A Fit Girl’s Gift Guide 2017
By Josephine Atluri
We’re officially in the throes of the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the season. Burnt out from all the online shopping already? Or worse, have you not taken advantage of those great cyber deals yet?!? Slacker. Lol. No judgement. Let’s help you out. Do you have a She-Ra in your life that’s all about fitness or wants to be? Then this is the guide for you. Below are twelve gift ideas that any fit girl would love.
Ready? Set. Shop.
FOR THE GIRL THAT NEEDS TO CHILL THE F OUT
Headspace Meditation App, $12.95-$99.95
Meditation is an awesome way to reduce stress, increase awareness, and improve sleep. Learning how to meditate and finding the time to do it are barriers that prevent most people from even trying. The Headspace meditation app solves both of these problems because it is right there on your phone, the sessions start as short as one minute in length, and they are guided meditations. Burn the excuses for your gal pal.
FOR YOUR BESTIE THAT HAS EVERYTHING OR IS DIFFICULT TO SHOP FOR
Shapehouse, starts at $50
Give the gift of an experience that you can share together. If your friend lives in LA or NYC, buy her a gift card to try out this trendy and effective urban sweat lodge. Sweating it out in their infrared beds has so many benefits for your health such as boosting immunity, detoxing, decreasing stress, and improving skin.
FOR THE GIRL THAT WON’T WORKOUT IF SHE FORGOT HER HEADPHONES
CB3 Fit Sport Wireless Earbuds Headphones, $39.99
Clearly this is an issue for her which means she already has headphones, but does she have a backup in the car? Get this girl a spare set ASAP so she doesn’t miss another workout!!
FOR YOUR GIRL THAT NEEDS TO LOOSEN UP
Not saying that she’s uptight but rather just super tight. Help her loosen up that fascia and buy her a Supernova. Her tight glutes and hamstrings will thank you.
FOR YOUR BFF THAT LIVES IN LEGGINGS
Bandolier, starts at $88
Live in leggings? For some it’s a sweet reality. A reality that requires a solution to carrying a phone and some cash/cards when a purse just seems like overkill. The Bandolier crossbody phone cases are the perfect answer to this problem and a fashionable solution to boot. Many colors and materials to choose from, too.
FOR YOUR FRIEND THAT NEEDS HELP WITH HEALTHY EATS
Prepped Gainz, meals start at $10
Weightloss isn’t just about working out. The other part of the equation is nutrition which can be very difficult. Help your friend change their eating habits by gifting them some prepped healthy meals from Prepped Gainz (must live in the Boston area.)
Know Foods, most items start at $10
If you’re friend doesn’t live in Boston (sucks for them), then check out Know Foods for healthy eats that can be delivered throughout the US. Their items are grain, gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, peanut, yeast and guilt free. Guilt free waffles, cookies, and muffins that are high in protein? Is that even possible?!? It sure is. Get in the know (get it?)
FOR YOUR GF THAT’S ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE HOTTEST WORKOUT AROUND
Bodyburn By Ray, 10 pack $280
I’d be remiss not to recommend the Low Impact High Intensity Workout at Bodyburn By Ray. If your friend lives in Boston, then buy her a class pack so she can try out our motorless cardio and video guided strength workout that is unlike any other group fitness class out there. We’re located in Belmont, but we’re opening up a second location in Seaport in the spring of 2018! If you were bff #3 or 4 on her list, believe me you'll shoot up to bff #1 once she tries out this effective and super fun workout.
FOR YOUR LADY THAT NEEDS A REMINDER
Mantraband, starts at $25
We all need reminders of our goals, our intentions. or ways to live our lives. Why not see that reminder on a super trendy bangle? Mantrabands have a wide variety of very inspiring messages on bangles that come in silver, gold, or rose gold. It makes for a great stocking stuffer or a budget-friendly gift. Give the gift of inspiration.
FOR YOUR GAL THAT IS ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS
Bod Pod, starts at $65
Wearable technology is all the rage in the fitness industry. Basically, it comes down to the fact that people want to see their hard work translated into actual data and not just sweat and sore muscles. Totally get it. However, if your friend lives in the Boston area, then do them a solid and buy them a bod pod session at you guessed it, Bodyburn by Ray. The bod pod is pretty much the most accurate measurement tool for body analysis out there which is why the likes of the NFL and NHL use it for their athletes. Give your fitness addicted friend the gift of truth and knowledge this season.
Fitbit, starts at $99
Not in Boston? The Fitbit has been around for a while now and it is still a fab device for measuring your movement. If nothing else, it makes you more aware of how much you are moving on a day to day basis so that you can set actionable goals for yourself.
FOR YOUR SUPER CHIC FRIEND
Sugarmat, starts at $67
We all have that friend that looks super glam in a seemingly ordinary t-shirt and pair of jeans. This same friend is also the one that has the trendiest things on the planet. Thus, a gift card is out of the question. Seriously, you don’t want to be “that” friend to this chic goddess. Thus, you need to purchase your friend a sugarmat. Even the name evokes a sense of deliciousness. Their yoga mats come in beautifully stylized prints and patterns. These decadent mats will bring her yoga practice to the next level and provide her with a stunning fashion accessory at the same time. #winning
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, FOR YOU - THE ULTIMATE SPLURGE
Ultracor leggings, starts at $185
You were a good girl this year weren't you? Yeah, I know you were. Heck, after reading this entire guide and then shopping for your friends you deserve a treat for yourself! Isn't that how you holiday shop anyway? One gift for someone else, one gift for you. No? That's not the protocol? Oops. Back to these leggings that are THE ultimate splurge. Want to look sexy AF while you're doing those goddamn burpees? Of course you do. Ultracor is the answer. Their silky, body hugging leggings come in the hottest patterns that you won't find at your run of the mill mall. If you're in Boston, you can buy them at FitHub. If you're in LA, get your pair at Sweat NSK. Everyone in between can purchase them at Carbon 38.
I hope you found some inspiration for gifts in this guide for your besties (or for yourself, no shame). Happy gifting. Happy holidays!