Your mom will stay cool even during the most intense workouts, with this breathable tank that’s designed with mesh paneling where she’ll need it most.
Get it: $56, mirarae.com
10. Sweatwellth Awesome Chalk, $18 Courtesy of Sweatwellth
This grip spray will come in handy when your mom needs a little extra help getting a good hold on her free weights.
Get it: $18, sweatwellth.com
11. Letscom Fitness Tracker, $30 Courtesy of Amazon
Not only does this device track things like steps, heart rate, and sleeping patterns, but your mom can also receive calls and check her calendar too. Plus, it’s the best-selling fitness tracker on Amazon right now.
Get it: $30, amazon.com
12. Outdoor Voices x Hoka Women’s Clifton 4, $140 Courtesy of Outdoor Voices
These stylish, cushioned sneakers will give her the foot support she needs to crush her workouts.
Get them: $140, outdoorvoices.com
13. Gaiam Restore Deep Tissue Foam Roller, $35 Courtesy of Gaiam
Since recovery is just as important as working out, this foam roller—created with a wave design to help stimulate blood flow—might end up being your mom’s favorite piece of equipment.
Get it: $35, gaiam.com
14. Adidas by Stella McCartney Convertible Bag, $120 Courtesy of Carbon38
Buying this bag is like getting your mom two gifts in one, since it seamlessly transforms from a backpack to a fanny pack in no time at all.
Get it: $120, carbon38.com
15. Ashley Stewart Love Drawstring Short, $18 Courtesy of Ashley Stewart
These adorable shorts offer a literal illustration of your love for mom. She’ll be super comfortable whether she’s wearing them during a run, or just around the house.
Get them: $18 (originally $30), ashleystewart.com
- 32 Gift Ideas for Fit and Healthy Moms
- Mother’s Day Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life
- 1. Lightweight Dumbbells
- 2. Headphones
- 3. Water Bottle
- 4. Sports Bras
- 5. Fitness Trackers
- 6. Sneakers
- 7. Foam Rollers
- 8. Backpack
- 9. Gift Card
- 10 Fitness Gifts all Active Moms will Love
- 50 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Active Moms, Recommended by Pros
- Melissa Johnson-White, 3-time Olympic trials qualifier, mom of one
- Jessica Tondre, runner, mom of two
- Jenna Wolfe, co-host of Fox Sports First Things First, mom of two
- Emily Jenson, Backcountry gearhead, mom of two
- Jen Segger, global endurance coach, mom of one
- Meredith Kessler, professional triathlete, Red Bull athlete and mom of one
- Erin Isakov, founder of Erin Snow and mom of three
- Lisa Edlund, Backcountry gearhead, mom of three
- Juliet Starrett, co-founder of MobilityWOD, world champion, CrossFit athlete, mom of two
- Christina Caruso, mom of one
- Stephanie Bruce, Hoka One One athlete and mom of two
- Astrid Swan, Barry’s Bootcamp instructor and soon-to-be mom of one
- Mirinda Carfrae, IRONMAN world champion, and mom of one
- Sarah Haskins, triathlete, Olympian, and mom of two
- Amanda Nurse, Heartbreaker run coach, adidas ambassador, and mom of one
- Kimmy Fasani, pro snowboarder, Lululemon elite athlete, and mom of one
- Caitlin Landesberg, founder of Sufferfest Beer Company, mom of one
- 10 BEST FITNESS GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
- 1. A HIGH-QUALITY ARMBAND FOR CARRYING HER PHONE.
- ARMPOCKET, THE ULTIMATE ARMBAND
- 2. A FITNESS TRACKER TO TRACK PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
- FITNESS TRACKER
- 3. A NICE GYM BAG TO CARRY CLOTHES AND OTHER FITNESS GEAR.
- FASHION GYM BAG
- 4. BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES TO LISTEN TO MUSIC.
- BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
- 5. A BIKING HELMET FOR PROTECTION DURING A RIDE.
- BIKE HELMET
- 6. A FOAM ROLLER TO WORK OUT ALL THE KINKS IN HER MUSCLES.
- FOAM ROLLER
- 7. HOW ABOUT A NEW PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES?
- WORKOUT SHOES
- 8. A FANCY NEW WATER BOTTLE TO KEEP THEM HYDRATED.
