Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

| March 14, 2016 | 121 Comments

Getting in shape is something I like doing all year-round. When working out indoors, I turn to yoga or a HITT routine to get the job done. I like having comfortable equipment to help obtain my workout goals as it makes it easier to do what I have to do without worrying about hurting myself or slipping on my floors. I was really happy when Gaiam Canada asked me to review some of their yoga equipment because I have heard about their products and was curious as to whether they would stand up to what I do to get in shape. Here are the three yoga items I was given to review from Gaiam Canada:

• 5mm Elephant Printed Reversible Yoga Mat
• Floral Printed Yoga Mat Bag
• Super Grippy Yoga Socks

 

Ottawa Mommy Club Gaiam Canada Feature Photo

 

I really enjoyed using the 5mm Elephant Printed Reversible Yoga Mat. It was great to move around on its textured, “sticky” non-slip surface, and it was fun to use both sides when I wanted to have a bit of a change from the calming elephant side to the lively paisley one. It was also very cushy since it is thicker than the mat I currently own. I also learned that these mats are made of PVC that does not contain the six most harmful phthalates. This makes this mat more environmentally friendly to use as well. An added touch is that when this mat is purchased, there is a downloadable yoga practice video included for more of a workout.Yoga Mat

 

I was really happy to get to get to review the Flower Burst Yoga Mat Bag. It is made of 100% cotton bag that can fit most mat sizes. I loved the design on the bag as it is really cute, yet not overpowering. I also like the large front pocket that allows me to pack and carry numerous items. There is also an MP3 player pocket with an earphone slit to allow you listen to music hands-free. The adjustable strap allows for a comfortable fit when you wear it.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club Gaiam Canada Bag Collage Photo

 

It was great to wear the Super Grippy Yoga Socks to do yoga and my workouts! They can be used on and off the mat because of the patterned silicone grips that prevent slipping on every toe for targeted traction. These socks went on easily and were really comfy to wear. They made working out more stylish and fun to do! They are among my favourite socks to wear whether I am working out or running around the house.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club Gaiam Canada Super Grippy Yoga Socks Photo

 

These yoga items from Gaiam Canada are the perfect combination for yoga lovers at any level to use and to enjoy on a daily basis. The mat is thick and comfortable, the bag holds my mat and other items with ease, and the socks make doing yoga and workouts easier to do. I know I will be using all three of these items whenever I get in shape.

For more information about Gaiam Canada you can connect with them on their Facebook and Twitter pages!

Disclaimer: I received items from Gaiam in order to write this review. The views expressed are my own.

 

Gaiam Canada Yoga Giveaway!

 

Gaiam Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to start spring off right by giving away all of the items I wrote about in this review! These items were:

• 5mm Elephant Printed Reversible Yoga Mat
• Floral Printed Yoga Mat Bag
• Super Grippy Yoga Socks

 

Ottawa Mommy Club Gaiam Canada Feature Photo

 

The ARV of this prize package is $90!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on April 18th, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Kelly says:

    I wasn’t aware that there were mats specifically for hot yoga! But I do love the idea of grippy socks 🙂

  2. Julie Ouellette says:

    The performance yoga mat bag, along with the others looks awesome!

  3. Michelle ofarrell says:

    I would actually like the ashtanga yoga DVD. Makes it easier to do at home.

  4. Kim K says:

    I like the Mary Jane Yoga Socks and the Wildflowers Sling Bag.

  5. Chantal Seguin says:

    I would love to win the Gaiam Athletic Yoga – 5mm Reversible Mat! So pretty and durable!! 🙂

  6. SweetPanda says:

    I would love the GAIAM Sol Dry-Grip 5mm Yoga Mat (blue)

  7. tanyab79 says:

    I would like to own the Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel – Teal/Pink Stitching.

  8. Athena says:

    Jillian Michaels Beginner Shred DVD

  9. kathy downey says:

    I like to own the Rodney Yee’s Flexibility Yoga for Beginners DVD

  10. Erin W says:

    I’d love the Lush Teal No-slip Yoga Towel, I need a new yoga towel!

  11. cheryl says:

    i would love any of their yoga mats

  12. jan says:

    I have wanted a foam roller for some time, so the Restore by Gaiam Deep Tissue Foam Roller in Orange

  13. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love to own the Gaiam SOL Shakti Rubber Yoga Mat

  14. lori b says:

    i like the elephant printed premium mat

  15. Gillian Morgan says:

    I like the PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM PRINTED YOGA MAT.

  16. Catherine Nadeau says:

    I would also like the 6′ purple yoga strap!

  17. Amelie says:

    Love the Mary Jane Yoga Socks and the Wildflowers Sling Bag. So cute! 💓

  18. Jonnie says:

    The Maxtowel looks really innovative. I would also like the 5-braid yoga headband and the easy cinch yoga sling.

