For many folks, the holidays are the last time of year fitness is on the brain. But for others, any day is a good day for a workout. Luckily for fitness lovers, this year’s holiday stocking can be stuffed full of healthful finds and clean-living products. Read on for the best gifts for the health-minded folks on your list.


 

For many folks, the holidays are the last time of year fitness is on the brain. But for others, any day is a good day for a workout.


Luckily for fitness lovers, this year’s holiday stocking can be stuffed full of healthful finds and clean-living products. Read on for the best gifts for the health-minded folks on your list.


Tunes on the go


Music makes a workout more enjoyable. Provide some mid-workout tuneage for the fitness lover in your life by giving the affordable iPod Shuffle. Perfectly sized and unobtrusive, the Shuffle comes in perky colors and holds hundreds of workout-enhancing songs or playlists.


Price: $45


Ages: Tweens and up


Where: Department stores and electronics retailers


Training sessions


For folks on a fitness mission, personal training sessions can be an effective tool for reaching goals. Find out what gym your guy or gal attends and call for pricing. They’re sure to love the results of your holiday splurge.


Price: Prices vary depending on location and quantity, but on average, training sessions cost around $60.


Ages: Teens and up


Where: Any fitness center or through independent personal trainers


Fitness wear


Comfort is king when exercising, and there’s nothing better than the perfectly fitting yoga pant. Check out the affordable pair from Lands’ End that comes in great neutral colors for a great price.


Price: $21.99


Ages: All; prices are lower for kids


Where to find: www.landsend.com and some Sears stores


Fitness gear


Serious runners and bikers know that you can’t beat the information provided from a good GPS running watch. While there are many makes and models on the market, Garmin makes a large number in various prices for men and women. 


Price: Ranges from $150 to $350 depending on features


Ages: Adult


Where to find: www.garmin.com, fitness retailers


Book a class


Has the fitness lover on your list been thinking of trying something new? Even if they haven’t, have you? Consider booking both of you, or even the entire family, in a class together that stretches your limits. Think about rock climbing, karate or hot yoga -- they’re all thrilling and will surely provide a true bonding experience.


Price: Varies depending on activity selected


Ages: All


Where to find: Varies depending on activity selected