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12 Perfect Gifts for the Fitness Junkie!

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Do you have a fitness junkie on your shopping list? Have you run out of gift ideas? Check out our picks for the hottest holiday gifts this season!

The Gear Gal:   vívofit™

Make every step count with vívofit™. Technology is a girl’s best friend, especially a fit girl! This fitness band greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks your progress, and reminds you to get moving.  –  Garmin vívofit™, $189, garmin.com

The Bootcamp Babe:   Rodales Canvas Bag

Boot campers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love this recycled military canvas bag. The Khepri canvas convertible tote can carry all that they need to get through a butt-kicking workout or a challenging hiking trek!  –  Khepri Canvas Convertible Tote, $245, rodales.com


The Music Mogul:   Divoom Bluetune-Bean Wireless Speaker

Just because she likes to take her activity on the go doesn’t mean she needs to leave her music behind. This portable speaker can easily clip to a bag or bike handlebars and provides great sound synced from an MP3 player or iPod. The built-in mic will even allow a busy gal to answer phone calls!  –  Divoom Bluetune-Bean wireless speaker, $30, divoomusa.com

The Running Rookie:   Nike Free Flyknit Sneakers

The avid runner will appreciate these light-as-air sneakers. As an added bonus for the fit fashionista, they’re available in a variety of bright, fun colours to accessorize any outfit! Setting PRs has never looked so good.  –  Nike Free Flyknit sneakers, $160, nike.com

The Year-long Yogi:   Twist and Turn Tank

Function and fashion come together with this versatile top. The Twist and Turn Tank shows the right amount of skin to keep you cool while catching a few envious looks at the gym!  –  Lululemon, $68, lululemon.com

The Cardio Queen:   HumanX by Harbinger X4 Speed Rope

Whether warming up at the gym or squeezing in some cardio when traveling, this speed rope is a great fitness tool. She’s able to adjust the length of the rope, and the rubber gripped handles prevent slipping. This will have her jumping up and down in excitement… or in training.  –  HumanX by Harbinger X4 Speed Rope, $25, humanxgear.com

The Logging Lady:   Runner’s Journal

Keeping a journal is a great way to track progress and reflect on achievements. This stylish running journal will help your cardio queen stay on top of her workouts and check goals off her list.  –  Runner’s Journal, $16.95, chapters.indigo.ca

The Winter Warrior:   Marmot Sparkler Earband

All girls love their accessories! When the cold weather hits, she’ll be toasty with this fashion-meets-function piece.  –  Marmot Sparkler Earband, $30, marmot.com

The Communication Chick:   High-Tech Backpack

This high-tech backpack does double-duty: it will carry all her belongings and keep her mobile devices charged up. The portable power source can keep devices powered for three and a half days, allowing her to stay in touch with all her teammates while on the run.  –  The North Face Women’s Surge II Charged, $229, thenorthface.com

The Plyo Princess:   Budge-Proof Headphones

A fitness junkie’s dream: in-ear headphones that actually stay in place, even during the most rough and rigorous workouts. These weather and sweat-resistant headphones are sleek and compact, offering fantastic sound thanks to Bose’s TriPort technology. These headphones will keep her powering through her workout.  –  Bose SoundSport Headphones, $149, futureshop.ca

The Morning Mover:   Multi-Functional Robe

The privacy of a robe and the function of a towel combine in this locker room must-have. The RobeTowl saves packing space, making it a breeze to get ready for work after an early morning training session.  –  RobeTowl™ by PackTowl®, $74.95, packtowl.com



The Rain-or-Shine Runner:   Insulated Half-Zip Top

Working out in the cold won’t be an issue with this Nike Hyperwarm Dri-FIT top. The thermal insulation will keep her warm and dry through the most gruelling workouts in less than ideal climates.  –  Nike Pro Hyperwarm Engineered Half-Zip, $58, nike.com

 

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Sarah holds both an Undergraduate Degree in Biological Science and a Master’s Degree in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. She played on the Women's championship Basketball team during her Undergraduate studies and also played on Team Ontario, winning gold at the National Championships 3 years in a row. She won several gold medals in the 400m and 800m track events, swam competitively, played baseball, volleyball and danced for 10 years. While completing her Master’s Degree in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Sarah worked full-time as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Spinning Instructor. Enjoying her career as a Brand Manager for a global sport nutrition and diet supplement company, she continues to train clients today through her own online training services and competes in the Bikini division.

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