Bear Mattress Teams up with Good Sports on Charitable Giveback

Today, Bear Mattress is proud to announce a new partnership endeavor with Good Sports  - a charitable organization committed to improving the lives of youth athletes across the country through the donation of equipment, apparel, and footwear. This collaboration will further Bear’s impact in the community, and will help solidify its budding relationship with a charitable partner who shares a common view on the importance of leading a healthy, active life. “We embark on this collaboration in earnest, and with the full intent of making a positive difference in the lives of young people.” Bear’s founder and CEO Scott Paladini said. “Bear has always placed a big emphasis on the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. For us, this...

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Talking life and fitness with WBFF Pro & Pole-Fitness Champ Dashiell Berri

By the age of 24, WBFF Pro and Pole-Fitness Champ Dashiell Berri had lived on food stamps, had slept for 8 months on a stranger’s porch, and had helped prepare dead bodies in mortuary school. Six years later, and having found her professional passion as an elite level athlete, Dashiell sits down with us to discuss her incredible journey, fitness plans for 2017, and tips for living a healthier life. Bear Mattress: Can you tell us a bit about your upbringing and the struggles you faced early on? Dash: I was born in Wareham, Massachusetts which is a small town near Cape Code. It’s your standard sort of middle-class town. I’m one of ten siblings and was actually born with...

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Bear Mattress discusses Family, Career, and Health with Amobi Okugo

At just 25 years old, Amobi Okugo of the Portland Timbers has lived in more places than most people have even visited. Now, heading into his 7th year in Major League Soccer, Amobi sits down with Bear Mattress to discuss everything from his family's Nigerian heritage, to his journeyman career, and how his personality has helped him adapt to the constant change he’s experienced as a professional athlete. Bear Mattress: Your parents are Nigerian immigrants who moved to the U.S. before you were born, can you tell us a bit about their experience coming to the States? AO: Yes, so both of my parents are Nigerian. My father first came to the States in the 1970s to pursue higher education opportunities....

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A 7-step guide to making (and actually keeping) your 2017 Resolutions


 It's that time of the year again - when you pledge yourself to exercising more, getting proper rest, and turning down that second piece of cake at dessert...You hit the gym for a week or two only to find that you've lost motivation by the beginning of February. We've all been there. Luckily, we're here to help! Below, we've compiled 7 tips to help you keep those New Year's Resolutions going all year...Or at least until March! 

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Jack Harrison of Major League Soccer's NYCFC sits down with Bear Mattress

Jack Harrison’s unusual path to professional soccer stardom took him from the suburbs of Manchester, England to the quiet Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts before landing at one of the most prestigious soccer colleges in the United States. Now, with a year under his belt in the professional ranks at NYCFC, the former #1 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and current Team Bear member, sits down with us to discuss his upbringing, family, training, and how his unique experience with life and sports thus far has contributed to his personal growth. Early Life & Upbringing: From England to New England  Bear Mattress: You’re mom seems to be a very positive force in your life and has always placed a...

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6 Tips to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

When you think holidays, feelings of togetherness, happiness and general warmth come to mind. Well, those feelings are supposed to come to mind. But, to most of us, the holidays also come with stress, fatigue and lack of needed exercise. Below are tips to help you get through the rest of the holiday season - without pulling your hair out.

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Can't make the gym? Here are 3 “Sports” you can play from bed

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter. The weather is getting colder. Making it to the gym or spending time being active outside has never seemed more difficult. Luckily, if you’re like us at here at Bear Mattress, and believe that keeping an active mind is just as important as keeping your abs tight, then we have the blog post for you. We're highlighting three “sports” that are gaining a ton of traction and don’t require you to leave the cozy comfort of your Bear Mattress in order to participate. As advancements in technology continue to alter the sports landscape, these leagues have amassed huge followings of devoted fans, professional stars, massive prize pools, national television deals,...

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Bear Mattress Wows Fitness Guru Jeff Rizzo

   Watch the Review by Jeff Rizzo of RizKnows Jeff Rizzo, the man behind RizKnows, is a person who knows not only the importance of getting a good, effective sleep, but also A LOT about fitness gear. RizKnows is a blog and vlog dedicated to reviewing sporting goods, wearable technology, and fitness equipment. Jeff also posts workout videos and routines and doles out health & fitness tips & tricks. Jeff’s good at what he does. Really good. In fact, when the Bear Mattress staff was having a “which wearable technology is right for us” debate, we consulted his heavily viewed YouTube channel. We thought he was so good at testing fitness-related gear that we sent him a bed to test...

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