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The holiday season is here! Yay!!! Christmas is only weeks away and everyone is in a festive mood. Shoppers are out in full force scrambling to find the perfect gifts for everyone on their Christmas list. Well, before you dash off to the mall and fight the crowds while searching for the perfect gifts, check out my list of fitness gifts. Because let’s be honest. Everyone is trying to either drop a few pounds, get fit, feel better or just maintain their physique. Whatever the case, below you’ll find a great fitness gift to put under the Christmas tree for your loved ones.
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Before I Tell You My Fav Fitness Gifts….
But before I launch into my list of fitness gifts, I want to let you know that I have used every product mentioned in this list. No one paid me to mention or endorse any of the products listed below. These are all products I use daily to achieve and maintain my personal fitness goals. These are my absolute favorite fitness gifts. I would not recommend something to you if I haven’t tried it. And I know you’ll love each these gifts as much as I do. So check them out and you never know. You might find a gift for yourself, too!
FitBit ($60 – $250) – I am a techie so I know the techie in your life will love this product. Out of all the fitness gifts I talk about, this one is my favorite. Fitbit has several products to fit your fitness personality. If you visit the Fitbit website, you can take a test to find out which FitBit product fits best with your fitness goals and lifestyle. I used the FitBit Zip for a few years. However, I kept breaking the clip. So after going through about 5 of them, I switched to the FitBit Alta. Now, I am not a watch girl and I don’t like wearing things on my wrists except a few bangles. But so far so good, I haven’t broken or destroyed it yet. The FitBit Alta even has Caller ID features where I can see who is calling me on my cell phone. Pretty cool! There’s also an app that you can download to track your progress. It already tracks calories burned, steps, and sleep. But the cool thing about the app is that you can have challenges with your friends. Each week, my girlfriends and I have step challenges to see who can complete the most steps in a day. We get really competitive and it makes reaching your daily step goal fun. I find that my Fitbit actually helps me be more active.
The Gym Rat
Ramona Braganza 3-2-1 Training Method Level 1 DVD ($19.99) – This DVD is ideal for the gym rat who wants a great workout but can’t make it to the gym for some reason. Personally, I LOVE DOING THIS DVD! It is incredible. I’m not a celebrity but I had the privilege of working with celebrity fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza while I participated in Redbook’s Wedding Dress Challenge. Ramona has sculpted the bodies of some of Hollywood’s most beautiful bodies. She has worked with Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana. And now she can work with you too! The cool thing about her DVD is that you can custom create your workouts. No two workouts are ever the same which keeps your body guessing and stops your weight from plateauing. You never get bored with Ramona’s workouts. Ramona also has book called “Feel Fit Look Fantastic in 3, 2, 1”. In this book, Ramona talks about her fitness and diet plan to help women shed excess weight. I would recommend adding this book to your library collection as well.
Flipbelt ($28.99) – I love to run. I love to run on the treadmill, outside, and after my kids. But running outside or in a gym used to be a hassle because I had nowhere to put my keys and cash. I would put my keys in my sock but that hurt. Then one Christmas, my husband gave me the Flipbelt. Hurray! Now I just slip on my Flipbelt over my workout bottom, put my keys and cash in the invisible pockets and head out for my run. And the cool thing is that no one can tell you are wearing the Flipbelt. It looks like the waistband of your workout bottom. Brilliant! I also like it because I kinda hate bending over in the gym. I really don’t want other people to see my bare back and stomach. So, my FlipBelt blocks anyone from seeing the skin in my midsection. I have the Flipbelt Classic which comes in 9 colors. I have the black one. However if you are a true fashionista, you can buy more than one in different colors to coordinate with your outfits.
More Time Moms (MTM) Calendar ($15.99) – This calendar is great for those loved ones who are strategists and goal setters. I love using this calendar. I know I can make and track goals in other apps like MyFitnessPal and FitBit. And I do use these apps to make goals. However, my More Time Moms calendar is hanging in my office and every time I walk in there, I see the calendar with my goals highlighted on it. It is a powerful visual for me and constant reminder of my goals. So, I am not saying you have to use a paper calendar. If an electronic calendar works best for you, then use that. I actually use paper and electronic calendars. Do what works best for you. However, this calendar is a great visual tool to post and track your goals. Plus, it has recipes, stickers, quotes and all sorts of other fun stuff, too.
