Friday, January 17, 2014

New Year New You: Yoga Giveaway



I'm working with Lotus Fitness again to bring you this next giveaway!  And guess what, I'm also a part of a Giveaway blog hop!
This means that there will be lots of other bloggers giving fun stuff away on their blogs as well. When you are done reading this one, you can click on over to another blog and check them out. The links will be posted at the end of this page!

You may have remembered me talking about the Recovery for Runner's Session that we did at the Runner's World Festival where we used the amazing Xfinity bands. Well the Xfinity bands were not the only piece of fitness gear we  tested out. We were also gifted these super cute Yoga bags. This yoga bag is so roomy inside and even has a place for your yoga mat on the outside.  I love the purple and silver color and it is perfect for holding all my fitness supplies inside, even my foam roller.

Lotus Yoga Tote -- Pretty and practical yoga and fitness tote.
 
Outer sleeve holds yoga mat in horizontal position
Sectioned interior keeps items organized
Full-length zippered top keeps belongings secure
Silky silver and dark silver paisley design with deep lavender accents.


I was also gifted a new yoga mat. This is a really cool mat because it is an alignment mat. This way you know exactly where to place your hands and feet. This helps with keeping your balance and focus!
Lotus Yoga Alignment Yoga Mat
Printed designs provide guidelines for foot, toe and hand placement
Printed designs offer several  “focal point”
images to help center, focus and balance each pose
Full size yoga mat: 24” x  68” x 3 mm
 
Non-toxic synthetic rubber free of chlorine,
latex and PVC
Classic sticky texture
Medallion design in teal and turquoise
Woven design in teal and grey


And of course inside this awesome bag was a yoga block. I didn't really understand the purpose of the yoga block until I started using it. I thought to myself "couldn't I just use something that I had laying around the house?"   I couldn't think what else I could use that would be soft AND sturdy and have the nifty finger grips on it. I have seen other yoga blocks out there but they do not have the hand grips on them. That is key!

Lotus Yoga Grip Block
Cut outs make block easier to grab and use during practice
Light but strong – supports up to 200 pounds
Provides stability to deepen poses and increase stretch
Easy to clean
Deep teal


All of these Lotus Fitness products can be found at Walmart stores and Walmart.com for less than $20 a piece!

Guess what? One lucky reader will be gifted all this amazing yoga stuff!  That's right, you will get the bag, yoga mat (color may vary), and yoga block.  What a great way to start off the new year!


Make sure you leave a comment below and then be sure to click on the rafflecopter and let me know that you commented so your entry counts. Once you click on the Rafflecopter you will be offered other ways to enter ( this will give you  more entries). You can enter all the ways or none of them. Which ever you are comfortable with.

P.S If you do not have a blog, you can still enter. Make sure you  enter your name in the comments so we know who you are in case you win. We would hate for our prize to go to "Anonymous".

What is one fitness activity that you want to incorporate into your routine this year?

Thank you to Lotus Fitness for providing me (and one lucky reader) with all this fabulous yoga gear! Also Thank you to Kristy at Runawaybridalplanner@blogspot.com for hosting this blog hop!

125 comments:

  1. I already have a pretty varied fitness routine, but I guess one goal for this year is to add in more core work.

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  2. i am adding more strength training this year. I LOVE yoga though, a couple years ago it was what first got me into fitness. Fantastic giveaway girls!

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  3. I really want to add strength training to my routine, love running but am feeling some weakness and imbalance from only doing one thing.

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  4. I definitely don't stretch enough. I really need to take the time to do that.

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  5. My routine has always included running and cardio kickboxing. As my second daughter arrived New Years Eve and I am only two weeks postpartum, yoga and walking on the treadmill will be my new to-do's. Plus some dance, ie dvds and xbox, so I can play w the 2yo at the same time.

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  6. I'm finally starting to lift weights this year!

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  7. I love to lift weights, but I would love to try Crossfit!

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  8. I am trying to add swimming into my fitness routine.

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  9. I would like to start some type of self defense/martial arts class!

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  10. I'm trying to maintain running - I started this fall and have falling off the wagon a little, but don't want to lose the momentum I gained!!

