Merchandise Monday: A New You for the New Year!

It's the last Merchandise Monday of 2014 and we'd like to leave you with a few items to assist with your New Year's resolutions! This is actually a repost from earlier this year, but it included some great items and, as always, we've got plenty more to add come January 1!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in shape, eat healthier, save money or spend more time with your family, Hinda's ever-growing assortment of merchandise has everything you need to turn your resolutions into lifelong habits.

So enjoy the last few days of 2014 and we'll see you in the New Year!

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Merchandise Monday: Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolutions

According to three different sources resulting from a quick Google search, “losing weight” is the most common New Year’s resolution. With two weeks of 2014 under our collective belt, it’s safe to say our resolutions are going strong, right? No? Need a little motivation? Well, Hinda’s here to help!

A new year means new fitness DVDs, equipment and books have been added to our award assortment. Check out a few of these great items that will help you stay on track and motivated to reach your goals!

Gaiam® Jillian Michaels: Ripped in 30

Get ripped with America's toughest trainer! Jillian Michaels: Ripped in 30 is a comprehensive 30-day diet and exercise plan designed to get you in the best shape of your life! Who needs a gym when you’ve got your own personal trainer? 


Health Mark Alumilite Trekking Pole

The Trekking Pole combines the qualities of an environmentally friendly, lightweight, durable trekking pole with all the features of a high-end pedometer. The patented sensor housed within the walking tip counts your steps each time the pole contacts the ground, and the LED unit boldly displays the time, steps taken, total distance and calories burned. Reach new heights with your fitness routine!

Oregon Scientific® Heart Rate Monitor

This easy-to-use, compact heart rate monitor is a watch with basic heart rate measurement and calories burned features. With a simple tap on the lens, you can change the readouts to display relevant information. The included chest belt transmitter is worn comfortably against the skin to pick up heart signals and sends them wirelessly to the watch. Track your stats to reach your fitness goals!

The Book Company “Eat Move Sleep” by Tom Rath

From the author of “StrengthsFinder 2.0,” “How Full Is Your Bucket?,” “Strengths Based Leadership” and “Wellbeing” comes a transformative book and online application that will improve your health for years to come. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving and sleeping. A New York Times Bestseller.

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Merchandise Monday: Coming Soon to Your Home Theater!

The days are getting shorter and pretty soon it’s going to be too cold to spend much time outdoors. Why not start stocking up on new DVDs to keep yourself and your family entertained through the winter months? Hinda is one step ahead of you – we’re already adding new movies to our assortment just in time for you to add to your collection!

Disney® Pixar’s Brave

Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.

“Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, Brave is a rousing, gorgeously animated good time,” raves Peter Travers of “Rolling Stone.” This Blu-ray™ and DVD combo runs 93 minutes and is not rated. This one’s sure to become your family’s new favorite!

Lionsgate® Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of “Despicable Me.” Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees.

Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is filled with hilarious fun for everyone. This DVD/Blu-ray™/Digital Copy combo runs 87 minutes and is rated PG. Jam-packed with extra features, your family will be entertained for hours!

Lionsgate® Snow White & the Huntsman

This is not the Snow White fairy tale you remember from childhood. From the producer of “Alice in Wonderland” comes a new vision that turns a legendary tale into an action-adventure epic.

The evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award®-winner Charlize Theron) will rule forever if she can take the life of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), so she dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track her down. But the wicked ruler never imagined that the Huntsman would train the girl to become a brave warrior, skilled in the art of war. Filled with intense battles and spectacular visual effects, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is a thrilling experience that shouldn’t be missed.

The “Snow White and the Huntsman” combo pack includes Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet. The film runs 127 minutes and is rated PG-13. Adults and teenagers will enjoy this modernized take on the classic Snow White tale!

This is just a small sampling of the plethora of titles in Hinda’s assortment – and more are being added all the time. No matter what your favorite genre, we’ve got all the entertainment you need to “Brave” the months ahead (get it?) or any time of year, be it family night, a rainy weekend, a mental health day, whenever! There’s no wrong reason to relax and enjoy a little entertainment.

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Merchandise Monday: Awards Oscar® Would be Jealous of

Did everyone tune in to last night’s Academy Awards® ceremony? Were you shocked/amazed/appalled/indifferent to learn that “The Artist” took home the Oscar for Best Picture? Were you as broken up as we were to hear that “Bridesmaids” was snubbed for everything? Guess you can’t win them all.

In honor of Oscar Night, we’re focusing on recent DVD and Blu-ray™ additions to Hinda’s merchandise assortment. Some are Academy Award-winners themselves, and others are just really good flicks – but all are “A” list award choices. And this month’s winners are…:

Best Picture Academy Award WinnersFive Film Collection on Blu-ray and DVD

Why waste your time on sub-par films when you can build your collection with five amazing movies that all won the Academy Award for Best Picture? The Best Picture Academy Award Winner set brings together for the first time “The English Patient” (1996), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Chicago” (2002), “Crash” (2005) and “No Country for Old Men” (2007). Experience the best of cinema all over again with touching stories, quality filmmaking and exceptional acting as these films make their way back into your home and your heart.

“The Help” on DVD

The #1 New York Timesbestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, “Doubt”, 2008), Octavia Spencer (who just won Best Supporting Actress for this film) and Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help” is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk.

“Kung Fu Panda Collection” on DVD

Get your Fu fix with the “Kung Fu Panda Collection” on DVD. The collection features “Kung Fu Panda”, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters.” Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self - fuzzy flaws and all - in order to become the Dragon Warrior in the Academy Award-nominated original. In round two, which was also nominated for an Academy Award, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. Finally, get ready for even more awesomeness in the world premiere of an all-new “Kung Fu Panda” adventure, “Secrets of the Masters.”

“Real Steel” on Blu-ray + DVD Combo and DVD

Enter the not-so-distant future, where boxing has gone high-tech and 2,000-pound, eight feet tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Hugh Jackman stars as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter in “Real Steel”, a riveting, white-knuckle action ride that will leave you cheering. Visually stunning and complete with knockout bonus material, “Real Steel” is a pulse-pounding, inspirational adventure filled with heart and soul.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” – Special Edition on Blu-ray and Two-Disc DVD

In the highly anticipated fourth installment of “The Twilight Saga”, a marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) and those they love, including new complications with werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). This special edition includes a six-part making-of documentary, Edward and Bella's personal wedding video, a glimpse into Jacob's destiny and audio commentary with director Bill Condon.

What are your thoughts on these recent merchandise additions? Are some of these already part of your personal stash, or would you choose any of these for your home collection? Is it really an honor just to be nominated? Let’s hear your speech in the “Comments” section below!

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