Howdy friends! 5 days until Christmas! I recently got to share about some last-minute Christmas gift-giving ideas on KOMO 4 News… one fine December afternoon. (Go Seattle!) If you saw the broadcast, you know I promised to share links and information… Perchance you are here to find that promised information? If you did NOT see the broadcast… well WHY NOT?! I kid. Ish. Aaaaand I digress.
The Aquajogger is a fantastic in-water exercise system that comfortably suspends you at shoulder level in deep water allowing you to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water exercise. The Aquajogger is not only great for those on your list who swim, but it is great for those struggling with arthritis, seniors, or those looking for a low-to-no impact exercise option! The Aquajogger makes low-impact, in-water exercise much more enjoyable and effective… $44.95 and up. The ePulse2
The ePulse2 is the world’s first strapless, armband continuous heart rate monitor, pedometer and calorimeter. The ePulse2 is great for the person on your list who wants to take their fitness to the next level… or would like to track numbers to help create a better fitness plan based on information gathered from the monitor. Included features are continuous heart rate and exercise calories burned tracking, target heart rate zones, exercise time, stop watch with split times, calculation of max/min/avg heart rate, calorie count down, day/night OLED display. $89.99 It’s Nufoot!
Nufoot is a revolution in indoor footwear, great for use in the gym. Made from sturdy neoprene, they are water-proof, super stretchy and comfortable footwear allowing people to simultaneously enjoy the stability of walking barefoot, the comfort of walking in socks and the protection of walking in shoes. These would make a great stocking stuffer since they come in a small package and with a low proces tag at $9.99/pair. Wear these on the treadmill, during yoga… during a dance class… They even have anti-skid soles! P.S. If you are looking for a unique gift for the yoga lover in your life, then why not sign them up for a yoga teacher training course? For more information, go to https://www.siddhiyoga.com. The Super Sandbag
The Super Sandbag is a heavy-duty weighted training bag, designed to develop total body strength, stability and endurance. This versatile training tool allows countless training exercises, working your upper and lower body. This would be a great gift for the person on your list who wants to get creative with their exercise routine. From bicep curls, adding intensity to squats, to even acting as a kettlebell… it is definitely a versatile training tool perfect for home workouts. Includes Super Sand Bag and four (4) 10lb. weight bags. Retails for $59.99. For videos of it in action, click here. If you’re serious about building muscle, you could consider incorporating supplements into your workout routine to assist in maintaining muscle mass as well as promote rapid muscle growth. You can check out this review of such a product if this interests you. Other supplements used to boost muscle growth from strength training include the likes of SARMs which seem to be on the rise. You can check out Ceasar-boston.org for more information on these products. The Balanz Board
The Balanz Board is an adjustable-height balance & stability trainer. With each movement of an exercise done using it, the Balanz Board tilts and rocks to challenge your balance and overall coordination. Train on this board and you will improve core strength, stabilizer muscles, and your body and spatial awareness. This is a great gift idea for someone looking to challenge their core… It’s features are similar to a bosu ball, but it is much smaller and much less expensive. Great for a tight budget and tight space. Pair it with the Super Sandbag and do bicep curls while balancing – you’ll feel that – I promise! $24.99. To see video of it in action, click here. The HOPZ
Develop core and lower body fitness and endurance in the comfort of your own home with the HOPZ leap trainer. HOPZ resistance training will help you to develop explosive leg drive and power and strengthen key muscles in your lower body. HOPZ consists of resistance band (up to 40 lbs) that quickly attach and release to ankle straps and belt rings. This is a great gift idea for the basketball lover on your list – OBVIOUSLY. $59.99 7). Core Pushup
The Core Pushup is an excellent instability strength training device that increases the intensity of pushups and planks and maximize upper body and core strength. The steel platform and balance ball combination create an unstable surface for a variety of strength training exercises. This is a great gift that daring fitness enthusiast on your list. Not for the faint of arms heart. It provides a good challenge. OBVIOUSLY. Pushups on a tiny ball? Master that one and my friend… you WIN. The Core Pushup includes 7 exercise configurations printed directly on the platform. The balance ball inflates/deflates for variable difficulty. $59.99 Visit each website (follow the link above the picture of each product) to find a store where these products are sold near you. In the Seattle area you can find the Aquajogger at Aquaquip; ePulse2 at H& L Sports in Everett; Nufoot at Evergreen Healthcare (and a few other locations)… The remaining products (Super Sandbag, Balanz Board, HOPZ, Core Pushup) can all be found locally at any Big 5 Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority. *Disclosure: I was given the above items to check out, investigate, and learn about so I could do a good product show-and-tell on the KOMO 4 News segment. I received no compensation. The items written about here were chosen for me, so I got to learn something new. Actually 7 new things!