The perfect tool for portable workouts, the Pure Barre fitness ring is a versatile resistance tool that helps build arm, leg, and core strength — and it fits easily in a suitcase. $15 from www.purebarre.com.
The Helios trail runner from La Sportiva is an ultralight, minimal- ist shoe that is still tough enough to protect toes from roots and rocks. Minimal cushion allows for sensitivity to rough surfaces, and quick-draining mesh uppers make puddles no obstacle. $120 from www.sportiva.com.
Roll It Out
The Gaiam Restore is a compact, textured foam roller that allows you to target specific problem areas in your legs, arms, back, and shoulders for added pressure and pain relief. About $30 from www.gaiam.com.
The Right Stuff
Under Armour was one of the first brands of moisture-wicking shirts; it’s still one of the best. The super-soft UA Catalyst line is made from recycled plastic bottles. $30–$40. www.underarmour.com
This essential guide by Bret Contreras (Human Kinetics, 2013), features detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations with training advice for all levels. Read a more detailed review.