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Better half: Hip products for hip motions
Working out with tight hips can be the equivalent of exercising while wearing a corset, says Eoin Finn, yogi and creator of the Pursuit of Happy Hips DVD. “You have to exert more energy because you don’t have the same freedom of movement,” he explains. The DVD, which was shot in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., is designed to improve flexibility while building core strength. And, because not all hips are created equal, Finn has designed workouts for everyone from the super-stiff to the fabulously flexible.
Show off your lunge-toned legs in a running skirt from Lululemon Athletica. Made of lightweight fabric, its flexible waistband wicks away moisture — and it won’t ride up during your workout, thanks to a gripper elastic that lines the hem.
Try this product: Leader of the Track skirts ($64 each, Lululemon Athletica)
Bikini season is hot on our heels — time to call in the reinforcements! Biotherm’s latest body cream targets cellulite caused by lifestyle choices (read: hitting the pub instead of the gym) and genetics. The multi-tasking formula uses a patented complex that activates AMPK, an enzyme believed to regulate metabolism, while ginkgo and lotus flower extracts curb new fat-cell development and boost circulation.
Try this product: Biotherm Celluli Laser D. Code ($79).
Electra Bicycle Company’s Dutch-inspired designer wheels — beloved by Brad Pitt and model Agyness Deyn — will entice you to take your workout on the road. These retro-looking rides have comfy wide seats that are also lower, which means you don’t have to balance on your tiptoes at stop signs. And thanks to the built-in skirt and coat guard, you can merge a little cardio with your commute without a wardrobe change.
Try this product: Electra Amsterdam Girard 3i Madonna ($1,059)