  19. Anita Spudich says:

    The Dual Grip Yoga Mat Towel

  20. heather sibley says:

    I would love to have the Rodney Yee’s Flexibility Yoga for Beginners DVD

  21. Lynda Cook says:

    The YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS COMPLETE PROGRAM sounds like a great set to get and follow

  22. Melinda says:

    The Flower Burst Printed Yoga Mat is pretty.

  23. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Love their yoga mats and hibiscus yoga mat kit

  24. Michelle says:

    The Yoga for Beginners with DVD and a pair of the grippy socks.

  25. Christine says:

    I would love the yoga grippy socks, that probably make life easier. 😉

  26. Travelbuds says:

    I love the Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel – Teal/Pink Stitching.

  27. Sarah says:

    I like the purple Gaiam SOL yoga mat. Though I haven’t done much yoga in the past, it is something I would like to do more often.

  28. Nicky says:

    Gaiam yoga mat and block

  29. Barb B says:

    The Athletic Yoga MaxTowel XD Series is a perfect size for hot yoga which my twenty-something is in love with, so I would gift it to her. Sweet.

  30. Emily Shea says:

    I would love the Sundial mat. It’s gorgeous!

  31. Stephanie says:

    The metro gym bag looks cute and super versatile.

  32. Stephanie says:

    I would also love the yoga kids DVD for my son.

  33. Doris H says:

    I’d love to have one of their yoga mats.

  34. Carole Dube says:

    Jillian Michaels Beginner Shred DVD

  35. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:

    YOGA DVD AND GRIPPY BSOCKS

  36. Silvia D says:

    Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel – Teal/Pink is one I would love.

  37. Wonryang says:

    I would like to own Lush Teal No-slip Yoga Towel

  38. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love the GAIAM Sol Dry-Grip 5mm Yoga Mat.

  39. Tracy D says:

    I’d love the Restore by Gaiam Hot & Cold Foot Roller, I’d use it all the time. 😉

  40. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would love to have the Turquoise Surf Premium Printed Yoga Mat

  41. Sarah says:

    I like the looks of the reversible yoga mats!

  42. Florence C says:

    I like to have the Gaiam SOL Premium 8 ft. Yoga Strap

  43. Amy C says:

    I would like to have the Flow Yoga For Beginners DVD.

  44. Christina says:

    I would love one of their yoga mats.

  45. missbobloblaw says:

    I’d love to own a Metro Gym Bag in chai brown!

  46. Mandy says:

    I would like to try out the grippy yoga socks.

  47. Linda says:

    I like the Gaiam Sol Dry-Wick Yoga Towel-Pumpkin/Sol Yellow.

  48. Toks W says:

    I would love to have one of the body foam rollers.

  49. Holly OGorman says:

    I would love all of the Jillian Michaels dvds.

  50. eric says:

    I would like to own the Turquoise Surf Premium Printed Yoga Mat

  51. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like the Flow Yoga for Beginners DVD

  52. Heather Swanson says:

    the elephant mat

  53. Wanda Tracey says:

    My favorite yoga mat is the 5mm Elephant print but the other prints are really nice too,like the Kiku Premium Printed Reversible Yoga Mat (5mm).They would be perfect!Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  54. Janet P. says:

    I would love the Yoga Grippy Socks and The Practical Power of Yoga DVD!

  55. Laurie B says:

    I like the Gaiam Sol 5mm Dry-Grip Yoga Mat

  56. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love the elephant mat

  57. Suzie B says:

    I would like to have the Easy Cinch Mat Sling (Fuschia)

  58. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love to have the Tri-Colour Block.

  59. Heidi c. says:

    I would like to have the Flow Yoga for Beginners.

  60. Robyn C says:

    I would love the Balance Ball Chair with the Purple Ball.

  61. hugh laing says:

    the non slip socks would be very useful

  62. Julia Herperger says:

    The Mary Jane Yoga Socks. Really Cute. I’ve always loved those classic mary janes.

  63. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I really love the Backless Classic Balance Ball Chair

  64. hugh laing says:

    The non slip socks may help me with balance

  65. Tina L. says:

    I like the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair

  66. andie says:

    I’d love to own one of their Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs as well…maybe the backless one.

  67. joanne frank says:

    http://www.gaiam.ca/ HOME / YOGA / FLOWER BURST YOGA MAT BAG

  68. Tracey says:

    I really could use some grippy yoga socks.

  69. Carole b. says:

    I SO would love a Balance Ball Chair!

  70. maria says:

    I want a balance ball chair.

  71. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I like their Performance Yoga Mat Bag

  72. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’d love to own the Restore by Gaiam Multi-Grip Stretch Strap

  73. wobbles13 says:

    i need a new yoga mat!

