Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yoga Gear Review

America's Nutrition, a US company based in the midwest, contacted me to see if I wanted to do a review of any of their products.  I took a gander at their site and I was drawn to the yoga gear they have available.  While what I write about most on here is running, I do a variety of yoga moves after running to help stretch and strengthen my body.

The ZenZu Ball that arrived was perfect!  I have an stability ball from Target but I have to fill it up weekly because it kept losing air so I was interested to see how the ZenZu Ball would do.  My ball from Target is also flimsy.  I will admit that I did not use the hand pump that came with the ball, instead I used a low flow air compressor.  I filled it up and refilled it about two days later once the creases flattened out.  I haven't had to fill it again!  The ball also came with a little tool to help get the plug out so it is much easier to fill up.  The ball is perfect.  The ball came with a sheet of additional strengthening exercises that can be done with the ball.  I haven't tried them all, but the exercises I have done are working well at strengthening my arms, legs, and core.  The ball is available for $24.99 from Americas Nutrition and worth every penny!
America's Nutrition also sent me a Premium Yoga Mat by Zenzation.  You have no idea how much easier doing a mountain climber stretch is when you have a yoga mat!  One of the main stretches in the mountain climber is downward dog.  My hands no longer slip here and there!  Another benefit is that the mat is 1/4" thick.  I do most of my exercising in my basement on the poured cement floor and the 1/4" thickness is a life saver.  It is enough cushioning so that I am not hurting after I do my stretching and strengthening.  The dimensions and other details of the mat can be found here.  I have not taken the mat to a yoga class yet because of my current student teaching schedule, but I plan on trying it out as soon as I can.  This yoga mat can be purchased for $23.99 from Americas Nutrition.

I recommend you try out their site and if you have questions contact them.  They were very helpful when I was deciding what to try and always answered my questions in a timely manner.

*America's Nutrition provided these products to me free of charge.  The opinions are mine and mine alone.  


Aimee said...

Nice review! Those look like great products!

Cynthia O'H said...

Thanks for this. I keep telling myself that I need yoga to stretch out; this was a gentle reminder.

Julie said...

I want that ZenZu ball!!! I bet it would work great for working on my abs:) Nice review Suzy!

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these hatha yoga books?