• REMINDERS FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES TO STAY HEALTHY AT SCHOOL & AT PLAY
  • This entry was posted in Toys on December 18, 2015

  • The lifestyle habits learned and developed during childhood often become lifelong habits. This is why instilling healthy habits and safe behavior for your little ones from an early age is so important. The sooner you begin reminding them of what is healthy and safe in their everyday routine, they will naturally recognize right from wrong, safe from unsafe, and healthy from unhealthy. You teach them these lessons and trust them to make the right choices when playing with friends and when they are at school.

    Staying Healthy

    - Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once.
    - Make healthy food choices. Have a fruit or vegetable with every meal and choose healthy snack options.
    - Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after every meal, after using the restroom, after recess, and more often when you are sick or getting a cold.
    - Drink plenty of liquids. Stay hydrated with water throughout the day especially when playing.
    - Get active. At least 30 minutes of exercise and fresh air every day.

    Playing Safe

    - Look both ways before crossing the street, or crossing in front of a driveway.
    - Use all playground equipment as it was meant to be played on. No going up the slides or standing on the swings.
    - When riding a bike always wear safety gear and a properly fitted helmet.
    - Wear sneakers for recess and outdoor playtime.
    - Dress appropriately for the playground. Remove necklaces, purses, scarves or clothing with drawstrings that can get caught on equipment and pose a strangulation hazard.
    - No pushing, crowding or shoving.

    Limit the time playing video games and watching TV each day.

    Elementary age children are at an extremely important age mentally, emotionally and physically. Giving them these helpful reminders will ensure they are learning and growing into smart and healthy adolescents.




  • WHY ACTIVE GIFTS ARE GREAT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  • This entry was posted in Toys on December 17, 2015

  • It’s no secret that active people live healthier - and often longer - lives. Since you want your loved ones to not only stick around for as long as possible, but enjoy and make the most of their lives, active gifts are the ultimate way to show you care.

    There’s an active present appropriate for everyone on your list. Just make sure the gift matches up to their interests and fitness level. An avid runner might love a new pair of sneakers, while someone just getting into fitness might be interested in a step-monitoring device to help them on the journey toward better health.

    From improving wellness, to encouraging fun and adventure, here are a few reasons why you should consider active gifts for your loved ones this season.

    1) They’re fun. Kids love anything that gets them moving, and adults savor the chance to let loose, play, and relax. No need to wait – active gifts are often the first ones put to use on Christmas morning, with outdoor walks and adventures frequently part of holiday family traditions. Table tennis sets, and bikes, scooters, and other toys all make great active gifts.

    2) Active presents send an inspiring message. Regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and even cancer in your loved ones. Encourage them to improve their lives with functional and fun presents that can make a momentous difference in their wellbeing.

    3) Movement makes happiness. Exercise helps us process and handle stress more effectively. Regular movement puts things in perspective, and helps people see the world in a larger scope. Setting and achieving fitness goals creates a confidence that transfers over to many others areas of life – from school, to work, to personal relationships. Give a gift that will guarantee greater life satisfaction.

    4) Activities make memories. Items that involve activities are the best presents, because they give something that’s hard to lose or top – memories. Active gifts give families and friends ways to bond, explore, and grow together in good health.

    5) They’re unique. It’s easy to forget who gave you a mug or a gift card, but you’ll always remember who gave you a fitness gadget or toy you use at least once a week.

    From outdoor games to exercise equipment, help your friends and family reach their optimum levels of health and happiness this holiday season with gifts from KETTLER USA that incite adventure, inspire growth, and foster confidence. It’s no contest: active gifts are the best!

    It’s no secret that active people live healthier - and often longer - lives. Since you want your loved ones to not only stick around for as long as possible, but enjoy and make the most of their lives, active gifts are the ultimate way to show you care.

    There’s an active present appropriate for everyone on your list. Just make sure the gift matches up to their interests and fitness level. An avid runner might love a new pair of sneakers, while someone just getting into fitness might be interested in a step-monitoring device to help them on the journey toward better health.

    From improving wellness, to encouraging fun and adventure, here are a few reasons why you should consider active gifts for your loved ones this season.

    1) They’re fun. Kids love anything that gets them moving, and adults savor the chance to let loose, play, and relax. No need to wait – active gifts are often the first ones put to use on Christmas morning, with outdoor walks and adventures frequently part of holiday family traditions. Table tennis sets, and bikes, scooters, and other toys all make great active gifts.

    2) Active presents send an inspiring message. Regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and even cancer in your loved ones. Encourage them to improve their lives with functional and fun presents that can make a momentous difference in their wellbeing.

    3) Movement makes happiness. Exercise helps us process and handle stress more effectively. Regular movement puts things in perspective, and helps people see the world in a larger scope. Setting and achieving fitness goals creates a confidence that transfers over to many others areas of life – from school, to work, to personal relationships. Give a gift that will guarantee greater life satisfaction.

