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How to Use Our Insulated Wine Tumbler at Your Next Tailgate

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How many times have you been enjoying yourself at a tailgate only to realize that the beer you’ve been drinking is getting warm? Few things taste as unpleasant as a warm beer. This year, purchase one of our Ice Shaker wine tumblers and you’ll never have to deal with warm drinks again. Unless, of course, you want to keep a hot drink warm. Though the wine tumblers are designed for wine and cocktails, the vacuum-sealed insulation can keep coffee or tea hot for up to three hours. Next time you’re packing for a tailgate, don’t leave your Ice Shaker at home. It may come in handy for a variety of uses.

Mix Up a Cocktail

The 12 oz. tumbler was designed in function and shape like a wine glass, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix up something else in this essential tailgating item. Bring the liquor along and concoct your favorite cocktail without worrying about melting ice or having to gulp down a warm gin and tonic.

Keep Your Beer Cold

Beer is the staple item at any tailgating event, but it can get warm quickly, especially if you’re spending the afternoon outside in the sun. With our wine tumbler, you can easily remove the lid and pour your favorite brew right into the container. The insulated stainless steel will keep your beer cold for up to three hours without sweating or transferring that cold to your hand. Leave the koozie at home–the Ice Shaker wine tumbler is all you need. Plus, no need to worry about broken glass from beer bottles. Our tumblers are made from durable stainless steel.

Maintain the Proper Wine Temperature

Whether you're a fan of white or red wine, you know the temperature is important. On a warm summer day, a nice, cool white wine is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy at a tailgate. When you bring our wine tumbler along, you never have to worry about your wine reaching room temperature. If you like popping an ice cube or two into your wine, our tumbler will prevent it from melting before you finish the glass.

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Support Your Favorite Team with a Custom Tumbler

When you order your wine tumbler, we can add any custom image or text to your new product. Before your next big sporting event, personalize your tumbler with your favorite sports team’s logo and bring it to the tailgate along with the rest of your fan gear.

How to Clean Our Wine Tumblers

After the tailgate clears out and the fans have left the stadium, you can bring your versatile tumbler home with you. Cleaning it out is easy. Simply remove the lid and wash by hand with soap and warm water. The stainless steel prevents any odors from getting trapped in the tumbler, meaning you’ll never have to deal with the funky smell of leftover beer or wine.

Recipes for Wine Tumbler Drinks

Before the tailgate, prepare a jug of cocktails or sangria to keep in the cooler and refill your wine tumbler all afternoon.

Red Sangria

Ingredients:

  • ½ sliced apple
  • ½ sliced orange
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup brandy
  • 1 bottle dry Spanish red wine
  • Ice

Directions:

First, prepare the fruit by thinly slicing. Then, add the ice, wine and brandy to a pitcher or large container. Mix in the orange juice and fruit. Let it sit for an hour if you want some of the fruit to soak up the alcohol and then serve.

Classic Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ oz. white rum
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 4 to 6 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Ice

Directions:

To prepare a traditional mojito, muddle the limes and mint in the tumbler before adding any liquid. Then, add ice and mix in rum and simple syrup. Top with club soda and stir well.

Dark ’N Stormy

Ingredients:

  • 1 part black rum
  • 2 parts ginger beer

Directions:

A classic, tasty drink, the Dark ’N Stormy is an easy cocktail to whip up quickly. Mix the rum and ginger beer and then stir and enjoy.

Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 orange peel
  • Ice

Directions:

Mix the sugar, bitters and water and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add bourbon and ice. Stir again and top with an orange peel.

Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice

Directions:

Add vodka and ginger beer to your tumbler. Squeeze half a lime into the mixture. Add ice and top with a lime wedge.

Check out these easy cocktail recipes for even more ideas on what to drink out of your Ice Shaker wine tumbler.

    Custom Shaker Cups: The Gift for Everyone on Your List

     Custom Shaker Cups

    Searching for the perfect holiday gift can be a challenge. You want to find something both personal and useful without giving the same cliché presents to everyone on your list. This year, you can order customizable Ice Shaker tumblers designed specifically for each person in mind. Is your dad or brother a devoted Patriots fan? Purchase a tumbler with their favorite football team’s logo on the front! Does your best friend consider him or herself a wine aficionado? Order one of our classy, stemless wine tumblers with their name on it. No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, Ice Shaker has the perfect gift for them.