- WATER BOTTLE
- 9. YOGA MATS ARE FOR MORE THAN YOGA.
- YOGA MAT
- 10. NEW WORKOUT CLOTHES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED.
- QUALITY WORKOUT CLOTHES
32 Gift Ideas for Fit and Healthy Moms
A handmade macaroni-covered card was fine when you were in kindergarten, but these days we think Mom deserves something that won’t crumble after a few weeks. Whether your Mama is into cooking, running, yoga, hitting the gym — or just hitting the snooze button — we’ve got great gift ideas for every budget.
For the Amateur Chef
Photo: Blue Apron
1. Blue Apron Subscription
Even the best cooks need a little help every once in a while. Blue Apron delivers pre-measured ingredients and instructions for three fresh, healthy recipes per week. Choose how many people you’re cooking for, then pick either the vegetarian or the meat/seafood option.
2. Wine of the Month Club
More into rosé than running? A wine club is a great way to discover the intricacies of wine. Most wine subscription services deliver 12 bottles once every three months — definitely enough for a heart-healthy glass every night. The Wall Street Journal Wine Club and Laithwaites Wine Club are both good options.
3. Herb Garden Kit
Spice up cooking with fresh herbs grown right at home. Stop by a home and garden store for a pretty pot, soil, plant food, and herb seeds such as basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and chives. Or, order an all-in-one herb garden kit like this one from Burpee.
4. “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman
This book is unbelievably useful for anyone getting started — or looking for inspiration — in the kitchen. Bittman includes 2,000 recipes from simple to complex, with detailed instructions and variations to personalize each dish.
For the Healthy Foodie
5. Dark Chocolate
Here’s a hint: most women will appreciate a well-made, rich bar of dark chocolate (no chalky milk chocolate here, thank you very much). Indulge ethically with a sweet tread made from sustainably grown, Fair Trade beans. Some knockout brands that feature delicious, innovative flavors as well as a morally commendable business model include Alter Eco, Dagoba, and Madécasse.
6. Naturebox Subscription
Choosing a healthy snack is easy when a boxful of nutritious goodies arrives once a month. Naturebox delivers five packages of wholesome nibbles, from nuts to crackers to cookies made with whole-wheat flour and 100-percent fruit juice.
7. Homemade Meal
This isn’t the fanciest or most innovative suggestion, but for many mothers, a simple and heartfelt gift is far better than an expensive one. A nice bottle of wine, a delicious home-cooked meal, and plenty of conversation make a great last-minute present. If Mom is the main dinner chef at home, treat her with some precious moments of relaxation while you slave over the hot stove preparing her favorite meal. Don’t forget dessert! A bar of dark chocolate, perhaps?
8. “Superfood Kitchen” by Julie Morris
Figuring out how to get the most out of healthy ingredients is a snap with Morris’s cookbook. With recipes from breakfast (Banana Seed Bread) to dinner (Quinoa with Secret Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes) mom will know exactly what to do with a fresh haul from the farmer’s market.
For the Domestic Goddess
9. DIY Body Scrub
Encourage your mom to take some “me time” every once in a while with a set of homemade bath products. Pantry staples like oatmeal, sugar, and salt exfoliate, while bananas and milk moisturize. Pick a recipe, mix it up, and pour it into a pretty glass bottle for an attractive and useful gift.
10. Organic Flowers of the Month Club
If there’s anything better than flowers on Mother’s Day, it’s flowers any day of the year. Studies show that a vase of pretty blooms can increase productivity and creativity, and reduce depression and anxietyWhat is the evidence to support the use of therapeutic gardens for the elderly? Detweiler MB, Sharma T, Detweiler JG, Murphy PF, Lane S, Carman J, Chudhary AS, Halling MH, Kim KY. Psychiatry Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Geriatric Research Group, Salem, VA, Virginia Tech-Carillion School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Roanoke, VA, USA. Psychiatry Investigation. 2012 June;9(2):100-10.. Sign up for a flower of the month club to get fresh blooms delivered once a month for three months, six months, or a full year (depending on your budget). Many online flower companies offer monthly services but some, like Organic Bouquet, only deal with sustainable, organic, and ethically produced flowers.