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  11. I've started Yoga this year thanks to a recommendation from my dr...so far I'm loving it.

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  12. I've been doing yoga on Monday nights as crosstraining for my running...sure would be nice to have some new gear :)

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  13. I am determined to add body strengthening to my routine this year (and yoga is a great way to do just that!).

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  14. I'm planning to add yoga to my routine so I can incorporate stretching and rebuilding my core! Love the peace of mind it brings, too.

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  15. I've just recently added yoga but am adding strength training as well to my 4 days a week half marathon training. Wow....I feel so alive!

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  16. Yoga! I have managed to get in at least 15 minutes 4 times a week since the last week of December, I want to keep it going all year. Hoping it will help with some chronic runner problems!

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  17. I've recently fallen off the yoga wagon and my 2014 goal is to get back on! It is so helpful for running and my posture.

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  18. I'm actually hoping to incorporate more yoga into my routine this year! This would be awesome!
    What a great giveaway!!! Thanks :)

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  19. I need to add in more strength training! And continue adding more yoga.

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  20. What a great blog hop! I checked out all the prizes - they are pretty sweet!!!

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  21. I would love to have this as I recently started doing yoga at home.

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  22. I definitely want to do more yoga. I dont do it nearly enough, but every time I do it I'm reminded of just how wonderful it is!

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  23. I just started yoga in November and it has really helped my running!!

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  24. More yoga to help my running. Amy Stancil

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  25. Would really like to start doing some Yoga!

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  26. I want to incorporate more yoga it has helped my back and my overall balance.

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  27. Besides Yoga and running..I want to add some belly dancing too!

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  28. I need to stretch more-- great giveaway!

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  29. i will be adding yoga this year, so this would be perfect!!

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  30. More strength training/cross training which has been going great since I am dealing with an IT band injury. I also NEED to include lots of yoga! So of course this bag set would be awesome!

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  31. Yoga! How fitting. Spin too.. But I'd love to share this yoga pack with my mother - she is a huge yogini. Proud of her!

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  32. I do yoga 2-3 times a week and run 3-4 times a week. I'm working on my core this year so I can do both better.

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  33. my goal this year as far as new exercise routines is to add upper body strength training and core workouts.

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  34. I run a lot and I use yoga to help release muscle tension!

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  35. I'm hoping to do kickboxing and yoga!

    stephanie ann

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  36. I'd like to incorporate more strength training and yoga.

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  37. More strength training! I fell off the wagon!

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  38. I'm just starting so probably all of it lol

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  39. Crossfit and more weight lifting.

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  40. I really need to start doing yoga more regularly again. My running really benefits when I am also doing yoga!!!

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  41. I'm trying to incorporate more strength training this year!

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  42. I am incorporating more strength training and cross training this year! Better. Faster. Stronger.

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  43. I need to incorporate more strength training this year, it really keeps the injuries at bay!

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  44. I would love to lift weights, so I can gain more muscles and feel stronger !

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  45. I went to yoga yesterday for the first time in forever. I REALLY need to get back into that routine because it helped me feel a a lot more open. I've been dealing with shoulder issues so it's made it difficult, but I know I can modify my moves. So I'd probably say yoga.

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  46. I really need to put yoga back into my routine. I totally notice a difference.

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  47. I am going to start doing some level 1 boxing this spring. I am so excited!

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  48. I'm hoping to start some strength training!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I would like to incorporate more kickboxing!

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  50. I am doing weight watchers and Zumba 3 times a week!

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  51. I'd like to add yoga and pilates to my routine this year

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  52. cardio, biking, weight training and yoga

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  53. I need to weight train and stretch more!

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  54. I lost 60 pounds last year walking and eating right. I still have 30 pounds to go. I have just started Yoga, and I love it. I plan on doing it forever, as it is helping me feel better and sleep better. This would be a dream come true for me to win. I would give me a boost to have these nice items to work with while I tackle the rest of my weight. Thank you so much for the chance.

    beachmommy915@gmail dot com

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  55. my EA sports on Wii, i just got it for christmas!

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  56. I definitely want to hike more this year!

