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Best health and fitness gifts for the season

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Top picks for fitness gifts

For those who are on the lookout for fitness products that make it easier to accomplish my diet- and exercise-related endeavors. Health and fitness are priorities in my life, and I am always on the lookout for new products that I love the following health and fitness gadgets and recommend them for the workout enthusiasts on your holiday gift list.

Top picks for fitness gifts

Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit

When there are not enough hours in the day to workout at the gym, Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit is the perfect substitute. Whether at home or out of town, you can get a full body workout using the unique, dance-inspired moves by international fitness guru and celebrity trainer, Michelle Kai. The Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Workout DVDs, 4-pound kBell, and Weight Loss Success Guide work cohesively to ensure a high intensity workout that strengthens and tones each muscle group in less than 40 minutes. (Amazon, $35)

Top picks for fitness gifts

MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 earphones

Earphones seemingly have a short lifespan for fitness fanatics. It turns out being drenched in sweat doesn't seem to mix well with tech products. They either fall out of your ears and get stepped on, or cannot withstand the constant moisture attained from sweating. Regardless of the reason, replacing headphones can be frustrating and costly. The MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 'phones are sweat-resistant and feature a comfort-fit earpiece and memory wire for locked-in fit. They also come with a sports armband and carrying case for easy use at the gym, outside or at home. (, $50)

Top picks for fitness gifts

Ninja Mega Kitchen System

Though homemade meals may not be on the menu every single day, when they are, The Ninja Mega Kitchen System delivers unbeatable versatility and time-saving capability in blending, juicing, kneading, and making extra-large batches and single-serve portions. This heavy-duty, multi-purpose kitchen gadget has a 72-ounce pitcher with blade assembly, 64-ounce processor bowl with blade assembly, dough blade and two single-serve blending cups with blade and go-to lids. It is ideal for making everything from smoothies to cookie dough. (, $200)

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Spoonk Acupressure Massage Mat

At first glance, this spiked mat can look dangerous, but once you relax onto it, you'll find that the spiky flowerets are relaxing and can help you recover faster from tough workouts. The Spoonk is designed with more than 6,000 stimulation points that deliver an invigorating acupressure massage that stimulates circulation, eases tense muscles and boosts those feel-good endorphins in as little as 30 minutes. As a bonus, the mats are made of all natural ingredients, including hemp, cotton and a non-toxic plant-based foam. (Amazon, $60)

Salomon XZ Midlayer Fleece

Finding apparel for the athletic men in your life can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, this stylish, comfortable jacket is the perfect gift for a man who loves aerobic sports. The Salomon XZ Midlayer Fleece has soft, breathable material that can conform to nearly any physique. The high neck and long sleeves will keep him warm, while the front full-zipper allows him to adjust his temperature as he starts to heat up or cool down. The jacket also has a zip pocket that will carry the essentials when exercising. This is a great gift for fitness gurus who want functional fitness wear inside or outside the gym. (Amazon, $68)

Top picks for fitness gifts

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