What’s new for the Holidays? Fitness gifts for under $50

For people looking to give the gift of fitness and not break the bank, there are some great gift ideas out there for under $50.
You can call some of them stocking stuffers, or if they’re a little too big to hang by the chimney with care then wrap them as special side gifts

For the Man in your life:
* Trigger wheel – Great device for stretching and working muscles.
* Sports grip – Get a better handle on things by working the grip while he watches the game on TV. Take some extra stress out, too, if his favorite team is losing, especially if he’s a Cleveland pro sports fan.
* Weighted jump rope – A tremendous way to combine cardio and strength training
* Lifting straps – These help hang onto to the bar easier for weight lifting.
* Travel stick – A smaller version of the Trigger Wheel for stretching

For the Lady in your life:
* Step pedometer – She can count her steps and see how far she’s walked.
* Jump rope – This is great exercise for the ladies, too. Get a weighted or regular jump rope.
* Massage peanut – She’ll thank you for this compact massage unit to relieve achy muscles.
* Exercise ball – One of the hottest pieces of equipment on the market, there are lots of exercises to do on the ball, ranging from sit-ups to weight lifting.

Bonus gifts for – well, really anyone
* Exercise DVDs
* Exercise clothes
* Water bottle
* Energy bars / sports chews

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com