GIFTED: For the Fitness Buff
Whether your loved one sticks with a regimented workout routine year-round or is just looking for a way to jumpstart those New Year’s resolutions, these healthy gifts are the best out there. In fact, I even plan on using some of them to balance out my addiction to my mama’s red velvet cake this holiday season!
• Tracy Anderson “Metamorphosis”
I swear by the Tracy Anderson Method, but if you can’t make it to the studio her “Metamorphosis” workout DVD is a must.
• Breville Compact Juice Extractor
Every health foodie needs a good juicer. This Breville compact model has all the power the brand is known for, but in a convenient countertop size. I like to start every morning off with a combination of beets, aloe and greens!
• Plank Yoga Mats
Plank’s gorgeous, design-driven yoga mats and bags are quintessential examples of form meeting function. What better excuse is there to perfect those poses?
• Manduka Breathe, Bind and Align Package
We’ve already got the mat covered; now for everything else your yoga fanatic pal could need to become true master. Complete with a cork block, a cotton yoga strap, a rectangular bolster and a recycled wool blanket for only $112, I’d say this package from Manduka gets you a lot of namaste for your buck!
• Lululemon Crop Pant
Meet your new favorite workout pants! I love these pants because the fabric is substantial yet breathable, and they have a hidden inside pocket on the front waistband for you’re your key or card. What a perfect gift for your workout buddy, right?
Now get excited, because the best part is yet to come! Plank is giving away four of the gorgeous, design-driven yoga mats featured on this gift guide to users who comment below. To enter, just visit Plank's site or Facebook page, and then comment on this post telling me why’d you like to win by next Thursday, December 15. The winners will be picked at random.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Mai Vu, Adele, Maria V. and Angel Lobo, the winners of the Plank yoga mats! We will be contacting you shortly to claim your prize.