Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| December 5, 2017 | 66 Comments

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Gaiam Canada Logo

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Photo Credit: gaiam.ca; Gaiam Foldable Mat in Icy Blue design.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Seams of Gaiam Foldable Mat.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Gaiam Toeless Yoga Sock in Purple/Pink Stripes on a yoga mat.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Woman wearing Gaiam Toeless Yoga Sock in Purple/Pink Stripes on a yoga mat.

 

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

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Photo Credit: gaiam.ca; Gaiam Premium Hot Yoga Kit.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Woman doing a yoga pose while using the Gaiam Premium Yoga Kit.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Woman pulling corner of towel of the Gaiam Premium Yoga Kit over a yoga 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!

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Gaiam Premium Yoga Kit Yoga Strap under feet on a yoga mat.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Photo Credit: gaiam.ca; Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio DVD.

 

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.

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Photo Credit: gaiam.ca; Gaiam Duffle Bag (Black/Grey)

 

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!

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Gaiam Duffle bag with workout items on a table.

 

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.

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

 

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.***

Want to find more holiday gift ideas from Gaiam Canada? Visit them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest pages to wrap up and give this year!

Disclaimer: I received products from Gaiam Canada in order to review. The views expressed are my own.

 

A Gaiam Canada Giveaway!

 

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada

Photo Credit: gaiam.ca; Gaiam Premium Hot Yoga Kit.

 

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.

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 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.

 

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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. loriag says:

    I would love to gift the Toeless Yoga Socks to my son’s girlfriend. I think they are so cute.

  2. I would absolutely love the Gaiam Duffle Bag in Black/Grey

  3. Kay says:

    I love the idea of the non slip mat and socks from Gaiam. These would be great for yoga which I try to avail of as often as possible (not as often as I would like!)

  4. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would like to gift the Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks and a yoga mat.

  5. Erin W says:

    I really love the duffle, stylish and practical!

  6. lori b says:

    the towel would be awesome

  7. Tara Betterley says:

    I really like the A 6mm yoga mat with a textured non-slip surface.

  8. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I would love to try out the Toeless Yoga Socks

  9. sarah says:

    I would love the foldable yoga mat because it would store better in my home and be really convenient to pull out quickly when i have a few moments.

  10. Alison Braidwood says:

    In addition to the yoga mat, I’d love to receive the toeless yoga socks. I do Classical Stretch at home (on carpet), and these would help me be a lot more grippy :0

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love the yoga mat and the socks along with the dvd, I would like to start in the new year!!

  12. Jennifer P. says:

    I would love to gift the Foldable Mat in Icy Paisley to my older daughter. She sometimes walks to a yoga class at the community centre after school with her friends, and this would be so much easier for her to bring to school/yoga class than her roll up (which is actually mine, so maybe I’d get to start using it again too!).

  13. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to have a pair of the Toeless Yoga socks.

  14. DebP says:

    My choice would be the Gaiam duffle bag.

  15. Michelle Roberge says:

    The duffle bag.

  16. Athena says:

    I really like the duffle.

  17. Debbie P says:

    Love the yoga mat!

  18. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the Gaiam Toeless Yoga Sock and would love them for myself. 🙂

  19. Jonnie says:

    I think the Duffle Bag would make a great gift for anyone who’s into fitness.

  20. HEIDI C. says:

    I would love to have the duffel bag so that I can easily carry my yoga mat.

  21. KellyPC says:

    I’ve wanted a purple balance ball chair for so long now & I need a new yoga strap because I misplaced my old one. Of course it will turn up the minute I replace it though!

  22. Heather Swanson says:

    a yoga mat

  23. Joanne C says:

    I love the toeless yoga socks. It would help so much in keeping a firm grip. It will be a gift to myself

  24. Silvia D says:

    The Duffel Bag is the one I really like!

  25. Elaine G says:

    I’d love to get the towel.

  26. l p says:

    the Duffel Bag. thanks

  27. crystal porter says:

    I would love a yoga strap and an additional block for myself

  28. KD says:

    The toeless yoga socks look great!

  29. Tiff Cho says:

    I love the yoga mat!

  30. calvin says:

    Definitely the bag, it would help me carry stuff to the gym when I do my fitness classes, would be handy because there’s compartment for the mat.

  31. Tasha F. says:

    I’d love to try the toeless yoga socks and the Gaiam Duffle bag.

  32. wobbles13 says:

    i like the bag!

  33. tanyab79 says:

    The duffel bag and mat for my spouse.

  34. Sab Edwards says:

    I’VE LOOKED at the toeless socks before and I think I’d use those at work in my boots actually lol

  35. Wanda B says:

    I would love to receive the Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks.

  36. Jessica P says:

    I would love the duffelbag and mat for trying out Yoga this year!

  37. Alex S. says:

    I love the yoga mat.

  38. Arielle says:

    Definitely the 6mm yoga mat

  39. Ann says:

    I would LOVE the Gaiam duffle bag and mat! Thanks 🙂

  40. sara kirkham says:

    I would love the duffle bag, I like that it holds a yoga mat

  41. Carole B says:

    The bag is perfect!

  42. I love the duffel bag and the foldable mat

  43. Lisa says:

    I definitely need to update my ratty mat towel!!

  44. Nathalie Lebeau says:

    What a beautiful prize! I’m a single mom who can’t exactly make it to the gym every day so I work out from home a lot. My current Gaiam has been destroyed by my cat! This ones so beautiful!

  45. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i would like the foldable mat!

  46. sarah alexis says:

    I love the Foldable Mat – so sweet!

  47. Anita D. says:

    I love the toeless yoga socks. This is my first time seeing them. What s great gift!

  48. Karen Forsyth says:

    I would love the yoga mat

  49. Christine Richards says:

    I would love all of them but the yoga mat piqued my interest most!

  50. Marlene V says:

    I would love the toeless yoga socks

  51. Valarie Alliet says:

    I would love to gift the yoga mat. I think every who suffers from physical pain or emotional pain should try a form of yoga. So I would like to give my best friend this mat to try to heal her body and give her the strength each day.

  52. Dana Miller says:

    I would like to receive the Gaiam Duffle Bag and toeless socks.

  53. Randy Dube says:

    My sister would love this premium hot yoga for a gift

  54. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I would love to receive the Gaiam Duffle bag . That is one nice bag.

  55. wobbles13 says:

    i need a new yoga mat!

  56. Colette says:

    I love the duffle bag and the toeless socks!

  57. Jennifer L. says:

    I would love to receive the toeless yoga socks.

  58. Linda says:

    I would really like to get the toeless socks because I slip a lot.

  59. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would like to have the Gaiam teal yoga mat.

  60. Karla Sceviour says:

    i`d love to receive the Gaiam Duffle Bag!

  61. Heather N says:

    This hot yoga set is my fave of the bunch.

  62. Alex S. says:

    I would like to receive the duffle bag as a gift.

  63. DebH says:

    Love the colours of the mat.

  64. Amie Gaudet says:

    I would love to receive the Gaiam Foldable Mat in Icy Blue design.

  65. Wanda B says:

    I would most love to receive the Gaiam Duffle Bag in Black/Grey.

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