11. Massage or Salon Gift Certificate
There’s nothing better than a day at the spa for getting some serious R and R. Book a massage session (or any other relaxing treatment) at a local salon. Getting a massage has been proven to reduce physical pain, boost mood, and fight overall stressEffects of massage on pain, mood status, relaxation, and sleep in Taiwanese patients with metastatic bone pain: A randomized clinical trial. Jane, S.W., Chen, S.L., Wilkie, D.J., et al. Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Pain. E pub July 11..
12. “Feng Shui That Makes Sense” by Cathleen McCandless
Clearing, organizing, and reorienting your home according to ancient feng shui principles sounds difficult, but this book makes it totally approachable. Feng shui is all about reorganizing objects to help balance the flow of energy (or chi) through a room. McCandless breaks down feng shui and clearly explains how to use the techniques to create a beautiful, comfortable home.
For the Yogi
Photo by Jordan Shakeshaft
13. Fair Trade Clothing and Equipment
Let your mom focus on her practice (and not on a stinky, slippery mat) with eco-friendly yoga equipment. We love the mats and blocks made from sustainable materials like bamboo, cork, jute, and natural rubber from yoga company Hugger Mugger. Well-designed, sustainable threads from prAna or Hyde Yoga will help mom bend and stretch without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction or un-comfy seams.
14. “Tara Stiles: This is Yoga” Four DVD Set
Why shell out bucks for yoga classes when you can get your om on in the middle of the living room? Score Tara Stiles’ new four-DVD set — including Daily Yoga, Beginners Yoga, AM/PM Yoga, and Complete Yoga Library — provides plenty of yoga routines and instruction for all levels. Want even more routines? Head to Stiles’ website for yoga downloads and more DVDs.
15. Gift Certificate to Local Studio
For a more social yoga experience, gift mom a voucher for a class or personal session at a local yoga studio. She’ll be able to work on technique, learn new poses, and meet like-minded yogis in town.
16. “Hell-Bent” by Benjamin Lorr
This non-fiction book is a must-read for any yoga devotee, especially those who get their kicks from Bikram yoga. Lorr supplements the tale of his two-year journey through the world of competitive yoga with plenty of research and interviews with yogis, scientists, and doctors. It’s a fascinating (and more than a bit strange) story of extremes, the amazing human body, and yoga.
For the Gym Buff
17. Actvyist Gym Bag
Is mom still schlepping her clothes and sneaks in a falling-apart shopping bag? If so, it’s definitely time for an upgrade. And while you’re at it, choose a bag that does some good for the world while keeping undies out of sight. With the purchase of each gym bag, Actvyist donates money to funding girls’ sports teams and facilities in Niceragua. Why sports? Studies show that staying active and committing to a team can help girls be healthier, happier, and better educated.
18. Personal Training Gift Certificate
Don’t get stuck in a rut! Purchase a session with a personal trainer to teach Mom some new moves at the gym. She’ll learn correct technique, challenging routines, and more importantly, how to build build strength (which is essential to maintaining healthy bones, especially for women). After she learns the moves, think about joining her for a sweat session — working out with a buddy can help both of you get better resultsAerobic exercise is promoted when individual performance affects the group: a test of the Kohler motivation gain effect. Irwin, B.C., Scorniaenchi, J., Kerr, N.L. et al. Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2012;44(2):151-9..
19. GymBoss Interval Timer
Futzing around with an iPhone or old-school stop watch wastes valuable gym time. Help your mom be as productive as possible at the gym with the Gym Boss Timer. Repeating intervals makes it easy to keep track of HIIT, Tabata, sprints, or any kind of timedtraining.
20. “The First 20 Minutes” by Gretchen Reynolds
We all want to be healthy, but there’s tons of information out there — how are we supposed to know what’s legit? Reynolds, who writes the popular “Phys Ed” column for The New York Times, breaks down health and fitness with recent research and science. Her new book debunks fitness myths and explains current fitness findings in clear, understandable language. It’s a must-read for anyone serious about staying healthy and fit for life, not just until swimsuit season.
For the Runner
21. Foam Roller
A long stretching and foam rolling session is the icing on the cake of a long, tough run. Foam rolling loosens up tight muscles and helps connective tissue stay healthy and supple. A Trigger Point foam roller and The Stick’s Marathon Stick will do the trick and keep sore muscles at bay.
