Gift Ideas to get more active in 2022!

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Stumped for holiday gifts this year? Cutting it dangerously close? Need some ideas to spark your inspiration?

Is your loved one missing the gym but COVID-19 restrictions are making it hard to go? Or maybe that describes you!

Set them (or yourself) up for success!

What about a subscription to online classes?

Or perhaps some gym equipment for home?

  • 5s, 10s, 15s, and 20 lb dumbbells are pretty useful to have at home. Or better yet, adjustable dumbbells! You only need the one set! Same goes for adjustable ankle weights.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of a 15+ lb kettlebell!
  • An exercise ball can challenge our planks, bridges, and add to other core activities as well
  • Doorway pull up bar
  • Resistance bands
  • Skipping rope
  • Plyo box for box jumps!
  • Ever heard of The Mirror? A full-length mirror that doubles as a high-tech personal trainer with access to tons of yoga, boxing, barre, and cardio classes
  • Whether or not you have a treadmill, stationary bike, or a set of weights… a protective mat for your flooring is always recommended!
  • Workout gloves for a more comfortable grip and less calluses
  • Acupressure ball or a foam roller. The foam roller is not just for rolling; it can be great for back and postural exercises!
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Home gym ready? Check!

Are they getting into running?

  • A good pair of running shoes can go a looong way!
  • A Fitbit or Apple watch to track heart rate, steps, and mileage.
  • A running belt for keys, water, and keeping your phone safe
  • Airpods or earphones for music (or podcasts!)
  • Running with the dog? Hands-free dog leash!
  • If running in colder weather, thermal and sweat-wicking activewear is a must!
  • Glow-in-the-dark bands or reflective gear for running at night!
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The right footwear is essential for runners to avoid repetitive strain injuries…


  • Hiking shoes have better traction, offer better protection for your feet in the rougher terrain, and are more durable
  • Hiking backpack
  • Hiking socks minimize sweat and blisters
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Getting active in nature is good for the body and soul! It helps to have the right shoes!

Are they getting into yoga?

  • Subscription to classes, or something online like the Down Dog app!
  • A yoga mat is obviously a must. They can even be personalized with your name and design of your choice! Thickness and material make a difference based on the
  • A complete yoga set comes with yoga blocks and a yoga strap. If restorative yoga is your thing, a bolster or two might be nice 😉
  • Or more easily, get them a gift card for Lululemon, Half Moon, or any other active brand
A yoga bolster is essential for comfortable restorative yoga poses!

Or something else?

  • Are they interested in picking up tennis or badminton? They’ll need racquets!
  • Nordic Pole Walking? They’ll need poles!
  • Swimming? They’ll need goggles!
  • Cycling? Aside from a bike, they’ll need a helmet! And one of those eco-friendly, easy to drink from water bottles 😉
  • Kickboxing? They’ll need gloves, hand wraps, and a punching bag!
  • Zumba? Pilates? Tai Chi? Qi Gong? Are there local or online classes available?
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Or maybe they need to focus more on rest days and self-care…

  • Bath salts, bath bombs, bath pillow!
  • A massage certificate!
  • An electrical moist-heat heating pad
  • A subscription to Headspace, or other meditation apps
  • Noise-cancelling headphones!
  • Heated foot spa and massager!
  • Essential oils diffuser
  • Gratitude or motivation journal
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Getting rid of all that 2021 tension… and getting ready for 2022!!