    Why Use a Shaker Cup?

    Protein shaker cups and wine tumblers can be used by anyone. For anyone particularly interested in fitness and health, protein shakers are an essential item to own. You can easily mix up your favorite shake and then take it with you on the go—in the car, to the gym, even to the office—without worrying about your drink getting warm. Though our Ice Shaker tumblers are designed for protein shakes, these handy containers have many uses. Carry it around throughout the day and convert it into your own reusable water bottle. With the twist-on agitator, you can even create flavor-infused water by adding lemons, strawberries or other fresh fruit to the cage.

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    What Makes Ice Shaker Protein Cups Different?

    As a professional athlete, I’ve spent much of my life exercising and training and, along the way, I accumulated tons of different protein shaker bottles. But no matter which brand I used, I always seemed to have an issue with the shaker. Some don’t fit into car cupholders, others are tough to clean, plastic versions often retain strange odors and it’s easy to misplace a mixing ball that’s not attached to the bottle itself. Finally, I was fed up and set out to create the ultimate protein shaker bottle—the Ice Shaker.

    Available in 16 and 26 oz. sizes, the Ice Shaker uses double-wall insulation, which is vacuum-sealed to ensure that your drinks stay cold for more than 30 hours. The tapered design allows your Ice Shaker to fit into cupholders of any size, and the secure pop-top prevents spills caused by wide lids. With the screw-on agitator, you’ll have an easy time cleaning the bottle and never misplace it because it connects directly to the bottle’s top. Stop dealing with the problematic design of other bottles and give your friends and family the gift of an Ice Shaker.

     

    Who Should I Buy an Ice Shaker For?

    Everyone! No matter who you’re shopping for this year, people of all ages, interests and physical activity levels will love owning an Ice Shaker. For the fitness and health junkies, you can gift them with one of the three protein shaker bottles—The Gronk Shaker, the 16 oz. bottle or the 26 oz. cup. Anyone interested in fitness knows that consuming protein shakes after a workout is extremely beneficial to your health and exercise goals. Surprise your favorite gym enthusiasts with their own protein shaker they can take wherever they go.

    Do you have a teenager on your list of people to shop for this year? They’ll love an Ice Shaker, too! Order one of the 20 oz. skinny tumblers with a straw—the perfect item to fill with water or iced tea and bring to class. Offered in a variety of fun colors like rose gold, lilac and floral print, the skinny tumbler can be customized to include a name, image or logo.

    For the vino lover in your life, order our stemless wine tumblers, which can keep wine, cocktails or any other drink cold for more than three hours. In the summer, some people use the wine tumblers to keep ice cream cold while outside in the heat. Though our traditional protein shaker cups are not recommended for coffee, the wine tumblers have been specifically designed to also handle warm drinks. Any coffee or tea drinkers in your family will love this sleek, portable mug that can also keep beverages warm for hours.

    Customizable Options

    Make your Ice Shaker gift even more special by adding a personal touch. No matter which of our products you choose to buy, we can add an assortment of custom images to the tumbler. Select one of our many fonts and request to add a name or phrase to your Ice Shaker gift or upload an image to be printed on the cup. Everyone on your shopping list is sure to want their own, unique tumbler.

     

    Personal Weight Loss Journeys to Watch: 8 Inspiring YouTube Channels

    Personal Weight Loss Journeys to Watch

    Are you looking for a healthy and effective way to drop extra pounds? You’re not alone! With the rising popularity of health crazes and fitness workout plans, there are thousands of people around the world starting to develop their own methods for weight loss and overall fitness. However, if you’re just starting your journey, it may be tough to know where to begin. There is so much information out there that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the advice. What kind of diet is best? What cardio should you focus on for weight loss? Which fitness equipment is designed for your goal?

    Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. The best way to begin your weight loss journey is by learning from other people. Thanks to YouTube, a plethora of informational and inspiring channels exist to motivate and excite others about their personal journey to weight loss. If you’re looking for a place to start, follow this beginner’s guide and then check out some of our favorite YouTube channels for even more inspiration, tips and ideas on how to navigate your own experience.


    Where to Start

    Set a Concrete, Attainable Goal for Yourself

    So, you’ve decided that you want to start losing weight and focus on a healthier lifestyle. While this is an excellent goal to have, sometimes just simply telling yourself that you’d like to lose weight is not enough. The best way to begin your plan is by setting a realistic, detailed goal. You don’t have to come up with the ultimate fitness goal right away—you can always alter your intentions as you progress along your journey. But, when you’re just starting out, it helps to have a specific objective. Do you want to lose 10 lbs., 20 lbs., even 50 lbs. or more? Are you trying to cut sugar or processed foods out of your diet? Once you’ve determined these specific goals, write them down. If it helps, you can create a few goals at once—one specific to the amount of weight you’d like to lose and another targeting changes in your diet.

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    Make Your Weight Loss Goals A Part of Everyday Life

    Now that you’ve established what exactly you’d like to get out of your weight loss journey, it’s time to make this part of your regular routine. Write your goal on a piece of paper and keep it next to your bed so that every morning you’re reminded of it and motivated to keep working towards your objective. Others find it helpful to keep notes near items they use every day or things they want to avoid. Trying to cut down on sugar? Leave yourself a note near your desserts and snacks reminding yourself of your daily limit.

    Another helpful method for some is creating a weight loss mantra that they can repeat when they’re tempted to ignore their goals or skip a workout day. Create something simple and personal. For example, fitness author Mitzi Dulan likes using the phrase “delicious can mean nutritious” as a reminder to eat healthy foods. Developing a few easy sayings like this can help push you through tough times or motivate you to continue your journey.


    Inspiring Personal Weight Loss Journeys on YouTube

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    Cody in Progress

    A 24-year-old man, Cody started his YouTube channel Cody in Progress at the beginning of 2018 when he weighed 300 pounds and decided that it was time for him to follow through on his yearly resolution to lose weight. In the past, Cody says he weighed about 220 pounds, but as many of us know, over time as life starts to get more hectic and you become less active, it’s easy to let your body gain weight.

    In his first video, Cody talks about how he was inspired to start his channel after watching a different personal weight loss YouTube video by someone with the same name. After this experience, he decided it was time to take matters into his own hands and hold himself accountable for his weight loss. Hearing someone else’s story helped Cody commit to his own journey and now he’s lost more than 50 pounds over the course of eight months.

    If you’re looking for inspiration yourself, you can follow along with Cody to learn more about his experience. He believes that his channel is different from other weight loss YouTube videos because he began his videos at his baseline weight before he truly committed to change. This makes his story even more compelling as you follow along through the months.

    If you’re interested in his channel, you’ll also find tons of other helpful resources, like how to create an at-home gym, the best way to clean barbells and even protein shaker product reviews. During Cody’s weight loss journey, he discovered the Ice Shaker protein bottle and has integrated it into his regular diet, which includes many protein shakes.

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    Obese to Beast

    The Obese to Beast YouTube channel was designed to create an online community for people trying to lose weight. John David Glaude, the owner of the channel, started his journey at 360 pounds when he was 20 years old. At first, he didn’t make his experience public aside from random posts to his personal Instagram, but once his friends started telling him that he was inspiring their own fitness goals, he began posting to the channel in the hopes of helping others.

    Now, three years later, he’s dropped more than 170 pounds and has more than half a million YouTube subscribers. For some serious weight loss inspiration, check out his channel, which includes personal stories, topical discussions on fitness-related news and sample workouts.

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    Lose it Like Lauren

    Documenting her journey for more than six years, Lauren Mae has dropped 147 pounds since the start of her journey. Though her channel usually only adds a few new videos per month now, she has a huge collection of inspirational and informative videos. Her realistic approach to weight loss helps viewers to relate her experience to their own. Intended to motivate others, her videos don’t sugarcoat the process.

