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Friday, January 31, 2014

VIVA from Best Buy - Health & Wellness Gaiam Yoga Gear


As the leading retailer for all things technology, it may come as a bit of a surprise that Best Buy has launched a new online shopping hub called VIVA. So now, in addition to their expansive array of technology offerings, Canadians can access everyday products ranging from health and wellness products and natural beauty products to items for baby and the latest fashion accessories, all in one easy place – bestbuy.ca. Because who doesn't love shopping online for a Maserati watch for your significant other during the wee hours of the morning, right? And afterwards, you can stretch out those hard-working fingers with a post-shopping yoga session using your newest Gaiam gear from VIVA, of course. 
Gaiam Yoga Beginners' Kit - $59.99

If you're like me and are looking to get fit Gaiam style, VIVA has a really nice selection of yoga and pilates accessories by one of my favourite lifestyle brands - Gaiam. For those new to yoga, VIVA carries a Beginngers' Experience Yoga Kit to help get you started. This set is available in pink and contains the following:
  • Alignment Yoga Mat
  • Yoga Brick
  • 6 ft Yoga Strap
  • Yoga Workout DVD

 

The yoga mat is 3mm which is fine for me because I find when the mat is too thick, it is more difficult to maintain balance during standing poses. The strap is handy for wrapping around your feet if you have a hard time reaching them while in a standing or seated forward bend, for holding your arms in position during bridge or plow pose, or during shoulder stretches.


The Gaiam 3-in-1 Strap & Sling can also be used as a strap but because it is elasticized, I'd recommend using it more as a resistance band. It is also ideal for slinging your yoga mat, making it easier to carry.

Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel - $32.99

For those who tend to perspire during yoga, the Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel is an extra-absorbent, fast-drying solution. Made from super-absorbent microfibre, it is designed to fit on top of a standard yoga mat and is ideal for Ashtanga, vinyasa, and hot yoga.


If flexibility isn't quite your forté, consider using a yoga brick. It can be used to provide stability during beginner poses such as the triangle or to help more advanced yogis extend the stretch of some poses. By worrying less about maintaining your stability, the brick allows you to hold poses longer thereby increasing your flexibility. Gaiam's Cork Yoga Brick is a heavier version of the one included in the beginners' kit above but it is made from all-natural materials and is 100% renewable and reusable.


Finally, VIVA carries a selection of rollers such as this Restore by Gaiam Muscle Therapy Foam Roller. It can help relieve stress and muscle tightness, increase circulation and help massage trigger points. Did I forget to mention you can shop using PayPal? And if you sign up to VIVA, you can earn a $15 credit towards your next VIVA purchase over $50!

While I am thrilled to add these accessories to my growing collection of yoga gear, I am even more excited to be giving away a second set courtesy of VIVA from Best Buy! The set will include:
  • Beginners Experience Yoga Kit 
  • Muscle Therapy Foam Roller Kit
  • 3-in-1 Strap & Sling
  • Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel 
  • Cork Yoga Brick
To enter, visit the VIVA Health & Wellness site and tell me which product(s) caught your eye. Leave a comment on this post and then complete the form below to be eligible to win. Open to Canadian residents only.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received product from VIVA from Best Buy to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

96 comments:

  1. Human Touch WholeBody 2.0 Immersion Massage Chair looks amazing. Maybe I can convince the DH that we need this ;)

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  2. The GoFit 7 lbs Countour Kettlebell - a little strength training always helps.

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  3. Another item i love is the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker (FB402SL-CAN) - Large - Slate

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. ObusForme Sit-Back Cushion (CU-SBC-BK) - Black looks like something I could use!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  5. I really want the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker (FB402SL-CAN) - Large - Slate!

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  6. I really like the PürAthletics Resistance Cord Kit Deluxe from their site.

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  7. Muscle Plus Labs Creatine+ Monohydrate caught my eye

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  8. I'm in the market for a recumbent bike and the Diamondback Fitness Recumbent Exercise Bike (510SR) looks awesome

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  9. What caught my eye was the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  10. The fit bit force caught my eye. Though I also need a foam roller..

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  11. The Stott Pilates Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat in Watermelon got my attention - I love the color combination! :-)

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  12. I love the Kettlebell. I need some strength training.

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  13. Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker (FB402SL-CAN. thanks

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  14. I'm after the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  15. I want the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale!

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  16. The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale would be amazing to have!

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  17. I really like the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  18. I'd like the PürAthletics Dome Exerciser (WTE10103) - Blue (Suzi)

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  19. The ObusForme Roll Cushion (SR-MSG-BK) - Black caught my eye.
    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  20. I want a Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker!

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  21. The Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker really caught my eye. Such a spectacular product with many features in one!

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  22. The Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker looks interesting

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  23. The massage chair and the kettle ball.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  24. the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker
    jan

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  25. I like the selection of vitamins and supplements and the PürAthletics Muscle Release Kit.

