Get fit or go home

Molly Logan Anderson

GateHouse News Service

For many folks, the holidays are the last time of year fitness is on the brain. But for others, any day is a good day for a workout.

Luckily for fitness lovers, this year’s holiday stocking can be stuffed full of healthful finds and clean-living products. Read on for the best gifts for the health-minded folks on your list.

Tunes on the go

Music makes a workout more enjoyable. Provide some mid-workout tuneage for the fitness lover in your life by giving the affordable iPod Shuffle. Perfectly sized and unobtrusive, the Shuffle comes in perky colors and holds hundreds of workout-enhancing songs or playlists.

Price $45  Ages Tweens and up

Where Department stores and electronics retailers

Fitness wear

Comfort is king when exercising, and there’s nothing better than the perfectly fitting yoga pant. Check out the affordable pair from Lands’ End that comes in great neutral colors for a great price.

Price $21.99 Ages All; prices are lower for kids

Where to find www.landsend.com and some Sears stores

Fitness gear

Serious runners and bikers know that you can’t beat the information provided from a good GPS running watch. While there are many makes and models on the market, Garmin makes a large number in various prices for men and women.  

Price Ranges from $150 to $350 depending on features  Ages Adult

Where to find www.garmin.com, fitness retailers

Training sessions

For folks on a fitness mission, personal training sessions can be an effective tool for reaching goals. Find out what gym your guy or gal attends and call for pricing. They’re sure to love the results of your holiday splurge.

Price Prices vary depending on location and quantity  

Ages Teens and up

Where Any fitness center or find independent personal trainers