Merry Fitmas! 2022 Gift Guide

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087
  1. Merry Fitmas! 2022 Gift Guide

    Happy shopping! If you still have fitness-minded folks over 50 on your shopping list, we’re here with this 2022 Fitness Gift Guide. These represent a range of prices, goods, and services, all to help that special person exercise and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

    1. E-Bike. More than just a fad, e-bikes are here to stay. They give you a range of boosts to help you keep riding longer. Surveys show that you still get great exercise, and you’re more likely to use them more than regular bikes. Prices vary widely; this best-seller on Amazon is on sale for $1,000.
    2. Drink Coasters That Look Like Barbell Plates. These are whimsical and give a bit of friendly support to the lifter on your list. And now the cheapest item – just $12.99.
    3. Adjustable dumbbells. They’re handy around the house, garage, or home gym. These kinds of items also come in various prices, weights, and quality.
    4. A Theragun. These hand-held massage devices above made a big splash and have been showing up in gyms and studios everywhere. They offer deeper muscle treatment to soothe chronic and acute pain, release tension and soreness, and improve circulation, flexibility and sleep from $149.
    5. Resistance bands are low-tech but are also handy to have. They’re available from many rubber and fabric retailers, starting at around $10. They can provide a good workout at home and are super simple to toss in a suitcase for travel. Here’s just one example, Fit Simplify, available on
    6. A new mat. Maybe it’s time to get a new one, or it’ll be the first. Either way, it’s great to have a mat handy for home workouts or to take to yoga or Pilates class. Also affordable by countless retailers.
    7. Weighted blankets. Studies show that weighted blankets help us calm down, feel secure, and rest better. And rest is one of the essential elements of fitness.
    8. Skid-Proof Socks. Everybody loves getting new socks, especially when they have rubber on the bottom to keep you from slipping on floors at home or in yoga class. They’re low cost and high value.
    9. Bhu Bars are keto-friendly, low-sugar, organic, and vegan. The best thing is they’re insanely delicious in flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and coconut. Hit your macros, whatever they might be, and fight hunger with these healthy snacks.
    10. Headspace App. Mindfulness and meditation can seem intimidating to newbies. But this friendly, fun, and effective smartphone app makes it easy to gain benefits. $70 a year.

    Of course, the best gift is your time and attention. So, go on a walk, bike ride with people you love, or whatever outdoor activity appeals to you. Treat them to a meal at their favorite healthy restaurant. Better yet, see us and start your 2023 fitness journey by trying our 21-Day Strength and Longevity Program,  the best year for everyone involved. Happy Holidays!

  2. A Few of My Favorite Things

    I believe we all know of or have someone on our Christmas shopping list who can’t stand for a day to go by without some sort of physical activity. I am one of those people and not easy to buy for.

    Buying gifts for health and fitness enthusiasts can be overwhelming because they often know exactly what they like – and in most cases they already have it. With so many competing brands all posting the latest and greatest technologies and results, it’s tricky to choose a gift that won’t get stuffed into a closet, so look no further …

    I’ve rounded up an array of some of my favorite products that I use and some that I sell. I’ve provided a link for many and others you may just reply to the email for questions or prices and we’ll do what we can to help you out.

    I want you to feel confident that any one of the following gifts will be put to good use and not end up on a shelf or in the garage taking up space.

    Top 10 Christmas Gifts

      • JumpSport Fitness Trampoline  – $339.00  I chose this one to show you because it has a handle and is perfect for the over 50 year old who may have some joint issues and can hardly take the pounding of impact exercise anymore. A great addition to our functional aging workouts and the days “in-between”.
      • Polar AV 370  ​ – $179.95​  I love POLAR heart rate monitors and most all of their products. They have NEVER let me down. This particular model is easy to use, lets me set a daily activity level that helps me maintain my fitness level. It also tells me to get moving if I’ve been sitting or being still for too long!
      • YPB Book  ​ & 21 Days of Small Group Training (if you are over 50) Gift Certificate – $97 ($368 Value)​. This is a front end offer for anyone to give us a try. It a popular option and a wonderful gift for anyone who has been talking about needing to get their fitness rocket off the ground again in 2018 … or before 😉
      • Lems Shoes  ​ – $95.00+​ These are my new favorite! I’ve been a barefoot shoe wearer for years and these similar but so much more attractive. Made in Colorado, they are minimalist with a roomy toe box and everything else about them feels like wearing my toe shoes. Many colors to chose from and true to size.
      • Keto Kreme  ​ – $82.00/20 pkts & YPB Mug​ – $5.00 – Keto Kreme in my coffee is how I start my day in care of my brain and giving it what it needs for optimal health. Come over to the Studio THIS Saturday for a FREE Seminar on Optimal Brain Health through exercise and keytones. More info below!
      • ProPower Protein Powder, Liquid Vitamin/Mineral and Omega 3 Bundle – $75.00 I’ve been recommending this basic supplemental combination to my clients for over 20 years. This is my favorite brand and we tend to have plenty is stock whether you are a current client or not.
      • Gym Boss Timer   – $19.95 & Work Out of the Day Access  ​ – $19.99/Month​  Have you been following me for years now, maybe a past client who has moved or a friend, family member or acquaintance who is out of town? We’ve been loading our workouts on-line for a year now in a protected members area of our website and have made these highly specialized workouts for the over 50 crowd NOW available to you. You may start/stop your membership anytime and the gymboss timer is a small portable timer for these 30 minute workouts that makes a great stocking stuffer.
      • Growing Bolder Subscription – $19.99/Year  Another great stocking stuffer for the over 50 crowd! Speaks for itself, very motivational.
      • The Compound Effect – $10.87​  One of my favorite gift giving books for anyone who is looking to make some positive changes in his/her life. This short read breaks it down with actionable steps.
      • Winter Skin Care  ​  $$ – $$$  Rodan+Fields clinical skin care for all skin types and all budgets. I would love to be your Functional Aging Specialist and Skin Care Consultant.

      ​As the song goes … these are a few of MY favorite things and I hope these help you out with some of those hard to buy for “exercisers” on your shopping list. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or to let us help you with your gift giving this season!

      Don’t forget to register TODAY for this FREE Seminar on Brain Health. We have a little space left and that’s it!

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Your Personal Best Training Studio
Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087