Health & Fitness

By Kim Taylor

Here’s a roundup of health-oriented products and brands that will promote health, impart energy and leave you invigorated for workouts, beachcombing, rooftop cocktails and yachting around the Greek Isles.

The Gaiam Ball Chair supports your core muscles and back as you sit so it’s fantastic for work, watching movies, reading, etc. You’ll grow so used to that ordinary chairs will soon feel less comfortable and supportive, and your body will naturally benefit as you go about your work. How great is that? The ball can easily be removed for separate workouts and is available in an array of different colors to suit your home or office. Choose which style you prefer and have it delivered to your doorstep; http://www.gaiam.com.

Zoot Shoes fuse comfort with style and durability for summer workouts that will leave your feet feeling comforted and supported. They hold up well for daily runs and cross training and their bright colors are useful for night treks. Find shoes for men and children at http://www.zootsports.com too, as well as a plethora of styles to suit your purpose. You can also find wet suits and various sports bags/gym bags, as well as accessories and running apparel.


YogaSmoga is designed for women and men here in NYC, and made in the U.S. with the most technically advanced fabric and manufacturing processes possible. Thoughtful and crucial details such as cooling mesh, hidden key pockets, wicking fabric, slimming cuts, no dig in racer back cuts and much more render this brand unique. YogaSmoga also created the Namaskar Foundation as a means to give back to textile workers in the Himalayas, and the sale of every one of their gorgeous woven bracelets is earmarked for the foundation. The company views itself as a group of yoga enthusiasts who happen to make clothing rather than the other way around and in Hindi, it’s typical to rhyme words for effect, which explains the whimsical and joyful origin of the company name. The Free to Play Crop Pant and Yantra Tank Top are both durable and comfortable and will support you well throughout the days and months. Choose your favorite pieces at http://www.yogasmoga.com where there’s a strict “no photo retouching – ever” rule. What you see is gloriously what you get! Receive $25 towards your first order + free shipping


Yogiiza makes organic clothes for organic people, creating ultra soft, comfortable organic cotton yoga clothing for women and men that breathes and feels like a second skin. Cooling in the summer and warming in the winter, organic cotton wears like a layer of comfort over skin and works as a standalone outfit at the gym, beach or with friends — or functions as a bottom layer at work. Made in Miami, this excellent organic line has much to offer and we especially love the Razorback Tanks. Peruse the full lineup at http://www.yogiiza.com and note that this is a green company that uses recycled materials, organic cotton, practices Fair Trade Labor and everyone there practices yoga daily; Yaay!

Enjoy your summer workouts in style. Namaste and Namaskar!

Originally published August 2014
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