It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
YUP…it’s that time of year again. Is it the most wonderful time of the year or the most stressful? I love to give, not receive, gifts and because of that I stress a wee bit about just what to get those special people on my shopping list!
EAT TRAIN LIVE doesn’t want you to suffer another Christmas Eve in the mall, so we are going to help you get the perfect gifts for the fit-elf on your list.
1. Class Pass
Choosing a class is a very personal experience. So many variables…the time, location, instructors; one person’s passion is another’s torture. Spare the “ohhh – you REALLY should’t have!” on Christmas morning and get your love a Class Pass.
Thousands of class options all in one pass with no commitment. He or she can spin, box or stretch their way to a happy and healthy 2016. Check out the studios/classes this awesome stocking stuffer has access to for only $89.00/month.
2. The S+ by ResMed
What could be more cherished than the gift of a good night’s sleep? If your loved one’s health and fitness are a priority then you both know how important proper rest is.
According to their website, The S+ by ResMed iS+ monitors your breathing, records the light, noise and temperature conditions in your room and has features to help you sleep more easily. It syncs with your smartphone to provide tailored feedback and suggestions on how to improve your sleep routine and the sleep conditions in your bedroom – All without sleeping with your phone on your bed or watches and straps to monitor.
I don’t know about you, but I would give my right hand for a solid 8 hours of sleep! Luckily you only have to pay $149.99.
If you have a cyclist in your life, then you know there is almost nothing like their
obsession commitment to their sport. Like the mailman, almost nothing can stop them from connecting wheels to road.
Enter COBI, a device that integrates your smartphone with the love of cycling. With amazing features such as automatic front and back lights, the distinctive COBI design comes with three settings to ensure you will be seen on that long and winding road. Since it’s likely that your rider will be gone for a while, COBI is equipped with an exchangeable battery pack so you never lose power and thumb controllers so that your hands can remain on the handlebars and your eyes on the road. The COBI system supercharges your phone to keep track of everything important to you during your ride – including friends, music, the weather, sensor-data, wearables and the environment.
This gift will replace the need for mistletoe!! Pre-order now. Options run between $179-$259 (US).
4. Beatsbydre and Apple Music
Nothing, and I mean nothing, can ruin a workout faster than no music…or bad music!
I like all genres, but soothing jazz will not power me through that last rep. Personally, I like some good ole’ Beyonce for that…don’t judge!
This gift combo packs a one-two punch for the fit freak in your life.
I love, love, love, my wireless earphones – I imagine I look just like Serena Williams in the commercial…again…no judging.
Anyhoooo, I digress.
Your sporty reindeer can tune out the world and focus on going H.A.M. with these water resistant, lightweight must-haves! Pair this with a subscription to the newly developed Apple Music and your sweetheart will work up a sweat to the beat of their favourite artist. Although there are 30 million tracks to choose from…I am going to bet Beyonce will be on repeat!!
Powerbeats2 $159.95 and Apple music $9.99 a month (currently free for the first 3 months)
5. Canyon Ranch Retreat
Last, but not least, (and by that I mean the most expensive gift on my list) a fitcation…fitreat…a vacatiofit??? You know what I am trying get at here…it’s just not working.
A heath and wellness inspired getaway!
Canyon Ranch is synonymous with getaways developed around fitness. The best part about this gift is you don’t have to be into any particular sport to enjoy chef inspired meals, scenic hikes or a dip in the pool. The upside is your loved one can participate in specific fitness classes and educational seminars all while you sip on a glass of bubbly poolside.
Check out their website to see what options they have for 2016. Prices vary depending on the services chosen.
As the holidays rev into high gear I will give one last piece of gift-giving advice: There is no price tag on time! Spending quality time with friends and loved ones is free and always a great way to say I love you. A snowy hike, picking out the tree, and helping to cook the family recipes, all require no waiting in line or knowing sizes – just a little bit of planning and a big open heart.
Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from your friends at EAT TRAIN LIVE