2. RYU Ethos sleeveless top
Part stylish tee and part cozy sweatshirt, the Ethos sleeveless top from Vancouver-based brand RYU is lightweight and lean, thanks to its tailored design and minimal seams. It’s the perfect workout gear item for transitioning seasons, when you still want warmth around your core but might overheat in heavy sweats.
Pro tip: Sport the Ethos sleeveless like a t-shirt on warmer days or layer it over long sleeves when it’s cool outdoors or you’re in an air-conditioned gym.
RYU Ethos sleeveless top, $117 at RYU in Vancouver and Toronto or ryu.com.
3. Yoga leggings from Kristina Benson Art
Kamloops, B.C. artist Kristina Benson uses a printing process that transfers her vibrant artwork onto comfortable, eco-friendly yoga leggings and capris. Benson’s artwork-on-activewear comes in numerous designs and styles, all created with uplifting and mindful messages to inspire your workouts or yoga practice.
Pro tip: The leggings are almost too pretty to sweat in, but they’re durable enough to handle it. With their high-cut waistband, they work just as well for a high-impact run as they do in yoga class.
Kristina Benson Yoga Leggings, $99 at kristinabensonart.com.
4. Lebert EQualizers
A signature product from Ontario-based company Lebert Fitness, Lebert EQualizers are an all-in-one training tool that leverage your own bodyweight as resistance. Invented by a Canadian personal trainer, the workout gear (which comes as a pair) is sleek and portable enough to easily store at home. They’re available in multiple colours, but we’re naturally crushing over rose gold, a series created in collaboration with Insta fitness star Natalie Jill.
Pro tip: Lebert EQualizers were designed to help you burn fat and strengthen muscles, but they’re pretty multi-purpose beyond that. Lift the bars (they’re eight pounds each) for more muscle challenge or configure them in different ways for stretching and cardio.
Find Lebert EQualizers in rose gold and other colours, $109 at lebertfitness.com.