As an athlete, it is always exciting to find a new product that fits perfectly with your active lifestyle. The perfect shoe, the perfect leggings, the perfect water bottle. But how often do we find a company that has a mission that fits your healthy lifestyle as well? thinkSport founder Kevin Brodwick has created a company which prides themselves in “creating safe, functional and elegant line of consumer products which do not contain toxic chemicals.” While working for a biological testing lab, Brodwick became aware that regardless of where a product is manufactured, it contained harmful chemicals with no government regulation in sight. So he, along with a team of physicians and scientists, set out to create chemical free products. He has also participated in triathlon for 25 years. Here is a sampling of their line of innovative, and indeed elegant products:
thinksport and LIVESTRONG Sunscreen
When looking for a sunscreen the first thing I look for is the scent. If there is a strong chemical smell or overly tropical fragrance, I am immediately turned off. After passing this first whiff test, chemical free and non-greasy application are an added bonus but difficult to find in the same formula. Until now. LIVESTRONG has teamed up with thinksport to create this waterproof Sunscreen which easily passed the sniff test with it’s light, citrus smell and also has the smooth, non-greasy application that when absent can make applying sunscreen intolerable; especially in transition. This mineral-based formula is also free of the yuck-stuff including PABA, Parabens, Benzoate, Phthalates, and BPA . It doesn’t hurt that you are also supporting a great cause. thinksport has committed a minimum $1.5 million dollars to fight cancer through the LIVESTRONG foundation.
thinksport Yoga Mat
For the past 3 years that I have regularly attended yoga, I have doubled-up my mat each time because I didn’t like feeling the floor through the mat. Apparently I wasn’t the only one out there doing this. thinksport Yoga Mat is more than 50% thicker than other mats providing a much more comfortable yoga experience without compromising your ability to perform the poses. Like all thinksport products, this mat is non-toxic & free of BPA, PVC, lead and biologically toxic chemicals. And they’re stylish too available in 3 colors; red, blue and green. For $39.99 it’s a bummer the carry bag isn’t included, but hey, if you’ve been carrying around 2 mats like I have, think of it as 2 for the price of 1.
thinksport water bottle
Some like it hot, some like it cold but all I know is that once I decide, I want it to stay that way. So if it’s ice cold water you crave or hot tea, the thinksport bottle will ensure it’s the temperature you wanted without messy, exterior sweating messing up the papers on your desk or the dry towel in your gym bag. The bottle has a wide mouth opening for easy brewing, cleaning and filling but also has a polypropylene spout for a more convenient sip. No more luke-warm tea or tepid water during a long workout which makes this bottle worth the investment at $19.99.