Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Working Out with Gaiam


I'm a pretty active guy. I go to the gym about 3-4 times a week. Not only do I go play badminton, I also do some weights and occasionally go for a swim/run. I actually participated in the Sportinglife 10K run last month. It was my third 10K run and I finished with a personal best time of 45mins!


After working out, I like to do some stretching/cool down and use a foam roller to restore my body. Thanks to Gaiam, I got to try out two of their products: the Classic Yoga Mat and the Muscle Therapy Foam Roller. I was very happy with these well made products, and really enjoy using them.

They're both perfect to use at home. The classic 3mm Yoga Mat is reversible (with 2 great colours) and provides a stable non-slip surface. It's super lightweight and provides great cushioning. The mat is manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, meaning a healthier choice for both you and the planet.

The Restore by Gaiam 18" Muscle Therapy Foam Roller makes my body feels so good after every time I use it. If you're not familiar, no worries - it comes with a 15-minute instructional DVD, helping you to get the most from your foam roller.

The Foam Roller may appear to be like a simple object. However, when used correctly, it can treat your muscles to a deep massage. The Foam Roller can gently releases built-up tension and loosens stiff muscles, while elongating and aligning the spine. It can help relieve stress and muscle tightness, increase circulation and self-massage trouble trigger points.

Self Massage Trigger Points
My Fav - Increase Circulation

For more info on these great Gaiam products, go check out their website here.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

This Father's Day, Go Ask Dad

Father's day is just around the corner. I wanted to share with you this video. There are mostly videos out there about mothers, however thanks to the people from Gillette, here's a great one just in time for Father's day.

This Father's Day, Gillette is reminding people everywhere to "Go Ask Dad" for answers to their everyday questions. While your Dad will certainly appreciate a card (a new Gillette razor or maybe even one of my Hello Stuff ties) for Father's Day, taking a moment to ask his advice will mean more to him than you might guess.

Fusion Proshield
Razor with Flexball
Hello Stuff Ties

In a world where screen-time often outweighs actual face time, the internet has become the go-to source of information. Teens are turning to the internet for answers to their every question. In this video, real teens and their father's participate in the "Go Ask Dad" experiment. In the end, they come to an important realization: while the internet may "know all", it turns out that Dad may actually "know best."

Check out the Gillette video below. What do you think of it? I love it - very real and touching too.

What do you have plan for your Dad this year? Father's Day is Sunday June, 19.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taste of Toronto - June 23-26

Attention all food lovers - Taste of Toronto is coming up very soon. Mark your calendar: June 23-26 at the Garrison Common Fort York. Some of Toronto's most respected restaurants and chefs will gather for the third annual Taste of Toronto! (Note: Pics here are taken by me from last year )

This premier food festival will keep foodies busy with hands-on cooking classes with the city's best chefs, live demonstrations/entertainment, a lively marketplace and of course, tasting the finest flavours and cuisine that Toronto has to offer. There's something for everyone!

There will be over more than 50 mouth-watering signature dishes from over 20 of the hottest chefs and shop from more than 60 artisan producers and premium brands!

Some of the new restaurants joining this year's line up is Miku, Nota Bene, Mamakas, Alo, Piano Piano, Antler, Kanpai, and Carver. Some of the returning favourites includes McEwan Group, Richmond Station, The Drake Hotel and Los Colibris. Each pop-up restaurant will offer three signature dishes at the event. For all the other restaurants participating this year, click here.

Tickets are on sale now with general tickets starting at $19. For more info, check out Taste of Toronto website here.

I attended the Taste of Toronto every year since it started and absolutely loved it! I can't wait for this year! Here are some of my pics from last year : ) Don't miss the 'must-attend' food festival of the summer! I'll see you there!