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Vive Health carries basic health products for all types of people and lifestyles. From shoe insoles to walkers or running aids, they have you covered. You can now enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Vive Health! Open to US only. Runs 10/25-11/8. and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Garage Fit Workout With Wood Gymnastic Rings and Medicine Ball

Being healthy is something that is so important to us. I have said it in many posts before but, Aron ans I have lost almost 200 lbs together since we mover here.  Between the 2 of us, that the weight of another full figured person. We are both very happy with our results. It's been about 2 years since I have lost anything more. I'm hovering around the same size but, I haven't gained any of it back so that's a plus.

We like finding new ways to work on keeping us healthy. There are a lot of awesome ways to work on being more active and getting moving. My niece wants to be a gymnast so bad. She dances, flips, rolls, cartwheels, and D-somethings all over the front yard with our youngest daughter every time she's here. I watch in amazement thinking for sure I would break an arm, leg, or neck if I tried something like that that. I can cartwheel, that's the extent of my limberness.

When we had the opportunity to work with Garage Fit on some really cool stuff, this is a great way to get the whole family involved without having to leave the house. Garage Fit offers so many unique work out products including Battle Ropes, Foam Rollers, Pull up Bands, Soccer Equipment, Gymnastic Rings, Plyo Boxes, Indian Clubs, Sandbag Training, Shaker Bottles, Supplement Funnels, and Jump Ropes.

We were able to work with them on a review of Gymnastic Rings and a Medicine Ball.

The Gymnastic Rings are so cool to say the least. These are made for all kinds of exercises and made to fit almost all hands, another good thing is no chalk is needed. I was reading about all of the awesome stuff that can be done with these and it's awesome really. It brings the gym home with you. The quality you would expect taking a gymnastics class at home.

I know that is a huge deal for me. When I want to work out, I don't want to embarrass myself by wiping out or doing it wrong and someone laugh. That is an immediate discouragement for me. With a weight limit of over 550 pounds, they are awesome for any age to get started.

Recommended exercises for these rings Muscle Ups, Ring Rows, Ring Dips, Ring Flys, Bulgarian Pull Ups. There are a lot of awesome resources out there if you want to check them out just search "How to Use Wooden Gymnastics Rings" on Google or just click the link :)  and it will give you a bunch of video's and other great info.

The Medicine Ball is also very cool. It's really awesome for core exercises. If you search "Exercises with a Medicine Ball for Abs" it will show so many awesome easy things to do to get you in the best shape ever.

Some exercises that will keep you on your best include:

Rock and Roll Up
Lunge With Overhead Press
Lunge With Twist
Squat Press and Throw
Reverse Swing
Single-Leg Squat
Reaching Romanian Dead-lift
Single-Leg Hip Bridge

The medicine ball is really easy to handle and easy to catch. Me and Aron were tossing it back and forth and within a few minutes, I could really feel it in my core. It's pretty cool that just tossing a ball, as simple as tossing a ball can make a difference in my body. I love it.

I received this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. If you have any questions about this product, please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Halo Rover Review Awesome Hoverboard #HaloRover

I love being a mom. There are so many perks that come along with being a parent. I mean really. We get the awesome fulfillment of molding a little human into an awesome adult, we get to experience the  unconditional love of another person, a connection that can never be explained with words. All of that is amazing and a life long thing. There are also many other perks that are instant.

These things are awesome. A few examples of the crazy amazing parenting perks, checking Halloween candy a.k.a., picking out the good stuff- that may be poisonous HAHAHA), setting up the electronics a.k.a. playing with them for 2 days first, and then witnessing the first trip on a Halo Rover. Yes, I laughed until I almost had an accident.

I have been fortunate enough to work with HALO on a few promotions now and this one I believe has been my favorite. I'm not just sharing information with you, I get to review and evaluate the HALO Rover. The joy in this is more than I feel like I will be able to express in words.

Abby and Cassie have had a blast since it arrived. How it went when we got it, Cassie was the brave one. She wanted on it as quick as her feet could balance, I was having to hold her back while I was reading the instructions. 

Meanwhile, Abby chanting next to me- Please let Cass go first, Please let Cass go first! Giggling the whole way. She was describing in detail the ways she thought she was going to wipe out.

Well, I let Cassie go first astounded, no wipeout! She was pretty easy to get balanced. She put one foot on, it beeped, she put the other one on and I held her hands until she got used to standing on it. It was a slow go at first but she was riding through the house and spinning in circles in no time flat.

This self-balancing scooter is so easy to operate too. The power button is on the back along with the charging port. If it needs to be reset, just push and hold the power button. It's so easy. There is no code or calibration process. It does it all by itself. What I think is awesome, the max weight is 264 lbs. All of us can ride on it. 

