all know by now, dark chocolate is the way to go when you’re indulging. Full of heart-healthy antioxidants, you’re doing a body good by indulging from time to time. We love Sweet Bliss’ Poppin Lips, a medley of dark and white Belgian lip-shaped chocolate covered in Pop Rocks. Yum. Lip-biting just got even more tantalizingly tingly.

(We also love these Dark Chocolate and Caramel Hearts!)
Check out http://www.sweetbliss.com to order this and other Valentine’s goodies online or to find a store that has them near you.

Originally published February 2009
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