If there’s one thing that inspires me above everything else it’s music; whether it’s finding the perfect playlist to help me power through product reviews or knowing the right combination of songs to help get me through a tough workout, music plays a huge role in most aspects of my life. Given the role that music does play in so much of what I do, it would only make sense that the headphone (or earbuds as it were) I use are equally important and there’s nothing that drives me crazier than having a pair of earbuds that make enjoying the soundtrack to my day difficult and no area does that seem to be more true than when I’m working out.
Alright, so I admit, I don’t workout nearly as much as I used to, but when I do find the time or energy to actually workout, music is one of the most important aspects of me having a successful workout. I’m not sure about other people, but for me, your average run-of-the-mill earbuds tend to be more of a pain than anything else when I’m exercising. Too much movement and they fall out and if I can manage to keep them in my ears they' seem to be too big uncomfortable and that makes for a not so great workout, which makes it a whole lot harder for me to find the motivation to get up and go at it again the next time…it’s a vicious circle. When I found out that I would be taking part in a campaign MomSelect for Yurbuds Inspire sports earphones for women I was intrigued.
If you’ve never heard of yurbuds and you’re into working out…then you’ll definitely want to pay attention!
Yurbuds have been a hit with athletes since they arrived on the fitness equipment scene, mainly due to their patented TwistLock™ technology, which maintains that you can participate in whatever sport you prefer without having to deal with earphones falling out. With their new Inspire line, yurbuds has taken the TwistLock™ and a designed made exclusively for women (designed by a woman no less) and turned it into a pair of earphones that you have to see (or hear rather) to believe.
yurbuds Inspire features:
* Soft Medical-grade silicone for a comfortable fit
* Sweat and Germ resistant silicone covers
* Allows Ambient sound
* Angled flex-plug
* Durable 4 foot cord
Not only do yurbuds take what you know about earphones and turn it on it’s head, with the Inspire line, they give female athletes the ability to concentrate on the game or the workout without having the constantly worry about poor fitting earphones…something that this mom of one heck of a female athlete loves!
Since I don’t work out as much as I would like, I decided to make myself spend an entire week running daily, just to see how well the yurbuds Inspire earphones live up to their claim of being designed to never fall out. So in the name of research I laced up my running shoes, powered up my iPod, locked the yurbuds earphones in place and took off. Every day for a week I ran at least a mile and to my complete surprise, I didn’t spend the entire time messing with my earphones, it was refreshing to say the least. Not only did the yurbuds not come out…at all, the music seemed to be more vibrant, which made me push a little harder as a result. I have to say, given the fact that my 10 year old Sporty Spice is a 3 sport athlete and one of those sports just happens to be running, I like that there are earphones on the market that will allow her to run a race listening to her favorite tracks without having to worry that faulty earphones will cause her to lose focus…that’s reason enough to love them right there!
I might not work out as much as I like to, but at least now I know I can do so without worruing about my earphones and while I don’t love running, I do love knowing that I can get in my workout listening to the tracks that motivate me most without a single disruption.
Yurbuds are available at Target and retail for $29.99…they’ll make a pretty awesome stocking stuffer for the female athlete in your life so make sure you check them out!
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in order to facilitate my review…all opinions are my own!