Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada
Keeping fit and active during the holidays is a goal of mine this year. I am used to the warm weather, and the dropping temperatures make me feel less inspired to want to venture outside of my home to stay as active as I would like to be. It is also not very fun to work out on my wood floors. Gaiam Canada aims to help people with their fitness goals, and asked me to review some of their items to help me stay active and comfortable during this time of the year. I was on board to see how they can help me achieve my goals this winter.
I received the following items to review:
- Foldable Mat in Icy Paisley
- Toeless Yoga Sock in Purple/Pink Stripes
- Premium Hot Yoga Kit Teal
- Jillian Michaels: Killer Cardio DVD
- Gaiam Duffle Bag in Black/Grey
Like taking your yoga mat wherever you go, but you don’t have a bag that can conveniently tote your rolled up yoga mat? The Foldable Mat in Icy Paisley is a great option to turn to. Weighing only about a pound, this mat can easily fold and flatten out in moments. The crease lines make this 2mm mat simple to place in a gym bag or back pack when you need it.
I was so excited to try this mat out in my home. It was a breeze to unfold and flatten out when it was time to get to work. The seams laid pretty flat once all opened. It was great not to have to worry about it rolling up on me since I need as much of the length of the mat as possible. I am in love with the icy blue pattern. It is calming and inspiring to me.
Do you find it a bit difficult to not slip while working out? A pair of Toeless Yoga Socks can help you stay grounded. These socks have target traction zones to prevent slipping on surfaces. The open toes allows for users to move naturally in order to better grip and balance during a routine.
These socks were very comfortable to slip on and use. I received the Pink/Purple Stripe design and they were really cute. To be honest, I found it a bit more difficult to pull these socks on through each of the holes than a regular pair of socks, but once on, they were snug and made it possible to wiggle my toes without much resistance. The grips on the traction zones made working out so much more stable. I was able to move without feeling my feet slide from where it was planted.
Are you a hot yoga fan? Having the right equipment can help get you through a sweaty routine. The Premium Hot Yoga Kit provides the essentials for a great hot yoga workout. It includes the following items:
- A 6mm yoga mat with a textured non-slip surface
- A Stay-Put Yoga Towel with four corner pockets
- A 6-foot yoga strap with durable D-Rings
Squishing my toes into the two-toned 6mm yoga mat was extremely nice to be able to do while doing a routine. The mat’s thickness and textured surface made switching positions more comfortable.
The soft and fluffy teal towel helped to trap excess moisture during my routine and the corner pockets helped to keep it in place whole on the mat.
My strap allowed me to hold certain positions for longer periods of time than without one. This 1-2-3 kit was really great to have on hand for a workout like this!
Is a rise in your heart rate more of your speed? Popping Jillian Michaels: Killer Cardio DVD can help you accomplish this goal. With two twenty-five- minute routines that progress in difficulty, it helps to decrease calories while increasing endurance levels and cardiovascular conditioning.
Having options during a workout is so important to me There are times that I want to take things slower, then I may want to kick it up a notch mid-routine. This DVD gives you that option and they are fun to do. It is recommended to do them up to five times a week, and with all of the options you are given to perform, you do get a good range of workouts to try. I also like that each routine lasts about half an hour. This allowed me to squeeze in time to work out during my day without having to leave my home. This may also be ideal when the weather may be a bit frightful.
When you do want to go out for a workout, a bag that can hold everything you need while you are out is key. The Duffle Bag in Black/Grey may be the perfect way to accomplish this.
I was surprised by the size of this bag. It is a smaller bag, but it has so many features to help you take wheat you need while on the road. There are eight pockets, four of them with zippers, to hold a variety of items. Having two pouches for water bottles makes staying hydrated easier. The main compartment had to be my favourite part of this bag. I was able to fit so many items, including the foldable mat, with space to spare. If I wanted to use a rolled up mat, the yoga mat holder in the front of this bag secured it in place to make carrying it simple and stayed centered when carrying it. This duffle bag is a real convenience. I really love it!
Any (or all) of these items from Gaiam are great ways to stay active and comfortable for the holidays. Whether it is gear to perform a workout, a video to do a routine at home, or a method to carry my gear on the road, they made it easy to be get the job done. The mats, the kit and the socks also prevented slips and falls, keeping me focused on the routine I was doing. The time-saving aspect of the DVD made getting fit easier for me to do. Having a bag that could carry a lot of items allowed me to take everything I needed when I did a workout at a studio. They were all fabulous, and I am so happy to have them to help achieve my fitness goals.
Gaiam Canada would like for Ottawa Mommy Club followers to stay active and comfortable easier this winter! By using code OTTMOMCLUB, you can receive a one-time 20% discount on items on Gaiam Canada’s website! This would come in handy if you are getting a gift a loved one or if you are getting something special for yourself this holiday season!
***Note – This code is valid for one-time use. This code is valid from November 1, 2017 until April 1, 2018. This unique code is open to Canadian residents only.***
Disclaimer: I received products from Gaiam Canada in order to review. The views expressed are my own.
A Gaiam Canada Giveaway!
Do you or a loved one want to stay fit and active this winter? Gaiam Canada would like for one Ottawa Mommy Club follower to win a Premium Hot Yoga Kit in Teal to gift as a part of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!
The ARV of this prize package is $49.99!
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on January 5, 2018.
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 fulfilment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.
If you encounter any issues with this giveaway, please contact us at ottawamommyclub.ca.