Tailgating Essentials

Football season is here, keep your game day spot stocked with the newest in tailgating essentials! No matter your team, these game day necessities make sure your tailgate is the number one hangout spot this football season.

Hopper Flip 12


For all your beverage needs, grab YETI’s most portable soft cooler, the new Hopper Flip 12. Its smaller size makes it super packable and takes up less space at your tailgate, while the DryHide fabric keeps its rugged and resistant to puncture and abrasion.


Upagrade your tailgate setup with the SOVARO Cork Premium Cooler. Easily carry your favorite wine, beer, water and snacks with the cooler’s extendable handle and compact wheels. The beautiful cork interior is a natural insulator that is impermeable to gas and liquid. It also features a removable clear divider for easy organization.


Keep warm during chilly late-season games with a Rumpl down blanket. Made from the same technical materials found in sleeping bags and puffy jackets, the Rumpl blanket provides superior warmth both indoors and out. The DWR Ripstop Nylon blanket repels water, stains and is machine washable.

Big Turtle Shell


Keep the music or the game going all day with the Outdoor Tech Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speaker. The Turtle Shell is a portable, water resistant, dust proof and shock proof loud speaker with Bluetooth capability.

alex bottle

The new alex bottle is a water bottle, koozie, and shaker all in one–perfect for all your game day beverage needs. The best part? The bottle unscrews from the middle for easy cleaning and minimal storage.

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Yoga 101


Yoga is a restorative, meditative and even intense exercise for the body and mind. Millions of beginner and seasoned yogis around the world rave of its benefits and the positive impact the practice has on their daily life. Read on to learn more!


The practice of yoga dates back 2,500 years and as early as 500BCE in India. With close ties to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, yoga has been practiced as a form of religious mediation. The benefits of the practice on the mind and body have been recorded in ancient texts. Since its modern revival, countless articles, studies and word of mouth have kept the trend alive.


Yoga came to the States in the late 1800’s, but its boom in the 1980’s led to its immense popularity today. Though there are obvious similarities between ancient and modern yoga, today’s practices tend to focus more on moderate exercise and toning with steady long-term benefits.


Yoga is suitable exercise for all shapes and sizes, and comes in its own variety as well. Part of its popularity is due to varying levels of difficulty. The practice is easily adaptable for all skill levels, making it a popular go-to for beginners. Aside from Vinyasa, which focuses on breath, and Hatha, class ranges include Hot, Prenatal, Bikram, Restorative and even more exciting classes like Glowga, Antigravity and more.

With so many options, there is something for everyone. Average classes range in size and age, with some specially crafted for children and elderly.


Until recently, activewear outside the gym or studio was looked down upon. As a result of modern takes on classic activewear, your favorite gear is acceptable anywhere from the studio to the city. Whether you prefer leggings or flowy pants, strappy bras or tanks, today’s modern active brands have you covered.

Find the hottest attire and accessories from brands like Onzie, Beyond Yoga, ALO, Lole, Lucy, Manduka and more at Alabama Outdoors.


Party on the Porch – September 2016


Join us for Party on the Porch supporting the Coosa Riverkeeper–river conservation group with a mission to protect, restore and promote the Coosa River and its tributaries in Alabama.

We will have live music from the Jason Bailey and Joe Breckenridge, delicious food from Cantina on Wheels and refreshing local draft beer from Trim Tab Brewing Company, available in a $10 collectible cup!

In addition to our $10 collectible cup, we will have custom engraved Hydro Flask pints available for a $20 contribution.

Bendy’s Cookies & Cream will be joining us with delicious homemade ice cream, cookies, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches!

We will also be raffling away some awesome items. Winner will be announced at 7:15PM—you must be present to win!

Invite your friends to Party on the Porch, we had so much fun last time and hope to see you again! Lawn chairs, blankets and pups are welcome!

Special thanks to KEEN for sponsoring Party on the Porch this month!