Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Fanatic
With the holiday season upon us we searched Fairfield County to find the newest, coolest, and most innovative gift items for active men and women. This was an extremely dangerous (& expensive) assignment as there are a lot of amazing options. Bottom line: here is our local edition of what you should consider gifting this holiday season:
Monogrammed yoga mat, $40, She La La, 120 Main Street, New Canaan and 281 Post Road East in Westport. Choose from a dozen mat colors and a monogram in loads of fonts and colors to choose from. Perfect for men or women.
Wunder Under Pant, $92-$102 Lululemon, 91 Main Street, Westport. These pants come in a variety of prints and patterns and fabrics and are so amazing we bought our first pair and went back in the very next day for another pair. We foresee ourselves living in these this winter. Wear them to lunch (with a big sweater and boots), to yoga or barre, around the house and even to sleep. 🙂 The perfect casual & functional winter pant in our opinion.
Swim Seventy membership, 8 Willard Road, Norwalk. Set to open in early 2015, Swim 70 in Norwalk will be the premier aquatic facility in Fairfield County. They offer several types of memberships that can include access to their state of the art 50-meter pool, an endless pool, aquatic and ‘dry land’ fitness classes and triathlon training (for adults and children). They will also offer swim instruction in addition to competitive and recreational swim teams. Are you or your significant other a commuter? Swim Seventy will open weekdays at 5am. www.swimseventy.com.
ASF, 1560 Post Road East, Westport carries the latest and greatest activity monitors & GPS watches to suit your gift recipient. Here are two of our favorites:
Timex Ironman Move X20, $129.99
Tracks all day activity and progress toward goals: steps, distance, calories burned.
Sleep tracking: time and quality, vibrating alert to wake you up and weather forecast shown on screen.
Workout Mode: time runs and get real time pace and distance.
Wireless connectivity to and from Android and iPhone smartphones.
Receive phone and text notifications on the band (iOS) only.
Garmin Forerunner 15, $169.99 (Activity monitor and GPS)
Easy-to-use GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate
Tracks distance, pace, heart rate¹ and calories
Activity tracking counts steps and calories and reminds you when it’s time to move
Compatible with foot pod² for recording distance indoors
Up to 8 hours of battery life with GPS on or 5 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode
Save, plan and share your activities at Garmin Connect™
Five ($135) or ten ($250) pack of indoor cycling classes from JoyRide, 1200 Post Road East, Westport & 25 Old Kings Hwy North, Darien. Your runner needs to take it indoors when it is icy so give him or her the gift of Joy with a series of indoor cycling or circuit classes. Perfect for off season cross training. Use promotion code ‘JOYFIT’ and take 10% off during the holiday gift giving season.
We are truly loving the super comfy scarves from YOGASMOGA, 68 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. The scarves from their new SONA™ knit wear collection incorporate a custom blend of silk, wool and cashmere yarns. Soft and cozy, with endless ways to wrap, tie and twist, find this scarf and much more at their Greenwich store or online.
Nike Aeroloft 800 Vest $180, 69 Main Street, Westport. Nike’s innovative technology keeps your core warm AND ventilated. Bonus? The Aeroloft Vest folds into a convenient pack you can run with. Vests come in both men’s and women’s sizes and colors.
The much anticipated Athleta store Main Street, Westport, is OPEN! Their Frontrunner Jacket ($178) is the perfect lightweight, wind- and water-resistant run jacket with 360°reflectivity that packs into its own pocket to be worn as a belt pouch on the fly.
If Santa is wondering what is on my wish list here you go. 😉 I’d love to know what’s on yours!