It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! I <3 Christmas so much! To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, I put together this fun, little wish list for fit chics!
OK, so what do Fit Chics want this year? Here’s my roundup of the best gifts for a gym bunny.
BlueTooth Headphones. My only regret is waiting so long to get a pair of these. Wireless headphones are a game changer. No more messing with tangled, bouncing chords when you run and lift. I actually forget that they are on. And now that they are so much more affordable than when they came out a few years ago, there is no reason not to have them.
Wearable Technology. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Jawbone, GPS, and Smart Watches. These little pieces of technological genius can measure heart rate, sleeping patterns, distance, pace, caloric expenditure, steps, and location. And now there are so many choices that there is a good fit for whatever your training needs may be. Check out my roundup and recommendations here.
Quest Bars make the best stocking stuffers! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is absolutely, hands-down the best! But, the Cookies and Cream and S’mores come in a close, delicious second! Can’t decide? You can’t go wrong with a variety pack!
Knee Sleeves may seem unnecessary, but they can save a lot of pain and prevent injuries. I love the Rheband Knee Sleeves. They are supportive, but don’t impinge full range of motion. It doesn’t matter what your sport is, as long as you squat, knee sleeves can help. They make squatting and lunges even more enjoyable, if you can believe it.
New Gear! I mean seriously, who wouldn’t love getting this tank rolled up in her stocking??? My true loves are leggings and sneakers! So you can imagine how ecstatic I am that, Reebok’s leggings are 2FOR right now! The newest Reebok One lines is modern, sleek, sexy, and practical for lifting, running jumping, whatever your form of fitness is. You can find great deals at the Reebok Outlet, so stock up to look and feel great during your workouts! Not sure what to get? You can’t go wrong with a nice, cozy hoodie this winter! And, guess what? They are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE right now too!
A photobook. Hey guys, listen up! The next time you are in the gym, take some fun fitness photos. (You can get ideas for that here.) Upload them to Shutterfly and turn them into a beautiful book. This is a great way to show a Fit Chic how her hard work in the gym is paying off, and it has a personal touch! Gifts like these are so sweet and sentimental, there is no way she won’t love it!
Wine of the Month! Yes, this is a health and wellness blog and a big part of that is balance! Like anything, wine in moderation can easily fit into a balanced nutrition proram. Everybody needs to unwind and rest once in a while, so why not with a nice, buttery smooth California wine? Have wines delivered to your door in sets of 2, 6, or 12. What a great way to recuperate and recharge!
Pro Tip: Before you start your holiday shopping, I highly
suggest taking advantage of Amazon’s Free 30 Day trial of Amazon Prime. With Amazon Prime, shipping is free and fast. This will save you so much money in shipping costs, and you won’t even have to battle the lines in the stores. So, grab your computer and a mug of tea, settle into your couch, and enjoy free shipping for the next month leading up to Christmas!
About the Author: Mandy Skinner is the author of the ebook PB&J and Push-Ups: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Diet and Exercise, as well as the Soccer Mom with Muscles blog. She is also the Fitness Editor for Healthy Moms Magazine, as well as a contributor to Big City Moms. She is the proud mom of two, Sean and Sarah, as well as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach devoted to living healthy and happy. In addition to her athletic endeavors, Mandy is a constant advocate of healthy and active living.