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The couch potato’s guide to shopping for a fitness fanatic

You’re a couch potato. Your friends and family are fitness fanatics. Let them know you’re no slouch when it comes to gift giving when you buy from our holiday shopping guide.



The kettlebell is one of the latest fitness crazes, and the Kathy Smith Kettlebell Solution is the perfect starter set to introduce someone to the phenomenon. The set comes with two kettlebells and a workout DVD, so the beginner isn’t left on her own without a clue as to how to use them. It’s perfect for someone who has mastered all of the other workouts and is ready to tackle something new (Wal-Mart, $25).

Gym bag

Gym bag

A girl needs a way to carry all her fitness items to and from her workouts, and the Everything Fits Gym Bag by Gaiam has compartments to meet all of her needs. The separate compartment to house shoes is especially nice because it lets stinky shoes breathe through the mesh paneling instead of coating the inside of the bag. There’s also a place to carry a water bottle within easy reach (, $60).

Water bottle

Water bottle

This pretty purple water bottle by Reebok is made from BPA-free plastic and features a strap that attaches to a backpack or wrist for easy mobility, even during a workout. It has an integrated cover and is dishwasher safe (Target, $12).

Zumba Lovers Cookbook

Zumba Lovers Cookbook

They can’t stop with the Zumba? Get them the accompanying cookbook so all of their fabulous dance moves don’t go to their waist when they sit down to eat! It has more than 80 tasty recipes as well as success stories from fans all over the world (, $30).

Yoga Clothes

Yoga clothes

What good is a workout if she doesn’t have the appropriate attire? With the line of yoga clothes from Sweaty Betty, she’ll look chic and feel great. You can buy her one item or an entire outfit, and you can choose from tanks, tees, camis, hoodies, pants and leggings, among other popular items (, starting at $30).

Yoga Mat

Yoga mat

The yoga craze is no secret, and the Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat is one of the best mats on the market. It’s comfortable, and it protects knees, elbows and other pointy areas from the hard floor. It’s also slip-resistant and doesn’t get sticky, even when covered in sweat after a hard workout. It comes in a range of colors, and the color determines the price (Amazon, $75 and up).

Fitness juice

Juices have become very popular, and Pressed Juicery is one of the trendiest producers on the market these days. They have put together a Holiday Sampler featuring flavors that befit the season and that provide the added bonus of powerful health benefits. Flavors include Yam Apple Vanilla Cinnamon Nutmeg, Spiced Almond and Apple Cinnamon Persimmon. Yams are full of potassium, which controls blood pressure, and persimmon is filled with vitamin C, B vitamins and antioxidants to keep a heart and body young and vibrant (, $45).

Fitness Juice


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