Merchandise Monday: Get Fit!

Spring starts in three weeks – although it doesn’t feel like it – and there’s no better time than now to start getting in shape for the warmer months! As always, Hinda has everything you need to shape up and feel good about yourself, from clothing to equipment to DVDs and more. This article represents just a small sample of all of the great workout gear we have available in our assortment!

adidas® Climalite 3-Stripes Half-Zip Men's Training Top

Stay cool and dry while you train with the Climalite pullover, featuring lightweight knit fabric with mesh insets, bonded front zipper, elastic finish at cuffs, side panel articulation and puremotion® stretch. Stay comfortable while you work up a sweat!


Garmin® vivosmart™ Fitness Bracelet

vívosmart™ displays distance, steps, calories and time of day and vibrates when you get an alert, such as an email or if you've been sedentary for an hour and automatically syncs your data to Garmin® Connect™ when you use the free app on your compatible Bluetooth® device.


Huffy® Bicycle Tool Saddle Bag

This saddle bag is easy to install and includes everything you need for repairs on the road – a complete tire repair kit, set of three resin tire levers, 6-15mm bone wrench, crank arm extractor and a ring wrench. Also features an additional zippered storage pocket for convenience.


Huffy® Floor Pump/Compact Hand Pump Combo

The Floor Pump/Compact Hand Pump Combo is portable, lightweight and can be used with Presta and Schrader valves to inflate sports equipment. Its sturdy construction features an integrated valve cap to improve function and easy to follow instructions with integrated 160 PSI dial gauge.


SmartWorks Yoga Blocks – Set of 2

These blocks provide stability and balance, aiding you in deep yoga poses and alignment while increasing strength. They’re also light enough to take anywhere you go. Durable high density foam can be used on any surface.


Wilson® "Cast Away" Volleyball

This replica of "Wilson" from the movie "Cast Away" features a polyurethane cover and 18-panel machine-sewn construction. Painted handprint "Wilson" face decorates the outside of the ball – you might not want to play with him!


Wilson® US Open Racket

The US Open tennis racket features Arc 2 Technology, fused graphite construction, double hold technology creating more power, a 16 x19 string pattern and measures 27” L x 103” head size with a standard 4.4” grip.

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Merchandise Monday: Shape Up for Summer!

We’re almost a week into spring, and while temps are still on the cool side, there’s no better time than now to start getting in shape for swimsuit season! From duffels to duds and footwear to fitness trackers, you’ll find all your workout necessities within Hinda’s ever-growing assortment!

adidas® Medium Duffel

Perfect for the gym, practice or even a weekend away, the Medium Duffel features four pockets – including a dry/wet storage compartment – a Velcro closure grab handle, padded airmesh shoulder strap and measures 11” W x 22.5” L x 13” H. Fit everything you need no matter where you work out!

adidas® 3-Stripes Piped 1/4-Zip Men's Pullover

This Men's Pullover features self-mock, contrast piping on shoulder and sleeve, contrast adidas® brandmark on bottom-right hem, contrast 3-Stripes tape on back neck and is made of 100 percent polyester French terry with hydrophilic finish. Stay comfortable and dry during your workout!

Escalade® Goalrilla GLR GS III Basketball System

The Goalrilla brings you some of the best components and construction available in the market. It features a sturdy 5” x 5” square steel pole, a height-adjustable 7.5-10’ rim and a 54” W x 34” H tempered glass backboard that provides a superior rebound compared to acrylic or other materials.

Fitbit® Flex™ Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

Wear this slim, stylish device all the time – even in the shower – and get the motivation you need to be more active. It tracks steps, distance and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle and helps you learn how to sleep better.

Jawbone® UP™ Fitness Tracking Bracelet

Wearing UP captures a complete picture of your day so you don’t have to guess how active you are. UP tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and time spent active vs. idle. It also tracks your sleep, your mood and discovers hidden connections and patterns in your day-to-day activities.

Mizuno® Impermalite Hyper Rain Jacket

This soft-touch, ultra lightweight waterproof jacket features Japanese technology that delivers the ultimate in rain protection. A super thin membrane provides lightweight performance while a loose liner allows movement against bare arms when worn directly over a base layer. Don’t let the rain stop you!

Nike® Lunar Ascend Men's Golf Shoes

These men’s golf shoes feature Hyperfuse technology which combines synthetic leather, mesh and TPU, a Lunarlon cushioning in heel, full-length comfort sockliner, full-length TPU Integrated Traction and the Nike® Power Platform. Stand out on the course in this ultimate summer shoe!

Trek® Gary Fisher Collection Dual Sport Bike

This go-anywhere machine is road-bike fast, trail-bike capable and fun everywhere. It sports an aluminum frame, Bontrager wheels and multi-surface tires. A 63mm travel fork has on-the-fly suspension lockout, hydraulic disc brakes and the confidence of all-conditions stopping power!

