It's that time of year again where Holly and I list our favorite fitness Christmas gifts for the fitness junkie in your life. If you have to buy for a meathead, consider one of the following Live Fit approved gifts:
1. Live Fit Bootcamps
We may be biased but we feel this is the best gift on the list :). If there is a gym rat in your life who still lives here in Cincinnati, our "4 for $44" Bootcamp holiday special is a no-brainer: 4 of our ass kicking classes for under $50...over 20% off the regular rate! We really do feel this is the best group fitness class in the city, and Holly and I put a great deal of thought into designing each class. Email us HERE if you'd like to purchase the class package.
2. The Rogue Ab Mat
This is one of our favorite additions to our new Live Fit facility. It feels great on your back and makes your ab training a heck of a lot more effective by providing more range of motion and muscle recruitment. You'll be surprised how torched your abs will be after just 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps! You can purchase the Ab Mat HERE.
3. Rogue Bands
If you've trained at our gym, you've undoubtedly seen and used these quite a bit. Bands are a very versatile training tool which you can use for upper body, lower body and core training as well as stretching. Rogue offers bands which are extremely easy and light all the way up to monster bands which will challenge even the strongest athletes in the world. Check them out HERE.
These glorified furniture movers are actually great training tools. Use them for lunges, leg curls, push-up variations, core work (like the dreaded body saw), mountain climbers, etc. You can find them HERE.
5. Escali Food Scale
This is one of Holly's 13 birthday gifts this year :). All kidding aside, this is a pretty cool little food scale which allows you to log in and code individual foods from a database of over 900. It has a sleek design, measures in grams and ounces, and has the all important "zero out" option. If you are working with Holly as a nutrition client, you're gonna want this. You can find it HERE.
6. Magic Bullet
Holly and I use this daily for protein shakes and smoothies. Super fast and easy to use and the cups and blades clean easy. This is a must have for all fitness enthusiasts. Get it HERE.
7. Colonel De's Spices
We love Colonel De's at Findlay Market here in Cincinnati. It wasn't until recently we realized they have an online store, where you can order all of there terrific spices and rubs. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring and bland, so jump on over to their online store HERE and have at it. We love the pork and poultry rub, Persian gold, garlic goodness and Ruby's red steak seasoning.
8. Jungle Gym
We do A LOT of suspension strap training at our Live Fit gym, and we feel this is the best system on the market. It's significantly less expensive than other strap systems, adjusts much easier, and the foot cradles are designed perfectly for lower body exercises. The ability to separate the straps is also a big advantage in our opinion. Check them out HERE.
9. Lulu for the Girls: Wunder Unders
It's no secret Holly is a Lululemon disciple and is personally responsible for driving their stock price up (kidding). Seeing that she owns well over 40 pairs of these, Wunder Unders are by far her favorite. They should be a staple in any athletic woman's fitness wardrobe. Visit Lulu's sight HERE and pick up a pair or thirty.
10. Lulu for the Guys: Core Shorts
I, too, am a big Lulu fan, and I love these shorts. I have them in black, gray, and camouflage, and they are extremely comfortable. They are baggy enough to where you don't feel "restricted" or like a basketball player from the 1960's, but not so baggy as to look like a ridiculous modern day "baller". Get them HERE.
Well, that wraps up this years edition. We hope you enjoyed it and provided you with some great gift ideas for your fit friends and family members! Merry Christmas to you and yours!