Give the gift of health and fitness this year! Here are a few of my favorite things when it comes to health and fitness – from DVDs and gear to cookbooks and devotionals that will help you focus on what’s most important. I would love to hear YOUR favorite fitness gifts in the comments, too!


Sagi Kalev, one of the trainers of the new Master's Hammer & Chisel program, with me at Coach Summit in July 2015

Join me and let’s do Master’s Hammer & Chisel! Pictured here with Sagi Kalev, one of the trainers of this brand new program, at Coach Summit

Hammer & Chisel: This is a brand new fitness program, from trainers Autumn Calabrese (21 Day Fix) and Sagi Kalev (Body Beast). The base kit comes with 12 workouts on six DVDs; a nutrition guide with three different eating plans – choose your plan based on your goals. The challenge pack is on sale throughout the month of December 2015. If you give the gift of a challenge pack to a loved one and order it through me, you will receive a bonus workout DVD as a extra gift, and your recipient will also be invited to my next challenge group. Treat yourself. . .or grab a friend and let’s all do the program together in January!

Race Entry Fee: Has a friend or loved one mentioned wanting to do a race? Give them the gift of the entry fee. Bonus Gift: Join them in the race! If you live near one another, you can train together, too.

Bluetooth/Wireless Headphones: I’ve been using Yurbuds for the last couple of years, but the little cover on the earpieces keep coming off and they don’t stay put in my ears, either. I just saw these from Soundwhiz on Amazon – they would make a great gift under the tree this year…and wouldn’t it be nice, too, to have wireless headphones and not have to deal with a dangling cord?

Socks! Good socks are expensive! Maybe it’s not the most glamorous of gifts, but having socks that don’t slip down when you are running is a MUST! For running, I love Thorlo and the reviews for Balega socks look really good, too. Do you have a favorite brand of sock you wear for running or working out?

iTunes or Google Play Gift Card: Great gift for someone who may want to update their playlist! (Check with the gift recipient to see what type of device they use.)

Athleta or Title Nine Gift Card: Love these two stores/catalogs! Great activewear and everyday wear for women!


These are three of my favorite cookbooks from this year! I find a lot of recipes online now but it’s still nice to be able to pull out a cookbook and look for ideas.

Fixate: This cookbook goes along with the 21 Day Fix program. Simple and delicious recipes!
SkinnyTaste: Great recipes! Check out her recipes on her blog, too!
Dashing Dish: I subscribe to Katie Farrell’s member portal on her blog. This is her cookbook that came out earlier this year. Katie has taken our favorite comfort foods and made them healthy!

Cookbook Collage


A great way to start the New Year, focusing both on physical and spiritual health! Here are three of my favorite books/devotionals:

Devotions for a Healthier You by Katie Farrell, Author of Dashing Dish (mentioned above)
Cross Training Devos (only available in Kindle edition) by Michelle Myers
Made To Crave by Lysa TerKeurst


Life Factory Glass Water Bottle: I think water tastes better from a glass bottle rather than a plastic one. I love my LifeFactory bottle.

Magazine Subscriptions: Eating Well, Clean Eating, Cooking Light… to name a few of my personal favorites (Check on Amazon for discounted subscription rates.)

LL Bean Slipper/Scuffs: Okay, I know this isn’t related to health and fitness, but I love these and need a new pair!

Cleaning service! Personally, I prefer working out to cleaning. The perfect gift for me: the gift of cleaning! Professional cleaning services do offer gift certificates. 
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