iFitnessBy Karen Asp
Got a fitness enthusiast on your holiday gift list, but you're unsure what to buy? No sweat. Here are 13 gifts that will please any fitness-minded friend:
iFitness Quench Retractable Hydration Running Belt
The Quench Retractable Hydration Running Belt makes it easy to stay hydrated during any workout and carry a few extras. The belt features two retractable bottle holsters for bottles 16 to 24 ounces, a water-resistant Neoprene pouch for an iPod or cell phone, an inner pocket to stash ID and cash, and two exterior pockets for energy gels. Buy now at ifitnessinc.com, $36.95-$39.95
Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip
When it comes to motivating people to move, nobody knows how to do it better than Fitbit, which recently introduced two new devices perfect for runners and walkers. The One is the ultimate wireless activity and sleep tracker, measuring steps, distance, calories burned and sleep quality; and then the results are uploaded wirelessly to a free web site where you can track your progress. A stripped-down version of the One, called the Zip, tracks steps, distance and calories burned and also syncs wirelessly. Both are rain, splash and sweat-proof.
Buy now at Fitbit, the One, $99.95 or the Zip, $59.95
Buy both for $99.95 at Best Buy stores nationwide
NB468 Foldable Behind-the-Neck Sport Earbuds
Sweating to music just got an upgrade with these lightweight earbuds from New Balance. They deliver a clean, crisp sound that will motivate any exerciser and they come with interchangeable cord lengths.
Buy now at iHome, $39.99
Omron HJ-321 Pedometer
Finding the motivation to move can be challenging, unless you strap a pedometer to your waist. This inexpensive pedometer from Omron is tracks aerobic "brisk" steps separately from walking steps. It also tracks calories burned and distance and stores up to 7 days of info so you can see just how much activity you've accumulated in a day and a week.
Buy now at Amazon.com, $19.10
Sensor Dry Pocket Smartphone From Outdoor Research
Who wants to feel her smartphone or iPod sticking to her skin as she sweats through a good workout? That problem is eliminated with this waterproof, touch-screen sensitive pouch from Outdoor Research. It's also great for exercising in rainy or snowy conditions.
Buy now at Outdoor Research, $35
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iFitnessBy Karen Asp