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NUX Review and Giveaway

September 29th, 2011 · 27 Comments

One of the best parts of being a fitness blogger is the opportunity I’ve had in testing out new workout brands.  I eat, sleep and breathe in workout clothes, literally, and have loved being a product tester for women’s workout clothes.  It’s particularly fun when I get to feature new brands that most of us haven’t heard about.  NUX is one of those newer brands, but, has already received great publicity in Fitness Magazine, Real Simple, Health and Shape Magazines.

Apologies for the photo quality, I went to extreme measures to ask bribe my child to take the photo and after six attempts, this was the best of the bunch, but I did want you all to see the outfit.  NUX was kind enough to send me a complete outfit for purposes of review.  Pictured above is the V-FitnessPants and the Sport Hoody.  As you can see, NUX is a very sexy, form fitting brand that offers fabulous colors of workout wear. I love that green Sport Hoody.  My favorite piece of the three items I received was the Focus Bra {not pictured here} which has become my “go-to” bra for work. It’s super comfortable, it breathes well and it doesn’t pinch me anywhere.   These clothes are meant to let you shine on any workout day.

From the website:

NUX delivers a fresh approach to activewear with a collection of engineered seamless designs that combine fashion and performance with comfort and freedom of movement. Each piece is made with a special blend of yarns that have moisture absorbing properties built into the fiber.

GIVEAWAY TIME:

NUX is offering one winner the V-Fitness Pants and Sport Hoody!   Please take a minute and visit their website and come back and tell us what you think!  You can also “like” them on Facebook or follow them  Twitter for the latest updates, sales or new products coming out.

Contest will run through Sunday, October 2nd.  The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Monday, October 3rd.

FTC- A big thank you to NUX for sending me these clothes for purposes of review and the opinion above is my own.

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Tags: Yoga, Pilates, Recovery · contests

New Fall Colors from be present

September 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment



As usual, I’m loving the new colors from be present!

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Tags: Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

New Contest: $100 Giftcard from Bodywear Boutique

September 8th, 2011 · 103 Comments

I love alo workout wear! I previously got to try two of their banded cotton tank tops and I’ve worn them out. Also, for our Regional workout wear, we also got to wear alo. They breathe well, they fit well, they don’t stink after multiple washes and the company is very good to the environment. So, when Bodywear Boutique asked me to do a review + giveaway for them, I immediately picked alo. WHOO HOOO!

This time around, I picked two of their tops designed more for working out! I tried the “Crossover Double Tank” and the Mesh Lace Workout Tank. These tops do not disappoint; absolutely beautiful to wear, moisture-wicking and sexy. I found these tops to be fine for whatever the workout required- running, push-ups, burpees, anything, but, my one note on these particular tops was that the shelf bra could offer a little bit more coverage {nipples show through}.

However, all things considered, these are fantastic tops!

$100 GIFTCARD BY BODYWEAR BOUTIQUE!!

Readers, please take a minute and visit Bodywear Boutique and come back and leave a comment on what you’d pick out if you one! They carry a large variety of brands such as Hard Tail, alo, I am Beyond and Pink Lotus. I’d invite you to “like” them on Facebook so that you can keep track of all their sales and discounts as well as see what’s new and exciting for fall!

Winner will be chosen at Random on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9pm PST.

FTC- the shirts were free and this opinion is my own!

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Tags: Yoga, Pilates, Recovery · contests

Sexy and Sassy Skirts from meSheeky

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments



Pictured above is the Nico Skirt, on sale for $38-58.  This skirt goes great over your workout pants and is designed to take you from the workout to “playout” in style! The Nico Skirt it could easily function as a cover-up at the beach as well! All the meSheeky skirts utilize a combination of bamboo, cotton and spandex that make for a really soft skirt that fits well.

I originally reviewed the Kiki Skirt in 2009 and have enjoyed wearing it both over my capri pants as well as alone as a skirt.  I also particularly love the Odette Skirt and the Trixie Tank!

meSheeky can be purchased online here or possibly in your local yoga studio.

FTC-A big thank you to meSheeky for designing such stylish yoga apparel and sending me out in style! {The skirt was free and these opinions are my own.}

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Tags: Yoga Teacher Training · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

“From Workout to Playout”

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments

From Workout To Playout


From Workout To Playout by fitmommy featuring headbands hair accessories

PrAna top
$50 - prana.com

Yoga bag
$68 - lululemon.com

Headbands hair accessory
$9 - lululemon.com


is now published on Social Moms!

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Tags: Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

Outfit Me, Please!

June 4th, 2011 · No Comments


Love Be Present. Perfect clothes for daily yoga, pe, and mom wear out.

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Tags: Yoga Teacher Training · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

The Many Colors of alo!

