Do you know a Mom that deserves a special gift this year for Mother's Day? I'm sure you know at least one, if not more. Sure, flowers can always brighten a Mom's day and a dinner out is always appreciated. But, doesn't she deserve something more personal, something that won't wilt and something that lasts longer than an evening? This year give that special woman a gift that will improve her well being.
I'm talking about the gift of fitness. Improved fitness is a gift that is invaluable to everyone. After all, what woman doesn't want to look better, have more energy, and be healthier? Plus, all Moms need to take time for themselves, but most are reluctant to schedule that "me" time. So, give them a gift that will help encourage them to enjoy some alone time .
When you give a woman the gift of fitness, you are helping her open a door to better health (both physically and mentally). I can't think of a more thoughtful gift that shows the recipient how much you care about their well being. By giving the gift of fitness you are providing them with unlimited health benefits. And, it's a gift that you can truly feel proud to give.
Of course, we all know that exercise can help people stay slim and fit. But, do you also know about all the other great benefits of exercising? Daily physical activity reduces stress and can help you sleep better. Fitness has been linked to reducing the risk of some diseases and to warding off depression. Researchers also believe that strength training can help prevent osteoporosis. Not to mention that exercise also improves self-esteem, increases stamina and ultimately helps you be able to do continuous work for longer.
All Moms would find these fitness benefits incredibly invaluable. If she is like most of us, she's probably even mentioned how she would like to drop a few pounds or just get in better shape. In fact, experts say that about 62% of Americans are currently on a diet. By giving the gift of fitness you are helping provide her with extra motivation (which is one of the biggest obstacles in getting fit). She may be more motivated to actually get fit because she doesn't want to feel guilty for ignoring such a thoughtful gift (personal training gift certificates and gym memberships are especially good for helping with motivation).
While fitness gifts are incredibly valuable, they don't have to be expensive. Gifts can cost as little as $5 or range into the $100s of dollars. Here are a few suggestions in the various price ranges:
$15 - $35
Online Personal Training Program (custom designed for the gift recipient)
Home Exercise Video
Heart Rate Monitor
Full dumbbell and barbell set
Giving something that supports health and wellness will be appreciated for years to come and may even turn someone's life around. The gift of fitness will make her feel special - she'll know that someone cared enough to give her the opportunity to improve her health. And, giving a gift that will help someone lead a healthier life is also one of the most rewarding gifts you can give. So why spend another Mother's Day searching for the perfect gift only to end up with the same old things? Surprise her this year and give the gift that comes from the heart and truly keeps on giving throughout summer and beyond.
Want to enjoy the benefits of improved fitness for yourself? There's no need to wait for someone to give you the gift of fitness. Treat yourself to a special fitness gift - you deserve it!
About The Author
Written by Lynn Bode, founder of WorkoutsForYou.com. Workouts For You provides affordable online exercise programs to help even the busiest of Moms lose weight, tone-up, build muscles, increase stamina and more via the Internet. Get fit either at or away from home. Let our certified trainer guide you one-on-one through your fitness journey. Visit: http://www.workoutsforyou.com for a free sample workout.
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