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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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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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 15th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Rally for the Cure®

partners-rallycure(1)Take action in the fight against breast cancer by hosting a Rally for the Cure® Golf, Tennis or Social Event. You select the date and format. Rally provides all the materials including a prize, participant favors, event decorations and important breast health information. Make a commitment today to educate your friends, family and community on the importance of early detection. Host a Rally for the Cure event!

For more information log onto www.rallyforthecure.com.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and tournament events (golf and tennis) will be happening throughout the fall.  While on the links, courts or sporting your pink, tuck a fab little Cool-it Caddy® into your golf or tennis bag.  It keeps your lip sticks, sunscreen, meds or healthy snacks icy cold, even on the hottest days. Before use, put your Cool-it Caddy® into your freezer until frozen.  Next step?  Go play!
Cool-it Caddy® is proud to have been a sponsor of Rally for the Cure®.  This year we are donating a portion of all sales during October of our pink bags (Bella or Icepops in pink) to Rally for the Cure®.  Thank you to all who have purchased bags so far this month!  Let’s all work together to put an end to this terrible disease which strikes so many women and men.             Cool-itCaddy
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The ‘Coolest’ Golf or Tennis Gift

October 6th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on The ‘Coolest’ Golf or Tennis Gift)

Never too early to start your holiday shopping!

The Cool-it Caddy is the ‘coolest’ companion for the golf course, tennis courts, pool, beach,  or sport outings (hey soccer moms). 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 (yes, the holiday’s are around the corner).  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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LPGA player Paula Creamer

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips | Women's Golf - (Comments Off on LPGA player Paula Creamer)

Paula Creamer talks about her hot pink style

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HOT PINK STYLE…..PAULA CREAMER STYLE

LPGA player, Paula Creamer loves pink and so do we! Grab a fab little hot pink Cool-it Caddy to keep all your heat sensitive items cool and fresh while on the course.  You can now take your lip lusters, sunscreen, healthy snacks or medications with you.  Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side!       cool-itcaddy.

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Female Golfers Haute Style

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips | Women's Golf - (Comments Off on Female Golfers Haute Style)

Cool-it Caddy is Partnering with Golf4Her

From golf4her.com

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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.  Whether you’re teeing-off or sipping tea with friends, you’re sure to find something your’ll love to wear at Golf4Her.

We are proud to be featured on such a great golf and lifestyle online shopping site.  Since  Cool-it Caddy freeze and go bags are truly ‘Cool inside, Haute outside’, we will be a perfect fit for Golf4Her shoppers who are looking for the ‘haute look’.

Take a fab little Cool-it Caddy with you anywhere to keep makeup, lip lusters, sunscreen, healthy snacks or medications cool and fresh.  With a self contained cooling mechanism there is no drippy ice pack.  Sporty never looked so fresh!  To avoid your ‘meltdown’ visit us at cool-itcaddy.com.

 

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Avoiding Golfer’s Meltdown

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Avoiding Golfer’s Meltdown)

Never Have Another Meltdown On The Course Again (no matter what your score)

There are many instances that cause golfers to meltdown on the course – a missed 2-foot putt for par, a tournament losing triple bogey on 18, or a worm-burner into the water hazard located on the next hole’s fairway to name a few.

All can be prevented, some more easily than others.Melting Lipstick

One annoying meltdown that a woman doesn’t have to put up with is a tube of lipstick in the golf bag that is reduced to a gooey, runny glob of gunk thanks to the heat. Or the $4 protein bar bought at the turn to stave off a back nine energy zap that now looks more like the mud hole trying to be avoided.

Deborah Vinci had a meltdown two years ago while golfing in the summer heat. She went to re-apply a lip protective product only to have a large chunk come off onto her lips.

“I questioned why there was not a product on the market that I could store my lipstick and keep it from melting, but also be able to conveniently throw it into my purse or golf bag,” Vinci said.

She took her meltdown and turned it into Cool-it Caddy, a grab-and-go clutch bag that keeps costly beauty or health care items protected from the heat using insulation layers and a non-toxic chemical coolant.

There is no gel or ice packs to deal with because the coolant is integrated into the design. Simply freeze the fashionable accessory bag until ready to use for any outdoor activity. The Cool-it Caddy is small enough to fit into purses, golf bags, back packs and tennis bags.

“I wanted to design a bag that served a distinct purpose, but was also high quality and stylish looking,” Vinci said. “Incorporating the cooling system into the bag itself was the key component to achieving that goal. The only other way I know to carry heat sensitive items, including medications, is in a bulky ice chest or cooler and that is just not practical.”

Original article by Janice Ferguson in The Apparel Wire golfbusinesswire

To avoid your “meltdown” visit us at www.cool-itcaddy.com.

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Golf’s Feminine Side

July 29th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Women's Golf - (Comments Off on Golf’s Feminine Side)
Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie

How can we grow the game?

The number of golfers is declining and something needs to be done and we specifically need to look at growing the game for women and young girls. Can this be accomplished through offering golf in schools, offering clinics at recreational centers? Perhaps also making the public courses more female friendly.

Golf’s Feminine Side

Female golfers ages 6 and older represent about 22% of golfers in the U.S. according to statistics.  We are an important and vital segment in the golf industry yet still a small percentage overall. Golf is not only a wonderful sport but it is a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, hang out with friends and can also be a great way to network for those in business. Even though primarily a social activity, many women do feel the need to take up golf for business reasons. Unless you are a tour pro, golf  is a game to play, get out in the great outdoors, have fun with friends and perhaps drum up some business.  So go and enjoy!

And by the way, don’t forget to grab your Cool-it Caddy, the hottest way to keep cosmetics cool!  Just pop your Cool-it Caddy into your freezer until frozen, next step?  Go play!

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Women, Golf and Makeup

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Women, Golf and Makeup)

 
The ‘Cool’ Story

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The steamy beginning…….women, golf and makeup.

Most women LOVE their makeup, won’t leave home without it and wouldn’t be caught dead without lipstick on.  The innovative concept for the Cool-It Caddy™ was developed by founder Deborah Vinci one steamy summer afternoon while golfing in the Arizona desert.  Deborah had grown tired of dealing with melted lip balm, lipstick and sunscreen during her game and decided there had to be a solution.  Something fun and fashionable to protect not only make-up, but sunscreen, medications, eye drops, and healthy snacks (like a protein bar with chocolate that becomes a melted mess in the heat).  There had to be something to use without lugging a clumsy cooler along to the course (after all, we’re talking golfing here, not camping!).  Shortly after, her very cool, yet haute line of products was born—keeping make-up, etc. from melting in the hot summer sun, and still being fashionable and fun. You simply freeze the bag then “grab and go”. No more product meltdown.  Currently, Cool-it Caddy™ and Icepops™ are sold online and at retail locations across the country, as well as private golf clubs and resorts.

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