Tabata High Intensity Interval Training

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Tabata High Intensity Interval Training)

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Here at Cool-it Caddy we are sold on Tabata.  A great work out where you will burn calories all day.  We always take a Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ bag along to the gym that is packed with healthy snacks to get fueled after your work out!
Here is some Tabata info from Skinny Ms.


Some say that anything worthwhile takes time and doesn’t come easily. We’re here to prove that old saying wrong. The number 4 is going to be your key to success with this quick fitness calendar and complementary playlist. 4 weeks. 4-minute workouts. 4-minute songs. We’ve created the perfect workout calendar for you.

If you’re not familiar with Tabata routines, you’ve been missing out on the best 4 minutes of your life. Tabata is a variation of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT routines are high energy workouts that help burn fat in a shorter amount of time by boosting your metabolism, increasing your lean muscle strength, cardiovascular system, and lung capacity. Tabata was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team of researchers at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. While comparing two groups, one group worked for five days a week for an hour, at moderate pace and another group worked 4 days a week for 4 minutes and 20 seconds at a high intensity pace. The end result showed that the second group increased both their cardio and muscular system. Thus Tabata was born.

Tabata routines work as follows: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. This equals one 30 second round. Depending on how many rounds you have, your end goal becomes 4 minutes total of 8, 30 second rounds. You can do 8 different exercises, 4, or 2, it’s your call. The more diversity in the workout, the more challenging it is, the more muscle groups you target and the better your results will be. This calendar is here to give you these results. 4 weeks of various Tabata routines with the perfect 4-minute song to go with each workout. The songs are high energy and upbeat. When the song ends, your workout ends. 4 minutes listening to amazing music, 4 minutes working out, and most importantly, forever creating lifelong results for your body. You can’t beat that.

Review exercises ahead of time so you know what to expect from your workout. Some workouts have multiple videos, so make sure you only follow the video assigned for that specific day. Work hard from beginning to end, enjoy your rest days, and remember that good things can come at a fast pace.

Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy. Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about.

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Get Fit!

January 26th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Get Fit!)

Fitness Friday: 42 ways to get fit

Loved this article (below) from Golf Digest  and wanted to share it.  I, of course, also loved tip #15  which says to take your own food with you to the golf course (in a Cool-it Caddy) so that you can control what you are eating.  We offer our ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddys  for women as well as men.  Check them out on our shop page at Cool-it Caddy.

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By Ron Kaspriske

Being “fit” can mean a lot of things, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear), who trains many of the game’s top players, including Luke Donald, Russell Henley and Webb Simpson. It can be anything from having your best blood-pressure reading in a decade to being able to slip into a decommissioned pair of jeans again. When he says “get fit,” what he really means is get fitter. Below are 42 ways to do it (one a day for the next six weeks). Embrace as many of these as you can, and it won’t be long before you look better, feel better and, yes, play better golf.
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1. Drink more water. A lot more. That’s still not enough.
2. Walk. Walk more rounds. Walk to work. Walk to the store. Walk around the block. Walk the dog. Stand up from reading this right now and walk.
3. Write down how much you sleep each day. Your goal is 60 hours a week.
4. Strengthen the most important muscles in the golf swing: your glutes (buttocks).
5. Constantly check your posture. In fact, stop right now and sit up straight. But don’t arch your back when you do.
6. Take the stairs; two at a time if you can.
7. Buy a $10 foam roller, and knead the muscles of your body three times a week while you watch TV–especially your hips.
8. Eat low-glycemic fruit such as pears, grapefruits, cherries, peaches and apples.
9. Quit smoking. You can do it.
10. While sitting upright, rotate your upper body each way without letting your lower body move. Repeat for one minute.
11. When you’re done with that, flex your ankles in and out, and back and forth. Make circles, too.
12. Cut your starchy-food intake by half. Start with white bread.
13. While waiting on the tee or in the fairway, extend your club in front of you, and move it up and down and side to side using only your wrists and forearms.
14. Breathe using your belly, not just your chest.
15. Make your lunch. You’re much more likely to eat healthier when you control the ingredients–and you’ll save money!
16. At least twice a week do a low-intensity physical activity that you enjoy. Who doesn’t love a leisurely bike ride?
17. Eat more vegetables. Potato chips and carrot cake are not vegetables.
18. Tap into your inner Elvis. Get in your address posture, keep your upper body still and twist your pelvis back and forth. Do this for 30 seconds.
19. Put your back to a wall, and slide down it until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
20. Whenever you do a push exercise, immediately follow it with a pull exercise. No break.
21. Brace yourself against a planted golf club, and rotate one knee in toward the other. Switch it up and go the other way.
22. Strengthen your hamstrings. Pull your kid in a wagon.
23. Consume a lot more omega-3 fatty acid. You can get it from flaxseed oil, fish oil, mackerel, salmon and walnuts.
24. Stabilize the muscles of your core by raking leaves, paddling a canoe or sweeping floors.
25. Then strengthen them. Planks are great.
26. Make sure most of your protein comes from the best sources: eggs, beans, nuts, fish and poultry.
27. We like chocolate, too. Switch from milk to dark. The darker the better.
28. Do sprint/walk intervals. Shoot for 30 seconds of running followed by 30 of walking. Try the intervals six times or more.
29. Instead of downing pills, find food sources that supply those vitamins and minerals.
30. Get more good fats into your meals such as avocados, nuts, olive oil and egg yolks.
31. If you’re going to drink alcohol, limit sugar every way you can. Example: Drink vodka and soda instead of vodka and tonic, or drink sauvignon blanc instead of Riesling.
32. Don’t forget to do exercises that move the body laterally and/or rotationally.
33. Drop down and do push-ups whenever you can. Go slow, and strive for perfect form.
34. Let your body hang from a flexed-arm position. Can you do it for a minute? Then skip that and do pull-ups regularly.
35. Jump rope. It’s great for your conditioning, coordination and golf posture.
36. Jump in general. Two legs, one leg, sideways. It will improve lower-body strength and tap into your inherent coordination. Yep, it’s still in there.
37. Eliminate soda and fruit juice, especially ones with artificial sweeteners.
38. Buy a medicine ball. Find a sturdy wall. Throw the ball into the wall. Catch and repeat.
39. At the 19th hole, reach for nuts instead of pretzels.
40. Go out when the sun’s out. Small doses of vitamin D will help keep your bones healthy and muscles functioning.
41. Don’t skip breakfast. Ever.
42. Once in a while, ignore Nos. 1-41 and indulge



