After a busy weekend of packing (to Christmas music, though, of course ;), I thought I'd do a little funner edition of Bridal Fitness today with a fitness focused holiday gift guide. I always have fun online shopping, but I was so surprised by all of the cool things that are out there to help you work out! I thought it was going to be a little tough to make this gift guide fun and interesting, but the hard part was actually trying to narrow down my choices!
I thought that the fitness items featured in this holiday gift guide would not only be great for the holidays, but it could also be a nice way to kick off the New Year. Hopefully, you'll find one or two gift ideas that will help you, and/or any of your workout buddies, get excited about achieving those fitness/health related New Year's resolutions (because we all have at least one!)
Bridal Fitness Holiday Gift Guide
- GoFit Kettlebell (7 lb. for $24.99, 10 lb. for $29.99) is my new workout obsession. I'm always shocked by how tired I am by the end of this workout, for instance.
- Adidas Techfit Half Zip Top ($55), I love to work out in these lighter pullovers, because they aren't too heavy or bulky, and if I do happen to get too hot while out on a run, I can always take it off and tie it around my waist no problem.
- Women's Mittens, $35.00, can also be converted into fingerless gloves.
- Sennheiser MX85 Sport Series II Twist to Fit Earbuds ($39.99) are designed to twist to fit and lock in place fora consistant sound and fit while doing physical activity. The sweat proof coating also wicks away moisture, which is important, if you ask me. I go through ear buds like candy because they get ruined after a month's worth of sweaty workouts!
- Valslide ($29.99) pads are designed to make your muscles work harder, using the sliding motion to transform traditional lunges, leg curls, and mountain climbers, while protecting your joints with a smoother range of motion. These things are KILLER.
- Callet case for iPhone ($19.95), is a phone case and wallot, all in one! The back pocket holds cards and money, so you don't have worry about where to put your money while out on a run or while moving from machine to machine at the gym.
- Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray ($11 to $21), they say that us ladies with longer hair shouldn't wash our hair everyday. Which is a problem, when you work out regularly! This dry shampoo is a great way to keep from having to wash your hair after every workout.
- Measure Up Bowl ($19.99), has lines signifying 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 cups premeasured portions built into the interior of the bowl to help you monitor your diet and portion sizes.
- Foam Roller ($33.64), is a great piece of equipment to help stretching out the back, and can even be used in place of the stability ball in Pilates.
- FitFlop Women's Mukluk Boot ($147.99 to $180), it's the famous toning "FitFlop" in a winter boot version!
- Sparkled Bic ("Because I Can") Band Headbands ($10), keep your hair out of your face during your workout, and the company makes charitable contributions with the profits on monthly basis. Plus, the sparkly!
- Tone Fitness 20-Pound Hourglass Shaped Dumbbell Set with Rack ($32.58), you really can't go wrong with a set of these handweights. I use mine all. the. time.
- Stott Pilates Flex-Band Extra Strength ($6.99), if you have read any of my other Pilates fitness posts, then you know how usefuless this thing is for stretching and adding resistance to other exercise moves.
- Stamina Pilates Magic Circle ($28.95), is a powerful tool for toning the butt, upper and inner thigh areas. I've never worked with anything like it!
- Gaiam's Exclusive Balance Ball Chair System ($99) provides a multitude of resistance training workouts, and it's also good to swap out your office chair with a balance ball to work on our stability all day long!