The Green Girl's New Revolutionary Foam Roller

After work yesterday, my coworker, Brandy, and I visited Sporteve in Downtown Culver City.

Sporteve specializes in women's active wear for activities such as biking, hiking, running, snow sports, and swimming. They offer a decent selection of high quality apparel and gear from brands not typically found in retail stores.

The Sporteve workers were friendly and helpful without being pushy. I tried on a few compression leggings and running skirts. The fitting rooms were spacious and the big curtains provided ample privacy.

I didn't end up getting any new running clothing, but I did pick up The Grid : Revolutionary Foam Roller. I wanted a compact foam roller to store in my trunk after borrowing a small foam roller after my trail run last week.

From past experience, I understand the importance of a high density foam roller. After flattening a couple of rollers, I finally purchased a 36" roller that contained a 5" PVC core with 1" polyethylene exterior foam from Perform Better. I love my PVC core foam roller and I use it religiously.

The Grid is manufactured by Trigger Point Performance Therapy and features their trademarked Distrodensity Zones, Matrix Technology and an environmentally friendly design.

The Grid is 13" long and 5" in diameter so it's perfect to store in my car and according to the description, it is designed to withstand constant, heavy, and repeated use without breaking down.


  1. I really want to try a running skirt. I'm thinking I'll use it as a reward for good effort later this summer!

  2. I'm a total tomboy at heart and against skirts in any form but - but it's a long story.

    I liked the Skirt Sports running skirt the best because the shorts were the longest and I need the length to avoid that 'chub rub' between the thighs.

  3. That roller looks interesting. Curious to see what you think of it, and if you can feel much difference in the various surfaces.

  4. Evolving, I'll write up a review after I've used it a few times.

  5. I have a marathon stick, but no roller. I too, would like another report when you've used it more!

  6. Laura, I prefer the roller for my quads and hamstrings because I can use the weight of my body instead of the strength of my arms. I also love to roll my back on it - it feels just like a deep tissue massage.

    Since I have my flattened foam rollers, I've discovered a great way to roll my insanely tight calves. I actually put The Stick across 2 foam rollers and I 'anchor' it down with one leg and then I roll the other calf as hard as I can without passing out.

    I will definitely post a review of The Grid!

  7. Hmm - interesting. I'm all for new gear! My problem is that I can't balance on a foam roller - I have better results with a Stick.

  8. That looks like the perfect roller for every type of ailment fix...can't wait to hear how it goes. I have a foam roller, which I do try to use on my glutes, but I'm not sure how you roll out an IT band, I have zero coordination(mine doesn't hurt, but I overheard a trainer at the gym telling a runner that they should roll out their ITB daily, no matter what, to keep the blood circulating better).

  9. OMG that roller is massive! So awesome and its orange!
    Please take me to that running store!


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