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HealthTraining & Performance

Build Your Own Training Camp

Two weeks of full-time, one-on-one instruction at Exos can set you back $4,800. Here’s how to get many of the same performance benefits without taking out a second mortgage.

You don't need full-time, one-on-one instruction to bump your fitness to the next level. (Photo: Michael Darter)
You don't need full-time, one-on-one instruction to bump your fitness to the next level.

Athos’s smart clothes monitor muscle activation, effort, balance, and heart rate on an app (iOS only), helping you coach yourself to perfect form. $547 for compression shirt, shorts, and sensors

Get out of that strawberries-and-yogurt rut. Greenblender delivers weekly boxes of fresh fruit, veggies, and superfood powders like antioxidant-rich maqui berry and cacao—everything you need (including recipes) to make ten nutrient-rich smoothies. $176 a month.

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A coach from Carmichael Training Systems will custom-build a cycling, running, or triathlon schedule with weekly check-ins and analysis of your power, heart-rate, and GPS training files. $165 a month.

Book a one-hour sports massage online with Soothe and a therapist will arrive at your house an hour later. $99, tip included.

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The Pear+ app offers thousands of workouts and training plans with interactive audio coaching from Olympic and world-champion athletes, including Mirinda Carfrae, one of the best Ironman racers of all time. iOS only; $30 a year.

Get hundreds of hours of brain training from the Headspace app, including ten-minute sessions of guided meditation designed to enhance mindfulness and performance. Android and iOS; $13 a month.

Do you have trouble finding the motivation  to train alone? Join the November Project, a grassroots, interval-loving fitness group, for a free dawn workout.

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From Outside Magazine, October 2016
Filed To: Endurance TrainingClothing and ApparelAppsNutrition
Lead Photo: Michael Darter