Workout Gear, Clothing and Tech That’ll Keep You Moving When It’s Cold
From colourful dumbbells for an at-home workout to a quilted jacket for chilly morning jogs, these picks will keep you motivated to stay active throughout the frosty months.
Power Ring and Colourful Dumbbells
This 10-pound power ring—a cross between a kettlebell and a dumbbell—can be incorporated into your workout (think squats) to boost your strength and agility, and even improve your balance.
Indigo Power Ring in charcoal, $110 chapters.indigo.ca
Add some much-needed colour to the dumbbells hiding in the corner with an assortment of weights in tutti frutti hues.
TJX/Winners Assorted Dumbbells, $10-14, Winners
Everlast Neoprene Hand weights in blue and orange, $15-40, everlast.ca
(Related: The 17 Best Arm Exercises for Women)
The Little Black Knix Bra
This LBB (little black bra) may look simple, but it can transform your workout. It was specifically designed to reduce breast movement and provide the support you need to get through your routine (even the high-impact workouts).
Knix Catalyst Bra in black, $98, knix.ca
Knix and Reformation Sport Bras
The added zipper on Knix’s Catalyst bra is ideal for anyone with an injury or disability, or who’s just tired of fighting their garment to maneuver in or out of their workout bra.
Knix Catalyst front zip sports bra in rosewood or black, $98, knix.ca
Opt out of padded sports bras with this fashion-forward pick from Reformation which boasts a square neckline and super soft fabric, making it ideal for low-impact activities.
Reformation Ellie Ecostretch Bra in chestnut, $66, thereformation.com
(Related: 6 Canadian Sports Bras for Bigger Busts)
Red Light Therapy for Recovery
Suffering from muscle pain before or after your workout? You may want to give red light therapy a try—it’s been proven to help heal and revitalize damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. This at-home version can be used on both your face and body.
Rouge Light therapy, $800, rougecare.ca
Athleta Workout Bra
This bra from new-to-Canada Athleta (by Gap) features soft, quick-drying fabric and plenty of stretch for maximum comfort and mobility—it’s ideal for cardio and medium-impact workouts.
Athleta (Gap) Warrior Longline Twist Bra D-DD+, $59, athleta.gap.com
Atheta Sweats and Everlast Accessories
Layer on this cozy sweatshirt as the weather gets chilly. Its longer hemline makes it the perfect match for your go-to pair of leggings
Athleta (Gap) Coaster Luxe Sweatshirt, $79, athleta.gap.com
Whether heading out for a jog, out to clock in your 10k steps, or over to the sofa for some R&R, these snag-proof joggers make your down time as comfortable as possible.
Athleta (Gap) Trekkie North Jogger, $89, athleta.gap.com
With a tight fit, long sleeves, and buttery-soft fabric, this top is a dreamy companion to your early morning yoga sesh.
Cherry Gardens Luna Top, $89, shopcherrygardens.com
Take your nutrient-packed shake on-the-go with this 25 oz bottle that’ll keep contents cold all day.
FWD Protein Shaker bottle in midnight navy, $45, sportchek.ca
Use light weights, like these neoprene ones from Everlast, while doing minor arm movements to tone and condition your muscles.
Everlast Neoprene Hand weights in blue and orange, $15-40, everlast.ca
Resistance bands can be a great alternative to hand weights—they’re transport-friendly, can correct your form and can help strengthen and tone muscles. This band has cushioned handles for extra comfort and can easily be adjusted to provide more or less resistance.
Everlast Resistence tubing, $13, everlast.ca
Allbirds Eco-Friendly Workout Separates
Made with the eco-friendly material eucalyptus tree fibre, this workout set is a sustainable option that doesn’t sacrifice function (the fabric wicks away moisture to keep you dry) or style.
Allbirds Natural Run Form Tank in aubergine, $90, allbirds.ca
Allbirds Natural Leggings in aubergine, $140, allbirds.ca
Athleta Quilted Coat
Slip on this quilted coat for an extra layer of warmth during refreshingly chilly morning jogs and late-night dog walks.
Athleta (Gap) Whisper Featherless Jacket in dark sky violet, $199, athleta.gap.com
(Related: 14 Benefits of Walking for Just 15 Minutes)
Cork Yoga Mat, Everlast Training Gloves and More
Upgrade your shabby yoga mat to a sustainable cork version that won’t be such an eyesore in your quarters.
TJX/Winners Assorted Yoga Mats, $25, Winners
These training gloves sure do look pretty—but they also feature ventilated palms to increase airflow, a quick-dry lining to prevent bacteria (and odours) and the right fit to keep your fists protected.
Everlast Women’s Pro Style elite 2.0 Training Gloves in Pink/Blue, $65, everlast.ca
Don’t forget to—you know what’s coming—stay hydrated! This leak-proof bottle will keep your water cold for 24 hours or, if you prefer, hot for 12 hours.
Goodee, Bottle, $29, goodeeworld.com
Keep track of your mental and physical health with this Fitbit watch that’s equipped with tools to help you manage your stress, pay attention to your heart health, and more.
Fitbit Sense, $400, thesource.ca
We love this deodorant not only because it’s aluminum-free, paraben-free, and ethically made, but also because it comes in a refillable container.
Goodee Deodorant Kindfill Eucalyptus $16, goodeeworld.com
Après-workout, wash off the sweat and apply this soothing, cooling face moisturizer.
Lululemon Crush the flush Duo set, $34 (only 1 of the items is displayed), lululemon.com
Buzzy Massage Tools
This compact version of the Theragun will still work out those cramps, kinks, and tension aches, but is a little more convenient (and cost-effective) than the original.
Theragun Mini, $249, sportchek.ca
For an array of muscle pain, from twinges to deep aches, this five-speed gun can offer feel-good benefits like a professional massage therapist.
TJX/Marshalls Five-Speed Deep Tissue Massage Gun, $100, Winners
Post-Workout Recovery Picks
Release your post-workout muscle tightness with this recovery ball set, designed to target both small and large muscle groups.
Lululemon Release and Recover Ball set, $28, lululemon.com
After your cool-down shower, coat your body in this lightweight oil, massaging it into skin to target tender muscles and the dry skin triggered by fall’s cool temps.
Goodee Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil by Costa Brazil, $127, goodeeworld.com
Soothe aches and pains and melt away your worries with a relaxing soak. These bath salts offer a heavenly scent of roses, which is bound to calm the mind, and is made with Epsom salts, which can help relieve muscle pain.
Goodee Kalkay Wild Rose Yarrow Bath Salts by Shwalwen Botanicals, $22, goodeeworld.com
Recharge with a nutrient-dense drink. Complete with organic turmeric and ashwagandha, this adaptogen blend is said to reduce inflammation, boost metabolism, and elevate your mood.
Lake & Oak Tea Co. Sun Mylk, $18, shoplakeandoak.com
long with the glories of fall—like the beautiful scenic runs—come the detriments—like flaky lips. Keep your pout hydrated with a moisturizing lip balm, like this pick which is made with organic shea butter.
Empathy Brand Lip Balm, $14, empathybrandinc.com
Keep your cool after your high-intensity workout with a hydrating face mist that’ll refresh dry skin.
Empathy Brand Hydrating Face mist, $24, empathybrandinc.com
Now that you know the best workout gear in Canada, check out our picks for a healthy, happy home office.