Shake, Shake, Shake!: Rubbermaid Shaker Bottle

Going to the gym on a regular basis? Is running, cycling or biking a part of your regular busy lifestyle to keep you fit and healthy to survive your daily grind at work? Chances are, you bring with you a hydration bottle and fill it up with your favorite sports drink, energy drink, protein mix or whatever fluids that replenishes your body (it’s Lightwater for me).

But if you’re into protein mix, shakes or smoothies, consider your hands into getting this excellent shaker bottle.

The Rubbermaid Shaker Bottle is one of the best shaker bottle in the market and comes in a generous size of 28 oz. that allows for larger sized servings to easily be mixed. This blender bottle comes complete with a unique five-sided paddle ball (that looks like a speedboat propeller) and helps to blend up the ingredients as you shake it, ensuring no clumps are present.

It comes with a leak proof, twist-lock and snap on flip cap lid that is designed not to spill any liquid out of the container and fill confident to bring it anywhere. This bottle shaker is also made with Tritan™ to resist stains and odors, has a convenient finger loop for easy carrying, is dishwasher safe and BPA Free. The best thing is, its freezer and heat resistant and fits in the cup-holders of your cars. Isn’t that cool?



Enjoy the drink of your choice all day with the Shaker Bottle. A product of Rubbermaid, the leading name in household items, the Shaker Bottle comes with a unique five-sided paddle ball that breaks up stubborn powders and ensures a better blend of ingredients. So you don’t just mix, you really mix!

Whether you’re traveling with your favorite juice drink, working out and taking your protein shake, relaxing and sipping a healthy smoothie, or lugging around formula milk for your toddler, the Shaker Bottle makes a handy companion.

Equipped with a convenient finger loop, the Shaker Bottle is easy to carry. It eliminates the need for disposable bottles thus reducing your carbon footprint. Its slim design allows a snug fit in cupholders. The twist lock lid prevents spillage during mixing and use.

The 828-ml bottle has a graduated body so you can monitor your intake and make sure you’re getting the right amount of fluids daily.

The Shaker Bottle is manufactured with Food and Drug Association (FDA)-approved materials. It is BPA-free, which means it does not contain Bisphenol A, a harmful substance found in certain plastics that seep into the beverage.The Shaker Bottle is made from odor-and-stain resistant Tritan. It is durable and tough enough to withstand heat of up to 100C. It is also dishwasher safe.

Check out this video for better appreciation of the product:

The Rubbermaid Shaker Bottle retails for P1,299.75 and is available at Landmark, Makati and at the department store of selected branches of SM, Metro Gaisano, and Robinsons. You may also order it online via

Rubbermaid products are exclusively distributed in the Philippines by KLG International, Inc.

For more information, you may log on to:, like KLG International Inc. on Facebook, or inquire at and telephone numbers, 852-2511 to 17.

Xterra-Tesla Compression Sportswear

The only time i got to wear compression tights was when RUNNR opened up its BHS store way back 2009 when they offered the CW-X tights at a promotional price of less than P1,000.00. It was the “fad” way back then when many runners, specially the men of were wearing them during races. I used them only about twice and gave them away to a friend who was going to live in Colorado.

It did help soothe my calf muscles and thighs to a certain degree that it eliminated the cramps on my left calf and reduced the muscle pains on my thighs on those 2 races that i wore them. But nothing more. Two reasons why i wasn’t so keen using them were because of the time it took just putting them on and getting them off and secondly, the stares i got from non-running friends who think that i am Shakespeare’s resurrection!

Nowadays, i seldom see men wearing them like it has become suddenly out-of-style but compression tops are very popular than ever, specially with triathletes.

Adding to the popular compression sportswear available here in the country like CW-X, 2XU, Skins, SLS3, Adidas, among many others is TESLA and Xterra Compression Sportswears. Both these products have been available locally for some time now and we were recently introduced to these products when Mevez Business Ventures Inc., distributors of these sportswear conducted a launch for bloggers 2 weeks ago.

Here is their Press Release:

Xterra and Tesla Sportswear now in the Philippines

Mevez Business Ventures Inc. (MBVI) recently introduced in the Philippine market an extensive line of compression sportswear products of Xterra, a global brand in premier technical sportswear used by top triathletes around the world. MBVI also launched the European brand, Tesla, with both compression products and high quality running shoes. Tesla sportswear is named after Nicholas Tesla, a designer of customized sportscars, whose name is synonymous with creativity, style and quality.

