Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again to begin creating a holiday gift shopping list.
If you have a fitness enthusiast on your list, giving them a fitness/exercise related gift is a great way to give them a very personalized gift you know they’ll use and enjoy.
If you have a person on your gift list who is currently out of shape and wishes to improve their health, what better way to support and encourage them than to give them an exercise or health-related gift!
Just about everyone we know (including ourselves) needs to change up their routine, get some new workout gear, or pamper their hard-working body.
So….. with improved or continued health and fitness in 2012 as the theme, here are 12 holiday gift ideas that will fit any budget:
Gifts under $25
Drop-in pass for yoga, pilates or boot camp class
We all need to “change it up” from time to time. Giving a friend a pass to try new workouts is a great way to encourage them to try new things or simply get up off the couch. Buy a pass for yourself and make it an opportunity to spend quality time with someone you care about.
Ideas: Tru-Balance Pilates www.tru-balance.com, lifeSport Fitness boot camps! 😉 (shameless plug!!)
A jump rope is one of my favorite go-to pieces of equipment for interval training and circuit training. It’s also a great travel workout accessory. It’s easy to pack and can be used almost anywhere. A jump rope makes a great stocking stuffer!
Foam rollers are wonderful for massaging sore muscles and working out kinks in tight muscles. You can click the image below to learn more about foam rollers
Gifts under $50
Medicine balls are a great addition to someone’s home workout arsenal. You can use them for core training, strength training and cardio training!
For people who work out at home, an exercise DVD is a great gift! You can find DVDs on any type of exercise including strength training, yoga, pilates, kick boxing, and even complete medicine ball workouts.
Gift card for a sporting goods store
If you don’t know what your fitness enthusiast friend might like, a gift card to a local sporting goods or activewear store is an idea to consider.
Ideas: www.SportsAuthority.com, www.lucy.com
A set of exercise bands
Bands are another great tool for a home exerciser’s workout tool box. They’re also great for travel. You can get 4 bands of different strengths for well under $50! Click the image below for more information:
Gifts Under $100
Massage gift certificate
I haven’t met a fitness enthusiast who doesn’t love a good professional massage. ‘Nuff said.
Ideas: Roman Paradigm Massage, Dana Dobrenz massage therapy, BodyWork by Roger
Cross training shoes
Good shoes are important. It may be hard to choose the right shoe and size for someone else, but a gift card to a shoe store that offers professional fitting advice is the next best thing
Ideas: Athletic Performance (Willow Glen and Los Gatos locations)
Gifts under $200
One month at a fitness bootcamp
This is giving a true gift of fitness! One month of professionally designed, calorie-blasting workouts and personalized attention for the special person on your list!
Idea: BootCamp in San Jose (yes, I know, another shameless plug)
A package of personal training sessions
If the person on your list isn’t a “group” person, or needs one-on-one help, a few sessions with a professional fitness coach may be just what they need to get them started safely.
Ideas: Personal training in San Jose (oh, geez, there I go again!)
TRX Suspension Training System
This is one of my all-time favorite home exercise devices! You can use it at home, at the park, and even in a hotel room. Click on the image below to find out more about this amazing exercise equipment.
Okay. So that’s my list of a dozen ideas for great exercise, health and fitness related gifts.
Let’s get some more exercise and health related gift ideas going!
What other items should we add to my list? Leave a comment here your exercise or health related gift ideas!
Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy 2012!