Workin’ on my fitness

As I sit here blogging away, I’ve just completed my second workout of the day. Who am I? For the past month and a half, I’ve been working with GTA personal trainer Joanna Catalfo and I’m not afraid to say homegirl’s put me through the wringer. I’m waddling & wincing more often than I am strutting happily in high heels and I’ve had to strategize around when to wash my hair.


Is this real life? Along with my twice-weekly workouts with Joanna, I’ve also been mixing it up with cardio sessions, DVDs and stretching. Luckily, I received an awesome fitness package from Gaiam Fitness, a maker of yoga mats and fitness gear that recently entered the Canadian market.

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Quite the package, right? You can see the brand’s signature yoga mat + one of the snazzy DVDs ready for action in the first photo. Gaiam products are high-quality, affordable AND come in a ridiculous amount of pretty colours. Even better, you can get the ball rolling on your fitness super-easily – the products are available online from (with free shipping over $75) and are also available at retailers like Shoppers Drug Mart and Chapters Indigo! I love that is a one-stop shop – you can get everything from DVDs to yoga mats to weighted balls online. And yes, as you can see above the DVD selection includes my favourite ass-kicker, Jillian Michaels.

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Would you order fitness products online? I can’t think of better motivation than a package of goodies that shows up at your door begging to be used.

***Disclosure: I was provided products by Gaiam Fitness for purposes of review. As always, all opinions are my own!**