  74. KD says:

    The thirsty yoga mat towel in teal/pink looks great!

  75. Loretta says:

    the elephant mat

  76. Lisa Hallman says:

    I would like the Yoga Mat Wash Cleaner… assuming I win. 🙂

  77. I would like a yoga strap

  78. janine a says:

    i would love any of their mats, love the colours

  79. Juliee Fitze says:

    Would like to own the Performance Yoga Mat Bag

  80. Manni says:

    I would love to own the Gain yoga straps!

  81. Their no slip yoga socks look super cool!

  82. Caroline says:

    I say the balance ball chair.

  83. Stephanie says:

    Metro gym bag so I can keep all my gear up and away from my toddler!

  84. Victoria Wollf says:

    Kiku Premium Printed Reversible Yoga Mat (5mm) it’s so pretty 🙂

  85. Laura says:

    I love all the kids yoga products, so cute!

  86. Leslie Crosbie says:

    My goal is to get Healthy and I have alwa wanted to try Yoga!!
    I would really like Yoga Beginner Kit /DVD set!!

  87. stacey h says:

    i like the grey yoga strap – this would be an upgrade from the belt that i currently use

  88. Aarone mawdsley says:

    A yoga mat

  89. Mae says:

    the elephant yoga mat ~ brings me memories of living in Thailand, on the yoga*spiritual side of a lil island called Koh Phangan ~ oooh the fond memories of doing yoga on the beach and creating family friendly music & art events like Brahm’s Tams drumcircles 🙂

  90. Barb B says:

    The Athletic Yoga Maxtowel XD Series would be great to have especially being a generous size and fast drying.

  91. Samantha S says:

    I definitely want the Elephant Premium Printed Reversible Yoga Mat <3

  92. Michelle james says:

    I need a new mat ! Really like the printed blue one.

  93. Jennifer Lo says:

    Kiku Premium Printed Reversible Yoga Mat (5mm)

  94. Suzi says:

    I’d like to own the Gaiam Sol 5mm Dry-Grip Yoga Mat

  95. Karyn says:

    The Mary Jane yoga socks.

  96. Amber Y says:

    I would love to bring home the Kiku Premium Printed Reversible Yoga Mat and the Deep Purple Yoga Block.

  97. Nasrine says:

    The fushia yoga block.

  98. ttyukon says:

    tri colour block

  99. laura says:

    I’ve always been interested in Yoga, but never new where to start & limited funds so I would like to have the Yoga Beginners Kit with DVD..& Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno DVD

  100. yvonne says:

    This prize pack/giveaway is great! At my age it’s not easy to find a gentle and mindful method of exercise.

  101. Lucy says:

    A yoga mat would be great.

  102. Cindy B. says:

    I like the kids Yoga Grippy Socks so my daughter could join in.

  103. Lucie says:

    I would love a yoga block as I do not have one and a DVD to try out new moves 🙂

  104. Lucie says:

    I would love a yoga block and a DVD to learn new moves 🙂

  105. Carey Hurst says:

    The Mary Jane Yoga socks are pretty cool actually . I need a mat though so would love that to .

  106. Kathy says:

    The Bright Merrakeah yoga Matt!

  107. Wanda Tracey says:

    My daughter and I have a huge interest in yoga and this giveaway prize is
    so awesome! I have taken a good look around and love the Gaiam yoga mats and the
    Mary Jane Yoga socks are really nice and would help with balance and non-slipping
    during exercise.

  108. Teri Lawler says:

    Beginners yoga kit would be perfect. I’m ramping up my weight loss and it would help!

  109. Kathleen says:

    I would like a yoga mat sling

  110. Caroline says:

    I would love the Yoga Block. Have never used one but would love to start.

  111. Allison Matz says:

    I would like the Flow Yoga for Beginners DVD.

  112. janine a says:

    a yoga block 🙂

  113. zahra p says:

    I would love the “Dual-Grip Yoga Mat Towel – Purple/Light Purple” because I love hot yoga and purple is my favourite color.

  114. Caryn Coates says:

    I would love to have the Flower Burst Printed Yoga Mat (3mm)

  115. Valerie Gibson says:

    I love the Flower Burst Printed Yoga Mat.

  116. Theresa A. says:

    The Slate Camo Yoga Mat Bag would be nice to keep my yoga things in one place and clean.

  117. Shelina Alibhai says:

    This giveaway is great, 5 mm Elephant Printed Reversible Yoga Mat, Floral Printed Yoga Mat Bag and Super Grippy Yoga Socks it is great for beginner like me.
    Thank you

  118. Cheryl says:

    I would love the yoga block and a DVD.

  119. Wanda Bergman says:

    I’d be most interested in: GAIAM SOL Sure-Grip 4mm Yoga Mat – Cranberry

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