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  26. That really caught my eyes because its a whole kit to start with : http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/gaiam-gaiam-premium-hibiscus-yoga-kit-zkockt70240f-green-zkockt70240f/10279648.aspx?path=ee37c10a85d7ac8e7f001a2886df52a3en02&SearchPageIndex=1

    I would love to win this :)

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  27. the pilates massage and recovery kit looks great!

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  28. I have my eye on the Fitbit Force. I'd also like the STOTT PILATES 28" Stability Ball Power Pack, since I've started back in Pilates classes.

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  29. I would love to have the Homedics 5 Motor Massager with Heat !
    raffelcopter tabitha b

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  30. The PurAthletics Dome Exerciser looks great

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  31. I have the fitbit force and I love it now I would like the wi fi scale.

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  32. I like the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker!!!!!!

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  33. Slim Belly Airpressure Bodyforming System

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  34. The Fitbit Force looks great!

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  35. Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa - work retail this would make my feet SO happy

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  36. GoFit 7 lbs Countour Kettlebell (GF-CKB7) - Pink
    -Lucy

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  37. If always pictured yoga to be so calming!!!!

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  38. I'm really interested in the stork craft glider and ottoman sets.

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  39. Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa looks great!

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  40. Muscle Plus Labs Creatine+ Monohydrate caught my eye -

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  41. My tootsie would enjoy the Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa (FB-50B-CA)
    (Debbie W)

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  42. I would really like the Human Touch WholeBody 2.0 Immersion Massage

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  43. I really would love to see how I sleep! So I must say the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  44. The ObusForme sti back cushion looks like something I need.

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  45. I'd love the Nike Sport Watch with TomTom GPS - White.

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  46. The yoga bricks, I have been eyeing them up for a while now actually. I need to pick a couple up.

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  47. I like the Zenzation Athletics Deluxe Yoga Kit .. good starter kit

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  48. I would like the Everlast 2 lb Comfort Fit Ankle/ Wrist Weights...perfect for my walks!

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/everlast-everlast-2-lb-comfort-fit-ankle-wrist-weights-ef4439fs-fuschia-ef4439fs/10261320.aspx?path=3afbcd31a0021479fa8886e8bd51671aen02

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  49. The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale caught my eye.

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  50. I like the Everlast 75cm Anti-Burst Fitness Ball - Blue.

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  51. I'd like to track how much/well I sleep with the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker (FB402SL-CAN)

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  52. The Human Touch iJoy Robotic Massage Chair and FitBit caught my attention

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  53. Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  54. The Strengthening Bands & Cords caught my eye.
    GoFit Extreme Pro Gym With 5 Power Tubes (GF-EPGYM) - I'd love to add these to my homegym collection. :)

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  55. I am interested in a yoga mat like this one
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/gaiam-sol-gaiam-sol-shakti-rubber-yoga-mat-zkocmt584311-red-zkocmt584311/10279692.aspx?path=bc6dfbe8531686950d487ab63e8e5a2fen02

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  56. I's love the PurAthletics Pro-Series 3.2 kg Weighted Ball (WTE1018475)!

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  57. The Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  58. The PürAthletics Dome Exerciser is something I could really use!

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  59. The Activity Tracker caught my eye.
    Florence C

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  60. I'd love a Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker
    KellyPC

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  61. The Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker (FB402SL-CAN) - Large - Slate caught my eye

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  62. I like Diamondback Fitness Upright Exercise Bike (510UB)

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  63. This caught my eye: Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker (FB301G) - Lime.
    Thanks.

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  64. I like the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker.

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  65. i would like the PürAthletics Chin-Up Bar Pro
    (stacey h)

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  66. I'd love a Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker

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  67. I'm totally crushing on the Stott Pilates Massage & Recovery Kit ! I carry a lot of tension in my back and this looks like a great solution!

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  68. I've been hearing great things about the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker!! It looks really nice and sleek as well.

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  69. I would love to get one of the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

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  70. The UP by Jawbone Large Onyx caught my eye and would love to have this.

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  71. Really want one of those GoFit foam rollers.

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  72. It's pretty cool that the BIOS Diagnostics Weight and Body Fat Scale with Wireless Monitor will tell me how many calories I should burn. It will keep me in check.

    Rafflecopter: Josephine L

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  73. The FitBit activity tracker caught my eye

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  74. I really like the Fitbit flex wireless activity and sleep band.

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  75. This really caught my eye, would love to have it! Misfit Shine Activity Monitor With Wristband.

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  76. I have a few pieces of equipment but don't have and would love the PürAthletics Resistance Cord Kit Deluxe

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  77. The GoFit 7 lbs Countour Kettlebell! That would help with my strength training for sure

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  78. too much to choose from. Perhaps the Pilates kit with the mat

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  79. I have to say everything to do with Yoga caught my eye. I want to get into it and no better time then during these very cold days.

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  80. The FitBit activity tracker caught my eye!!!

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  81. This certainly looks really interesting and amazing !

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