    On her YouTube channel, you’ll find videos like “I’ve Gained Weight and It’s Time to Change!” to show people that it’s okay if your weight loss plan gets tough and helps encourage people to get back on track. You’ll also be able to watch videos on other topics like nutrition, testing out a vegan diet and easy, healthy lunch meals.

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    Nichelle Laus

    The owner of Optimum Training Centre in Toronto, Nichelle Laus started her own YouTube channel to provide tips, tricks and experienced advice on how to lose weight and stick to a training schedule. As a personal trainer and transformation coach, Laus has a lot of experience working with a range of people who have had all different types of fitness goals.

    Check out her channel for instructional videos on mastering specific workouts and techniques. When the Gronkowski brothers and their dad took a trip to Toronto to visit her gym in 2018, she created a video to test out Rob Gronkowski’s personal circuit workout to show people how to apply it to their own exercise routines.

    Personal Weight Loss Journey Video Divider 5Gravity Training Zone

    Run by a group of fitness experts, the Gravity Training Zone channel is an excellent resource for ideas on workouts. Their videos regularly cover topics like foods to help you lose belly fat, muscle-building mistakes, morning habits to prevent weight gain and KETO diet tips. Along with their helpful advice, the owners of the channel often highlight people who have been following their weight loss plans. These videos allow for insight into the journey of others, which can be both inspiring and useful for your own experience.

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    Danny Gets Fit

    Since 2014, Danny Holding-Mabley has dropped 140 pounds. If you’re at the very beginning of your weight loss journey, you should scroll back to some of his early posts to hear about his intentions and how he motivated himself to stick to an exercise plan and see results. More recently, he decided to shift his focus from weight loss to muscle gain. If you’re interested in learning how to bulk up after dropping extra pounds, he offers sage advice on switching the types of exercises you practice and teaches important lessons about the difference between losing weight and building muscle.

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    Before and After Weight Loss Success Stories

    Possibly one of the most inspiring fitness channels on YouTube, the Before and After Weight Loss Success Stories page posts more than a hundred stories from real people who have journeyed through the weight loss process. Sometimes there’s nothing more inspiring than hearing about other people who have gone through the same experience as you.

    This can help you realize that you are not alone in your struggle, and you can make a change no matter how radical it may seem. With so many videos spanning all different experiences, you can work your way through every video from the beginning or select ones that you feel you connect with. Then get out there and start writing your own weight loss story!

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    The Butterfly Effect—Plant-Based Weight Loss

    On this YouTube channel run by Heather Goodwin, you can watch one woman’s adventure to a healthier lifestyle using a method she calls The Butterfly Effect. Each Wednesday, she posts a video titled “Weigh in Wednesday” to update viewers on her progress. If you enjoy her channel, you can join her journey and commit to your own weigh-in Wednesday to track your progress alongside her.

    Through her self-developed program, she focused on a plant-based diet and rigorous workout routine that allowed her to drop 238 pounds from her original weight of 436 pounds. Amazing and inspirational, Goodwin’s experience is relative and useful for anyone seeking advice on weight loss.


    Even More Weight Loss Tips

    While all of these channels are an excellent source of inspiration, motivation and advice, there are thousands of other resources and videos out there for you to discover. We’ve rounded up a few common weight loss tips to help you get started on your journey.

    • Start your morning off with a nutritious protein shake to cut calories while fueling your body for the day.
    • Commit to a regular workout plan and try to aim for at least four days in the gym, but don’t forget to give yourself at least one to two rest days.
    • Try to cut all processed sugar and food from your diet.
    • Integrate at least one salad per day into your meal plan.
    • Get plenty of rest. Sleep is vital to a healthy, fit lifestyle.

    Start Your Own Weight Loss Journey!

    After watching some of these amazing personal weight loss journeys on YouTube, it’s time to start your own process. If you felt inspired to document your own experience, create a YouTube channel to share it with the world, or simply start a journal or blog just for yourself. Many people find that writing or recording their experience keeps them motivated and committed to the process, and there’s nothing as satisfying as being able to visibly see your progress.