Winter can definitely put the kibosh on your motivation to get outside and get moving, so I like to gift friends and family (and myself!) goodies to help them stay fit and active throughout the cold, wintry months. Here are some of my top picks:
- Triggerpoint Fuse: This is my fave new way to treat my muscles after a workout. You can give yourself a deep-tissue massage on two muscle groups at the same time–wow! Perfect for runners, cyclists, dancers or anyone else with sore muscles ($83.99).
- New York City Sweatshirt: Another fabulous design from Sarah Marie Design Studio, this cozy crewneck sweatshirt is for anyone who has run the NYC Marathon, or dreams of doing it (I’m in the latter group). It comes in both black with pink puff lettering or dust with black lettering ($68).
- Yeti Yonder, 25-oz bottle, in Seafoam: If you own anything made by Yeti, you know it’s high quality. But until now, they didn’t make a lightweight bottle suitable for running, hiking, skiing, or climbing. The new Yonder has a leak-proof spout that’s easy to drink from and it’s made from BPA-free plastic. The best part? It’s dishwasher-safe. Available in 34 oz as well ($25).
- ProCompression Socks: If you’re going to wear compression socks for running or circulation, why not make them fun? As a Bills fan, you know I love the Bills design, but the Rudolph and Santa’s Sleigh designs are equally charming ($30).
- Vuori Daily Legging + Yosemite Bra in Pool Blue: If you’ve been eyeing Vuori gear, consider this a sign to scoop up a set for yourself or someone you love. Their buttery material hugs and supports every curve and looks like new wash after wash. The moisture-wicking leggings have a high rise fit with a cuffed ankle, and yes–they do make your booty look amazing. The bra has a cute, strappy back, provides light support and is great for yoga and strength training. I love that both items are Climate Neutral ($89; $58).
- Brooks Ghost 15 in Peacoat/Pearl/Salt Air: The Ghost is Brooks top running shoe because it feels great on and offers a smooth experience on roads. The latest version is also made from 62.5% recycled materials and is Climate Neutral ($140).
- Heritage Pom Beanie: This is hands down the best running hat I’ve ever owned. I just used it for a 5k and it kept me nice and cozy, didn’t itch, and most importantly, stayed exactly where it was supposed to. While it’s sold out in the color shown, it’s available and on sale in orange (now $14).
- Brooks Women’s Notch Thermal Hoodie 2.0 in Burnt Olive/Navy: When it’s time to layer up, every piece counts. This odor-resistant, sweat-wicking hoodie has a zippered pocket for essentials, fold over hand mitts, and a smart little notch that lets you access your watch while training. Plus it’s nice and warm ($95).