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Natural Fitness “greens your workout”

April 22nd, 2008

Natural FitnessThough Earth Day was yesterday we should be thinking earth friendly 24/7, whether we’re riding the bus to work or flowing into downward dog. And if you often find yourself flowing into downward dog you’ll want to check out Natural Fitness and their line of high-quality, 100 percent eco-friendly yoga products.

Natural FitnessNatural Fitness’ products include a full line of yoga tools (mats, bags, straps, blocks and bolsters) and fitness gear (exercise and medicine balls, tubes, balance discs and mats). I received their natural rubber yoga mat, and after airing it out for a few days (that natural rubber smell packs a serious punch when lowering yourself before upward-facing dog), I was ready to try it out. I found the mat to offer good traction, though it seemed my not-so-environmentally-friendly mat was a bit better at it. I did enjoy the high-rebound dense cushion and the added thickness and length. (I didn’t have to decide whether my head or feet would hang off the mat during corpse pose.)

Natural FitnessThe nifty thing about this mat is it’s made entirely from sustainable plant-based material, is PVC free, and at the end of its life it can be composted, making them 100 percent eco-friendly. The company is pretty nifty too. One of Natural Fitness’ founding principles is to offset the impact on the environment that results from the manufacturing and distribution of their products, so the company’s created its Zero Impact Program (ZIP), which includes a variety of environmentally friendly practices such as the Plant-A-Tree initiative (for every product sold, Natural Fitness funds the planting of a tree in areas of the world that benefit most).

Natural FitnessNatural Fitness also offsets their employees’ eco-footprint and encourages them to extend eco-conscious business practices into their personal lifestyles. And get this, even their website is eco-friendly—it’s completely powered by solar energy! Now THAT is cool! “Green your workout; green our world.” Namaste.—Emily

** Giveaway! Natural Fitness is giving away one of their fabulous cork yoga blocks! Please leave a comment with a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: April 30, 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

** Congratulations to Patricia S., the winner of the Natural Fitness giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

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34 comments on “Natural Fitness “greens your workout”

  1. daria on said:

    Sweet review! I was laughing picturing you all twisted up yoga style Em! Love that this company is so Green!

  2. Cindi on said:

    Good Day! I like the fact that it can be composted after use. Now, that is a unique property for a yoga block. Please enter me in your drawing. I have a yoga class every other Saturday. I would love to show the others in the class this mat. Thanks,Cindi

  3. I bought this mat after I lost my run of the mill synthetic one. I actually thought this one offered more traction. It took a little while for me to get used to the stickiness, but I love it. Would love to have the cork block to go with it.

  4. Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland on said:

    I’d love to win, I practice yoga at least 4 times a week and need a block for my revolving poses. Great giveaway, thanks!

  5. Ilissa H. on said:

    I have most of the equipment except for this nifty piece. I’d love to win. Thank you for the chance!

  6. Anita on said:

    Ooh! I need yoga blocks.

  7. Jennifer Toone on said:

    There are a number of eco-friendly fitness machines available. My gym features a machine called WaterRower, an indoor rowing machine actually propelled by water. It requires no electricity and is made of replenishable resources. My gym offers a class called “WaterCrew” with an instructor and about 10 WaterRower rowing machines. You can burn up to 1000 calories per session! (www.waterrower.com)

  8. michelle rosborough on said:

    Count me in

  9. What a great idea. Everyone is coming out with green products.

  10. I’d love to win this yoga block!

  11. Huguette E. on said:

    Great giveaway, nice for my new workout regime :)

  12. Patti on said:

    Right now I’m using an old stool. I know its not the proper height either!

  13. kelli on said:

    I’m just getting started with Yoga, so I could use a block!

  14. Sara B. on said:

    Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. Wow…I really need to get in shape so winning this would definitely motivate me!

  16. stacey moore on said:

    i would love to have one of these!! thanks
    moore.g at insideconnect.net

  17. Ellie on said:

    I lost my block in our move and would love to get a new one!

  18. Jennifer Barr on said:

    I’d love to win a yoga block!

  19. Betsy on said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Anary on said:

    I was thinking about trying yoga…what a great incetive would be if I win this mat!

  21. Steph on said:

    I really need to get back into yoga. My aunt is an instructor and taught me a ton of stuff several years ago when I went to visit. Gradually after the birth of my kids I stopped doing yoga. Id like to get started again.

  22. I’m just now getting into yoga. This would be awesome to win!

  23. This would be helpful for my at-home Yoga workouts.

  24. woo-hoo! so glad to know about this product! as a yogi myself, i would really, really love to have a cork block!

  25. cool company, thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Chantelle on said:

    how awesome! thank you! please enter me.

  27. My hubby needs one of these!

  28. Ginny on said:

    I would love this! I had bought some cheap ones & I really need a good one.

  29. Julie S on said:

    I have a mat and strap, but no block! THANKS For the giveaway!!

  30. Lisa P on said:

    Oh, pick me, pick me! LOL I was just introduced to the joys of Iyengar doing prenatal yoga, and now I wish I had always done it this way!

  31. Brooke on said:

    Please randomly pick me! I’ve only just discovered yoga. Where have I been?!?

  32. Jennifer H on said:

    That would be great!

  33. sherry g. on said:

    I’ve always wanted a Yoga Block. It would be perfect timing to win too—I’ve been doing a lot of prenatal yoga lately.

  34. Donna on said:

    I have been wanting one of these for awhile!

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