Last year when we were in Germany during those really hot days in July (over 40°C) we went for a walk in a forest because it was pleasantly cool. As we came out of the forest we came across an outdoor gym. We would have loved to try them out, but as it was midday and extremely hot we didn’t think it would have been a good idea.
“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” Nope, we weren’t that mad! Instead I took some photos thinking that I might be able to use them for a blog post one day.
So this might be a bit of a useless post. If you know how to use any of those items you can use them anyway; and if you don’t know what they do, knowing the German name isn’t much help either.
BUT, there might be somebody reading this who always wanted to know what all these things are called in German. this post is for you ☺
What do a hiking trip, a workout at the gym and a championship game all have in common? The need for a water bottle. However, with so many options available, it may be hard to decide which one is best for your activity. We’re breaking down everything you need to know when shopping for a water bottle.
TYPES OF WATER BOTTLES
There are many varieties of bottles. The one that best fits your needs will depend on the type of activity you want to do. Are you looking for the best everyday water bottle? Or maybe the best water bottle for the gym? Do you need your drink to stay hot or cold for an extended time? Or can you only fill up every so often? All of these will factor into which style is right for you, personally for a full positive experience I suggest trying Name It Labels water bottles.
TUMBLERS & INSULATED
- Best for: Everyday use.
- Key Features: This popular bottle category comes in many different colors, shapes and sizes. These versatile styles are great for holding more than just water. Vacuum-insulated stainless-steel linings will help keep your beverages hot or cold for longer periods than other bottles.
- Best for: Outdoor and recreation.
- Key Features: Hard plastic bottles may look similar to glass. This lightweight, durable option is great for the outdoors. Available in a variety of colors, hard plastics are easy to clean and stand up to repeated use.
- Best for: Team sports and biking.
- Key Features: Squeeze bottles are the most popular for team sports thanks to their durability, easy grip and ability to share. These bottles often make it easy to see how much water remains. However, they do not offer as much insulation as other bottle types.
- Best for: Team sports and camps.
- Key Features: In need of a lot of water throughout the day? A jug is going to be your best bet. This water bottle variety tends to hold a quarter gallon or more at one time. Many jugs feature flip-up handles for easy carrying and insulation to keep your water cool throughout your event or practice.
- Best for: The gym.
- Key Features: Shaker bottles feature a mixer that helps you combine protein powder or supplements with liquid. The mixing mechanism may vary but they all share the same goal: to break up and blend your ingredients into a smooth shake. Shakers can be made from plastic or glass and also come in insulated varieties.
- Best for: Hiking and biking.
- Key Features: Hydration packs are a hands-free solution to keeping your water flowing. The backpack-like straps make them great for activities, like hiking and biking, where stopping for a drink can slow you down. Some hydration packs also include pockets to help store your activity essentials.
Okay, lets look at them in a little more detail.
This is the “Schulter-Nacken Trainer”. You put your hands on those plates and turn them to exercise your shoulders and neck.
This is the “Bauch-Rücken Station”, which helps your back (Rücken) and your stomach (Bauch).
The “Kraftstation” is the one that works on your back, arm and shoulder, neck muscles (Rücken-, Arm- und Schulter- Nackenmuskulatur) and your spine, arm and shoulder joints (Wirbelsäule, Arm- und Schultergelenke).
‘Kraftstation’ means power station. I leave it to you to work out if this equipment gives you power or drains it ☺
This “Bein-Hüft Trainer” works on your legs (Beine) and hip (Hüfte).
And finally the “Nordic Walker” – no translation needed.
If you come across any of these machines, you can either use them straight away or read the instructions to improve your German: win-win!