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crossFIXE MUSCLE paste at Outdoor Retailer

While attending Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013 we handed out samples. Here's a video of a gentlemen trying crossFIXE MUSCLE paste for the first time. This is also known as RIDICULOUS! in the spray and balm form. 

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SKINourishment at Candlelit Body Love Yoga & You Event

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. we will be attending Candlelit Body Love Yoga and You.

Host Lindsey Smith is an holistic health coach, author and speaker. As the author of "Junk Food, Junk Moods" Lindsey set out the way we think about our bodies.

 

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Founder/Creator Polly Glasse speaks at Whole Body Health Fair

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Farm to Table Harvest Tasting

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Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2013


Photo credit: The North Face/Chris Boukoros



We are back in beautiful Kalymnos, Greece for our second year as a technical sponsor for The 2013 North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival. climbOn Bar creator and Founder of SKINourishment Polly Glasse arrived in Greece earlier this week for the festival. X
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Cross Training Hand Care by Maijaliisa

As a collegiate rower, I was no stranger to having callused, blistered and torn hands.  I thought nothing of walking around with open wounds on my palms for days at time. I have more tubes of Neosporin stuffed in random places all over my house because I have, for so many years, needed it on hand to help heal my constantly ripped hands.

Ripping my hands at cross training therefore didn’t seem like something that was a big deal. I was used to dealing with this kind of thing. However, I came to quickly realize that some people did not rip their hands with the frequency I did, or hardly at all!

How could this be?

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Climbing Hand Care by Justin

Justin Fricke Climbing

I think it’s safe to say that most everyone wants to keep their skin moist and feelings silky smooth, especially their hands. Think about it, you do so much with your hands and most every situation calls for your hands to be clean and smooth. Whether it’s at a business meeting, the first time you shake hands with someone, even the first time you hold hands with that special someone; you want your hands looking and feeling their best.

That being said, it’s no question that us rock climbers are a breed of our own since we want our hands to be callused up and feeling rough. Believe it or not, rock climbers (including chick climbers) work hard to get calluses on their fingers. It’s sort of a pride think, a sense of accomplishment. When we’re climbing, calluses actually help protect our fingers from getting all cut up and just plain hurting. That’s why we work hard to get them, but most climbers don’t maintain them and overtime end up getting a flapper. That’s pretty much when a sharp hold just rips off that beloved callus and exposes fresh tender skin beneath it. Flappers can even prevent rock climbers from climbing for a couple weeks because they’re so painful and can take a while to heal.

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Justin's Travel Tips

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and/or Twitter account lately, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been doing quite a bit of travelling lately and I don’t plan to stop. While there’s a bit of a lull in my travel schedule, I thought I’d give you some ideas for potential travel plans of your own.

Justin F. Nosebleed seats at a Rays game

I’ll start off with a couple ideas for the weekend traveler. Thankfully football is back in season, it’s about that time for the post season is baseball, and basketball and hockey are starting in October, there’s plenty of sporting events to go to. I live in Orlando, FL and love baseball, but we don’t have our own MLB team. In July, my girlfriend and I took a quick weekend road trip down to Tampa, FL to catch a Rays game. We had a lot of fun and didn’t break the bank. Between food, gas, tickets, and lodging we spent a total of about $150. If you don’t want to travel to see a sporting event (even though I highly recommend it) you can always look up your local minor league/farm league team.

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What's SKINourishment? Where's climbOn Products

We’ve heard many of you express confusion over the name you see on your receipts and/or emails when ordering. I want to clarify for you where we are and what we are doing. SKINourishment, Inc. IS a new company name. However, it IS still me, Polly, behind the curtain. I’ve not sold climbOn to anyone else.

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I Love Climbing 4th Anniversary Contest

Our friends at I Love Climbing are celebrating 4 years of awesome in the climbing community. We are lucky enough to participate in their 4th Anniversary contest awarding 5 lucky folks with our climbOn Mini Extreme Skin Care Special and 5 folks with our new crossFIXE Mini Extreme Skin Care Special.

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SKINourishment Sponsors Climb for Christian Mason

SKINourishment provided baskets to raffle off to support the fundraising efforts of injured climber Christian Mason. Christian has a scary story and it's great to see how the rock climbing community came together to support his recovery efforts.

Christian Mason was rock climbing in Colorado on August 16th when he was hit by rockfall resulting in a 50-60 foot fall. He sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured C2, a crushed T6 & T7, a fractured scapula and left skull, broken ribs, and a punctured lung.

Team SKINourishment Athletes Jonathan Siegrist and Tommy Caldwell were route setting nearby and assisted in the rescue of Christan.

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Kat Carr places 3rd at Tour of Austin

To end August and start off September right Team SKINourishment Athlete Kat Carr came into town to race at Tour of Austin! We were on hand to cheer her on and share some SKINourishment love with everyone.
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Kat Carr rides Driveway Series & Tour of Austin

Team SKINourishment Athlete Kat Carr is coming into town from Salt Lake City Utah to ride the final Miller64 Days of Summer in the Pure Austin Driveway Racing Series of the year. She will also ride the Tour De Austin!


This Thursday evening (August 29, 2013) Pro Cyclist and Team SKINourishment Athlete Kat Carr will ride the Driveway Series. Tonight is the final race in the Mini Series Miller64 Days of Summer of the Driveway Races. The Driveway Races series continues till October 17th put on by our friends at Holland Racing.

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SKINourishment Teams up with The Weekend Warrior - Justin Fricke

A little over a week ago Justin Fricke of The Weekend Warrior posted an unsolicited review of the climbOn Bar. Justin purchased the climbOn skeptically and was so impressed he felt compelled to share it with his audience. Before posting the review he contacted us with a few questions about what we mean when we say synthetic free, all natural and food grade. We gave Justin a crash course to share with his audience. After reading Justin's post we were really impressed with what he came up with in such a short period. He presented us with an opportunity to partner with him on his upcoming trip!

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