Zume™ Flying Dizk™

This great-grip flying disc is super tough with a comfortable soft touch. The unique design allows the Dizk to fly, float and flex and the center hole creates more ways to catch. Dizk measures 10.5” L x 10.5” W x 1.5” H and is suitable for ages 6-plus. Great for the beach, family picnic or any open field!

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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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Your Monthly Check-Up: New Year, New You!


The holidays are a time for indulgence, but once they’re over many people resolve to cut back on sweets and fatty foods, reach for the fruits and veggies and spend more time at the gym. With the New Year upon us, it’s the perfect time to take a look at what your workplace provides by way of health and wellness initiatives.

“Employers are realizing that wellness initiatives represent a solid business strategy with myriad benefits,” says Tom Mason, President of the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota, in the Small Business Trends article “Employers Say Wellness Programs Work” by Rieva Lesonsky.

The article points to a study conducted by the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota called “The State of Workplace Wellness in America.” According to the study:

Business leaders nationwide and in six states were polled to find out what they thought of workplace wellness programs and what challenges they faced in implementing them. Three-fourths of respondents said community-based networks of business leaders would be useful resources to learn about workplace wellness initiatives and share information and ideas. 

The article cites that some of the benefits of these programs include lower healthcare costs and reduced workers’ comp claims, boosts in productivity, lower absenteeism rates and the overall enjoyment employees experience from living healthier lives. More than half of employers in the survey already had workplace wellness programs in place, and the majority (92 percent) stated that improving employee health was their most important goal, followed by reducing healthcare costs, according to Lesonsky’s article.  

If your company has yet to establish a wellness program for its employees, now is the time to do so, and Lesonsky outlines some steps in her article that you can take to make implementation a little easier:

1. Lead the Way – Model positive habits yourself instead of taking the “Do as I say, not as I do” approach.

2. Designate a Leader – Put someone in charge of the wellness plan and give them a budget and time frame to  work with.

3. Make it Relevant – Ensure your new initiative is tailored to your company’s culture and your employees’ needs.

4. Involve your Insurance Company – Check and see if your carrier offers corporate wellness plans or reduced rates on classes or gym memberships – or have someone come out and talk to your staff about healthy lifestyle options.

The ways in which you can create a healthier environment at your company are nearly endless, and all it takes is a few steps to get your employees engaged in their own wellness and moving toward a lifetime of health and happiness. Why not make your workplace wellness initiation your new year’s resolution?

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Your Monthly Check-Up: Winning at Workplace Wellness


In the last month alone, several great articles have come to our attention focused on just how important wellness in the workplace is. Clearly this is not just a passing fad, but an issue of growing concern that is calling for immediate attention and action. Employees and companies as a whole are responding very positively to wellness incentives and fitness programs. Hopefully some of these stories will inspire you to instill a wellness initiative at your company – or at least change a few habits to benefit your own life.

To begin, an article in EXPERIENCE LIFE magazine (a publication of LIFE TIME FITNESS) titled “Healthy Profit” makes the case for employee wellness as a means for increasing productivity and reaping fiscal benefits. The article centers on three US companies – SAS, Patagonia and Hypertherm – that are putting the well-being of their employees first and rewarded handsomely in the form of low employee turnover and decreased medical plan costs.

The article points to a study published in the February 2012 issue of Health Affairs that found that “for every dollar invested in a comprehensive workplace wellness program, companies saved $3.27 in medical costs and $2.73 in costs related to absenteeism.” According to “Healthy Profits,”

…the days of simply tacking up a smoking-cessation poster and calling it a wellness program are quickly coming to an end. In a world of ballooning healthcare costs and exhausted employees, more businesses are adopting comprehensive workplace wellness programs that pay closer attention not just to the physical health of their workforces, but also to their employees’ overall sense of well-being.

A few examples of the initiatives these companies have adopted include onsite daycare, onsite health centers, subsidized healthy lunch programs, paid leave for parents of sick children, free yoga, paid time off to volunteer, wellness fairs and fitness club membership reimbursement. We’ll note that these companies are exceptional examples and not every organization is able to adopt all of these initiatives; however, making small changes now will go a long way with regard to your employees’ well-being.

The September/October issue of Premium Incentive Products also features a case study focused on employee wellness, titled “Working Toward Wellness at Hilton Head Health.” According to the article, Hilton Head Health, or H3, is a premiere health and wellness center in Hilton Head, SC.

When H3 implemented a physical fitness support system, “The benefits were immediate,” says president and CEO Robert Moore. “The first year was a 3 percent reduction in premiums, and the second year a 7 percent reduction at a time when premiums were increasing 12 to 15 percent.