Compression wear are used by top athletes in virtually every sport today such as triathlon, biking, running, water sports, track and field, baseball, golf, badminton and even as exercise wear. Compression wear applies the principle of compression bands used in medicine to promote and enhance optimum blood flow and conserve the energy of muscles in a person’s body. It is also used to prevent the tightening of muscles during cold weather conditions that could lead to muscle cramps. It is thus used by football, ice hockey and basketball players underneath their jersey uniforms for this purpose.

Because of the technical nature of compression wear and their prohibitively high costs, as well as limited stores offering the products in the Philippines, very few Filipinos use the product in their sports activities. As a result, the benefits of compression technology have not reached many Filipinos even with the popularity of running, biking and triathlon events in the country today.

MBVI’s aim was therefore to introduce quality, global compression brands at prices that most Filipinos can now afford. While other products of comparable quality were previously available at prices ranging from P4,500 to P7,000, MBVI is currently offering its extensive line of Xterra and Tesla compression wear at prices from P1,600 for sleeveless triathlon wear to only P2300 for the long tights preferred by runners. Short sleeve styles are priced at P1,700, long tops at P2,100, long tops with neckband at P2,200 and short tights at P2,100. 

Xterra and Tesla compression wear are lightweight, keep the wearer always dry as sweat evaporates quickly, has anti-bacterial properties to protect the user from harmful bacteria that attack an athlete during strenuous physical activities(when the immune system is low), provides ultraviolet protection(it has a UPF factor of 50), and is semi waterproof to keep the skin dry such as during the swimming leg of triathlons.

Xterra and Tesla compression wear have become so popular even among non-athletes that the company recently released a new line of casual fit designs to cater to people who wish to wear compression shirts as casual wear to avail of the benefits of the many properties of the products. The casual fits are priced from P1, 500 to P2, 000.

Xterra recently sponsored triathlon events in Cebu and Laguna (Nuvali) and in the first quarter of 2012, another triathlon event in Cebu. MBVI is coordinating with the organizers of the upcoming event for Xterra products to be awarded to winners.

Xterra and Tesla compression wear are currently available at select stores of Olympic Village in Metro Manila, Cebu and Bacolod, R.O.X-Bonifacio High Street and Outside of these areas, direct orders are also accepted.

Bloggers attending the Tesla launch

For channels partnership details and product information, the company contact numbers are (02) 5779298, 09178323341 and email at Also, like our Facebook page: Xterra Tesla PH and follow us on Twitter: xterratesla.

Hot Or Cold Aroma Therapy To Go

A few days ago, i received some products from a U.S. company, Nature Creation under the Sensacare Relief Series consisting of various Hot and Cold Compress Packs filled with natural herbs (mine came with Cinnamon). I found out that these packs can be used for both cold and hot therapy specifically designed for specific areas of the body like the knees, back, lumbar, foot, wrists and many others.

I’m finding these wraps very convenient to use and they’re very handy as you can fold them easily into a small bag. If its heat therapy you want, all you have to do is place the wrap in a microwave for about a minute or more, depending on the instructions and is ready to use. These alternative hot compress is best to relieve muscular pains and aches, stiffness, promotes muscle relaxation and circulation of blood to the injured area.

So far, i’ve used the wraps for cold therapy and is simple to apply. First, the pack should be placed in a plastic seal-able bag then put inside your freezer for 1 to 2 hours before ready for use. Like the ordinary frozen water bottles we oftenly use, the cold compress is great to reduce swelling and pain to sprains and injured muscles, tendons and joints.

I was given a “wrist wrap” which was supposed to be used for wrist pains. But then, this wrap was great too for the foot and also can be used for the achilles tendons, shins and the calf muscle.

Great for Plantar and Heel pain

This cold-compress wrap is more comfortable and i found it easier to use than a frozen ice bottle or ice cubes place in plastic bags because the compress molds around the contours of your foot, tendons and shins. It doesn’t leak (no more wet floors) and does not put any pressure on the skin because of its lightness.

For the past several days before my early morning runs, i place the packs in the freezer and after about an hour or two when i return home, the wraps are ready to use in my foot. The cold sensation is quite soothing and the wrap remains secure in the foot even if you raise up it up. Great while watching TV at the garage!

Perfect for the achilles tendon

What’s unique about this wrap is the refreshing strong aroma that emits from the pack. It relaxes and allegedly help reduce tension and stress. It’s like having an aroma therapy at home.

Although the products are not yet available locally in the market, plans are for Nature Creation to set up a store in Manila in the very near future. Thanks to Ms. Salie Guarin for providing me samples of this great product!