I know we all agree that mom deserves the very best, so this holiday season why not give her the best gift of all? The Gift of HEALTH!
After all, a healthy mom is a happy mom, and when mom’s happy, everyone’s happy.
Wether your favorite lady is just getting started on her health and fitness journey, or a seasoned pro, here a fabulous ideas that say “I LOVE you” in the most special way 🙂
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Eco Friendly Exercise Mat
A good exercise mat is a must no matter what your style. I favor eco-friendly mats that don’t release unpleasant and unhealthy fumes and provide a scrumptious surface that is safe and stylish.
The Manduka EKO lite mat is a fantastic choice, available in gorgeous, happy colors:
- Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural Tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-ado dyes,
- 99% latex free; safe to Use for most people with latex sensitivities
- All post-industrial scrap is thoughtfully collected and utilized in the production of other materials creating a zero waste manufacturing process
Available on Amazon in lots of scrumptious colors! $35 – $64
Fabulous Fitness Clothes
Sticking to your fitness goals is so much easier when you’re sporting a fabulous outfit. If you’re planning on working out three to five times a week (yes you should 🙂 ) you’ll need a whole new wardrobe! Woohoo time for a shopping spree!! There are so many wonderful companies that offer comfortable clothes that are so stylish you just want to live in them all day long!
I am a HUGE fan of Reebok. This company has been around for decades. They are time tested and anything but boring! As an aerialist and personal trainer I need clothes that are as tough as I am while showcasing my feminine, fashionable side as well. Reebok delivers!
Available in stores and at Reebok.com
If you love sporting the latest trend but don’t want to spend a fortune, you’re going to LOVR Fabletics. You get an entire outfit for one low price and there’s such a variety of options you’ll find plenty that are just right for you. Once you become a member you receive an invitation to shop for the “Outfit of the Month” so you always have fresh new look 🙂
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One-on-One Sessions with a Personal Trainer
If you want to give a truly special gift, this is it! Your fitness and health goals are uniquely yours and a personal trainer will not only help you get specific about those goals, she will design a custom plan to ensure your success. She will also make sure you execute all of your exercises with proper form. This is so important not only to avoid injury but also to make sure you get the full benefit of every exercise session. Most gyms offer packages to make working with a personal trainer affordable, or you can ask friends and family for personal referrals.
Before long your fitness tracker is going to become your best friend. There are many excellent choices on the market, including the FitBit Alta, one of my favorites! Sleek and slim with a plethora of bands to choose from including metal and leather, this fashionable fitness tracker makes motivation your best accessory. We moms need all the support we can get to keep us on track with our fitness goals and this little beauty gives you plenty of that. Just imagine how empowered you feel when you realize all the walking you do getting chores, shopping and kid hustling add up to several thousands steps a day! I love this fitness tracker so much I’ve partner with a handful of bloggers for a FitBit Alta giveaway. Hop on over to enter here.
Available on Amazon $128
We all know that you can’t exercise away a bad diet and a good food processor makes healthy food prep a breeze. I recommend you invest in a good model that will last you a lifetime if you take good care of it. My first birthday gift from my husband, before we were even engaged, was a Cuisinart Food Processor. It is still working like a charm thirty plus years later and I assure you I use it just about every day. From soups to heathy treats like my pecan pie energy bites I use to make just about everything!
Available on Amazon $170 – $200
FlipBelt for All Her Necessities
I discovered the FlipBelt when I ran my first half marathon and I fell in love instantly! No more keys tucked into my bra strap! The FlipBelt is sleek yet deceptively roomy and provides a safe place to store all your basic necessities — phone, credit card and ID, keys… It’s the perfect travel belt as well and comes in all sorts of fun colors!
