Shelly and I don’t have our Christmas tree up in the house yet, but I know it’s only a matter of days… ok 5 days to be precise, yes I’ve been told its this weekend!
Two weeks ago I came into the studio on a Monday morning, asked the team about their weekends and Ella tells me all her Christmas shopping is already done. Then I saw the Coca Cola Christmas advert last night and I realised it’s time I stopped denying it, Christmas is actually here.
By the way which is your favourite Christmas advert this year?
Anyway, I have gone off topic. I thought today I would create a list of cool stuff that ladies who like to keep fit, or even someone who has just made the decision to get fit and be healthy, could add to their Christmas list today! I recruited Ella and a couple of ladies from our community to let me know what they would like. I am not just guessing here!
Although technically having the newest or nicest gear won’t affect your workout, it sure makes you feel a bit better whilst doing it. We all like to look good right? So why should working out be any different? If you feel good, you’ll be a lot more motivated to do what you were planning on doing. So, even if there’s not real a difference between that plain black top or the funky pink and blue one you saw in town, you’ll still be excited to go for your workout even if it’s just to wear your new kit!
Whether you are looking for running gear, yoga gear or gym kit lululemon is perfect for you. I’m a frequent visitor at their store in Guildford now because their gear is just so brilliant for any type of exercise.
I practically live in lululemon gear – just as a side note here if you have man in your world who is into health and fitness their mens ranges is brilliant!
So why not grab a new workout top, or pair of leggings!
We’re into the winter months now but don’t let that stop you running, just check out some new running gloves instead. I know how annoying it is when you’re mid run and your music stops or you are trying to time your intervals, but can’t sort it in time because your gloves won’t let you, avoid that with this awesome invention. You cut all of this out now with these gloves, simply use your phone just like you did before but without having to mess around with your gloves and freeze your hands at the same time!
I love wild trainers, bright colours and funky patterns. One of my favourite parts of walking into the studio is seeing the everyone’s awesome trainers weekly and I’m talking about clients there, not just the teams haha. Here are a few of my favourites at the moment…
Flyknit trainers are so popular at the moment simply because they are so breathable, they fit perfectly every single time. The allow for a little more flexibility meaning you’re supported in all the right places but not restricted in certain movements. You can grab your pair in a choice of over 10 colours or even design your own.
Again, FlyKnit shoes are perfect for an awesome gym workout. They are close fitting, full of bounce and breathable, everything you need a pair of gym shoes. The funky colours will keep your outfit fun and bright giving you a little extra motivation to run out the door.
P.S. They are currently on sale, so go buy today!! Keep her and your bank account happy in one go.
Last but not least… Asics are all the rage at the moment, are they over taking Nikes? Asics are known amongst runners as the best shoes to have for optimum support on your heels and ankles but are slowly getting into gyms too and for good reason! They also come in hundreds of colours.
This gadget is on a lot of people’s Christmas lists. It’s a great tool to hold you accountable and keep you on track. It tracks your heart rate, distance walked, run, you can even track your food on there too. This is a great tool for keeping motivated and keeping you on track with your fitness goals.
They have just released a new one, Shelly has requested a rose gold one for Christmas, and it seems to be a winner for Ella too.
Check out the Charge 2 or if you would prefer to have an actual watch style then check out the Blaze.
Do your headphones constantly fall out when you’re running or working out? A quick turn of the head to see where you are going and out comes the headphone!
I am a huge fan of the wireless headphones and an even bigger fan of the wireless headphones that are mp3 players. I don’t like to be distracted when I am out on a run, so don’t like taking my phone with me. I don’t like getting a call mid run and it buzzing through my eardrums.
The wireless mp3 headphones are great! Load up your favourite run playlist and off you go. You can even get waterproof ones now so that if you are swimmer you can have the music going while you swim!
Home Workout Equipment:
We’ve always sworn by kettlebells because you can pretty much target any body area doing a kettlebell exercise. If you have a kettlebell you can quite easily get in a full body workout with one piece of equipment than keep kept in a corner or even under your bed if you’re short for space.
P.S. We actually have Kettlebells in the studio if you wanna pop in, say hello and pick one up!! Just email email@example.com and Ella will arrange this for you!
We’ve put out a lot of recipes both here on our website but also on social media, many can be made using a nutribullet. The nutribullet is perfect for people who are short of time or just like things to be simple. To be honest you can use any blender you like, I just love the nutribullet. I couldn’t tell you for sure that it blends better than any other blender, or the blades go faster, but we use it most days and love it.
It’s no secret, I love a motivational quote or saying. We have them dotted around our house. Some people laugh at them, but I tell you I would rather have positive and inspiring messages surrounding me than negative messages.
When you are feeling down, tired, and the last thing you want to do is get up and do a workout. Just seeing the quote can be enough to switch your mindset into the right focus and keep you driving forwards.
To Help With Recovery
And no…. I don’t mean a bottle of wine.
There’s no nicer feeling than being able to simply call up, book a massage and have it already paid for, right? How many of you would love the odd spa day after a long week or month without worrying about the cost of it? Below I’ve listed a few vouchers you could look into to make give a lucky lady the best kind of Christmas present.
- Massage Voucher
- A Retreat
- Yoga retreat
- Spa Day
What cool fitness things have you got on your Christmas list? All the product names are linked to websites where you can grab these gifts for yourself!