In order to be effective, of course, a program such as this has to be widely accepted by the staff, and H3 is a great example of a program not only being widely accepted but successfully implemented and expanding, as well. “While H3 employees might know more about fitness and be healthier than the average worker, it also proved to be a challenge to increase the level of H3’s employees’ fitness. Enter the idea of incentives, challenges, classes and a little friendly competition to get the ball rolling.”

At H3, each activity is based on a point system.  A highly visible leader board is updated with top performers’ names and points awarded and employees are encouraged to compete not only with each other, but with themselves. Completing fitness classes, competing in races and taking healthy cooking classes are all eligible for points. Other types of activities include book club, volunteering, webinars, biking, swimming and walking. This shows that not only is H3 concerned with wellness, but the overall well-being of its employees.

As quoted in the article, CEO Moore says, “I’m a believer in incentives. You have to get people to try living healthier lives, then they develop the habit and they won’t want to give it up. There is no better way to do that with incentives.”

As a recognition company with our own wellness initiative, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And especially with the holiday season quickly approaching, what better way to fend off cold and flu season than by adopting some of these wellness principles now!

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Merchandise Monday: Here Come the Holidays!

The tricks and treats of Halloween are over and Thanksgiving and its subsequent landslide into holiday oblivion are in the not-so-distant future. Why not use the next few weeks to indulge in a little “me time” before the holiday onslaught?

Hinda has everything you need to help you prepare to get ready for the holidays and, by extension, the winter months. Looking for some R and R? We’ve got what you need. Trying to stave off that extra layer? You’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re getting energized for the season or gearing up by winding down, Hinda’s latest merch additions will help you through the next three weeks – and beyond.

Brookstone® OSIM® uSqueez® App-Controlled Foot and Calf Massager

The world’s first app-controlled massage for your feet and calves lets you customize your massage using a free app and your iPod® touch, iPhone® or iPad® devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology. No need to bend over to reach the manual controls! Full-coverage compression and roller massages work wonders on your tired calves and feet to Sooth, Pulse or Energize. Treat yourself to some true relaxation after a hard workout or a long day at the office.

Vision Fitness Elliptical Trainer

Don’t let bulky workout equipment hinder your holiday spirit! The Vision Fitness elliptical trainer features a highly durable welded steel frame design with a patented folding frame that allows for compact storage. The overlapping pedal motion and long stride give the elliptical its superior motion, while premium oversized footpads and multiple handgrip options provide a comfortable fit for multiple users. Work out, fold up, store away and get on with your pre-holiday preparations!

Heat Surge™ Accent™ Stationary Fireplace

The versatile Accent™ Fireplace doubles as an end table, nightstand or foyer accent table, and its innovative design is space-saving as well as practical so it works well for smaller-scale living. The classic style complements any home décor and the entire mantle is handmade and finished by the Amish in the heartland of Ohio. A realistic Hi-Def Fireless Flame® helps lower your heating bills while providing a touch of beauty to your home.

Vision Fitness Folding Treadmill

Chilly air and early sunsets are no excuse to miss your workout! The Vision Fitness folding treadmill will ensure you break a sweat on the regular. The workout area is a comfortable 20” x 57” and the all-new frame consists of heavy gauge steel tubing and extended support rails for added stability. It utilizes a 2.75 HP digital drive system and durable 2-ply maintenance-free belt. Assembled dimensions measure 80” x 43.5” x 63” and weight is 250 pounds. This machine was built to let you move.

Heat Surge™ Roll-n-Glow® Fireplace

Heat Surge provides the stunning visual of realistic fire powered by maintenance-free LED lighting and the bone-soothing warmth of Hybrid-Thermic™ heat technology warming both you and the air around you. On wheels, the Roll-n-Glow provides great maneuverability which enables you to quickly move your fireplace from room to room, thereby lowering your heating bills and saving money using zone heating in style. Handmade by the Amish in Ohio, there is no venting, no chimney and no mess involved.

Vision Fitness Upright Bike

Work off those extra pounds without missing your favorite cold-weather movies! The Vision Fitness upright bike is a great entry-level product loaded with features. Seven motivating programs provide plenty of variety and new challenges when you are ready to take your workout to the next level. A heavy, 21-pound flywheel and ideal gear ratio deliver a smooth, fluid motion. Assembled, the bike measures 40” x 26” x 50” and weighs 80 pounds, so you have no excuses!

We sure hope you’re feeling the burn – whether it’s from our fabulous new workout equipment or luxurious relaxation items. Merchandise Monday will be sure to keep you posted on any and all holiday-related merch, tips, trends, etc., so stay tuned and enjoy these next three weeks…

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