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Forget the partridge in a pear tree: Give the gift of health this holiday season! We've got amazing and figure-friendly gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Gold's Gym Cardio Workout for Nintendo Wii
Now your buddy can get in a good workout even when she can't make it to the gym. This high-intensity interactive video game for the Nintendo Wii uses motion controls to get couch potatoes on their feet to do heart-pumping exercises like sit-ups, jump rope and cardio boxing. A built-in tracking system logs all of your critical fitness stats, from calories burned and weight lost to punches thrown and rope jumps.
5-in-1 Circuit Training Kit
Give the world traveler on your list everything he needs to re-create a full-body gym workout in just one box. The Grip-Lock Door Gym lets you easily transition between pull-ups, dips and sit-ups by sliding easily and securely into most doorframes. Attach the Comfort Tech Core Straps to do hanging leg raises for a chiseled midsection. Then finish off with the Rotating Push-Up Stands, which engage more muscles than traditional push-ups while reducing joint strain.
Polar USA Fitness Monitors
Know exactly how hard you should be training with one slick little device. Strap it to your wrist to get a read on your daily fitness level. The water-resistant gadget will then guide you toward the optimal workout intensity, tracking your heart rate, target zones and calories burned along the way. Once the workout has ended, hook the monitor to a PC to download and archive stats.
Gold's Gym Pet Accessories
Don't forget about Fido! Gold's Gym Dog Hoodies ($13–$16) are made of comfy cotton and feature a stay-dry design that will keep man's best friend warm all winter. Perk up walks in the park by tossing around Gold's Gym Plush Flyers ($7). The disc-shaped toys glide and squeak to active dogs' delight.
Worldwide Sports Extreme NOS Pumped
For the avid athlete who wants a leg up during their next workout, why not buy a case of Extreme NOS Pumped fitness drinks? Now available in refreshing watermelon, each high-octane flavor boosts energy and supports the circulation of nutrients to your muscles for more intense workouts. Drink half of one 20-ounce bottle prior to hitting the gym, then finish off the rest while you sweat. Only 60 calories per serving and ZERO sugar.
Gold's Gym Gift Cards
Encourage loved ones to get the new year off to a good start by giving them extra spending money at the gym. Gold's Gym gift cards and gift certificates can be redeemed for personal training sessions, as well as for pro shop and juice bar purchases, or they can even be applied toward membership fees — it's up to the recipient to choose! Find out how you can give the gift of fitness by asking about gift cards and gift certificates at your local Gold's Gym.
There's no better motivator at the gym than some butt-kicking tunes, and no wonder. The new generation of iPod has revolutionized the way we stream music. Just pick a track from your music library and the new Genius feature will craft a playlist of songs that go great with it. That custom mix still not doing the trick? Switch to the FM tuner to catch the local stations. Pair it with a formfitting, washable armband ($30) so the music lover on your list can listen during every amped-up workout.
$149–$179, Apple® Store
Road cyclists already know the advantages of being "clipped in" to their bikes: You get more power behind your pedals and use more muscles in your legs for every stroke. Take a cue from the biking pros and pick up a pair of Spinning shoes for your favorite cyclist this season. Specialized brand SIDI makes the Blaze shoe for both men and women. It's breathable, secure and even comfortable enough to walk from cycling class to the locker room. Don't forget the accompanying SPD® cleats ($20)!
The Ultimate Fitness Care Package
Got friends on your list with the best of intentions? A thoughtful collection of workout essentials will give them the push they need to make 2010 the year they finally conquer their fitness goals. Start with a basic cardio tool: The Valeo Deluxe Speed Jump Rope ($7, Amazon.com) features comfortable foam grips and sealed ball bearings for even rotations. Hydration is key, so throw in the EcoUsable™ Ech2o 25-ounce filtered water bottle ($34, Amazon.com). It's the only stainless-steel water bottle with a built-in filter to remove up to 99.99% of pollutants, no matter where you fill it up. Round out the gift with a couple of pairs of moisture-wicking socks, like the New Balance Unisex Lightning Dry Lo-Cut Socks ($11 for a three-pack, Amazon.com), and stuff it all into a roomy carryall. We like the Nike Ultimatum Duffel Bag ($60, Nike.com) for its durability, deep pockets and comfy shoulder strap.