    4) Activities make memories. Items that involve activities are the best presents, because they give something that’s hard to lose or top – memories. Active gifts give families and friends ways to bond, explore, and grow together in good health.

    5) They’re unique. It’s easy to forget who gave you a mug or a gift card, but you’ll always remember who gave you a fitness gadget or toy you use at least once a week.

    From outdoor games to exercise equipment, help your friends and family reach their optimum levels of health and happiness this holiday season with gifts from KETTLER USA that incite adventure, inspire growth, and foster confidence. It’s no contest: active gifts are the best!




  • 5 KETTLER ITEMS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST
  • This entry was posted in Toys on December 17, 2015

  • The holiday season is finally here! Family time, seasonal beverages, and a spirit of giving accompany this time of year, but unfortunately, so does the stress of hunting down presents for every person on your list.

    Struggling to come up with gift ideas for fitness or fun loving friends? It’s hard to top the gift of good health and wellbeing – and no one offers toys and supplies better for the wellness-minded than KETTLER USA.

    Everyone gifts sweaters, ornaments, treats, and technology items. Take it up a notch with unique gifts from KETTLER USA that cater to fitness and other forms of active fun.

    1. For your friends, an Air Pad - $29

    This high-quality 13-inch diameter air pad will do wonders for leg and core strength, balance, and stability. Stand on it during the workday, or while watching television during the evening. They say sitting is killing us. Counteract the negative effects with this easy to use strength-training gadget that looks like a toy.

    2. For your significant other, the best Foam Roller - $49

    Not solely for massage, foam rollers can also be used for exercise! This durable top-notch foam roller makes the process of incorporating movement into your daily routine (while easing muscle soreness) easier. Get a great workout, and relieve stress and muscle tension with the foam roller’s textured pattern, reaching deeper muscles throughout the body.

    3. For your parents or grandparents, the 2 in 1 Mini Stepper - $149

    Target the lower body with the ideal low impact exercise on this 2 in 1 compact mini stepper. Anti-slip footplates and rubber stoppers ensure safety and security. Plus, the stepper comes with two rubber resistance bands to work the upper body!

    4. For your parents or grandparents, the Basic Plus Lounger - $359

    Good health requires relaxation. Kick back in this cozy lounger, with an adjustable backrest to accommodate multiple sitting positions. Enjoy an evening cocktail with friends, or read a book over a cup of tea. This lounger will meet all unwind and “me time” expectations!

    5. For kids, the Uber-Zoomer - $49

    Need a gift for a special kid in your life? The futuristic-looking uber-zoomer is delightful to look at and fun to play with. Its supportive saddle, wide handgrips, and footrests make it an entertaining and safe choice for children that parents will approve of.

    Active gifts, like those found at KETTLER USA last years and make an impact on your loved ones’ wellbeing. Give your friends and family members a healthy 2016 – with gifts that will help them have fun, relax, or stay on their feet!




  • GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR TODDLERS
  • This entry was posted in Toys on December 16, 2015

  • They’re at that fun age where Christmas and Santa are exciting! Do you have an Elf on the Shelf who keeps a watchful eye on your little one to see if they’ve been naughty or nice? Does your toddler write a letter to Santa asking for gifts for Christmas? Where do you get your gift ideas for giving to your kids and to your family? Here’s a quick list of some great gift ideas to get and surprise your toddler this holiday season!

    Balance Bike

    Your child may not be ready for a full on bike, but they want to be just like their big brother or big sister! So, a balance bike is the perfect fit! It helps teach them how to ride a big bike without the pedaling. It helps your child learn both static and dynamic balance! Plus, it’s more natural for your child to scoot at their age while helping increase their confidence.  While their older siblings are racing around the driveway, they can scoot along at their speed and have just as much fun. Plus, it looks great next to a Christmas tree with a big bow on it!

    Gymnic Rody

    Or a Gyffy, Raffy or hop ball! These fun, colorful and balance-development toys are a great gift for the holidays or even all year round. They help improve your child’s trunk, legs and arm muscles. Plus, the fun and colorful design and “personality” of each character will let your little one have fun for hours. Not only are they great for coordination and balance, they are fun for one to play with or to play together with siblings and bounce around.

    Books

    One super creative idea that parents have been implementing is “25 Nights of Books” and they wrap 25 different books for their kids and each night leading up to Christmas, they unwrap a book with their toddler and read it before bed. It’s a fun way to count down to the holiday while getting in some reading. It’s a tradition that can be kept from when they’re babies, all the way up until their teens! Add in some holiday favorites like ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express – it’s a great way to grow your child’s library and vocabulary.

    Art Easel

    Let their creativity show with an art easel. Whether it has paper and crayons, a chalkboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and markers – having a place to use your imagination and watch their ideas come to life is important. Plus together you can work to practice writing the alphabet, their name, drawing shapes and more. It’s a great educational tool that allows them to have fun!

    While giving and receiving gifts is fun around the holidays, it most definitely is about spending time with your loved ones. Be sure to take some time out from shopping, working and running around to gather with your family and enjoy the holidays!