22. Garmin Forerunner 10
This gift is a bit more expensive than the other ideas, but it’s a perfect gift for a marathoning mom. The Garmin GPS tracks distance, pace, and calories burned, plus it records past information to keep track of goals. Best of all, it’s super lightweight and user-friendly — start tracking with the push of a button, and go.
Few things are more annoying than earphones that fall out every few strides. Enter Yurbuds, invented by two active dudes who were sick of dealing with flimsy headphones while training for triathlons and marathons. Yurbuds are guaranteed to stay in, even when the going gets tough. A brightly-colored pair will help Mom focus in on a tough run.
24. “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall
Whether or not your mom runs barefoot or sticks with sneaks, this book can provide her with some inspiration. The book centers on the Tarahumara tribe, a native Mexican population famous for their unbelievable running endurance, grace, and speed. Over the course of his research, McDougall learns to run like a Tarahumara, goes behind the scenes of the American ultrarunning community, and even travels down to the Mexican canyons for a race with the amazing runners themselves.
For the Zen Mama
Photo by Jordan Shakeshaft
25. Gift Certificate for Meditation Class
Meditation is much more than sitting with your eyes closed. For someone looking to get into mindfulness meditation, a guided class can be a great introduction. Scope out meditation centers in your area and score a gift card to help mom learn how to relax and reconnect.
26. Aromatherapy Set
While studies show that aromatherapy doesn’t always reduce anxiety, sniffing yummy-scented oils can still be a pleasant, comforting experience. If mom is more earth mama than tiger mother, gift her a beginner kit of essential oils. Introduce her to aromatherapy with some aromatherapy bath products or a small set of oils.
27. Tea Notes
If your mom’s into her afternoon tea, Tenota tea notes will be right up her alley. Go to the website, pick out a tea, and write out messages for each bag. Every time she grabs a packet of Earl Grey or Peppermint Soother, she’ll see a loving, happy message. Warm and fuzzies all around.
28. “Mindfulness for Beginners” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
What is mindfulness? And how the heck do we achieve it? Kabat-Zinn’s book explains how to reconnect with the senses, ease anxiety, stay present in daily activities, and reclaim your “wholeness.” It’s a good introductory guide to anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation.
For the Sleeping Beauty
29. Clock Radio
Scoring a high-quality alarm clock/radio/MP3 dock can be pricey, but a nice one will last long beyond the warrantee. Plus, there’s nothing better than listening to tunes in bed or waking up to a favorite song instead of a blaring alarm clock. iHome makes tons of models at different price points to choose from. More into soothing sounds than the Rolling Stones in the morning? Download the iHome Zen app (or any other white noise soundtrack) and plug it in.
30. Scented Eye Mask
A dark room plus soothing herbs is a recipe for deep, rejuvenating sleep. Hook mom up with a lavender-filled eye mask to let her sleep in. Smelling lavender before bed can help with insomnia. Snag one here or make your own from scratch. Bonus points for bringing breakfast in bed when she finally wakes up!
31. Fancy PJs
Special pajamas (aka not just a scruffy old work t-shirt and sweats) make any night feel special. Splurge on a high-quality set made of sustainable materials, like these super soft jammies from Gaiam made from bamboo and organic cotton.
32. Wake-up Light
Getting up in the morning is easier (and less jarring) with a light alarm clock that mimics the rising sun. Program the time you want to get up in the morning, and the machine gradually increases light intensity for 30 minutes until it’s bright and cheery. Some models also include nature sounds and an iPod dock to make waking up even more pleasant.
What are you getting your mom (or the mother figure in your life) this year? Did we miss any great ideas? Tell us all about it in the comments below or tweet the author @SophBreene.
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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life
by Cheryl S. Grant
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to gift your mom the things she truly wants and deserves. While it can sometimes seem like a tall order to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for the matriarch in your family, there are many great options you can choose from — especially if she’s into fitness! With everything mothers do for those around them, it’s important they also make time for some self-care. So what better gift to give than the gift of health and wellness? Whether she loves running, heading to the gym, or the latest fitness gadgets, these Mother’s Day gifts are items she can use again and again!
1. Lightweight Dumbbells
Lightweight dumbbells are great if she’s into working out in front of the television or likes to go for walks. They can add resistance to her workout, and they’re easy to store away.
