Apera Bag Review and Kindle Apps Review
|May 22, 2014||Posted by Carrie under product review, Yoga|
Aside from the volunteer and parenting duties that I talked about yesterday, I wanted to share a couple of other things that I’m loving these days.
1. The Apera Performance Duffel Bag – I was given the opportunity for an Apera bag review and received the Apera Performance Duffel Bag (Disclaimer: the people at Apera sent me this bag at no cost, all opinions are my own, I was not asked to write a positive review).
(anyone notice Petey feet in the background – a little foot photobomb?)
While I wasn’t in need of a gym bag, I knew that Dancing Girl would be able to give a good test to a bag. She picked the pink duffel and proceeded to load it up with her dance gear. Fitting comfortably in there are: 1 pair of jazz shoes, 1 pair of tap shoes, 1 pair of character shoes, ballet slippers, foot paws and toe dividers. There is usually a pile of socks in there too – mostly dirty and smelly. And there is room to spare. And with the awesome pockets on the outside, this bag is extremely versatile. And even while full, it’s pretty lightweight.
The best part of the bag is the antimicrobial lining – Here’s how the Apera website explains it: “a built-in antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors, separation of your wet, sweaty gear from your dry stuff, and venting air to keep your bag dry and suppress odor”.
I can confirm that this bag does not smell. After my child had her smelly dance shoes in there and her dirty socks for a few weeks, I decided to clean it out and use it as an overnight bag last weekend. I was perfectly comfortable putting my overnight stuff in it as there was no remnant of her stinky feet. And let me tell you – dancers have smelly feet. Or at least mine does.
The Apera bag is awesome. She’s been using it for a tote to competitions on days where she only needs one costume and it’s been great to have pockets for all of her different needs. I can’t say enough about this bag – it’s great.
Check out the Apera website – if you sign up for their newsletter, you are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a free bag. And, right now they have a sale going on for all their Blue line bags – 40% off.
While I’m nursing my bruised foot (doctor appointment is today), I’ve been doing a lot of yoga and strength training. I’m thoroughly loving my Mothers’ Day gift from my family – a Kindle Fire HD. I had an old Kindle and was really looking forward to the upgrade, especially for workouts.
I mostly use the Simply Yoga app. There is a beginner and an intermediate workout and I typically do a 20 minute session. Although on this Friday morning, I have time for the full hour. There’s also a 40 minute option which I’ve enjoyed as well.
I also have the Daily Workouts app which has a variety of workouts. Yesterday I did the arm and butt workouts (two separate workouts) and I’m feeling it today!
Both of these apps have free versions, but I use the full versions. Simply Yoga is $3.99 and the Daily Workouts app is also $3.99. I paid for both of these apps out of my own pocket and just want to share how good they are.
I’d love to get some more suggestions for Kindle workout apps – any favorites I should check out?
(oh, and I happily got my picture upload working for this post – but I had to turn off my watermarks, so I still have some tinkering to do – not like my pictures are thief worthy – but it’ll have to do for now).