Muscles, not music, are Halo’s focus.
If you’re resolving to get fit this year, get your head in the game with Halo Sport ($499), the first headset to use “neuropriming”—electrical stimulation of the part of the brain that controls muscle movement—to accelerate gains in strength, skill and endurance. The U.S. military, Olympians and others are upping their performances with 20-minute pre-workout sessions. Hit the floor with Yoga Design Lab’s ecofriendly Infinity Mat ($88). Its odor-free tree rubber anti-slip mat comes in several colors, with a textured mandala print that helps you align your asanas. Turn it up to 11 at the new Barry’s Bootcamp in Palo Alto (228 Stanford Shopping Center). Clublike lighting and playlists pair with high-intensity interval-training (HIIT) workouts to burn upward of 1,000 calories per class. “People who live or work in Silicon Valley are results-driven and want wellness options that are efficient and effective,” says Barry’s managing partner Adam Shane. “At Barry’s, you will see results and have fun achieving those results”—and smash that New Year’s resolution too.
Originally published in the January/February issue of Silicon Valley