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Splash into Spring with the Ultimate Fitness Gear Guide

Click here for your chance to win our Spring Gear Guide, including the amazing TomTom Spark fitness watch, valued at $299.99!




Fitness expert Samantha Monpetit-Hyunh shows us the latest fitness gear to get you outside this spring.

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Brooks Running Ravenna 7, $155
 
The Brooks Running Ravenna 7 features a moisture management mesh upper that keeps feet cool and dry.  It provides the optimal amount of support and a fantastic fit to keep the body moving efficiently.  The BioMoGo DNA midsole provides cushioning while adapting to the runners step and stride. 
 
Available: www.brooksrunning.com  


Beacon Heel Light by Elkin Supply, $19.99
 
The Beacon Heel Light clips to a shoe or around an ankle and provides visibility in the dark with an LED light (steady and strobe modes) when running, cycling and performing action sports.  Parents with children skateboarding and scootering love it so their children can be seen.  It comes with a USB cord for recharging and lasts 30-50 hours of use before requiring a recharge.  
 
Available: Running Room Canada.  Check www.elkinsupply.com for additional retailers 

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SPIbelt, $27.99
 
SPIbelt is the original small personal item belt.  It was designed to carry all your essentials (phone, cash, cards, keys, ID etc) while working out at the gym or hitting the trail.  It’s unique, no-bounce design won’t weigh you down and allows you to be hands free no matter what type of activity you are doing. 
 
Available: Running stores across Canada.  Check www.spibelt.com or www.thepodiumshop.ca  for list of retailers


NATHAN Hydration Handheld – Quickshot Plus, $32
 
The featherlight, expandable zippered pocket allows for on-the-go storage of smaller items like keys, ID, and nutrition. The 10 oz/300mL Flask with Race Cap offers quick bursts of fluid for short distances. The fully-adjustable hand strap with thumbhole enables grip-free running. 
 
Available: www.sail.ca  Check www.nathansports.com for full list of retailers

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Titika Major Bra, $58
 
Titika is a Toronto-based brand that makes activewear for women who are always on the go, chasing their fitness and life goals, and are looking for pieces that can transition into their everyday wardrobe.  The Major Bra features Suplex Fabric - engineered to feel like cotton but performs much better then cotton. With Suplex the colour never fades, moisture is absorbed quicker and dries much faster, it keeps its shape while still giving a 4-way stretch.
 
Available: Titika stores across Ontario and www.titika.ca
 
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Thinksport and Thinkbaby Suncreen, $19.95 each
 
Produced in the USA, this is a non-toxic mineral based sunscreen free of biologically harmful chemicals.  It was the first sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Market premium care requirements and is rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group since 2010.  It offers the highest level of UVA/UVB, SPF and Water Resistance.  It applies and absorbs easily with a non-oily feel.
 
Available: West Coast Kids, Ambrosia Natural Foods, Nature’s Emporium, MEC, as well as shop.gothinkbaby.ca
 
 
Coconut Deodorant, by Sola Skincare, $14
 
Handmade without any artificial perfumes or fillers, it’s aluminum-free, and uses only top-quality natural ingredients.  It’s formulated with ingredients that naturally absorb moisture and kill odor-causing bacteria. Infused with a skin-nourishing blend of Chinese herbs, this deodorant also helps soothe irritation and keep skin soft and smooth.  With a very mild, natural scent, it works equally well for men and women (including pregnant and breast-feeding mothers).  

Available: http://www.solaskincare.com/ Check website for full list of retailers.  

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Munch Better Monthly Healthy Snack Subscription, *$28/month
*includes shipping across Canada
 
Munch Better is a Canadian snack subscription box company started by two friends interested in food, health and design. Subscribers get a new box of small batch, healthy snacks every month including raw energy bars, trail mix, vegan cookies, and more. Gift boxes and office boxes are also available.  The goal is to inspire people to make healthier choices while still taking pleasure in what they're eating! 
 
Available: www.munchbetter.ca
 
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TomTom Spark, $299.99
 
  1. Workout with music directly on your wrist – Store up to 500 songs on your watch. With Bluetooth functionality you can listen to your favorite playlists straight from the watch - wireless and phoneless.
     
  2. Track your activity all day - Capture every active minute of your day. Walking, running, biking, swimming, sleeping and more! Every active minute counts. Tracking your moves all day, it all adds up to time, distance and calories burned.
     
  3. Measure your heart rate on your wrist - Take a weight off your chest and go strapless. Track your heart rate on your wrist with the built-in heart rate monitor.
 
Available: Best Buy and www.tomtom.com

 

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