Award-winning fashion designer Arthur Mendonca has helped elevate Canadian fashion to international heights. To stay at the top of his game, Mendonca knows you have to stay in shape—the entire year. He may have been raised in sunny Portugal, but he’s become accustomed to Canada’s take-no-prisoners winter months.
YOUR WINTER FITNESS STRATEGY I’ve just started with [one of] Nike’s running programs. I love running outside, but when the weather gets too bad, I’ll bring my workouts indoors. So that means three days of resistance training, alternating with two or three days of cardio. I also like to alternate my cardio, one day running and one day plyometric jump training.
INSPIRATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING That’s simple: to look sexy as hell in a bathing suit.
BEST LIFE LESSON SO FAR Just say YES! Every time an opportunity presents itself, say Yes! Because when you say NO, nothing happens.
Pro Hyperwarm Line Crew Fitted Shirt, $75
Therma-Sphere Max Jacket, $220
Pro Hyperwarm Lines Compression Tight, $70
Dri-FIT Fleece Training Shorts, $70
ZOOM SPEED TRAINER 3, $130
(ALL APPAREL AND SHOES BY NIKE. AVAILABLE AT NIKE RETAIL LOCATIONS AND NIKE.COM.)