Category: Fitness Gifts

5 Best Gifts for an Athlete, Cross Fitter or Fitness Enthusiast

5 Best Gifts for an Athlete, Cross Fitter or Fitness Enthusiast
It can be challenging to pinpoint the perfect gift for an athlete, cross fitter or fitness enthusiast.  This population gets exposed to many of the newest fitness products and they spend most of their time in workout clothes. I would never dismiss the value of giving great training clothes, like sexy leggings, the best fitting... Read more »

10 Holiday Gifts for the CrossFitter

Athlete's Pak from ISAGENIX, $258
Crossfitters have become a sub-culture within the fitness industry.  Although they are not the first or only group to follow a constantly varied, functional, high-intensity workout regiment, they have popularized and even globalized this style of workout.  CrossFit as a modality of training appeals to a wide group of people who now make up a... Read more »

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!
Most likely someone on your Christmas list is a health conscious person who does workout or is ready to begin making changes.  Finding a great gift that suits their lifestyle is a considerate way to spend money.  So let’s try to give you a guide that will help you avoid wasting your money.  This list... Read more »
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5 Best Fitness Gadgets

1.	Iron Gym Pull Up Bar ($30, target.com)- this is the best $30 my husband has ever spent on fitness equipment.  Despite owning a gym, he is a sucker for gadgets.  This pull up bar works fantastic.  It does not ruin my doorframe and had held up for a couple years now considering it gets used 2-3 times a week.

8 Best Health-Driven Holiday Gifts:Affordable Online Deals for Today

8 Best Health-Driven Holiday Gifts:Affordable Online Deals for Today
I go through phases where I am addicted to online deal shopping.  Many times however, I end up over-accumulating coupons, forget about them and lose their value.  But, when I buy them for someone else, I get the enjoyment of buying something for a great price without the risk of forgetting about them myself.  So... Read more »

Favorite Fitness Gear From Club Industry Show

Here is a great way to diversify the use of the wheel.  It is commonly used for wheel barrow exercises.  But this hamstring curl is a sure way to tighten up the back of your legs and strengthen your lower back.
As I mentioned, the Club Industry Show was at the McCormick Place this past week.  It is a mix of educational seminars and lectures on all topics relevant to running or owning a fitness business, and then there are practical application classes and demos that are part of the expo.  The expo is free to... Read more »
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Club Industry 2011 at Chicago's McCormick Place

Club Industry (CI) was just in Chicago this weekend.  At Chicago’s beautiful McCormick Place, CI offered both an expo and a series of educational courses in every area of the fitness industry:  business development, wellness, training application, management and trends.  As a fitness professional and educator, I have been both a presenter and an attendee... Read more »

Need a Father's Day Gift? 6 Health Driven Presents

Do you wish your dad were a bit healthier?  Perhaps more fit?  Does he take good enough care of his body? Do you remind him about his father –  just to tease him? I thought I would compile some great healthy father’s day gifts for you. Services from local Chicago-land businesses. Does your Dad need to... Read more »