Top 10 COOL Father's Day Gifts for a COOL Dad

Posted on Mon, Jun 02, 2014


Still don’t know what to get Dad for Father’s Day? We were having trouble figuring it out at MISSION, so we put together a list of what we think are the TOP TEN gifts for active, summer loving dads this year!

10. MISSION Athletecare EnduraCool Instant Cooling Towel










Whether it’s a round of golf, an afternoon on the tennis courts or a day by the pool, what better way to keep Dad feeling refreshed than with one of these?! Did we mention that these come in Dad’s favorite NCAA and MLB team styles too? $14.99-$19.99 from Mission

9. Outdoor Speakers


When Dad comes home from a long day at work and wants to relax or is looking for some entertainment while he swims laps at the pool, a set of wireless outdoor speakers can definitely get the job done! All he has to do is plug in his stereo or MP3 player and he is seconds away from filling your yard with the sounds of his favorite band. $149.99 at Brookstone

8. LED Lighted Golf Balls


Maybe Dad likes to go out on the course to hit a couple of balls late at night? Or maybe he gets up at the crack of dawn to work on his swing? Either way he can be sure to never lose a ball again with a set of light-up golf balls! $24.99 on Amazon

7. Hammock


Dad works hard and he deserves some relaxation in the fresh air! What better way to do this than with a brand new hammock? This will definitely let his worries drift away while starring off into the summer sky. $379.00 at Brookstone

6. MISSION Athletecare Sports Kits












Does your Dad want to hit a hole in one like Sergio Garcia? Or maybe he wants to rule the tennis courts like Serena Williams? Either way MISSION has worked with our athletes to put together a survival kit for the golf or tennis player in your life! So treat dad to a perfect game and make sure he is prepared to play his best in the summer sun. $25.50 from Mission Athletecare

5. iGrill 


What’s Father’s Day without a barbeque? The iGrill is the ultimate grilling thermometer that allows you to track four meat temperatures simultaneously all via Bluetooth on their app! Maybe if you give Dad his gift early enough you can enjoy a delicious steak for Father’s Day dinner. $99.99 from iDevices

 4. Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband 








Help Dad stay in shape in the most convenient way possible! Flex is a slim wristband that tracks your activity and how many calories you burn during the day and your sleep patterns at night. The best motivation Dad needs to get going is smaller than the average watch. $99.95 from Fit Bit

3. Floating Pool Cooler

It’s not good enough for Dad to just stay cool in the pool this summer, it’s important for him to stay hydrated too! Make sure his thirst is always quenched whether he is swimming laps or relaxing on a raft. $49.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods

2. Backyard Games

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The opportunities for outdoor summer fun are endless with any of the backyard games that are popular this summer season! From $39.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods

1. MISSION Athletecare Enduracool Father’s Day Towel KitMission_Athletecare_Fathers_Day_Gift_Guide_Enduracool_Cooling_Towel_Cap_Hat_Kit_Dad

Show your Dad why he’s the coolest! No matter what he does this summer people will know how great he is with any of our limited edition Father’s Day towels! Pair that with our Instant Cooling Cap and he is ready to take the heat. $30.00 from Mission Athletecare




Five Effective Tips to Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Sarah Haskins, Fitness, Resolutions


Everyone has a goal this year; whether saving money, spending more quality time with family/friends, quit smoking/drinking, or getting out of debt.  When some of those New Year’s resolutions start to fade, we want to help you keep you focused on what’s important. Getting into shape is, and should always be a priority. 

If you are looking to stay focused on your resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle here are just a few fitness tips to help you keep while managing your busy schedule:  


Engage in fitness activities that will simply keep you moving. Getting in good shape doesn’t mean you have to commit to an intense workout routine. Movement can take place indoors, outdoors and at different paces. Sometimes we underestimate the importance of walking to help get you in shape or even in lowering potential diseases like diabetes and hypertension. People who share the good habit of walking for at least 10 to 15 minutes per day, despite their busy routines, see how beneficial it can be. Check out this article on the secret to losing weight:



This gives you the momentum to reach your goals. Resolution runs give you something specific to plan for and to remain committed to.

If you stay focused on achieving smaller goals first, those will eventually lead to larger resolutions throughout the year. Your commitment will also have an effect on building a larger social circle and setting a good example for your family.  Take a look at why people are signing up for resolution runs: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Top-5-Reasons-to-Sign-Up-for-a-Resolution-Race.htm . You can find a race that meets your goals throughout the country by using the following link: http://running.competitor.com/race-calendar


A third important tip to tackle your fitness resolutions is to find a workout that accommodates your budget.

After spending so much money on holiday gifts and trips, the last thing people want is to add another expense to the year’s budget.  Luckily, there are options to save cash while taking advantage of free offers, gym discounts, and nutrition tips.   If you are willing to spend a bit more on a personal trainer, you will have the privacy and comfort in your home by controlling the temperature, the music, cleanliness, equipment and having no audience around. But you can save money by motivating a friend or colleague to split the costs. There is also a cheaper and fun way to workout from home with DVDs that include fitness videos like Zumba for a variety of levels and interests. Zumba fitness is centered around dance and aerobics, heavily inspired by Latin music. The following links contain valuable information on how you can make the most out of your Zumba workouts :   

Tips for Beginners: http://www.livestrong.com/article/259924-zumba-for-beginners/

100 Zumba Workouts Online for Free: http://www.squidoo.com/100-zumba-workouts

Follow the instructor’s steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rvJQUD5XwY


Mission sat down with company partner and Olympic Triathlete Sarah Haskins during a training session last year, and talked to her about setting goals and living a healthy lifestyle. She recommends you to get out there, follow your passion, eat healthy, and protect your body. What motivates her is to focus on what needs to be done to achieve a specific goal. Check out at what she had to say below:

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QhrBVgSUzY

Accomplishing goals : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEybsKNAjc0

Motivation to Achieve Goals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYbkdsWDWYY


You don’t need to “over-gear” with expensive items to make working out a little more enjoyable and less painful experience. Nevertheless, you need to be aware that one of the most important pieces of equipment to any kind of exercise is choosing the right shoe. If you decide that running is your thing, you are better off with a shoe that provides a firm heel, good support, and lightweight. Also make sure you are using a shirt made of wicking fabric, wicking socks, comfortable tights, and for women, a comfortable sports bra. Check this article for more tips on essential equipment for new runners: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/3-Gear-Essentials-for-Newbie-Runners. Products like anti-chafe are must-haves, especially in humid weather, and now you have the option to prevent chafing using silicone-based creams or sticks that stay in place longer than waxed-based anti-chafing products.

Mission Athletecare has developed an Anti-Chafe formula that outlasts the competition:  http://www.missionathletecare.com/collections/anti-chafe

Additionally, having a muscle rehab product in hand will help you get back out there quicker:  http://www.missionathletecare.com/products/max-muscle-rehab.           

So, get your Mission on, and keep those resolutions going all year round!


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