Available on Amazon in a variety of scrumptious colors – $18 – $29
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Headphones
I LOVE having my music when I workout! Whether I’m running in the hills or pushing through a session at the gym, music keeps me focused and energized. With traditional headphones, however, once you crank up the volume you are in your own little world, oblivious to what’s around you. Not with Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones! These headphones sit in front of the ear keeping you connected and safely aware without compromising on sound quality. You can read my review of these amazing headphone here. These headphones are wireless and connect to your device with bluetooth so you can store your phone or iPod safely in your FlipBelt and thoroughly focus on your workout. 🙂
Available at Aftershokz or on Amazon – $129
Original Worm Body Massager
One of the best recovery tools, the Original Worm Massaging Roller provides trigger point release to combat stiffness, pain and stress in muscles and joints. Unlike traditional foam rollers which are stiff and, in my opinion, painful to use, the worm gets into those tight spot with ease, adapting easily to every body part thanks to it’s unique design. The worm is not only one of my treasured gym buddy, it’s also a fantastic travel partner 🙂
Available on Amazon $24 – $32
Stylish Tote for All Her Stuff
Gym bags have come a long way! I love a bag that’s got plenty of room for all my gear but doesn’t necessarily scream “GYM”! A bag I can just as easily take along for a weekend get away or a meeting with clients. Thankfully there are plenty of options to choose from.
Adidas give the traditional gym back a fresh look with the Vooray Burner 16″ inch Compact Gym bag. Don’t let the size fool you. It’s plenty big to hold all your necessities and even includes a ventilated side show pocket.
The Under Armour On The Run Tote comes in stunning, vibrant colors and is made using water repelling Storm technology to keep all your gear dry no matter what. It also includes a padded laptop sleeve so you can go from gym to work in style.
Reebok Custom Design Sports Shoe
Reebok makes giving a one-of-a-kind gift super easy and FUN! You start by selecting the type of shoe you would like then use their interactive online tool to customize the shoe until it is exactly what you are looking for. You end up with a great fit and a style that is sure to turn heads wherever you stride.
Available at Reebok.com
Custom Groupon Gift Pack
This is such a fun and thoughtful gift to make and give! Gift mom all sorts of healthy and beauty deals with Groupon specials! Put together a selection of spa treatments such as laser sessions, massage, acupuncture or facials, a few fitness classes to try like spinning, pilates or cross fit… What about a beauty photo session? Go ahead and get creative and spoil that special mom!
Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers!
Filling mom’s stocking with all sorts of healthy and fit goodies is so much fun!
Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Glass Water Bottle
Proper hydration is key for energy and proper recovery. A glass water bottle lets you enjoy hydrating drinks without imparting any flavors from your reusable water bottle. And they are the only bottle safe for flavoring your water with essential oils. I love this Swig Savvy bottle! Made of break-resistant borosilicate glass encased in a reinforced silicone sleeve so you don’t have to worry should your bottle tumble, it is temperature resistant and comes with three different lids so you can sip the way you please every time 🙂
Available in fun colors on Amazon – $11
Weight Lifting Gloves
As you know I firmly believe that any woman who is serious about her fitness and weight loss goals should lift weights a couple of times a week. (‘Five Reasons Women Should Weight Train“) These all purpose gloves from Meister are specifically designed to fit women’s hands. They are fully breathable to allow sweat to evaporate and hands to stay dry and made of 100% washable Amara Leather for easy care .
Available on Amazon – $13 – $16
Not only are these headbands super cute, they are the best for keeping hair in place and out of the way. And if you’re out on a cold winter day they have the added benefit of keeping you warm as well. I favor stretchy cotton headbands to the synthetic ones, like these comfy bands from Cosmo. They come in a variety of colors and patterns to compliment your unique style whether you are understated or wild 🙂
Available on Amazon $8 – $11
Compression socks can be a life savor whether you are a runner or simply enjoy traveling around the globe. They help to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation, keeping legs energized and feeling “fresh”. Say goodbye to that dreadful “lead” feeling. These colorful socks from Dr. Motion made of super soft microfiber offer graduated support to relieve tired, achy legs and feet. Now that’s something to smile about!
Available on Amazon $31 -$35
There you have it, loads of scrumptious options to choose from, but which one is your favorite? Are any of these items on YOUR Christmas wish list? What would you add? Let me know in the comments. 🙂
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