I had the best intentions of writing a Fitness Friday post last week and then our Anniversary Getaway took over and I decided to postpone my Fitness Friday and MPG Sport Giveaway until today. I did post my May Fitness Follow Up and June Goals earlier this week so you can head over to that post to get all the details. So far we are only 3 days into June and my workouts have included:
- Wed-June 1: C25K Week 6 Day 1
- Thurs-June 2: 30 min cross training
- Fri-June 3: 20 min AM yoga; C25K Week 6 Day 2
MPG REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!
Savvy Top and Stance Bottom
Mondetta Performance Gear (MPG), a Winnipeg based active wear company, contacted me a few months back about doing a review and giveaway. I decided that they would be a perfect fit for the blog and a great review/giveaway for a Fitness Friday post. MPG allowed me to choose two items to review and provided me with the link to their Fit Guide to help me decide which size would be best. I decided to go with:
Sparkle jersey workout tank with contrast laser cut details.
- Nylon-spandex blended jersey
- Four-way stretch, moisture wicking, quick dry
- Self fabric taping details
- Ergonomic performance seams
- Contrast laser-cut sonic welded inserts
- Built in Coolmax bra liner with removable cups
- Full support
- High visibility logo
RECOMMENDED FOR: Light to heavy workouts, yoga, training, general exercis
Performance capri legging for all types of exercise.
- Polyester-spandex blended jersey
- Four-way stretch, moisture wicking, quick dry
- Breathable mesh leg panels
- Zippered storage pocket
- Built in gusset
- Adjustable draw cord in waistband
- Semi-low rise, fitted throughout, 21″ inseam
- High visibility reflective logo
RECOMMENDED FOR: Low or high impact workouts, yoga, dance, running
The Stance capri leggings are now easily one of my favorite bottoms to run and do yoga in. I love them so much that I am planning on getting another pair after I finish writing this post. They fit perfectly just below the waist (on me) and have a nice adjustable draw cord which is really beneficial for runs. I also love the breathable mesh leg panels. I am not a short wearer so the breathable mesh leg panels allow my legs to be covered but not over heated when I run. The other thing I love is the zippered storage pocket on the back; it is perfect for keeping a single key and ID.
The Savvy top was nice but not a favorite top of mine. I love the color and the material but although it is described as having full support I didn’t find that it provided full sport when I was running. However this may be a case that I require a large top and my bust requires a medium. However, I found that it did provide good support for yoga.
Overall I was impressed by the items I tried from MPG. They are high quality items at a reasonable price. I have washed and worn the items a number of times since I received them in April and they still look brand new! In addition to making impressive active wear MPG is also involved in charitable activities, the Mondetta Charity Foundation (MCF). Our founders were all born in the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda and have decided to support an an orphanage in the former and a school in the latter. Most of the children directly benefiting from the MCF’s efforts have either lost their parents to AIDS or are themselves living with the disease that has ravaged most of the African continent. One percent of total MPG sales are contributed to the MCF, which is a completely separate entity from the parent company, Mondetta, meaning all operating and administration costs are covered by the company and all donated funds received go directly where they should: to help those in need.
To learn more about the foundation and its initiatives, please check out the link below.
Also, 1% of every MPG garment sold goes to the foundation. For more info on the charity please check out Mondetta Gives Back.
So the best part about this review is that MPG has agreed to giveaway one of their products to a Cook.Vegan.Lover. reader. For the giveaway, MPG would like to offer one reader anything from the website in both active and lifestyle tops and bottoms. Additionally, I would like to mention that MPG makes both active and lifestyle tops and bottoms for men and women so guys don’t forget to enter!
To Enter Giveaway: Open to US and Canadian Residents. Winner is Ashley! Congrats!
You must head over to Facebook and “Like” MPG Mondetta Performance Gear and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did so by June 8th, 2011 at 8pm EST.
Lastly, MPG is providing Cook.Vegan.Lover. readers with the following discount code to receive 25% off a one-time purchase that expires 6.30.11: veganloverlovesmpg
Want to read more? Head over to Brittany’s MPG review at her blog Eating Bird Food.