Reebok Easytone sneakers. They were nearly sold out. I was due for a new pair. Never mind that Easy Means You're Not Working Hard Enough.
The claim for these sneakers is "28% more gluteus maximus muscle activation, and 11% more calf and hamstring activation." That translates to better ass and thigh.
It's like walking on a Bosu ball...at first. It took two workouts for me to get used to wearing these. At this point, I can't be sure whether it's the death lunges and jump-jacks that I've been doing, my new workout partner, Zuzana from Bodyrock.tv, or the actual sneakers. But I wager it's the first two.
Back to Zuzana. On days that I don't make it to the gym (I'm pretty addicted to my morning adrenaline rush), I follow Zuzana on her workout videos. Her techniques are often brutal and will make whatever chest you've got heave. This woman does pull-ups using a concrete wall.
Her accent is like vegan focaccia: fragrant, salty, and herbaceous.