There is no escaping it. Turn on the radio or the TV. Open a magazine. Walk into a store. The gift giving season is here. Every year, people struggle with finding the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Why not keep things simple?? Give the gift of health and fitness.
- Share your passion. Do you have that one friend of family member who always says they will come to a class and work out with you, but they never come? Get them a gift certificate for a free class and throw in a new pair of tights or a new work out top for a little extra motivation. Once they are there and feeling good, chances are they will love it and come back.
- What about that person on your list who is indecisive on what they want to do for a workout? Get them a one month membership to a gym or studio near their home or work. Many gyms, fitness centers, and studios are offering specials for the holidays. This would give the recipient a chance to try out the classes and the facilities for free before deciding on their favorite fitness program.
- Share a little luxury. Consider getting them something they wouldn't buy for themselves. Maybe you have a friend or relative who started taking Barre classes earlier in the year. Keep them motivated to continue with a new pair of Tendu grip tights to wear to class or an assortment of non-slip barre socks. Know an avid runner? Keep them running in the winter months with some running gloves, socks, and a hat. Have a yogi in your life? Who could resist practicing their favorite asana in a new yoga top (from Splits59 of course)?
- Share a little yummy goodness. For the friend or relative in your life who is always on the go, pack up a basket of healthy snacks they can munch on during the day. Instead of grabbing an unhealthy snack at the coffee shop down the street, give them a healthier option - a container of homemade trail mix or granola, dried fruit, nuts, etc. Add a bottle of coconut water to the basket for a more natural option to sports drinks. Pick some exotic teas and add them to your basket - think chocolate mint tea, cinnamon vanilla rooibos, jasmine green tea, black currant tea, etc. Pick out a few of your favorites and use your creativity in putting it all together.
Sharing a little health and fitness for the holidays can last long after the box of holiday chocolates are eaten, the scarf is put away for the summer, or the candle is burned down to the bottom. A little healthier lifestyle can last the whole year!! Spread a little healthiness and cheer this holiday season! Cathy
AUTHOR: Cathy Terrazas