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Walk It Off


BungyPump Walkathon SticksWhat It Is: Late last year, I featured a really cool brand I discovered called BungyPump. In summary, this brand has reinvented the walking stick to deliver resistance with every step, maximizing your weight loss benefits when walking by up to 77% (one of the most effective low-impact activities you can do). Check out the full post here. I love staying in touch with the brands I feature, particularly when they’ve got something new in store – and BungyPump does indeed, with what they deem their ‘best poles ever’. Plus, they pointed out to me that their presence up North is increasing, so of course I was happy to share this idea with all of their Canadian fans!

What makes the Walkathon poles ($79 USD) even more awesome? They’re multi-functional! These lightweight poles come with 8.8 lbs of resistance, but with a simple locking mechanism they can also be used as non-springy walking sticks, perfect for hikes in the mountains or treks up a big hill when you don’t really need that extra resistance. Also cool? They come with a free upgrade kit for when you’re ready to increase your resistance to 13.2 lbs. They’re awesome for outdoorsy types that are planning a camping or hiking excursion this summer – they can break down into multiple pieces so they’re just 27″ long, and can be used to either help your training goals or simply make it easier to hit your hiking goals for the day. What’s not to love?

Who It’s For: Your spouse, who is going on a camping trip and would love a good set of walking sticks. Your sister, who joins you on a daily walk and is always admiring your BungyPump sticks. Your daughter, who is looking for a low-impact way to workout while pregnant.

What It Costs: The poles are currently $79 USD – an amazing bargain when you consider their versatility.

Where It’s At: BungyPump’s U.S. store, which ships to Canada.

BungyPump has kindly agreed to share the love with their Canadian fans again by giving away a pair of Walkathon poles! Want to win a set? Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to nab a pair of Walkathon poles for yourself. You have until July 28, 2015

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 29, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Visit BungyPump US’s Facebook Page and like it. Then leave a wall post on their page about the Walkathon poles. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below to nab an extra entry.

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79 Responses to “Walk It Off”
  1. curt says:

    Nice, they would be a nice addition to my walking stick collection

  2. Lindsey says:

    These would make my walks more productive!

  3. janicour says:

    I would like to win. I do a lot of hiking on rocky ground .Poles reduce the impact on your legs, knees, ankles, and feet. This is especially true when going downhill.

  4. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email. I would love to like nab a pair of Walkathon poles so I can add this upper cardio to my fast 40 minute walks. Love this.
    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  5. Aimee says:

    I like that they are small and would be easy to pack.

  6. Rachel C. says:

    I’ve been really into walking/running/hiking lately, and I’d love to be able to give these a shot! They seem lighter and easier to pack than most I’ve seen.

  7. Brea H says:

    I would like them . . . . to give to my dad. Ever since he had his hip replaced,walking is the only activity he can do, and even then he’s still guarded. These would be awesome for him! Help give him that added security he needs to keep moving all year long.

  8. Cheryl A says:

    I remember your previous post about these. 🙂
    I think the poles would be great for walking around here. No sidewalks, so uneven ground rules.
    Great motivation to get out there and move it!

  9. tammy ta says:

    I would love to nab a set of Bungy Pump so that I can take an exciting walking route and get fit.

  10. Joan G. says:

    I’d love a pair of these for my husband. He’s an avid walker and regularly hikes in steep terrain.

  11. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love these for mu husband who walks every day to help his bad back and if it helped him lose a few pounds that would be an ever bigger payoff.

  12. kiraali says:

    This would help for awkward hiking as my balance is not the greatest sometimes.

  13. S. Hirano says:

    I am trying to get in shape so I would love to try a set of Bungy Pump walking poles.

  14. mcmc says:

    These would be so great when walking the hiking trails around our area.

  15. Leah says:

    I’d love these because walking is my main form of exercise and these would help me kick it up a notch!

  16. Mary warner says:

    I see people using walking poles and they look fit.

  17. Gina says:

    I would love to win Bungy Pump walking poles. I walk a lot and have started hiking but usually just use a stick I find on the ground. These would be great!

  18. cookie3 says:

    I would love these for me. Walking is the only exercise I can actually do but I sometimes lose a bit of my balance & these would help with that.

  19. I’m contemplating joining our local hiking group. They do some rough trails, so these would be useful.

  20. great for longs walks

  21. Susan says:

    I deal with chronic pain, but know I should be doing some form of exercise. I think the Bungy Walking Poles would help me to become more fit, while supporting me while doing so!

  22. Susan Patterson says:

    I would love a pair of Bungy Pumps because I need them to walk better. I use a shopping cart in store and it helps steady me. These would really help me get around better – thank you!

