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the Gift of Fitness
it's almost that time of year again - the holiday shopping season
is just around the corner.
Have you thought about what you are
going to give those people on your "hard to shop for"
list? Instead of another tie for your dad or music disc for your
sister, why don't you give them a truly unique and invaluable
gift? Give them the gift of improved health and fitness.
The gift of
fitness is something that you can give to virtually everybody
on your shopping list -- from your parents, to your spouse, a
friend, your siblings, an employee or co-worker, even your children.
And it's a gift that is invaluable. After all, who doesn't want
to look better, feel better, and be healthier?
a gift that you can truly feel proud to give. When you give someone
the gift of fitness, you are helping him open a door to better
health (both physically and mentally). It's a gift that genuinely
shows the recipient how much you care about their well-being.
By giving the gift of fitness you are providing them with unlimited
we all know that exercise can help people stay slim and fit. But,
do you also know about all the other great benefits of exercising?
Daily physical activity reduces stress and can help you sleep
better. Fitness has been linked to reducing the risk of many diseases
and to warding off depression. Researchers believe that strength
training can help prevent
osteoporosis. Not to mention that exercise also improves self-esteem
and increases stamina.
many people on your shopping list would find these fitness benefits
incredibly invaluable. If the people on your list are like most
of us, they've probably even mentioned how they want to drop a
few pounds or just get in better shape. In fact, experts say that
about 62% of Americans are currently on a diet.
By giving the gift of fitness you are helping provide them with
extra motivation (which is one of the biggest obstacles in getting
fit). They'll be more motivated to start an exercise program when
given a gift that helps them immediately take action to kick start
their workouts (personal training gift certificates and gym memberships
are especially good for helping with motivation).
gifts are incredibly valuable, they don't have to be expensive.
Gifts can cost as little as $5 or range into the $100s of dollars.
Here are a few suggestions in the various price ranges:
. Resistance Band/Tube (also makes a great stocking stuffer and
is an especially valuable gift for a frequent traveler)
. Jump Rope (also makes a great stocking stuffer)
. Exercise Mat
$15 - $35
. Fitness Ball
. Online Personal Training Program (custom designed for the gift
. Home Exercise Video (also makes a great stocking stuffer)
. Heart Rate Monitor
. Full dumbbell or barbell set
. Yoga Kit
. Fitness clothing
A gift that
supports health and wellness will be appreciated for years to
come and may even turn someone's life around. The gift of fitness
will make the recipient feel special - they'll know that someone
cared enough to give them the opportunity to improve their health.
And, giving a gift that will help someone lead a healthier life
is also one of the most rewarding gifts you can give. So why spend
another holiday season searching for the perfect gift only to
end up picking up another gift certificate or calendar? Surprise
everyone this year and give the gift that comes from the heart
and truly keeps on giving throughout the New Year and beyond.
And don't forget yourself - you deserve the gift of fitness too!
Lynn Bode is a certified personal trainer specializing in Internet-based
fitness programs. She founded Workouts For You, which provides
affordable online exercise programs that are custom designed for
each individual. Visit: http://www.workoutsforyou.com
for a free sample workout.