Headphones are a must-have whether she likes to go for a run on the treadmill or hit the elliptical. She can listen to her favorite tunes, enjoy an audiobook, or check out the latest and greatest podcast. Nothing makes the time go by fast on the treadmill like some motivating music!
3. Water Bottle
A water bottle may seem like a dull gift, but having the right one can help ensure that she stays hydrated while working out. Choose a lightweight bottle that will fit inside the cup holders at the gym or on her bicycle.
4. Sports Bras
Never underestimate the importance of a good sports bra! They can cut down on the discomfort that bouncing around may cause while exercising. Just make sure you find one in her size and opt for a moisture-wicking fabric!
5. Fitness Trackers
Fitness trackers have come a long way, and many can do more than just count steps. Some models can remind users to take moments during the day to move around or take some cleansing breaths. There are models that can track heart rate, keep a record of sleep patterns, or even remind us to stay hydrated!
While there may be lots of sneakers on the market to choose from, it is very important to get ones that are suited to the workout your mom will be doing. If your mom loves running, choose a shoe that is specific to that. These tend to be lighter than other types and provide support to the areas that will be engaged. There are also shoes that are made for those who like walking or weight training. These shoes often have extra heel and arch support.
7. Foam Rollers
Foam rollers are great because they can help the body recover after a tough workout session. Choose one that has medium firmness, as they are universal and can massage the muscles with a moderate amount of cushioning!
Gym bags are essential to making sure you have everything you need when you arrive at the gym. Backpacks are a useful alternative to the typical gym bag because they provide balance. Instead of having one side of her body weighed down by all her gym equipment, a backpack can distribute the weight more evenly!
9. Gift Card
If she doesn’t already belong to a gym, getting her a Planet Fitness Black Card is a no-brainer. She can use it at any location, work with a trainer for free, and bring you along as a guest without any extra fees. What better way is there to spend time with your mom than getting healthy together?
Mothers do a lot for everyone in their lives, but it’s important they take some time for themselves as well. So, show your mom some love and appreciation this Mother’s Day by giving her the gift of wellness!
10 Fitness Gifts all Active Moms will Love
You can never go wrong with these gifts for your #FitMom!
Mother’s Day is the perfect holiday to give any fitness-minded mom a gift she’ll really use. With warmer weather and longer days quickly approaching, getting outside is easier than ever—especially with these amazing gifts for all fitness levels.
Whether your mom’s a yogi, indoor cycling fanatic, functional trainer, or just likes to get active outdoors, these 10 gifts will give her workout an extra special push—you.
- Foot Massager: After a tough workout or a long day at the office, all she wants is to take her shoes off and relax. Give her the gift that pampers her and reduces foot pain by supporting the feet. Check out this Best Seller on Amazon.
- Spa Day: A massage or spa day is a gift that you know she’ll love. Spoil the woman in your life with a few hours of total relaxation, you know she deserves it. Check out the special savings at our very own Serenity Day Spas in Old Town or Worldgate.
- Mani + Pedi: With the flip flop weather quickly approaching, women are making their appointments to get mani/pedi’s. Take the stress away and book the appointment for her. She’ll appreciate the extra mile you went to make her feel special and thought of.
- Wireless Headphones: Like functional jewelry but for working out, these gold headphones are as pretty as a pair of earrings. More than just for good looks, their wireless design prevents swinging cords from getting in her way for an uninterrupted sweat session. Mom will love these BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones in Matte Gold found on Amazon.
- Fitness Tracker: Or, you can go with a more functional wrist accessory, like a fitness tracker. If she has mentioned she wanted one or is ready for an upgrade, give her and her workout an extra boost with a FitBit or activity tracker.
- New Workout Outfit (or giftcard): Know exactly what she likes: leggings, tanks, tops, jackets, shoes, etc.? Great! Pick out a cute new workout outfit that works for the gym and running a few errands. If you’re not a great shopper and don’t even know where to begin… no worries. A gift card to Athleta, Lulu Lemon, Under Armour, Nike, etc. will make her smile too!
- Cute Mug + Coffee: Coffee, when consumed before exercise, can cause fat cells to be used as an energy source as opposed to glycogen. Also, the high amounts of caffeine in black coffee will increase your metabolism, which makes you burn more calories throughout the day. Having coffee before exercise enhances that effect even more! Plus, there are tons of cute motivational mugs that will not only enhance her Mother’s Day, but her workouts too!
