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The Find: workout gear (because niche workout movements are so hot right now)

Forget yoga, P90X and your lowly Shake Weight for a second. Crossfit is the new workout regime that has people talking. If you’re not talking about it, thinking about it or living it, that’s probably because you’re still running on a treadmill listening to bass-heavy motivational music, perfecting your downward dog or busy eating potato chips on the couch (hey, we do it too). The workout consists of a combination of feats-of-strength exercises, grade-school rope climbs, the Chosen One (we named this ourselves), fierce sweating and jumping (there’s a good chance you’ll look like an idiot doing it—but just think about the abs you’ll have when you’re done), and it’s spawned workout studios, megaplexes and incredibly popular YouTube channels devoted to it. Apparently, it’s also the principal strength and conditioning program for police academies, tactical operations teams and military special operations units (celebrities have even started to endorse it). Find out where to get this brand new Crossfit gear before it’s released in stores and read more about this trendy new workout plan after the jump.

It doesn’t appear to be for people who aren’t into instructors shouting at them for motivation, or for people who cower in fear at the thought of repeatedly flinging huge free weights over their heads. In other words, people who don’t find The Biggest Loser inspiring will absolutely hate it. Of course, as is the case with any new workout plan, the right equipment is essential, and Reebok is set to launch their new Crossfit line with a pop-up shop (Crossfit-endorsed gear won’t officially hit stores until July) at Yonge-Dundas Square this week (February 23, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; February 24, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and February 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). We dig Reebok’s black and grey fight shorts and bonded jacket. They’re vented to keep you nice and breezy, which is necessary for when you’re sweating buckets from acting like a burrow or delivering kegs with your waist (seriously, people be crazy). Shorts $65, jacket $150.