Health & Fitness

By Jasmin Guleria

It’s that time of year again! Stressful holiday shopping with its crowds, long lines, and sold-out items has arrived. This year, beat the rush by checking out BN’s Holiday Gift Guide! Each section of this month’s issue has its very own guide to help you find the perfect gift for your beauty, spa, skincare, or fitness fanatic friends and family. Check out our five festive fit finds below for inspiration, and beat the rush (and late gift-buying stress!) by ordering these items online. (We’ve even added the links for each item to make it easy for you!)

Exhale Spa Gift Set – Just in time for the holidays, Exhale Spa is bringing their popular fitness workout – Core Fusion – to DVD format giving people the opportunity to continue Exhale’s transformational mind body class experience at home. The gift includes: two DVDs featuring the two most popular classes, Core Fusion Body Sculpt and Core Fusion Pilates Plus, one pair of grippy socks, an Exhale-branded water bottle, and a Core Fusion exercise and stretching strap, all packaged in a super cute eco-friendly Exhale workout bag.

(Not sure what Core Fusion is? Check out BN writer, Ava Mackenzie’s article describing her experience at Exhale Spa NYC.)

Deluxe Hoopnotica Starter Kit – Hula hooping as a workout has been on the rise for a few years now and with Hoopnotica’s claim that their Hoopnotic Hoopdance can burn as many calories as running, why not gift your calorie-conscious gym rats with the Hoopnotica Starter Kit? The travel-friendly kit consists of a TravelHoop, two hoopdance DVDs and two CDs, a coordinating hoop strap, and a hoop tote.

iMuffs – iMuffs by Wi-Gear are sleek, ergonomically-designed wireless headphones that work with iPods and BT phones and provide great stereo sound. The control panel on the headphones lets users pause, change volume, skip tracks, and seek music right from the headphones. And when paired to your BT phone, you can pause the music and answer incoming calls. The perfect gift for those irritated by wires getting in the way of a workout.

Manduka Yoga Mat -Whether she’s an “upward facing dog” expert or a novice, you can never go wrong with gifting your fave gal pal with a yoga mat. Along with the body and mind perks of yoga, Manduka mats have a lifetime guarantee, which means you’re helping the environment by reducing consumption, all while distressing and detoxifying your inner self. Plus, the quality of these mats is seriously unsurpassed, making them a solid piece of equipment for all yogis, new and old.

Totes with Quotes -ECOBAGS™ offers the perfect holiday gift accessory item. Introducing, “Totes with Quotes“. These Fair Wage/Fair Labor, eco-friendly reusable bags are stylish, affordable and hip!
With totes featuring sayings like “Get Hip Get Green”, “Think Global Act Local”, “Talk Green to Me”, “Make Love Not Carbon”, and many more; there is sure to be a bag for everyone including the rocker, the activist, the eco-aware, the mother and the truly chic.

Originally published December 2008
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