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  57. I've been trying to Yoga atleast 3-4 times a week!! :) AWESOME Giveaway!!

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  58. More strength training this year. I got away from it during marathon training but will work harder at it this year.

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  59. My soon to be sister in law is a yoga instructor...so she is helping me with yoga

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  60. i used to be an avid runner, and I quit when I got ill last year, so my routine will be to get back to running 12-20 miles per week!

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  61. I would like to incorporate some weight training in my routine.

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  62. I'm probably sticking with yoga and hiking this year, but I might get back into taking dance classes!

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  63. I would like to add strength training!

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  64. I love doing yoga, I just need to do it 3 times or more a week :)

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  65. I'm adding yoga to my routine. It's new to me, but is already helping my über tight muscles so I'm loving it!

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  66. I would like to try yoga this year!

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  67. I got into yoga last year through a monthly challenge, and I'm hoping to stick with it this year!

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  68. I just started a fit body boot camp program.

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  69. I am an avid runner and would love to supplement with yoga

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  70. I'm planning on getting back into strength training and yoga to balance my running. - Jess

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  71. Regular Strength Training sessions!

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  72. I've been saying I'd love to add yoga for the last year or so. Winning this would DEFINITELY help to make it happen ;)

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  73. More core exercises.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I'm trying to add Yoga and Pilates into my routine this year.

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  75. Planning to incorporate Tai-chi and Yoga into my routine this year. Thanks!

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  76. Now that I feel like I know what's going on with running, I want to focus on speedwork.

    www.anortherngirl.com

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  77. Awesome giveaway! I just recently got into yoga, but I find that the more I do it, the more I love it!

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  78. I would love to add more focus to flexibility!

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  79. Speed work and basic stretching yoga-I've done it for 2 weeks and already see a big difference!

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  80. hoping to incorporate swimming and lifting into training -- i run and yoga but def should lift more and swimming is good cross training

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  81. Yoga and a 5k... or two or three. I'd like to get back into spinning again.

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  82. I need to add in more strength training... And flexibility =)

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  83. I would like to add cross fit and try yoga! Wendy Berry

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  84. I want to incorporate more yoga into my workout routine this year.

    Trish Trubl

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  85. I'm incorporating more strength training (when I'm done bronchitis-ing) and I should REALLY start looking into doing yoga.

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  86. I have been adding more weights and crosstraining to my workouts.

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  87. I will be incorporating running on the treadmill that we just purchased into my routine this year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  88. I actually want to get more into yoga this year, so this giveaway would be perfect!

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  89. I'm new to fitness so I'd like to get into yoga and running. Fingers crossed!

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  90. I really want to try Yoga!
    Maryalicia Verdecchia
    pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  91. I actually wanted to add Yoga and Zumba this year since my gym is offering a lot more classes.

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  92. I would like to do more cardio and strength training, the possibilities are endless though.

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  93. I want to go to yoga at least twice a month!

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  94. Strength and yoga are the two fitness activities I have added to my weekly routines.

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  95. My names Kami Miller, and I couldn't figuire out how to star a blogbut I wanted to be sure I kept to my routine by setting up a 30 day personal challenge and posting my progress daily on my Facebook wall, and its been working
    Every day that I feel like I can't I write a post an a few hrs later: I have to repost because I DID IT! I can't say I've addee only two new things because Its all new again
    but I DO have to say that the yoga and the cardio are going to be my two biggest challenges
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  96. Feel free to read my FB page I'm on day 10/30, I'm struggling due to lack of supplies
    a yoga mat would come in handydue to seriouse space issues, but does anyone have an idea for an alternative?

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  97. I want to incorporate yoga into my workout. Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  98. I NEED, NEED, NEED to make stretching and foam rolling post-run a routine!

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  99. OMG that looks awesome!
    @heatherlas

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  100. These look great. always love some yoga for a relaxing (though not easy!) workout.

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  101. I added lifting and Pilates to my normally all-cardio (or tabata) program!

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  102. A friend introduced me to your blog, love it and love these products! The yoga grip block would be such a big help!

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  103. I have been wanting to incorporate more yoga into my routine! Love this giveaway...it would definitely motivate me more! :)

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