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Perfect push ups -V2


  • New and improved version boasts more comfortable grip, more effective non-slip base and 30% more ball bearings for smoother rotation
Benefits:
  • Elevated handles allow for deeper range of motion, targeting more muscle and translating to greater strength
  • Rotating handles - more effective for reducing wrist pressure by keeping wrist joint straighter 
  • Pumps up the regular push up by also adding instability – joint stabilizers are required to work.
Retails for: $39.99

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/4/FitnessWellness/SpecialtyEquipment/PRDOVR~0840574P/Perfect+Fitness+Push-Up+V2.jsp?locale=en 
 

Kangoo Jumps 


  • Fun and effective way to get fit that is anyone can do – all abilities
  • Immediately brings out your inner-child when you put them on - everyone loves to jump!
Benefits:
  • Claims to reduce 80% of impact forces 
  • Fun way to get around and to lose weight 
Retails for ~$225 for kids $290 for adults 
 
KANGOO JUMPS is actually a fitness trend that was born out of Switzerland, but it recently made a trip across the Atlantic to the United States and Canada and becoming super popular.  Kangoo is a one-hour intense cardiovascular full-body workout that combines dance moves, old school aerobics, kick-boxing, hopping, jumping and bootcamp style training while listening to a mixture of the newest, trendiest top 40 songs and funky house music.Classes are hold inside in fitness studios and gyms and outside in parks as Kangoo Jumps Bootcamps. Kangoo Jumps Kids after school programs and birthday parties are getting more and more popular as well. The boots can be used by anyone from age 6.
During Kangoo classes the calories burn is 25% more than at any other fitness classes.
The reason is that the shoes are 3-4 lbs each, so you are exercising with weight on your feet. 
The main secret lies in the lymphatic system. The lymph is the liquid which circulates in-between our cells, to carry the wastes and toxins, out of our body, keeping it healthy. The lymphatic system also monitors our metabolism.
As we get older, we seem to put on more weight, which becomes harder and harder to lose.
Studies have shown that our base metabolic rate, which is the rate that our bodies burn calories, decreases as our lymphatic system becomes less efficient.
Rebound exercise has been found to be the most effective way to "re-prime the pump" and keep it going, due to the up & down swinging in a low impact environment, like with Kangoo Jumps.
Various uses of Kangoo Jumps:
  • running, jogging (80% less impact on the joints compared to regular training shoes)
  • weight loss (25% more calories burn than any other form of exercise)
  • home fitness (DVDs)
  • group fitness classes and boot camp training
  • kids phys ed & games
  • rehabilitation after injuries
www.kangooclubcanada.com and www.kangooclubtoronto.com
 

X-Box 360 + Kinect Training


  • Takes interactive video games to a whole other level; combining fun & fitness that actually reads your body’s position and challenges you to perform. You are the controller.
  • X-box Kinect Training with Nike + acts as your virtual in-home personal trainer.
Benefits of X-box Kinect Training:
  • All levels – fitness program evolves as you do
  • Personalized approach – helps you set your own personal fitness benchmarks from day one and provides your ‘Fuel Print’ each workout – a measure of fitness and athleticism
  • Motivation: receive continuous motivation from your trainer
  • Accuracy – real-time feedback on your form.  If it is off, the trainer corrects you. 
  • Share your fitness: allows you to get social with your goals and fitness by sharing with the fitness community
Retails for ~$299.99
 

Lifeline Power Wheel


  • Easy to use portable core trainer
  • Adjustable toe/heel straps
  • Comes with DVD of exercises 
Benefits:
  • Trains core, low back, glutes, hamstrings
  • Scalable for all levels, but can challenge the fittest core
Retails for ~ $59.99
http://www.fitshop.ca/lifeline-power-wheel.html 
available at www.strongestcore.com

Reaction Ball


  • Six-sided high-bounce rubber design causes the ball to leap and pop randomly
Benefits:
  • Great agility and hand-eye coordination training tool for all sports
  • Use solo against a wall or in a team setting
  • Fun transportable fitness tool for any age (Ages 6 and up)
  • Inexpensive
Retails for ~$8.99
http://www.treadmillfactory.ca/p-861-c-58-reaction-ball.html 
 

Balance Pod


  • Different versions from 6in to 16in in diameter 
  • 2 sides – one bumpy and one smooth – both functional
Benefits:
  • Improve balance and agility and core strength
  • Train your joint stabilizers to enhance joint strength
  • Injury rehab
  • Portable, versatile and easy to use for all levels
Retails for ~$8.99 each
http://shop.fitnessdepot.ca/Balance-Core-Stability-C46.aspx 

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