Words of motivation
Take your training to the next level with an AI personal trainer. Vi is more than just headphones. It tracks your heart rate, there’s an app to track your fitness progress, and it provides real-time coaching as you exercise (letting you know to pick up the intensity to get into the fat-burning zone or to take a moment for meditation, for example).
Vi, $249.99 at sportchek.ca.
Recovery is our favourite part of working out
Just as important as doing a mix of cardio and strength training when it comes to a well balanced fitness regimen is getting enough sleep. The foam in this mattress is designed to minimize motion transfer, meaning you’ll be less likely to be woken up by your partner getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Uninterrupted sleep for the win!
Endy Mattress in Queen, $850 at endy.com.
This is an earful
When training for a triathlon, I realized how boring it can be to have nothing but the pool bottom to look at lap after lap. Listening to a great playlist while swimming back and forth is a good way to stave off boredom, and research has found that listening to music while swimming can make you faster.
Waterfi Waterproof MP3 Player Swim Kit, $79 at waterfi.com.