Holiday Safety Tips, FBG Style

With Christmas less than a week away, the FBGs thought it only appropriate to share a couple of safety tips for this joyous holiday season.

1. Beware fitness gifts. While we’ve already warned of the possible perils of kettlebells and resistance bands, other exercise products can be equally dangerous. For example, if you receive a stability ball as a gift, do be careful with it. And do not, I repeat do not, try these “fun things.” Unless of course you’re looking to make a funny YouTube video, then by all means go for it and send us the link. We’d love the FitWit content.

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2. Beware of “things” in boxes. Whatever you do, if your loved one gets you this for the holidays, laugh. And then run fast, fast away.


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There you have it, holiday-safety tips, FBG style. Now go be merry safely! —Jenn
Want more funnies? Check out Ellen cooking salmon in the dishwasher (seriously!) and Anderson Cooper sort of working out with Kelly Ripa.

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  1. MizFit says:

    I love things in boxes 🙂

    you OUT for the holidays? have a salfehealthyfunhappy one!


  2. Erica says:

    hahahhahaha I may have gotten hurt were it not for this post

  3. imadedinner says:


  4. Merry says:

    Me, I always try to be Merry safely.

    Also, please imagine I’ve inserted a joke here about exchanging the gift in a box for another that’s the right size.

    graight – hey man, I’m from California. Everything’s cool, everything’s graight.

  5. tfh says:

    Thanks for the Friday laughs! In the right hands, anything can be dangerous, no? Or is it the wrong hands?

  6. Sagan says:

    Aha very nice.

    Love stability balls. But have been having many difficulties with mine (like, uh, balancing with it, for example). Those things increase the toughness of the workout by an amazing amount!

  7. Every Gym's Nightmare says:

    Ive never seen an exercise ball that big.

    I love that they are at church. See kids? you CAN get into trouble without drugs, alcohol, or sex!

    Kelly Turner

  8. eatingbender says:

    Aw man! Why didn’t I think of doing that with an exercise ball?

    I love that SNL short. I will be on the lookout!

  9. Charlotte says:

    Oh I love it! Those videos were classic. Thanks for the heads-up;)

  10. Oh She Glows says:

    haha…what a classic JT vid

  11. women's fitness says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. Nice to see some humor. Thanks for the laugh!