Fitness

Holiday Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts

The holidays are here. It’s time to make that list and check it twice. For your family and friends who are into fitness and health, it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift. To help make the searching easier, I’ve put together a list of gift ideas for those active people on your list, and you might even like them for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FITBOOK: Fitness and Nutrition Journal by Fitlosophy. Cost $19.95

As I mentioned in previous fitness posts, keeping track of your workouts is important as both a motivational tool and a practical way to measure your progress. This product is a great workout and nutrition journal because it lays out specific planning goals and includes space to record your eating habits. Specifics include:

  • 12-week goal-setting page and weekly planning pages, plus space to log before and after measurements.
  • Daily food log to record healthy eats, including trackers for nutrients, vitamins, water and sleep. Also includes a daily workout page to track strength training, cardio, classes, and flexibility.
  • Weekly wrap-up pages to reward progress, reflect on your week, and journal thoughts and inspiration.
  • 5.5 inches square, includes pint-size pen, strap to mark your place, sleeve to stash recipes/workouts, and slot for your gym card, extra cash, etc.
  • Includes a FREE download for the Fitbook+ Goal Setting app to help you set a realistic, healthy 12-week goal and provide you with a printer-friendly download of your goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oster Myblend. Cost $24.50

The Oster MyBlend is designed to fit in with a busy, active lifestyle. By blending directly into the sports bottle, the easy-to-use individual blender puts shakes and smoothies right at the user’s fingertips, leaving her with less mess to clean up and more time to enjoy her day. Details:

  • Blend your favorite smoothie or shake right in the sport bottle.
  • Dishwasher-safe 20-ounce BPA-free plastic sport bottle.
  • Powerful 250-watt motor with One Touch blending.
  • Built-in, resettable fuse will revive the motor in 15 minutes should it overheat.
  • Recipes included in the instruction manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Cost $110.49

Some scales are better than others and this one has a lot of valuable information for the price. Details include:

  • Accurately track your weight and body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) online.
  • Upload your stats automatically via wi-fi to fitbit.com to see graphs of your progress.
  • Easy to set-up, it will automatically recognize up to eight users.
  • Each account is password protected so you can control how much and what data to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FitBit Charge.  Cost $119 – 145

For the serious exerciser on your list, this fitness gadget will make them smile. In addition to tracking daily activity and calories, the FitBit Charge leads the market with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist. See heart rate all day and during workouts to get more accurate calorie burn, reach your target workout intensity and maximize training time. Track steps, distance, floors climbed, sleep quality and more, and stay connected with Caller ID and time of day on display. FitBit Charge also wirelessly syncs to your smartphone and computer so you can monitor your trends and “get the motivation you need to push yourself further—every step, every beat, every day.”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smartwool Flake Isle Sock. Cost $19.95

Good socks are always a great gift and these are perfect for winter activities. Warm and super soft, they also are durable. Rich in Merino wool, they absorb moisture, regulate temperature and fight odor for year-round comfort. Available from Duluth Trading, the website says, “You’ll love ’em so much, your other socks will be jealous.”
 

 

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Cost  $39.95

Having cords hanging from your headphones where they can get tangled and pulled is so last year! Wireless headphones are definitely the way to go, and now they are actually affordable. There are many different brands, but here is one that has the specifics and quality for a great gift.

  • Built for Style and Elegance.
  • Utilizes the latest Bluetooth CSR 4.1 Technology. With a built-in microphone.
  • Great for exercise and running. These headphones will not fall out and are waterproof!
  • Flexible around-the-ear hooks provide a stabilized fit, even during the most strenuous activities. Playback controls are found directly on the unit for ease of use, and comfortable in-ear buds allow for a customized fit.
  • Works great with all smartphones that utilize Bluetooth technology.
  • Simple user-friendly interface with volume and channel controls directly on the unit
  • Retail package includes manual, charger cable, and Bluetooth headphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pilates Magic Circle. Cost  $19.95

For anyone who is a Pilates devotee, or wants to be, this is a great accessory that can be used for core work, and toning for the arms and legs. There are many different brands of rings or circles, so I’ve done the research for you and this is one of the best out there for the price. Made out of steel, covered by durable rubber, and soft cushion foam handles on the sides.

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