‘Tis the season for fun festivities, family gatherings and the annual, what-do-I-get-so-and-so for the holidays! If you are in the market for gifts that keep on giving (to health!), we’ve tapped into the PFC fitness experts to curate the ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide! Keep reading to see what we’re loving this season, why we’re loving em’ and where to get em’!
1. Grounding or Earthing Mat
Now before you toss this gift out to skepticism, hear us out! First things first, what is grounding? Grounding or earthing is simply touching your barefoot to the earth (think walking barefoot on the beach). Second, why does that matter? There have been numerous studies discovering that connecting the Earth’s natural energy is foundational for vibrant health. Living in the 21st century, we wear shoes, sit on chairs and sleep on comfy beds, so we are depriving ourselves of the many benefits of grounding which include lowered stress levels, increased energy, improved blood flow and better sleep.
Perhaps one for you and one for a friend?
2. Stott Pilates Mini Stability Ball
Stay on top of your fitness with PFC Fitness Trainer, Renee Havlusch’s favorite full-body workout. The mini and lightweight portable ball helps activate your deepest stabalizing muscles.
Stott Pilates Mini Stability Ball
3. BodyGym Delux Portable Home Gym
A portable workout that lets you perform dozens of gym-quality exercises anywhere complete with a DVD of how-to’s and endless workout routines.
4. Apple Watch
For the tech lover, this go-go gadget watch is known as the “superior sports watch for all the ways you workout.” Built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, water resistant, and documents all of your moves with a comprehensive workout ap. This bad boy is pretty much on all of our wish lists!
Apple Watch Series 2
5. Elite Core Sliders
PFC Fitness Camp Trainer, Kandice Chavez takes these lightweight core crusher with her everywhere, especially when she travels. The simple sliders can instantly turn a hotel room into an intense abdominal and core strengthening workout.
Elite Core Sliders
6. Black Mountain Products Resistance Bands
Muscle fights fat and there is no better way to build muscle than through strength training (ladies, don’t worry, weight training does not equate to bulk!). Besides the ultimate fat fighter, resistance training fights osteoporosis, lowers your risk of diabetes, improves mental strength and balance. The list actually goes on, but we’ll start with those winners. The Black Mountain Resistance Band set work just as effectively as an entire range of dumbbells, just takes up a fraction of the space in your house and can all be zipped up into a convenient, portable bag to take your workout anywhere.
Black Mountain Products Resistance Bands
7. Hydro Flask Sports Bottle
Throw away every sports bottle you own and replace them with a Hydro Flask. This insulated sports bottle keeps cold drinks cold (for 24 hours to be exact) and hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours. The BPA free bottle is leak proof, indestructible and comes in a shmorgishborg of colors and sizes. We’re big H2O drinkers at PFC, so the 40 oz. is our favorite size.
Hydro Flask Sports Bottle
8. Lifeline Power Wheel
Endless exercises for the moderate to very advanced user, the Lifeline Power Wheel delivers a series of full range of motion exercises that challenge your abs, obliques, back, hips and glutes!
Lifeline Power Wheel
9. Pay it Forward
This is an easy one and PFC Executive Wellness Chef, Chef Jason Kieffer’s favorite kind of gift—the act of kindness. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, here’s how it works: Someone does something nice for you, you pay it forward by displaying an act of kindness for someone else without expecting anything in return, just that the recipient continue to pay it forward. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving with a retail value of… priceless:)