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Sticking to your New Years Resolutions?

January 14th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Sticking to your New Years Resolutions?)

It’s not always so easy!

We have the best of intentions when we state our New Years resolutions but how easy is it to stick to them?  I have a few goals for myself that I thought I would share to hopefully inspire those seeking to get into shape and eat healthier.  We will check back in on these in about two months to see how it is going for me (and you!).

  • Tabata Classes.   I’m going to hit the gym and my Tabata classes at least twice a week. It you haven’t tried it yet, it is a great workout. So what does this mean for you?  This means if you’re Tabatatrying to lose some weight, tighten up, and/or increase your endurance, Tabata training is exactly what the doctor ordered.  Additionally, if you’re one of those people short on time (isn’t this nearly everybody?), Tabata training is a fantastic way to minimize your time spent working out, while maximizing the benefits of your training.


  •   Eating Healthy.  I am going to pack my healthy snacks (hard boiled egg, celery with peanut butter, almonds  and some fruit) into baggies and then into my snack pack……Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.   These bags have an integrated Icepops Trio1coolant that you pop into your freezer until frozen and then ‘grab and go’.  Your healthy snacks (or any heat sensitive items such as makeup or medications) are protected and kept icy cool while on the go.  The bags are small enough to fit into a tote, backpack, tennis bag, golf bag, etc.  Great for traveling also because you can skip the airport fast food! Icepops are available at Cool-itCaddy and come in four  great colors!


  • Stress less. Enjoy life, family and friends.  Blog post photo Jordan
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Cool-it Caddy Customer Reviews

December 26th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Cool-it Caddy Customer Reviews)

Great Reviews Good for the Brand.

We love our customer reviews! Now granted, you can’t please all the people all the time but we are thrilled with our reviews.  Here are a few:

Great for traveling
Myra8GA Review Date: 1/2/2014
I love this little bag. I have to refrigerate my medication. So, this helps do that when I am traveling.

Glam Bam!
DIGBYYNC Review Date: 1/5/2014
This bag is small enough yet large enough for all sorts of uses. I’m storing my post-its in the outside pocket. Inside, I’m storing all my iPad stylus, camera connectors, etc. I loved it so much, I came back and bought 6 more for Christmas 2014!

Greatest Little “Bag” Ever.                                                                                 CIC Contempo Grouping

GreyfeatherFLReview Date:10/5/2013 I have used it once and love it.. How many times while out shopping, I put lipstick on and it’s hot and soft and get it all over my lips and chin. This is the best answer to keeping all your makeup fresh and solid while shopping or traveling.

love it!
Alexk503WIReview Date: 10/4/2013 love the color.i got it in yellow.the gel packs stayed frozen for a long time.was very impressed.i put some granola bars and a sandwich in it and went to the beach.

