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LiveKühn® Products Now Available at the Stable

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If you are near Midland, Bay City, or Saginaw, Michigan, LiveKühn products are now closer to you!  The Stable Outdoor Outfitters of Saginaw, Michigan has been the area's ski, snowboard, and cycling retailer since 1972.  We are excited to announce that they are now carrying all versions of PeacePads™ high-performance protection and LIPeace™ lip balm.

Stop by their historical location--the building was once a livery stable in the 1860s, and now holds the coolest gear for outdoor athletes.  Be Bold!

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The Stable Outdoor Outfitters

300 S. Hamilton

Saginaw, MI 48602

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Be Bold in 2015

It's almost 2015!  Before you get closer to ringing in the new year, take some time to reflect on your 2014--plus look ahead to 2015 with a few new goals.  It's important to realize all you've accomplished this year (it's probably more than you think).  For an amazing 2015 (and who doesn't want a great year), it's key to set what you want your year to be like.  Fill out the sheet below for a total of 15 things--some you've accomplished last year and some you will accomplish this year.  Be Bold in 2015!

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Fall = crisp outdoor air + brisk ice rink air

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Balance: School and Sports

It's the time of year when students try to balance their studies and their sports.  It can be hard.  But as athletes know, just because it's hard or challenging doesn't mean it's impossible.

 

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Here are our top tips on being a successful student-athlete:

1) Stay organized.

Find yourself stressing or feeling too busy?  Try keeping a planner or a calendar app.  Record any practices, homework, upcoming deadlines and activities.  You won't worry about forgetting anything, and it's all in one place--a time saver!

2)  De-stress.

Why do you love your sport?  No, seriously!  Let that love of what you do override any stress, worries, or fears you've accumulated throughout the day.  Enjoy your practices--be a confident student just like you're a confident athlete.  I've often noticed that after a crazy day, skating practice really made the me more calm and confident for the rest of the day..

3)  Stay healthy.
In a rush, it can be really easy to skip breakfast or a workout time, but all those choices affect your training and performance.  Drink lots of water and don't get dehydrated.  If need be, grab a quick healthy granola bar (we like Larabars).  And get enough sleep!  The more sleep you get, the easier school will be, and the better your performance in sports will be!

4)  Have fun!  Life is a blast if you make every day great!  Remember to keep a positive attitude--then everything will be so much easier!  And think about school this way:  the sooner you get your schoolwork and studies done (well), the sooner you get to skate and have fun!

Remember these tips for stressless sports and studies!  Be Bold!

Have any other suggestions?  Email us!

Which PeacePad™?

Are you trying to decide which PeacePad™ is perfect for you?  For some skaters, the original HIPeace™ is great for training, and the HIPeace™ Competitor® is best for competition.  For other skaters, the Competitor® can be perfect for practice.  Wondering what we'd recommend for you?  We've created this chart to help you choose your PeacePad™ based on your height and weight (and skating).  These are generalizations we've developed based upon our testing and customer feedback.  Check it out!

 

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Your preference: If your height and weight are in the light blue area, choose your PeacePad™ based on the following:

Choose Competitor® (Performance Platinum) if you are smaller framed, have less muscle mass, take light falls, or fall occasionally. (Also great for discreet protection at a competition or event.)

Choose HIPeace™ (Kühn Blue) if you are larger framed, have more muscle mass, take hard falls, or fall frequently. (Great for training sessions, learning and practice.)

Still not sure?  Feel free to ask us for a personalized recommendation!

Skating S’mores (Healthy S’mores Recipe)

Skating S'mores

Every skater, especially every young skater just falling in love with the sport asks, “Mom, can I skate s’more?”  (I know—I said this often!)  There’s something about finding your sport and passion that makes you always want to do it “s’more.”

Speaking of “s’mores,” today is National S’mores Day!   We’re sharing this original recipe by LiveKühn’s Rachel, an alternative recipe for healthy s’mores!  They make a great dessert (or snack), especially since we’ve reinvented the graham cracker portion so they’re healthier!

Read more: Skating S’mores (Healthy S’mores Recipe)