May 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This week I had the amazing pleasure of testing two alo tops! Alo Sport has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Magazine, Fitness and Shape Magazine. What makes alo different from many other brands is their use of green fabrics such as bamboo, recycled polyester and organic cotton. Each piece is anti-bacterial, has wicking capabilities and is anti-pilling.

For purposes of review, I got to try the Deep Scoop Neck Tank and the Interlock Tee. Both shirts are incredibly soft, sexy and fashionable. My children loved hugging me in these shirts are they said they are soft like their new baby kittens. I also appreciate the fact that most of Alo’s products are fairly reasonable in price–shirts are priced between $22 and $36 and pants between $34- $59. There is also a nice looking mens’ line of shorts and shirts that I’m sure my husband would enjoy as well.

Below is a peak at a few of alo’s products!

Alo Sport


Alo Sport by Fit Mommy on Polyvore.com

Mens Bottoms
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Womens Bottoms
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Womens Bottoms
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Womens Bottoms
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FTC- Alo provided me with two shirts to try for purposes of review. The above opinions are my own.

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Tags: Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

Product Roundup!

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This past month, I’ve had the amazing pleasure of trying out lots of new products that I’d love to share with you about. The all fall under the category of either “Fitness or Food” and all of them, I’ve loved.

Manduka eQua Plus Towel


From the website (since they can say it better than me):

Plus what? With COCONA® natural technology, the eQua Plus Mat Towel puts an entirely new spin on traditional multi-purpose towels. COCONA fabrics are woven with natural fibers extracted from recycled coconut shells. The yarn is infused with activated carbon which spreads and evaporates moisture and provides superior odor management by eliminating bacteria.

My opinion? A beautiful addition to any yoga practice or for post-workout recovery stretching. Highly recommend as a gift for your favorite yogi!

Weight Watchers Fresh Meals

Weight Watchers has a whole new fresh selection of choices available in your local (hopefully) section of the supermarket! They were kind enough to send me a variety of their new selections. My husband and I both enjoyed the chicken salad the best while my children loved the pasta dishes!

Murad Wants to Send My Skin To Reform School!!

Murad sent me a cute little lunch box, thermos, Complete Reform and a notebook. I’m always up for trying new skin care products, but, rarely notice differences in my skin —-unless serious breakouts occur! How many of you can detect differences in your skin when you change skin care regimes? I simply added this product to my line-up of a variety of skin care products just to see how’d it go. According to Murad’s website, this product is supposed to increase firmness and allow you to have softer, smoother skin. I did notice my skin feeling softer, and I did enjoy the smell of the product and how easy it was to put on, however, I didn’t notice any visible signs of “firmness”. Maybe when I run out, I’ll notice a difference?!

That’s it for the moment. All of the above products were given to me for purposes of review, and the above opinions are my own.

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Tags: Nutrition · Product Reviews · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

In My Next Life, I Will Create “Fit Mommy” Workout Apparel

March 3rd, 2011 · 7 Comments

Back in 2008, I wrote a post called, If You Were An Inventor What Would You Create? And, most of the ideas I had then are still relevant today, although, I’m quite certain that with the iphone, ect…you can get apps for the date book one!
So, here goes, what I love most about my workout gear….I love bits and pieces from all the brands and I am not all that loyal to any one brand.

1. Jog Bra. What can I say, each jog bra I have is not perfect. Small chested, big boned, need to wear all day and to the workout AND that would be nice enough as a top on it’s own, if needed.

2. Bra Top. Favorite brand, is Patagonia Hotline Cami Top. Perfect for all day wear, however, not a workout top.

3. Yoga Pants. Hummm….Yes, great for teaching yoga, not doing yoga- most are too hot or too expensive. Most don’t transition as both workout or “playout”.

4. Track Suits/Sweat Suits. Yes, I do own coordinated hoodies and pants from Old Navy, however, they rarely fit the same from color to color and although are cheap, don’t really last and aren’t really all that stylish.

5. One or Two really awesome hoodies! Colorful, looks great with jeans, functional, that won’t break the bank!

What can I say? Do you see a theme here? I wear workout gear 7 days a week and I am opinionated about it. There are lots of brands on the market that do one or the other really well. What I’d really like to see more of is highly stylish, colorful, sexy yoga apparel {not black} that can do go all day and look as good as a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Suggestions, brands, comments?

What would you want if you could design your own workout apparel?

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Tags: Things that motivate me · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery · gift guides · health and fitness

Useful Tools for Teaching Yoga to Kids

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments



Very helpful flash card style yoga cards that can be used in several different ways!


My students love these stories read aloud- then they love them more when they get to act them out with yoga postures!



The Yoga Kids has been an excellent resource for me as it comes complete with sequences, stories to read and music to listen to! I seriously carry these three books/cards around all the time when I am teaching yoga- I can always find something new in them!

Do your kids do yoga? What do they like best about it?

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Tags: Yoga Teacher Training