Canadians Welcome Sponsor: ProSource Excercise BandsThe Canadians Welcome, Eh giveaway event starts tomorrow, and I have two great prizes for my friends up north, including this set of 5 ProSource Exercise Bands, provided by Summer is almost here, my dear readers! It’s time to start digging out the bathing suits, which means it’s probably time to start toning up those arms and legs. I know I’m going to be working my butt off (hopefully literally!) to get in shape by the end of the summer. I’m still holding off picking out that bridesmaid dress until I lose a few more pounds, but I can’t put it off much longer!

The ProSource Exercise Bands are pretty awesome. I like exercise bands in general because they don’t take up a ton of space, yet still give you a great workout. With a kid who has more toys than a toy store, I don’t really have a lot of room in the house for large pieces of equipment, so compact is always a good thing. You can’t really get much more compact than ProSource Exercise Bands, since they fit in a neat little included carrying bag that’s smaller than even my “going out for the night” purse. You know, the one that you take when you just want to stash your ID, phone, cash, and lipstick?

The set comes with five bands, each with a different level of resistance. Start out with the yellow band, which has 2 to 5 lbs of resistance and work your way up to black, with 10 to 20 pounds. The bands are 48 inches long, so they’re a pretty decent length. The cushioned foam handles are super comfy, so your hands won’t hurt after working with them. They’re made of a high-quality latex rubber tubing, and they’re really sturdy. I can’t see them ripping or snapping any time soon like some of the lower-quality cheap bands I’ve bought in the past. Plus, since they’re not just giant rubber bands (again, I’ve bought some really awful ones in the past!), they don’t hurt if you accidentally let go and let it snap against you. Hey, you all know I’m a clutz, did you really think I could manage exercise bands without some type of catastrophe befalling me?

ProSource Exercise Bands allow you to perform a wider variety of exercises than you’d be able to pull off it you were just using free weights. Variety is more than just the spice of life, it also increases the likelihood of me (or any sane person) sticking with a workout regimen. I get bored very easily, so I need to know that my exercise equipment can do more than just one thing. Plus I find them beneficial for my tennis elbow injury. How I got tennis elbow when I’ve never really played tennis is beyond me, but it does help my flexibility a bit!

Prize Contribution

The winner of my Canadians Welcome giveaway will receive the same set of ProSource Exercise Bands that I reviewed. Come back tomorrow to enter! In the mean time, check out on Facebook and Twitter for tons of great trips on getting into shape.