THE DOMESTIC GODDESS
Now Eat This!: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories” Cookbook by Rocco DiSpirito – We all know a domestic goddess who whips up amazing, healthy creations in the kitchen. For this person, I recommend this cookbook that specialize in healthy eating. Many people think that healthy foods tend to be bland and boring compared to their high-calorie, high-fat alternatives. However, that’s not the case if you invest in a few good cookbooks. I really love cookbooks like this one by Rocco DiSpirito that show you healthy alternatives to snacks, sweets and high-calorie favs like fried chicken, lasagna and mashed potatoes. I believe that I have been successful in my diets because I didn’t deprive myself. I just substituted my guilty pleasures with low-calorie, healthy alternatives. I also love “The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook” by Tosca Reno. It has great recipes, too. I have many, many cookbooks and wanted to give you a few that I love for the domestic goddess in your life.
Beats Headphones ($200 – $1200) – Need a cool gift for the hipster in your life? Thinking of getting them some headphones that deliver studio quality audio where you can hear every beat, treble and note? Plus, they’ll look cool and super stylish wearing them? Well, then look no further. Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones are for you. They are the most sought after headphones on the market and they deliver. I don’t know about you but I feel funny using those tiny plug earphones. I feel like I’m going to lose my hearing using them. But Beats headphones are so big. I don’t know if this is true or not, but I feel like I’m protecting my ears better using them. And I think I look super cool wearing them too. I got my Beats headphones as a gift so I’m recommending that you give them as a gift. You’ll be so happy that you did. But even though I got my set as a gift, if I ever were to bust mine up, best believe I’m heading out the next day to buy a new set of my own.
The World Traveler
Jump Rope ($19.99) – Out of all the fitness gifts I discuss, this is the one I want that I want to do more and more so I can get better at it. I love jumping rope because it’s a tough, cardio workout and you can take it anywhere. Have you tried jumping rope for 20 minutes? It’s hard, right? When you’re finished, you are just dripping in sweat! Jump ropes are great because you can pop it in your suitcase or purse when you travel. I can do it in my hotel room or on the sidelines as I’m watching my girls soccer practice. For me, it’s important to buy a longer rope because I am tall. I also want plastic handles, not the foam ones that tend to break off over time. I also prefer plastic or aluminum for the rope portion. Those types tend to last longer and hold up better over time. But jumping rope is a great cardiovascular exercise that builds endurance, burns tons of calories and helps your drop pounds. So what are you waiting for, jump to it.
The Sensible One
Ozeri Pronto Digital Food Scale ($10.41) – If you have a person on your Christmas list that’s very particular and precise, I’ve got something for you. The Ozeri Pronto Digital Food Scale is amazing. Eating healthy is important. However, eating the correct portion size of your food is important as well. While I am meal prepping or fixing my plate to eat, I measure out my food portions using this scale. Now, you can get some really fancy digital food scales that will do everything short of cooking the food! But this amazing scale runs on batteries and shows the weight of my food in pounds and ounces. You can also switch to see the measurements in grams if that’s what you’re used too. It’s a must-have item for any kitchen or person who is trying to keep better track of their food and portions.
I used these fitness gifts to lose 18 pounds
In this blog post, I’ve given you 8 great fitness gift ideas to fit everyone on your Christmas list. Personally, I have used each and every item on that list to help me lose weight 18 while in a weight loss challenge run by Redbook magazine. If you want to learn the exact steps I used to lose weight, check out my eBook, “The Busy Mom’s Guide on How to Lose Weight: How Redbook Magazine Helped Me Lose 18 Pounds.” I detail my eating plan, fitness workouts and other tips that helped me lose weight quickly. Because you don’t have to do this alone. I am always here to help and encourage you on your weight loss journey.
BTW, if you gift yourself with any of the fitness gift ideas on my list, please let me know how you like it in the comments below.