- Yoga Mat: Give mom’s yoga practice an extra-personal touch with an adorable yoga mat. Doesn’t mom deserve to get her zen on in style? Find a cheeky yoga mat on Bando!
- Gym Bag: No matter what type of physical fitness floats her boat or where she’s going after her workout, this versatile duffel bag has tons of compartments to hold all kinds of gear and accessories, including a laptop and a yoga mat. Interior pockets separate sweaty items and there’s even a removable heat-resistant one for hot hair tools when she needs to touch up and go. Don’t be surprised if she uses this way beyond her class or gym session. Find it at Lululemon!
- Clean Cookbook: Give your Mom the gift of eating good, as well as feeling good. This cookbook by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, celebrates clean eating and includes recipes full of flavor: featuring wholes grains, fresh produce, and fresh herbs. Find it on Amazon!
50 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Active Moms, Recommended by Pros
This year Mother’s Day falls on May 13th, which is right around the corner. Picking out the perfect gift to honor the mom in your life — whether she’s your mother, your wife, sister, aunt, or friend — can be tricky. It’s one day she should feel especially pampered, taken care of and thanked. To help you jump-start the tenuous process of finding a gift, we asked 15 active moms (and one future mom) what one gift they would love to receive and added a couple alternates as well. Pair your gift with breakfast in bed (if possible), and you’re sure to win the day.
Melissa Johnson-White, 3-time Olympic trials qualifier, mom of one
“As an active mom, my days are filled from morning to night! On Mother’s Day I’d love a few minutes of extra sleep, a new pair of Brooks Launch and a babysitter so I can blast a long run, and brunch with my family to fuel up. As a mom, being able to have some time for myself to get a run in is priceless.”
Check out Melissa’s coaching and PRs: here.
Kinvara by Saucony $110
Epic React by Nike $150
Jessica Tondre, runner, mom of two
“Being a mom means I’m always on the go and I’m never off the clock. I’m fortunate that I have amazing kids but every now and then the stress of the week makes me crave a glass of wine! Many moms, athletes and runners shy away from wine because of the high sugar, empty calories and how it makes them feel the day after. I’ve found that with FitVine I feel great and it fits into my clean eating lifestyle without making me feel like I’ve gotten off track. No matter if it’s a kid activity, a long run or a gym workout, I feel okay about having a glass!”
Check out Jessica’s race calendar, recipes and more: here.
2016 Verdejo by Simué $12
Bottle Club by Cellars Wine Club $29/shipment
Jenna Wolfe, co-host of Fox Sports First Things First, mom of two
“Amidst my juggle as a mother of two energetic young girls, a co-host of Fox Sports, FirstThingFirst, writing and other career obligations, I still prioritize daily workouts and self-care. One of the best gifts I ever received is my RumbleRoller foam roller. It’s practical, efficient and gets the job done. I have used other foam rollers but the RumbleRoller is ideal for active moms that need a deeper tissue massage, as the high profile bumps break up discomfort from tight muscles and help keep me loose. Their compact-size roller and beastie ball are also staples in my gym bag and carry on bag for travel.”
Check out Jenna’s workouts: here.
Foam Massage Roller by 321 Strong $22
GRID Foam Roller by TriggerPoint $39
Emily Jenson, Backcountry gearhead, mom of two
“As a Gearhead and mom, I want my kids to be involved and excited for camping, so I’m always on the hunt for cool camping gadgets and cooking tools. These get the kids helping out with the work, while still having a lot of fun. The Camp Chef Puff Cooking Iron is super fun for kids of most ages and really easy to use. Having a couple of these in my camping kits would be delicious fun for everybody.”
Check out Emily’s gear picks: here.
Italia Pizza Kit by Camp Chef $50
3 Wood-Fire Pizza Oven by UUNI $300
Jen Segger, global endurance coach, mom of one
“A gift that combines functionality with femininity… a new tank would be the perfect Mothers Day gift. As I shed layers from winter training, a bright and vibrant Icebreaker Cool-Lite Comet Lite cap Sleeve Tee to take to the trails would be a great new versatile piece for spring running. The capped sleeve system is ideal for temperature regulation in mixed and variable conditions.”
Check out Jen’s endurance coaching and adventures: here.