The smart balance board even offers Bluetooth. It's so easy to track. The Halo Rover Mobile App  makes it so easy to do some really cool stuff. Playing music back while you ride is really awesome. Requires Android 4.3 and up. 
  • Track Riding History
  • Track Speed and Battery Life
  • Choose Beginner or Advanced Mode (start with beginner until you are comfortable)
  • Personalize your board.
This is just so cool!! I love the safety factor. This has been tested top to bottom and I am so happy with the worry safe guarantee. I don't have to worry about battery or body damage.

UL 2272 Safety Certified
Halo Guard Scratch Protector
Certified Firesafe LG Batteries
UL Safety Inspection Passed Certificate

Okay, so that's some fun stuff about the hover board. From a mom's point of view do you want to hear some very amazing stuff? Oh yes, I have found the one thing that BOTH, Yes, BOTH of my girls love this so much, I have scammed a few chores. Not just that, togetherness without fighting, arguing, or blaming.

I went to their room awhile ago and said "hey guys, I'm trying to get caught up on some of my stuff, can you guys wash up the dishes and wipe off the counters? If you can get it all done in 15 minutes, I will let you ride the hoverboard.

They rushed me out of the way and Cass washed dishes while Abby cleared the counters, they worked together and had it done in 10 minutes. I was amazed!! I think for the next month at least I am going to hold this thing hostage and use it as needed.

Do you know what I accomplished in the little while I let them ride it? They are playing together, taking turns, laughing- A Lot!, and making plans. These girls are so into technology that if eating, bathing and personal hygiene weren't an issue, I don't think they would move. 

That being said, in the past few days, they would rather use the Halo Rover. They have made up dances, chased each other, and are now asking to go to the park. WHAT? My Kids? Communicate without death threats? Go outside in the sunlight without bribery? This is really awesome. With the All-terrain capabilities and water resistance, it doesn't matter where they take this thing, they can go! 

My biggest worry was them getting hurt on something like this. The smart balance wheel keeps the on without them losing balance and falling off. This is really a great gift idea.

There is a special promotion going on for our awesome readers (and your friends if you want to share) $25 off until December 31st, 2016. Use code "AARLREVIEWS". Thank you HALO for being so awesome!!

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I received this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected]

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A Gitta On-The-Go Stroller Organizer Giveaway

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Getting Healthy Is Just a Spray Away #vitaminsprays

Being healthy is so important. We are in cold and flu season. Staying above the sickness is pretty rough and sometimes unavoidable. What we do to keep us the best that we can is vitamins and dietary supplements. Misol is a brand that takes into consideration all of the things that we need in a fast absorbing easy to use vitamins. We received 2 products from Misol. The Misol D3 and the Misol B12 sprays.

Aron's doctor recommended him to take vitamins about 2 years ago. We found out he wasn't absorbing his vitamins the way he should be. It's scary to think that the things that you count on to make your body healthy aren't working the way you had expected them to. We need him to be healthy.

Misol offers supplements in a spray instead of a pill form. It's so neat. The spray cuts down on time and increases the amount that is absorbed. The only way to get more out of it is to get it in intravenous form.
From the chart above you can see what I mean. A tablet, capsule, and gel cap are the most popular at the stores. I have always taken my vitamins in those forms until we found out about the absorption rate and how much we were not getting out of it.

The spray is easy to use and is easy to add into our diets. 2 sprays per serving are all it takes and there are 100 servings per bottle.

What makes this so awesome for us is there is no funky indigestion or bad tasting burps. No constipation or diarrhea. That's a huge factor in if we will be sticking to a new regimen. We have bought so many vitamins and out of all of them, we have been able to stick with maybe half. The rest get stuffed in the bathroom cabinet or passed off to family and friends that might want to try it out.

These ones definitely pass the text. The minty taste isn't overpowering and is very tolerable.

I received these for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. if you have any questions about these products please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected]

THank you for stopping by and checking us out. We are very personally interested in products for a healthier us. We publicly share our adventure with everyone we can. If you are a person trying to find the best things for yourself, a company trying to get your product out there, please feel free to contact us.

If you have any suggestions about products you would like to see on Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews, please let us know  :)  Have a geat day!

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer For Anyone! #Bayer

I'm always on the go. When I'm not running after kids, running kids to band, girl scouts, after school programs, cooking, cleaning and the dreaded folding laundry, I'm at my desk working on awesome blog stuff. To be honest, my back hurts sometimes.

While reaching out to companies for great gift ideas, I had the opportunity to work with Bayer on a review of Aleve Direct Therapy. This is so much more targeted and easy to use than a regular TENS Unit. There are no wires at all. The unit sticks on with the gel pads and the remote is wireless too. Nothing but reliable convenience. 

Bayer's Aleve Direct Therapy Tens Device (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Simulation) is made for sore and aching muscles. What makes it so awesome is it's drug-free. There is no worry about too much, too little, too close together or mixing it with anything else.

The gel pads that come with the set can be used 2-3 times depending on skin type and a few other factors. This can be used with other pain medicines too so you can rely on a second treatment without worrying about overdoing it. 

