Are you looking for gift ideas for that special health & fitness fan in your life? Or maybe you’re being harassed to provide a wish list of your own? Check out ten great gifts that any of us on staff would give (or love to receive): 1. Trigger Point Therapy Grid Roller – For everyone from athletes to armchair fitness fans, this tool delivers ‘self-myofascial release therapy’ (it massages tight muscles). It takes the traditional foam roller to the next level with a 3D textured surface. Portable, durable and won’t lose its shape. Available at: Precision Athletics for $50 – email [email protected] to order. 2. BKR Water Bottle – This 500 ml glass bottle with a silicone sleeve is sure to please the design enthusiast on your list. The cool design comes in fun colours like “pop”, “pool” and “ripe”. BPA and phthalate-free. Available at: online for $28 USD or approximately $30 at YYoga, Moule or Vancouver Art Gallery. 3. Jumbo SIGG Wide-Mouth Water Bottle – Most water bottles only carry a couple cups of fluid, but this one is sure to quench anyone’s thirst. SIGG is known for their high-quality metal bottles made in Switzerland. As always, the bottles are BPA and phthalate-free. Available at: online from approximately $30 USD or at Whole Foods, Revolution (Yaletown), Inform Interiors and many other stores. 4. Libre Tea Glass – A unique gift for tea lovers, so he or she can enjoy loose leaf tea on the go. Available in an attractive thermos (two sizes) or mug with a durable polycarbonate exterior, glass interior and stainless steel tea filter. Available at: from $24 online, Whole Foods, Choices, Murchie’s and numerous yoga studios. 5. Precision Athletics Gift Certificate – We have a great holiday offer: Buy a gift certificate for a fitness assessment and four 30-minute sessions for $149 ($225 value) if you bring in a non-perishable food item for the foodbank. Note: The recipient must be a new client to Precision. Gift certificates are also available in denominations of $25. Available: email [email protected]. 6. Lululemon Running Gloves – It’s going to be a cold winter, so give these to the runner in your life. They feature “touchscreen-friendly finger tips” (for texting and running) and wide cuffs to keep out the cold. Available at: Lululemon for $28. 7. Specialized Running Shoes – These mimic natural foot mechanics with a thin, flexible sole such as the Reebok RealFlex or Nike Free. Available at: sports and running stores from approximately $90. 8. TRX Suspension Trainer – This is a great gift for someone who travels or can’t get into the gym regularly, but wants a good way to do a range of exercises at home or anywhere for that matter. Comes with comes with a DVD and door anchor. Read more about the benefits in this post on TRX training. Available at: Precision Athletics for $175. 9. New Breed of Technical Jackets – These super-light but warm technical jackets can be tucked into the smallest bag until the weather turns. See: MEC Uplink jacket (available for men and women) or Lululemon’s Take Flight jacket. Available at: the above stores and other sports stores – most good-quality brands seem to make a jacket like this now. 10. i360 Beanie – Stylin’ music-infused hat for outdoor exercisers without the annoying wires. Place an iPod Nano, Shuffle or a thin MP3 player in the i360 beanie and hear stereo-quality tunes with its built-in speakers. Available at: online from around $30 USD, and target.com, amazon.com. BONUS Stocking Stuffer: The Vega sport line has pre, during and post workout drinks. Their single serving version makes a great stocking stuffer. Available at: Whole Foods, Body Energy Club and better supplement stores. *All prices are before tax. Note some prices are quoted in US dollars (USD).
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