5 Workout Essentials to Spice Up Your Holiday Wish List

Nike  SportbandIn my mind, the best holiday presents are the ones that you wouldn't necessarily buy for yourself. Which is exactly why gym essentials are a must-have for your Christmas list this year.

Seriously -- when was the last time you chose to spend $50 on workout clothes and accessories instead of a dinner date with the girls? For me, it's been months! As active ladies, we all deserve some great gear for putting one positive foot in front of the other and stepping into the gym in the first place! 

From the perfect lightweight running shoe to a stylish sweat-wicking tank, check out these 5 great fit gifts for your holiday wish list that will encourage you to get your rear into gear:



New Balance Minimus SneakerLightweight cross-training sneakers are all the rage these days, and these New Balance 20 sneakers ($84.99, ShopNewBalance.com) are gorgeous. I love the periwinkle bottoms! I wouldn't be surprised if that hunk of a man that always "just happens" to step onto the elliptical next to you stops you to ask about 'em.

Lucy Sculpted Power Top

These Sculpted Power Tops (on sale for $19.99 each, Lucy.com) are fun and a much more flattering alternative than the old college T-shirts I usually wear to work out. My fave part about them? Each top has invisible zip pockets to carry around essentials like cash or your car key.

Lululemon crop pants

When it comes to comfortable workout bottoms, these Lululemon Groove Crops ($86, Lululemon.com) take the cake. Trust me, you'll be amazed at how much more enjoyable your sweat session is when you're wearing the right kind workout gear.

Nike Sportband

I can't even begin to tell you how fantastic this Nike+ Sportband ($59, Nike.com) is. The small, lightweight watch is a runner's best friend, and keeps track of distance, time, pace, and calories burned by communicating with a small chip you place in your sneaker. After you're done with your workout, simply unplug the watch face from the band and into your computer, where you can compare runs and keep track of your progress. Cool, right?

Puma fitness workout bag

Of course, you need to carry your new gym swag in style. This Puma Fitness Workout Bag ($45, Puma.com) comes in five gorgeous colors and is the perfect size to fit all of your necessities.

What are you asking for for the holidays this year?


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