By Contributor Jen Shragge
Most people think of yoga instructors as incredibly flexible, ethereal beings, floating around the earth like fairies. Let me assure you this is not the case. I find myself with more muscle soreness now than I did during my half marathon training days. Holding up your body weight, endless chair poses and lunges can leave a yogi full of knots and cramps.
I’ve been mentioning to my husband that we should really get a high density foam roller so that we can both use it to work out some of our muscle tightness, so that’s why I was stoked when I was asked to review a cool new website called yogaoutlet.com. This site has just about everything yoga-related plus a few things that are athletics or sports-oriented as well. I found a highly rated (which is always very helpful since not all websites actually include a rating system), large high density roller and knew that had to be on my list. I also wanted to check out a brand that I have seen on my many trips to the mall when I have visited the United States called Lucy and decided on a simple grey racerback tank top. I find myself shopping online a lot these days. I love the ease in which I can find items, price compare and save on time and gas money by having things arrive at my door. It can be a crapshoot with clothing but returns and exchanges are becoming much easier with online purchases and I often find it worth the risk.
I was extremely happy with both items. The foam roller was exactly what I have been looking for and the price was very reasonable at $14.95. The tank was very comfortable and flattering.
I found the selection of items to be what you would expect on an outlet website. Some items had a variety of colours and sizes, however many were limited to only one colour or only one or two sizes. I loved that there was free shipping on orders over $49 and even better, free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $99. The processing and shipping were actually quite fast and I had my items within a week of ordering. At the moment they only seem to ship to the United States, but perhaps that will expand in the future.
I would use this site again in a heartbeat and will be on the look out for some great deals the next time I am looking for some casual yoga wear, which frankly is pretty much all the time.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.
Jen Shragge lives just south of Vancouver, BC with her Kid, Hubby and Doggie. When she’s not trying to make the world greener she is trying to get her family to eat more greens. She writes about her attempts and includes her recipes at cookingforthecarnivore.