Can you guys believe that we’re already hosting the THIRD-annual Zennies this year? True story. And if that’s not special enough, we’re doing it at the same time as the Fitties, Noshies and Mommies, because — ladies and gents — it is a HUGE week for the Fitness Bottomed World and this is just part of the big ol’ celebration. (Get the scoop here, enter to win some giveaways here, and then stay tuned next week for a new and exciting announcement!)
For those of you here on FBZ for the first time, what are the Zennies you ask? Good question!
It’s basically an award we give out each year to all of the entrepreneurs, businesses and people behind the scenes who are making the world a more zen-filled place. Although you certainly don’t need stuff to chill out and connect with your deeper purpose, there are things out there that sure can help. And, you know what? We wanna give that stuff a big ol’ hug for doing so. That’s the Zennies.
Now, let’s announce them … !
Best workout “trend”: goat yoga. Sure, it’s not really a workout, but, man, does it put a smile on your face.
Best new clothing staple we didn’t know we needed: Adira by Aventura Clothing Kineta Skort: This skort is casual enough to pair with a tank and sneaks for an active day or even a hike, but we can also dress it up with a cute top and sandals and head to dinner just about anywhere. It’s comfy, it has good pockets, and the shorts underneath don’t ride up. Plus, it is adorable.
Best product that gives back: Health 2 Humanity’s bar soap. We could all use a little hope. And Health 2 Humanity’s bar soap not only contains all-natural ingredients and works beautifully (smells great, too!), but these bars also go to support H2H’s entrepreneurship education programs that are seriously making a difference.
Best feel-good shop: I Choose Beauty. There’s so much good in the world and in our lives, and this shop of tanks, pillows, jewelry and more is a gentle and loving reminder to focus on that. Choose beauty!
Best way to nap and clean your house at the same time: BLACK+DECKER PET Lithium Robotic Vacuum. There are probably people who really enjoy vacuuming every day … but for the rest of us, a robot vacuum is the way to go. And this one is designed to tackle pet hair!
Best and most pun-tastic yoga mats: Ideas by Arianna Yoga Mat. Because, yep, zero foxes given.
Best way to give your face a quick pick up: Vanity Planet Flower Child Rose Morrocan Red Clay Mask. You don’t need to spend a whole evening on facial treatments, because you can mix this one in your hand, apply, and wipe it off just a few minutes later to visibly improved skin. It cleanses, exfoliates, and more.
Best under the radar (for now) yoga brand: Flexi Lexi. Every time we sport these dancer leggings, we’re stopped by total strangers who love them. Add that to the fact that they’re comfy and stay put, and you know they’re deserving of a Zennie! We have a feeling this brand won’t be under the radar for long.
Best health trend: SLEEP. No longer is it a badge of honor to see how much you can do on the least amount of sleep. Now it’s all about that quality sleep (’bout that sleep, ’bout that sleep).
Best take on self-care: Sarah James of the Selfie Podcast. We invited Sarah to join us on the Fitness Bottomed Girls Podcast, and we just fell in love with her take on self-care, green beauty, aging and more.
Pretty awesome, right? If you were to give a Zennie out, who/what would get it? Tell us in the comments!