If you’re struggling to find time to go to the gym and, as a result, fall out of your fitness routine⁠—you’re not alone. When life gets busy, it’s easy to skip self-care and jump to the next activity in your calendar. However, you don’t need a lot of equipment to reap the benefits of exercising. Canadian brand, Yu-mn, was born to help you achieve your fitness goals, no matter when or where you choose to work out.

Over the past few months, Best Buy has been collaborating with Harriet Obinyan, the founder of Yu-mn, to help take her business to the next level. Harriet’s goal with Yu-mn is to help people stay active during the busiest times in their lives, and Best Buy has supported her efforts through the Mentorship & Accelerator Program (MAP).

Fitness products made to fit into your lifestyle 

Yu-mn fitness products were designed with accessibility and portability in mind. When asked where the idea for Yu-mn came from, Harriet told us:

“I currently live in Montreal and was a flight attendant for about nine years. During that time, I stayed in shape by travelling with a portable fitness set. When I decided to start my own business, I wanted to recreate what I used back then—a yoga mat, small dumbbell set, and jump rope. My goal is to take the ambiguity out of fitness.”

So, Harriet came up with high-quality products that can be used both at home and on the go to make it easier for you to exercise whenever and wherever is most convenient for you! Yu-mn products even come with a free carry pouch so you can easily transport them.

Essential equipment to reach your wellness goals 

Yu-mn has all the gear you need to make your workouts fun and efficient—starting with yoga mats. A good, high-quality non-slip yoga mat is the foundation to a good workout. Yu-mn’s yoga mats are made of 100% natural rubber and polyurethane leather. They are moisture-wicking and feature a skid-free bottom so the mat stays in place during your workout.

To get your heart rate up, look no further than the Yu-mn smart skipping rope. Not only does it offer a very effective cardio exercise, but it also allows you to track your workout stats, calories burnt, and progress thanks to its smart features. The smart skipping rope is also easily adjustable to fit people of all sizes. To keep you motivated, its free companion app even allows you to challenge others to a jump rope competition when you’re ready. 

Back on the mat, the Yu-mn resistance bands set with free core sliders are a great way to make your workouts more challenging. The set comes with three fabric resistance bands with different strengths (light, medium, and heavy), and a fabric pull-up band that allow you to target specific muscle groups without dumbbells. It also includes a set of core sliders to work on balance and core strength. If you want more resistance, Yu-mn’s weighted bangles will help you further exercise your muscles to burn fat and build endurance. 

Finally, take care of yourself from the inside out with Yu-mn’s alkine water bags. Each pouch contains different mineral stones that enhance your water. Simply soak the pouch for one minute to enjoy the remineralized water’s health benefits, including detoxification, increased hydration, and improved metabolism, among others.

First participant of Best Buy Canada’s Mentorship & Accelerator Program to launch to market

With Yu-mn, Harriet became the first participant to successfully complete our Mentorship & Accelerator Program. Through MAP, Best Buy Canada helps underrepresented tech entrepreneurs take their business to the next level by connecting Black and Indigenous innovators with mentorship opportunities, business support, and a national platform to sell their products.

Today, you can find Yu-mn fitness products at Best Buy online and in-stores. If you’re looking to spice up your fitness routine or would like to find equipment that will give you the freedom to exercise anywhere, consider Yu-mn’s versatile products. You’ll be investing in your wellbeing and supporting a Canadian business at the same time. 

Céline is an editor at Best Buy Canada where she writes about tech for the blog. When she isn't behind a keyboard, she's usually reading or exploring the great outdoors. You can also find her at wanderousheart.com where she shares travel stories.

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