Something that is very convenient is, it's ready to use. The batteries are in the box. This is one of those products that you are not going to buy it unless you need it. Being able to open the box and open it immediately is a great feature. No searching through the house for batteries, robbing the tv remote batteries or making a second trip to the store, it's all right here in one box, ready to go.

The safety seal is a nice bonus. I have seen the sticker so many times on products, all the time really. This one has a fastener/rivet to keep it sealed and the pieces in place. Very nice addition to my peace of mind.

Bayer's Aleve Direct Therapy Tens Device makes a great gift idea. So many people have back pain and still have to keep pushing through. Being able to have and in be in control of something so discrete that can be worn under your clothes so much more than convenient. I know personally how much a back ache can slow a day down.

Aleve has also made it possible to save up to $10. There are a few different options for coupons and to get exclusive offers and information.  Sign up online at (24/7) or call 1-800-395-0689 (M-F 9 AM-5 PM ET)

ADT was designed so it can be worn comfortably throughout the day on the user’s lower back, and even during some physical activities (like baking Holiday cookies, perhaps)! • The 30-minute treatment is ideal for quick use, enabling users to feel relaxed, pain-free, and ready to enjoy seasonal festivities. • A wireless remote allows users to easily adjust the intensity of the waveform TENS technology, which utilizes electrical nerve stimulation to block the body’s pain signals and releases endorphins in affected areas. • Whether you’re shopping way in advance or at the last minute, ADT can be conveniently purchased over-the-counter at all major retailers. Gift buyers can pick up Aleve Direct Therapy in their annual drugstore-gift haul for just $49.99 – 59.99.

I received this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. If you have any questions about this product, please feel to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected]  


Learning to Bake with Handstand Kitchen

We have been gearing up and getting ready to go Full Swing into the holiday season here on Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews. I love our Gift Guide already and I have barely gotten started!! I am so excited over this set, really really excited.

Well, through other posts you may know that Aron is our chef around here. I try very hard and well, it doesn't always show in the finished product. :) If trying made our taste bro's dance and sing then we would have a concert. It doesn't and, we don't.

Cassie is following right in his footsteps. She loves to cook. She is begging for the day she gets to make us dinner all by herself. She has mastered the lunch plate and makes awesome desserts by following the directions on the box. Another talent that I lack.

We are working with Handstand Kitchen on some truly amazing kids cooking sets that any kid will enjoy. They sent us the 17 Piece Intro to Baking Set, 9 piece Authentic Pizzeria Pizza Making Set, and last but not least, my favorite for sure, Cookies for Santa Set!

Each one of these sets is the complete with the utensils for preparing the baked goods as well as the dishes included in baking them. It's so neat!

17 Piece Intro to Baking Set 

Set Includes:
Loaf pan
Rolling pin
Pastry brush, 
Mixing spoon
6 Silicone cupcake liners 
5 Recipe cards

This set has everything needed to getting started in the kitchen. My daughter loves baking and experimenting with recipes. Giving her the freedom to manage the ingredients, prepare the batter, and finally, fill the pans and bake have been so much fun. 

9 Piece Authentic Pizzeria Pizza Making Set

Set Includes:
Pizza pan
Pizza cutter
Rolling pin 
pizza server
5 recipe cards
(Recipes include dough from scratch, whole wheat dough, tomato sauce.)

The Pizza Set is a blast. We love Pizza. Making homemade pizza is something we do as a whole family. Cassie had so much fun and made her very own personal sized pizza. She said hers tasted better than mine because so much more work went into hers. 

I love the pizza cutter. She has used our regular sized one before but I hover because I am afraid she will hurt herself. This one has a cover that is easy to manage and she's not afraid of it. I love watching her confidence increase. 

Cookies for Santa Set
Set Includes
4 Cookie cutters
4 cookie presses, 
Cookie turner Frosting bottle
Mixing spoon
Pastry brush
5 recipe cards

This Set is the special one I have not taken out to show her yet.  This is SO COOL!!! I'm thinking I am going to hold this set hostage until Christmas break. All of the pieces are perfect for the Santa Cookies.

There is a special thing Cassie and my mom has, every year with making cookies for Santa. This is going to make it that much more special. With the help of Grammy, she is going to help Cassie write the recipes for her special cookies. Sugar, chocolate chip, and the most special of all, Grammy's special cookies, Snowman Butts.

I love all of the sets. I think making fun memories in the kitchen is a beautiful thing. I cherish all of my stories from the other side of the mixing bowl.  
In addition to being able to share this awesome product review with you, we are hosting a giveaway for our readers. One awesome reader will have their choice of sets as a prize. 
Intro to Baking Set 
Cookies for Santa Set
Authentic Pizzeria Pizza Making Set 

Please check back soon so you can enter to win your set. 

I received this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. If you have any questions about this product please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected]