Friday, April 27, 2012

Gaiam Sponsor Review



Live, Learn, Grow


Yoga and fitness equipment and DVDs, Sustainable Home Decor, Organic Clothing, and workout videos available for streaming online at GaiamTV.com.

One of the themes I am doing for the Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop is Yoga. I was sent the Trudie Styler's Strengthen and Restore DVD for review. I have not ever watched a Yoga video so I was excited to see how it worked out for a 'newbie' like me. I loved how they walked me through each step of the way, including reminding me to breath, something you wouldn't think is necessary but you are in the midst of stretching and relaxing, you do need a gentle reminder to breath!
The stretching was not hard core, nor difficult, yet it enough to feel refreshed and stretched at the end of the routine.
The music took some getting used to, but that is quite common in any new work out video. I think this video will work well for not only the Newbie like me, but experience Yogini's.




About the DVD
"Trudie Styler and renowned yoga instructor James D’Silva transport you to a place of stillness and serenity with three new practices designed to strengthen the body while calming the mind. Discover the powerful combination of burning calories and toning muscles while learning to focus and relax. Includes three workouts: “Strong Body and Mind” is a full-length flow sequence to build heat for weight loss while increasing strength, flexibility and endurance. Traditional poses combine with a quiet tranquility for total mind-body rejuvenation (45 minutes). “Trudie’s Toning Practice” lengthens and stretches the muscles while increasing flexibility and range of motion (20 minutes). “Calming Meditation” helps you to visualize and focus to achieve both inner and outer strength (6 minutes). With bonus download: “Winding Down.” 70 minutes. Made in the USA."


Gaiam also sent me a water bottle for review which I needed after the DVD! Stainless Steel and great for the environment and my health. Kept my water cold and secure and near by as I stretched and restored.

Gaiam is offering one of my readers this same DVD and a water bottle as one of the sponsors for the Green Your Mom Blog Event beginning May 1-7.

Be sure to visit Gaiam online at 
http://www.gaiam.com/




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13 comments:

  1. Each abdominal exercise belt is designed slightly different but the concept is the same. While they all use electrical stimulation, the better brands are designed with multiple settings so you can use only light stimulation when first getting started and then over time increase the intensity level.

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  2. What an intriguing collection. The Trudi Styler DVD looks great. Maybe that'll keep me motivated!

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  3. I like that water bottle! Pretty and stainless steel!

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  4. very interesting company, love DVD

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  5. wow, 45 minutes of Yoga can have you toned in no time! I would love to have this DVD. The water bottle is so pretty and I love that it is stainless steal! Thanks for the review.

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  6. This sounds like it would be the perfect introduction to yoga, something I've wanted to try for quite some time now. I LOVE that water bottle!

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  7. great company I could definitely use this

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  8. The video sounds great. From your description it sounds like they cover Yoga for all the different times you might want/need it. I wouldn't want to do a Yoga routine that energizes me right before bed but the relaxation one would be perfect for helping me sleep, etc. All that on one DVD is great!

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  9. Good to know that the dvd works for beginners! Love the water bottle.

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  10. i seen video were vet lost weight by doing yoga so i think i like to do it i need to lose 100

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  11. I have some Gaiam Pilates videos and they are great. I bet the yoga ones are good too!

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  12. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/copter form)May 7, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    This might be a good place for me to start an excerise routine. I've become very sedentiary of late and have put on weight as a result. One of my past physical therapists recommended Yoga.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  13. A new yoga DVD would be great to get me intersted again

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