What Fit Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day
When you give one of these fit gifts to a mom who likes to work out (or just starting to get into it), she immediately knows you love her and that you support her healthy lifestyle.
Fit Gifts Tip: Forget jewellery
A fit mom wants a Mother's Day gift that is more than just arm candy. The latest launch from Fitbit is this pretty monitor with a changeable strap. It monitors steps, distance and calories burned every day, as well as tracks runs, workouts and more. But we were most obsessed with the sleep tracker and heart rate monitor. She'll love it too.
Fitbit Alta HR, $199 at amazon.ca.
Fit Gifts Tip: Get personal
How many other fit moms at her barre class will have personalized leggings? And when the other women ask her where she got them, she'll beam with pride that you gave them to her. The obvious thing would be to get her name on the leggings, but you could also get her personal mantra. We're obsessed because they're made by Toronto-based designer Chuck Beatty.
Twiga Brooke Capri, $68 at twigaclothing.com.
Fit Gifts Tip: Go beyond the functional
When buying a gift a fit mom can use, you don't want to venture in a territory where something is too functional. She still likes beautiful things. We love the proud peacock feather design on this water bottle. Bonus: This double-walled stainless steel bottle is non-toxic, BPA-free and keeps contents cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.
Gaiam 500 ml water bottle, $22.99 at gaiam.ca.
Fit Gifts Tip: When in doubt, always go with Lululemon
You cannot go wrong with Lululemon. It's the diamonds of fitness gifts. While the fit mom in your life might think nothing about getting a pair of Lulu leggings for herself, we think she deserves to try the sports bras. This seamless-fit, padded bra isn't just comfortable, but the back closure makes it a snap to take on and off.
Lululemon Enlite Bra, $98 at lululemon.com.
Fit Gifts Tip: Make her life easier
Fit moms are always carrying bags, from their purses to their gym bags. We love that this gym tote can serve as both. And it doesn't look out of place with a hoodie and leggings, or with a jean jacket and loafers. It's the perfect bag to take from the gym to errands.
Under Armour On The Run Tote, $44.99 at ua.ca.
Fit Gifts Tip: Let her choose
For a gift that's both thoughtful and allows her to choose, consider a pair of running shoes she can completely customize. From the sole, tongue, laces and a ton of colours to choose from, this will be the gift she has always wanted.
Adidas Mi Boost, $155 and up at adidas.ca.
Fit Gifts Tip: Splurge on her
This durable yoga mat is something a fit mom wants but might not spend on herself. We love the tacky texture that gives our feet some grip when doing yoga or Pilates. And, when choosing which one you want, go for the yoga mat with the extra length. When she's in corpse pose (lying on back) at the end of a tough yoga class, she'll be thankful for this fit gift.
B Mat Everyday yoga mat, $85 (long length) at byoganow.com.
Fit Gifts Tip: Get her something she doesn't already own
Michi is a luxe Canadian workout wear brand, and any woman worth her weight in style and fitness knows about it. Known for their mesh-panelled leggings (yes, this is the line that started that trend), the brand just launched these flattering white leggings.
Michi Moto Zip Leggings, $239.32, at michiny.com.
Fit Gifts Tip: Get her an upgrade
If it's time for her to upgrade her phone, consider one with some very usable health features. This new phone comes with the Samsung Health app, which allows her to track her rest, fitness and diet (even caffeine intake). We're loving the orchid-grey option, too.
Samsung Galaxy S8, $1,035 at samsung.ca.
Fit Gifts Tip: Give her something she never knew she needed
If the fit woman in your life loves yoga, barre, Pilates and other studio classes, she will love these non-slip footies. They instantly make her look like a dancer because of the foot-wrap design. And when we wear ours, we get lots of compliments and questions about them. But the best part: We no longer feel like we're going to fall over when holding lunges on the reformer.
Props Footband, $44 USD at propsathletics.com. (Canadian shoppers can receive 10 % off with the code BESTHEALTH.)