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Friday, May 28, 2010

ALO - Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

I joined the gym in January and have been on a mission to lose weight.  Since we are at the gym 3 or 4 nights a week I started looking at workout clothes.   I found Alo on facebook and was very excited when they offered to send me some exercise clothes to review.  I was sent a pair of Capri pants, tank, and t-shirt for review.
I am going to be giving away the Capri pant and racer back tank, only because they didn't fit me.
The t-shirt that was sent was wonderful- it is made from 92% polyester 8% spandex knit jersey, peached for softness. Mesh panel at back and side seam for ventilation. Flatlock stitch on all seams. Bodymapping seams flatter the figure. Anatomically placed airflow mesh insets. The shirt you see on the right is the one I received except mine is a pretty Lotus color.  I love the fact that even though it is made with spandex it wasn't to form fitting, and it was longer in length.  Each piece of clothing came wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and a black box, pretty fancy for exercise clothes!

The Capri pants are black, fitted, and the racer back tank is black and pink- they are really cute, and if I were in better shape, and weren't self-conscious about wearing clothes like that I would keep them.
Alo features both men and women's clothing and most importantly there clothing is "green".

What is ALO
A collection of performance clothing named for the elements that we live within: Air, Land and Ocean. Each carefully designed piece was created to perform with you while promoting a life of style and well-being.
Through the use of recycled and minimal impact materials, alo creates high performance activewear that delivers superb function, fit and style. With environmentally mindful design and production processes, our men’s and women’s collections utilize eco-friendly performance fabrics that provide outstanding comfort and results. Our most technically advanced Bamboo Jersey fabric has inherent properties that wick moisture and is naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and breathable with no added chemicals.
At the alo headquarters in Los Angeles, California, our employees utilize reclaimed and recycled corporate materials on a daily basis, maintain a sustainable office environment by powering the building with solar panels that line the roof, although not yet carbon neutral, daily strides are made in that direction. We pass our knowledge on to consumers for them to make strides towards a lower impact lifestyle. We invite you to Define Your Green and make positive choices that promote a clean ecosystem, plus a healthy body and mind.

Alo Mission
Create high performance, stylish lifestyle wear with outstanding function, designed and produced with minimal impact on the environmental elements alo stands for: Air. Land. Ocean. We provide customers with a choice that is respectable of the environment with out sacrificing fashion.Alo Vision
Produce high quality lifestyle wear through processes that mitigate our carbon footprint by utilizing reclaimed and recycled materials, maintain a sustainable office environment and most impact fully, pass this knowledge along to our customers so they can make easy green decisions. Any act of “green-ness” is helpful to our planet.

If you are looking for exercise clothing than be sure and check out Alo.  You can also find them on facebook and twitter.
If you would like a chance to win the Capri pant and Racer back Tank all I ask is that you leave me a comment telling me your favorite exercise. 
Both articles of clothing are a size Large- I would say they run a bit on the small side.  Both are brand new and have their original tags.  These will be shipped from me so due to the cost of shipping it is only open to the US.  The giveaway will end on June 4th at 10:00 PM EST.
***Disclaimer*** Thank you to Alo for providing the clothing for review and giveaway.  I was not paid for this post, all opinions stated are my own and yours may differ. Thank you to Claribelle for working with me.


MommyLovesStilettos said...

Right now my favorite is a tie between spinning class and a class I take called Guts & Butts (it's Pilates and it's AWESOME!).

Lorina said...

I would so love to win!

I love Yoga. And running.


Amanda said...

I love walking in the evenings without my kids - very relaxing and a good way to sneak some exercise in!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

SavannahsSmiles said...

I love to swim!

Donna said...

Now that the weather is nice, we are back to walking....my husband and I walk several miles a day (one mile to the middle school and then back).


Bitsy Baby Photography said...

awesome review! my favorite exercise during this season is walking with crutches! did you know walking with crutches is a huge upper body & core work out, lemme tell you =)

Jennifer said...

I love love love Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred!! I just had my second daughter 8 weeks ago and getting ready to get my body back, this set would be a great encouragement to get back to exercising and getting healthier. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!


Abi said...

I love walking outside when the weather is beautiful. Thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Michele P. said...

my favorite exercise is walking-I just wish I could do more of it in the winter time when I pack the holiday pounds on!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

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