  23. Lori P says:

    I’ve been a recreational walker for years and already know of the additional benefits when incorporating walking poles in the exercise. Love to win a BungyPump set so I could put them to the test.

  24. Debra says:

    Love walking, and would appreciate the added benefits of using the walking poles!

  25. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d like to nab a pair of Walkathon poles for myself because I’ve started hiking & these would be a great asset to have. Thanks

  26. Suzanne G says:

    I subscribe to CGG. I would like to have a pair of these poles as it would help me up my game of my daily 30 minute walks.

  27. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. 🙂 I’d like to win because I have been trying to be more in shape lately, and these would really help, since walking is my main form of exersice (they’d make it more of an intense workout, and that’s a good thing!).

  28. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to take these on hikes!

  29. Erin McSweeney says:

    I really want to increase my exercise and these would really help with my walking.

  30. katydidit21 says:

    Walking is my main form of exercise. I would love to win these to boost my exercise when I walk and for added stability when I hike.

  31. talah says:

    these would be a great tool to have to reach my health and fitness goals

  32. Jessica Lord says:

    to help me get out walking more

  33. Joan says:

    I have arthritis and it would help me with walking

  34. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    i would love these because i have a bad knee and they would improve my walking a lot!

  35. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    I would love these for my mother in law who had knee replacement. Thank you.

  36. christine Holliday says:

    At 61, I am just learning to walk again after a long illness. it`s going well, but these poles would be of great assistance.

  37. Susan B says:

    I love that they’re multi functional! I’d like to be one of the first to try them out. 🙂

  38. Jim Alix says:

    I would “gift” these to Sun Peaks’ charity auction, benefiting both our Adaptive Sports program and our Health Clinic fund.

  39. Annie says:

    Have arthritis is both knees and these poles would be a great help to keep me walking.

  40. cecile says:

    These would be great for hiking.

  41. Kim G says:

    I’d love these for hiking the many trails and mountains in our part of beautiful BC

  42. I could stand to lose some weight!

  43. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would like them for walking at the lake.

  44. Margaret Huitema says:

    I would love to win these,….I need to get out and do more walking!

  45. Terry says:

    I had a stroke in 2011 and have had extreme walking difficulties since then. These poles are very interesting and I wonder if they would make walking easier for me.

  46. Linda Richter says:

    I have recently acquired a fitbit that seems to be working in motivating me to walk a whole lot more. The BungyPump sticks would be a great help for speed, balance and safety on the hiking trails.

  47. I’m a subscriber and I would love these poles as I have a knee injury and these would really help get me around on hikes!

  48. Theresa C. says:

    Love to have a pair of these for my guy & I! 😉

  49. kathy thorn says:

    These would be great when I’m out hiking.

  50. Valerie Gibson says:

    These would make my walks more productive

  51. Cairine says:

    I’d like to nab a pair for my husband who loves to walk.

  52. I’d like to win these for my brother. He’s very active and goes on a lot of treks.

  53. linnett says:

    I live on a country road and these would sure help with the ups and downs, thanks

  54. Lynn M says:

    I keep a set of poles in my car for when I go on hikes, but I would like to have a set in the house for when I walk locally (better workout using sticks) so I do not forget to put the set I use back in the car.

  55. Sarah Robertson says:

    Walking poles are a way to make my walks not only healthier, but because they stabilize, it’s also safer

  56. Ginny C says:

    Would love to win these. how will I be advised when I win these? 😊

  57. Betty S says:

    I would love a pair of walking poles, we are starting to do more hiking and these would be a big help with balance

  58. diane says:

    I would love to try these out on my walking/hiking outings. They would make them more productive.

  59. Lisa S says:

    I do a lot of hiking as well as walking around town being able to adjust resistance would be amazing!

  60. andrea4444 says:

    i’ve tried my mom’s walking poles. They are awesome. You can walk so fast!

  61. redlizzy1 says:

    I would love to win these for my 89 year young mom. She is still a walker and could benefit from some added stability. She is a true role model. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. CLC says:

    I walk lots and have never tried walking poles. This would allow me that experience.

  63. Sylvia S. says:

    These would be great for hiking.

  64. Tina L. says:

    This would come in handy for hiking and they are portable.

  65. Leah E says:

    I do a lot of hiking and walking and I’ve never used walking poles before. I’d love to try them out!

  66. stacey h says:

    i walk a lot for exercise, these would be great to help me get a full body workout.

  67. I do a lot of walking for fitness so I’d love to try these. I like the idea of adding resistance. But I’d probably be doing my walking at night, at first, as I’m afraid I’d look like an even bigger dork using these. But I’d definitely use them for hikes with the local walking group. Walking sticks are acceptable bush tools in these here parts…

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