Review Date: 9/19/2013
The caddy keeps my bottled water cold for hours in the car in Louisiana heat. It works so well, I ordered a second one.

Review Date: 9/19/2013
If it only it were a little wider! This thing is amazing. It stays colder than any other such device ever has–even those cold packs you put inside of coolers.

Thank you to our wonderful customers!  Contact us at info@cool-itcaddy.com with new reviews, comments, or suggestions. Cool-itCaddy.com

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Stress Less This Holiday Season

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Stress Less This Holiday Season)

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Gifts to buy! Parties to attend! Dinners to cook! Cards to write! With all that it can seem impossible to get everything done. Slow down, take a deep breath and you really can enjoy the whirlwind—and maybe even relax a little (crazy as that sounds). Our holiday wish is for you to have a happy, non-stressful season… with time to spare and time to remember what the Christmas holiday is all about.

From the team at Cool-it Caddy…..a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!


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‘Tis The Giving Season

December 12th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on ‘Tis The Giving Season)

Gift Ideas for the Golfer or Tennis Player

Being a golfer and tennis player, I thought I would share some great gift ideas for both sports.  Hope your holidays are joyful, peaceful, and blessed!

Cool-it Caddy for men:  This handsome bag features top opening access with zippered closure, CIC Manfully insulated interior and an integrated coolant system.  Perfect to keep his snacks, medications, lip balm and sunscreens cool while playing sports or at the game.  Cool-itCaddy.com



2015 US Open tennis tickets for the avid tennis player.  What a great gift idea!  Go all out and include travel and hotel.  GoTickets  offers travel packages that can include options like hotel stays and transportation to make your US Open Tennis experience hassle free.  GoTickets.com



JoFit makes fashion-forward women’s active wear – both golf and tennis. And with this jacket as an example who’s to argue?  JoFit.com


The popular website for women’s golf apparel, accessories and gear. Golf4Her is partnering with the hottest designers in the industry to help female golfers ‘Tee It Up’ in Style! Golf isn’t simply a game, it’s a lifestyle. Sounds cliche but it’s true! That’s why we carry styles that blend fashion, sport with lifestyle giving women a fresh new look for on and off the course.  Golf4Her.com

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Cool-it Caddy for women:  Whether you are a golfer, tennis player or just run errands in the warm summer months, this bag will keep your heat sensitive lipstick, chapstick, meds or even a healthy snack icy cool! You simply pop the bag into your freezer until frozen, next step? Go play!                 Cool-itCaddy.com


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Gift Giving Season Upon Us

November 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Gift Giving Season Upon Us)

Cool Holiday Gifts

The Cool-it Caddy is the ‘coolest’ companion for the golf course, tennis courts, pool, beach,  or sport outings. This CIC Bella - Pink on Grassinsulated bag keeps your melting lipstick, gooey make-up or over-heated snacks and medications cool and fresh without bulky freezer packs or large insulated coolers.  A very chic way to show up at the golf course  (without the cooler, after all you are golfing, not camping). 

The handy ‘freeze and go’ clutch slips right into your tote bag, carry-on, golf bag, tennis bag or purse, keeping you fresh for travel, beach, pool, sport and golf outings.

CIC ManCool-it Caddy for men:  This handsome bag features top opening access with zippered closure, fully insulated interior and an integrated coolant system.  Perfect to keep his snacks, medications, lip balm and sunscreens cool while playing sports or at the game.

Cool-it Caddy Features:CIC Contempo Grouping

  • Built in gel packs, no drippy gel packs to deal with
  • Roomy interior
  • Full zip closure
  • Fully insulated ‘Freeze and Go’ interior
  • Waterproof exterior
  • Cool lasts up to 7 hours (depending upon exposure and elements.)
  • 4 styles to from which to choose, Bella, Contempo, Icepops, Man

The Cool-it Caddy makes a great gift for any golfer or tennis player- young or old, male or female – on your holiday shopping list.  On the course, the courts,  or on the go!  Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side and is the ‘coolest’ golf or tennis gift!


