Gift Guide 2011 Holiday – Fitness


Gift Guide 2011 Holiday – FitnessGift Guide 2011 Holiday - Fitness

Hoop off the Holidays
Food and drinks during the holidays can wreck our waistline…turkey with stuffing equals 750 calories, a slice of fruitcake adds 340 calories and egg nog tallies 380 calories. So after indulging, do some hooping and burn an average of 420 calories per hour. In learning these movements, you create a space in the world that is uniquely yours; a vortex of spinning energy created and maintained by your core strength. This “moving meditation” has calming and centering effects. The Hoopnotica Travel Hoop breaks apart into six segments for portability and storage (and easy to wrap to put under the tree). $49.99,

Steel Water Bottles
New farm-friendly limited edition designs give these reusable bottles style. And, of course, they are made from the highest quality food-grade stainless with a BPA-free cap. $16-$21,






Ultimate Workout Bag
For the man on your list who likes to stay fit, the Zobha Pro Bag is large enough to carry all his gear and long enough to fit the widest yoga mat inside. Made of water-resistant fabric, the bag features both functional storage pockets and a zippered “wet bag” for used towels and clothing. $108,


Get Your “Om” On
Three of our fave stocking stuffers will help you calm down, firm up and sweat it out.


Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Workout
Breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel is a cheerful workout fanatic. Along with trainer Mike McArdle, you perform three basic, short yoga segments (the longest one is 20 minutes) plus a bonus full-body stretch. Frankel says, “This is a realistic toning workout for every day.” And it is. $16.99,





The Booty Barre Plus Abs and Arms
Tap your inner ballerina in Tracey Mallett’s dance-infused sculpting workout guaranteed to improve your posture, reduce cellulite and laser-tone your arms and belly. The moves are harder than they look, but perky Mallett motivates with smart cues and a great attitude. You’ll need a chair or barre, and 3-pound dumbbells. $19.95,




This documentary, narrated by actress and yoga advocate Annette Bening, teaches of the power of women, the power of yoga, and the power that yoga brings to women. It’s the first feature film to zero in on the role of women in the rapid expansion of yoga — a practice historically reserved only for men. Viewers meet world-renowned teachers from the yoga community and see personal interviews with women around the world who have used yoga to change their lives. $24.95,