Holiday recipe for a healthier new year: Inspire weight loss with a fit gift

This holiday season when scurrying the stores and scanning the internet, think about how you can inspire a healthy longer life for the ones you love!  Here are some great ideas to keep your friends, family and those you love fit with inspirational gifts this holiday.

For the gym bag or stocking: Under $20

First think about the smart apps you can recommend in time for the Football season and gearing up for Superbowl! For the men and active ladies in your life, check out the Ray Lewis 52 (http://www.raylewis52.com/officialworkoutapp/) sports workout app.  It has over 24 workouts that come right to your smartphone... Its a gift that anyone can afford just under a $1.00 in the itunes store.

Must have ACTION WIPES ( www.actionwipes.com)  If you don't have the time to shower after or between workouts or just want to feel fresh, pick up a few packets of ACTIONWIPES for your gym bag.  They leave behind a fresh scent of tea tree oil and eucalyptus that is wonderfully fresh.  I brought them with in my bag climbing Kilimanjaro and they were a luxury!  15 single packs for your purse or gym bag are only $16.85 and free shipping.

For at home under $50

My favorites are things that give back and this one the Switch to Health  REPLAY activity tracker (s2h.com)  is only $25 (mention NAKEDFITNESS thru Dec.31 and receive 10% off) It will help you count the ways you walk and help you stay motivated with rewards for every 60 minutes of exercise.  They have a STEP pedometer too that counts the steps you take towards a healthier body.

Another favorite is thinking about how to reward your body after a strenuous workout.  Check out the Go-Fit BOB Harper Massage Roller (http://store.gofit.net/product-p/gf-bhfr6.htm).  This multi-surface roller will teach you how to feel better by rolling away the pain and muscle aches that limit flexibility.  A trusted fitness guru, Bob's roller is different because of the texture that can feel great on rolling out muscle pain.

Lowest price Total At Home Gym under $150

This is one key piece of equipment for a gift of an at home gym!  The STEP Pro 360  (spri.com) is a step that provides balance, a place for resistance tubing and instructional DVD's that will help get the user fit and toned quickly.  It's on the American Council on Exericse's favorite pieces in fitness these days and can be ordered on line at SPRI.com... enter NAKEDFITNESS  and receive 20% off your entire order until 12-16-2011... that brings the price point down to around $120 - now you have money left to spend on yourself!

The Home Cardio to choose:

These are all amazing values for their price points and I researched that they are on sale these next two weeks at Sears Stores so pricing is really good!

The best deal of the week will be the NordicTrack C900 Treadmill at $899.  Reg $1499.

Both the NordicTrack Incline Trainer and the C2150 have Free Delivery & Assembly next week.  The Incline Trainer is $1999 (save $1000) in the ad.  The C2150 is $1799 (save $900) What's cool about all of these is the Google Android Internet Browser built-in to the consoles.  Polar Heart Rate strap are also included on both items.

The best elliptical deal is the New Audiostrider 990 Pro, on sale for $999 (in the ad).  Reg price $1499.  Polar Heart Rate Strap is included on this one too!

The recipe for a healthier new year is to start planning now.  Skip the cookies or limit to only one and remember to hydrate during holiday parties with water between the nog!  Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle expert and author of Naked Fitness.  She works with Sears, S2H.com and other brands in many capacities, but was not compensated for these recommendations on line.

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