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Cool Inside. Haute Outside

November 13th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Makeup and Cosmetics - (Comments Off on Cool Inside. Haute Outside)

A Classic Makeup Bag with a Twist (and on the rocks)

Here’s the twist,  Cool-it Caddy keeps your lip lusters, sunscreen and makeup chilled in even the hottest of places.  What makes it so haute?  Just pop and play.  Just pop the Cool-it Caddy into a freezer until frozen.  Next step?  Go play. Whether on the golf course, on the boat, or just on the go.  Courtside, beachside, or poolside, Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side.CIC Contempo-Ice Bucket

Just tuck this fab little ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy anywhere to keep makeup, healthy snacks or even heat sensitive medications cool and fresh.  Great for traveling and taking those essentials with you and keeping them protected from a meltdown. Take a healthy snack with you on the plane for a healthier alternative to airport food or be able to take a heat sensitive medication that you need to have with you and carry it in a fashionable bag.   So many possibilities for this fun yet functional bag.

Available in four styles at fine retailers everywhere or at Cool-itCaddy.com.

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An Easy Aid in the Prevention of Colds!

November 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on An Easy Aid in the Prevention of Colds!)

Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Prevent (and Treat!) Colds and the Flu

I thought this was a very interesting article about an easy and natural way to help in the prevention of colds and wanted to pass it along.  The article is from Organic Authority  by   .  Here’s to a healthy winter season!

Apple cider vinegar is pretty incredible stuff. But did you know it can be helpful in preventing the onset of colds and the flu?

Even in California, winter can mean a pretty nasty cold and flu season. We spent Thanksgiving in the throes of stuffy woes…and with a newborn baby it was no fun. Had I been less distracted (as in, not having a newborn!), I would have realized the time of year and all the germs that come with it. But before we knew it, there was mucus. Lots and lots of mucus.

With my normal wits about me, I would have done my best to prevent coming down with the flu by using apples-366x550apple cider vinegar, especially after we had guests flying in from all over the country to see the baby—and coming straight from the germy airport to our house! But of course, I missed the window and we all got sick, baby too.

While it’s highly acidic, apple cider vinegar actually helps the body to keep pH levels balanced, which can help prevent colds and flu germs from getting cozy in your nose and chest. A properly alkalized body is unappealing to germs.

Most of us tend to run a bit more acidic, thanks to the standard American diet, so it’s no wonder we spend the winter months battling germs.

Prevention.com says drinking a tablespoon or two of ACV at the first onset of a cold or the flu—or when someone close to you has it — will help prevent the full on bout of ick. If drinking it straight up is too much for you, mix it in with water, or hot tea and some maple syrup. You can also add it to salad dressings.

If you waited too long and have been hit by a cold or the flu, drink the vinegar anyway. It’ll help your body fight off the germs, give you some energy and help improve your digestion.

You can also use it to get rid of a sinus or chest infection. For a sinus infection or stuffy head, add 1/8 of a cup of ACV to the water in a vaporizer and leave on over night.


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Have You Tried a Tabata Workout?

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Have You Tried a Tabata Workout?)

The 4 Minute Workout – Is Tabata Training the Ultimate Fat Burner?

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Tabata training is nothing new, but talk to any personal trainer, fitness head, or blogger, and it’s clear this training method is experiencing something of a resurgence in popularity.  It comes as no surprise – recent coverage on major media sources like CNN and Fox News have detailed recent studies demonstrating the powerful effects of Tabata training.  One such study out of Auburn University, led by Exercise Science professor Michele Olson, showed Tabata training can be as effective as five times as much standard cardio exercise, as measured by calories burned.  What this means is, your eight minutes of Tabata training will Tabataburn the same number of calories as that 40 minute jog on the treadmill!

Surprisingly, this Auburn study was the first time anyone looked to see exactly how many calories Tabata training burned, as well as what kind of metabolic increase it generated. Olson found that intense Tabata training can burn up to 13.5 calories per minute, making it one of the very best forms of exercise for those wanting fast, yet consistent, fat loss.  Not only that, Olson found Tabata training increased metabolic rate (number of calories you burn) for 30 minutes post-exercise.  This means even when you’re back in your office after that lunch break workout, your body is continuing to burn calories like you’re still working out.

So what does this mean for you?  This means if you’re trying to lose some LB’s, tighten up, and/or increase your endurance, Tabata training is exactly what the doctor ordered.  Additionally, if you’re one of those people short on time (isn’t this nearly everybody?), Tabata training is a fantastic way to minimize your time spent working out, while maximizing the benefits of your training.

Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking courtesy of listotic.com



Don’t forget your Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ cooler bag to take along your protein and healthy snacks to feed your body after your intense Tabata workout!  A great way to keep your healthy snacks cool and fresh (and keep the chocolate in the snack mix from melting) is to use a “freeze and go” Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.  Icepops is a personal cooler that you just pop into your freezer until frozen then fill with your healthy snacks and off you go…..to Tabata, the golf course, tennis courts, hiking or to the board room where you want to be on top of your game with a brain that is well fueled.   Cool-it Caddy

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