Enhance Your Training

Enhance Your Training

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TRY THESE MUST-HAVE GADGETS TO HIT YOUR GOALS

Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean your training has to end!  In order to help you maintain your fitness level heading into the winter months, try some of my favorite items to help you train, enjoy and reach your personal best.

Photo Credit: photos provided by United Cycle

cool products_1Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO 3+ Black Edition. Twenty percent smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30 percent longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

cool productsUnlike many fitness trackers on the market, the Garmin GPS Vivofit remembers your activity level for the current day and assigns a more attainable goal for the next. A great choice for anyone getting into fitness trackers.

cool products_5This advanced t-shirt from ArmourVent was built to get you to the finish line. It’s the latest innovation for the heat—a new type of mesh that cools you, giving you what you need to power forward.

cool products_4This jacket offers advanced thermal protection with unparalleled breathability, stretch mobility, and moisture management for optimal performance in cold weather conditions.

cool products_3This salute to the ’60s has metal detailing inspired by electric guitars, and the retro riffs are part of a smooth, classic look as original as the icons of rock. Our homage to the era of high-decibel solos and horrified parents, Garage Rock is made of lightweight O Matter for comfort that never dies. It features high definition optics for the ultimate in clarity and protection.

cool products_6You know that point where quitting creeps into your head? Where you’ve had just about enough? That’s when you push yourself one step farther. And these are the capris that’ll help you get there. ArmourVent technology uses a specialized mesh to deliver unbelievable breathability and a light, stretchy, fast-drying fit.

cool products_2Feel the science of soft with Fresh Foam, an innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a lower, more natural underfoot feel. Developed using specialized design software, this lightweight men’s running shoe also features breathable air mesh and simple no-sew overlays that wrap the foot in the right places. A full-ground-contact, blown rubber outsole complements the shoe’s cushioning and delivers a smooth ride. The New Balance Fresh Foam 980: it’s unlike anything you’ve ever stepped into, and now available in limited edition colors.

WHERE TO GRAB YOUR GEAR

Edmonton is home to some fabulous retail shops and boutiques that offer a blend of high performance gear, great training resources, supplements and more. Here are a few that we have showcased but there are much, much more.

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP
12328 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0L9
780-488-6614
mec.ca

LULULEMON ATHLETICA
10558 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4
780-435-9363
lululemon.com

UNITED CYCLE
7620 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4Z8
780-433-1181
unitedcycle.com

TECH SHOP BY FORZANI’S
11419 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2S2
780-488-0854
thetechshop.ca

RUNNING ROOM
8537 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4
780-433-6062
runningroom.com

RESOURCES FOR UPCOMING RACES/EVENTS

RunGuides.com
runguides.com/edmonton/runs

Athletics Alberta
athleticsalberta.com/

Sandy Jacobson
Sandy Jacobson is a world-class marathoner (four-time Canadian National Team Member), sports ambassador and advocate, who has been involved in athletics and fitness for more than two decades. She has won numerous awards in these capacities, and also has an extensive background in public speaking.

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