There are few types of exercise more popular than yoga, and with good reason! It’s a great way to improve flexibility and strength in an relatively easy and low-impact way, and some experts even believe that yoga is one of the best ways to ensure longevity in later years! But like any type of exercise, proper equipment makes yoga easier and more enjoyable. And the clothing, mats and accessories from Gaiam Canada are some of the most popular choices on the market for a great yoga experience.
Recently, I had the chance to add some of Gaiam’s brand new line of yoga apparel to my collection of Gaiam products and I was so excited to see how I liked it. Reasonably priced and beautifully designed, the items looked like a great alternative to pricier yoga clothing collections. I received the Nova Bootcut Pants and the Harlow Crop Top to review, and both items were absolutely beautiful. But of course, the proof of good yoga gear isn’t in its looks…it’s in how it performs during a workout!
The pants featured artistic designs on the legs to celebrate traditional yoga heritage. The fold-over waist ensured a perfect fit and the pants had a completely opaque design. I loved the snug, yet comfortable feel of the pants and found I could get through my entire routine with ease. The crop top featured a similarly well-thought-out design, with double straps in the back and removable cups. But for a large-chested woman like myself, I found the fit to be a little awkward. I still needed to wear a sports bra with the top as it didn’t really provide support to my chest, and since I had to order a larger size to accommodate my bust, the lower band was too loose around my ribs. It’s a beautiful top but in my opinion, better suited to small-chested women.
Gaiam also carries high quality yoga mats, DVDs, bags and other accessories that any yoga lover will adore, and to help you surprise your favourite yoga fan this Christmas, the company is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their own Gaiam Premium Yoga Mat in Capri and a Jillian Michaels 10 Minute Body Transformation DVD, a $55 total value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about whether you would keep this prize pack for yourself or give it as a gift.
Overall, I was very impressed by the quality and style of the Gaiam yoga apparel I received and even though the crop top wasn’t the best choice for my body type, I’m sure that there are many women that would absolutely adore it! Best of all, all the pieces are available at a great price. Check out the entire collection of Gaiam apparel and products online and see which ones might make your workout more enjoyable. After all, being in clothes that make you feel great make a good workout even better!