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10 Products to Pamper a Fitness Fanatic

Holiday Gifts for the Active People in Your Life

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Hand Treatments
Perfect for: weight lifters, climbers and others who play sports that rely on the hands, such as football, tennis and golf.

Much like the feet, the hands take a beating and sometimes don't get the love and care that they deserve. Change that this holiday by giving a gift certificate at a local spa for a paraffin hand treatment or giving someone an at-home paraffin kit . A treatment involves oiling the hands, and then submerging them in a bowl of paraffin wax that is heated to about 120 degrees for 10 minutes. The treatments turn dry skin (common this time of year!) into soft, supple skin, and the warmth of the treatment can help with arthritis. Plus, it just feels good!

Muscle Soak
Perfect for: those who love baths or wrack up serious time at the gym.

We all know how relaxing a bath can be, but take it to the next level by giving your fitness fanatic a soak designed to pamper the muscles. This Jack Black Body Rehab Scrub & Soak is pricey at $35 a tub, but it's well worth it as it has ingredients that claim to loosen knots, increase body circulation and soothe aching muscles. Now that's a gift worth giving (and receiving)!

Swimmer's Shampoo
Perfect for: swimmers who hit the pool all winter long!

Swimming is excellent impact-free exercise, but the chlorine sure can wreak havoc on your hair. To help your loved ones combat dried out (or worse—green!) hair, buy them a year's supply of special shampoo that fights the drying effects of the pool or give an entire swimmer's beauty kit!

Gym Bag
Perfect for: gym rats who have been lugging their gear in the same bag for the last 10 years.

Gym bags have really gotten fashionable in the past few years. What used to be a basic duffel bag is now offered in hundreds of colors, styles and functions. From eco-friendly bags to sports-specific backpacks to totes that could pass as a purse, there's a little something for everyone on your active gift list, and each has plenty of room to store all of their post-workout beauty essentials, too!


There you have it: 10 beauty products that make excellent gifts for the fitness fanatics in your life. They're just so good that you may want to add them to your holiday wish list, too!
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Jennipher Walters Jennipher Walters
Jenn is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomeGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com. A certified personal trainer, health coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and is the author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book (Random House, 2014).

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Member Comments

  • I don't know if it's a good idea to give hand treatments to people who rely on rough hands to participate in a sport. Rock climbers kind of need to have caluses to minimize pain while grabbing on to rough, jagged rocks. Soften them up, and they're just going to have to damage the skin and go through the pain of building them again. - 2/5/2010 10:04:25 AM
  • These are great idea! - 12/10/2009 11:16:21 AM
  • This was a great article. I like the idea of a dry shampoo and also the Win detergent. Thanks! - 12/8/2009 6:43:00 PM
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