We love online workouts , but sometimes getting your laptop in a spot where you can see it (those darn finicky screens!) and still do the moves can be challenging. Well, Gaiam figured that mess out with the perfect techie solution: the Audio Yoga Mat (which is 20 percent off right now!). Designed with a small built-in speaker so you can work out or meditate while listening to your MP3 player or iPod, you can basically go anywhere with it (think travel, yoga at a park, etc.) and get in a workout. It’s genius!
The mat is a nice quality, too, and what you would typically expect from a Gaiam yoga mat (sticky, good thickness, cute design, latex-free and affordable). My only small complaint is that I had to really crank up the speaker to hear my iPod, but that was pretty minor. I’d love to see them add a way for the yoga mat to also charge your iPod, but maybe that can be in the Audio 2.0 version.
With the mat, you also get a free instructional yoga workout featuring our fave yogi Rodney Yee . It’s seriously like having your own personal yoga instructor in the privacy of your home or when on the road. We love! —Jenn