Flow Tank by Backcountry $40
Beyond the Wall Tank by The North Face $60
Meredith Kessler, professional triathlete, Red Bull athlete and mom of one
“This is the ultimate recovery equipment for muscular pain and body aches from being an active mom and/or human! The research behind this portable compression system has shown it to be a fast, simple and effective way to relieve workout fatigue and bolster recovery time so you can do it all over again day after day! So powerful, yet so light at just 2.2 pounds.”
Check out Meredith’s upcoming races and blog: here.
Heat Kneading Leg and Foot Massager by Yescome $XX
Recovery R8 by Roll $129
Erin Isakov, founder of Erin Snow and mom of three
“Mother’s Day is the time when I switch over from skiing to outdoor tennis, hiking, sailing and water sports. It is also the time that I start working hard in my garden. I have a tradition with my three children that we usually go to a plant nursery together to select three different perennial flowers. Every year our garden grows in a meaningful way. I also indulge myself in some gear to take part in my favorite spring/summer outdoor activities. This year in honor of my love of all things nature, I am grabbing a pair of Erin Snow Peri Shorts in Navy Floral and a Raven Crop Top in Navy. The top is made from recycled nylon and the shorts are printed using an earth-friendly method. I can use this outfit for tennis, hiking, paddle boarding and throw on a windbreaker for sailing. Something to feel good about and help me enjoy some of my favorite activities with my favorite little people.”
Check out all of Erin’s fitness gear: here.
Compression Socks by COMRAD $21
Color Block by Vim & VIGR $33
Lisa Edlund, Backcountry gearhead, mom of three
“As a mother of three hungry and active teenagers, outdoor cooking is a priority for me. This cookset is not only beautiful, but incredibly functional. The nesting pots with integrated strainer is the perfect size for basecamp and will free up some room in my kitchen box. I can’t wait to cook my famous poached salmon with spaghetti marinara after a long hike!”
Check out what Lisa’s currently testing: here.
Stainless Pioneer Camp Set by GSI Outdoors $110
Trail Lite Duo System by MSR $70
Juliet Starrett, co-founder of MobilityWOD, world champion, CrossFit athlete, mom of two
“Professional and recreational athletes alike are both working at levels of intensity that would have astounded us even a decade ago. And yet the rule remains simple, “You cannot cheat your physiology.” What you can do is facilitate and enhance the way your miraculous body already handles congestion and its ability to recover after strenuous sport, hard training, and vigorous activity. MarcPro is unmatched in its ability to reduce the “session cost” to the citizen athlete. This means we can train and play harder because our bodies have recovered faster and are ready to go again.”
Check out Juliet’s fitness programming: here.
TENS 7000 by Roscoe Medical $26
G2PRO Professional Massager by TheraGun $599
Christina Caruso, mom of one
“From the Miami boardwalk to the sandy beaches of the Jersey shore and the bustling beat of our track in NYC, baby and I are staying fit and on the go with the Thule Urban Glide 2 jogging stroller. I’m always out and about walking/jogging and this jogger looks like it can handle anything. It’s super lightweight, glides with ease and folds and stores with one hand. It sounds like a win to me!”
Check out Christina’s healthy living endeavors: here.
Revolution Pro by BOB $500
Zoom 360 Ultralight by Joovy $220
Stephanie Bruce, Hoka One One athlete and mom of two
“HOKA Smarty Pants Sweats. I recommend these pants for moms, because every mom needs a solid pair of comfy sweats to live in. After working, training, and trying to manage your household, kids, and sanity a good pair of Smarty Pants Sweats makes you feel at home. They’re lightweight, form-fitting but stretch to your comfort. I pretty much live in these sweats.”
Check out Stephanie’s coaching, camping and race recaps: here.
Cloudknit Sweats by Outdoor Voices $85
Living Easy Sweats by Beyond Yoga $100
Astrid Swan, Barry’s Bootcamp instructor and soon-to-be mom of one
“For Mother’s Day I would love a pair of new Oliver Peoples aviator sunglasses. Mine got stolen and I need a pair to drive in and take walks with the baby without squinting!”
Check out Astrid’s classes: here.
Dipseas by Sunski $55
Wilcox 41mm Polarized Bold Round Sunglasses by SALT $415
Mirinda Carfrae, IRONMAN world champion, and mom of one
“My go-to gear is centered around our new addition to the family. The Allen Sports trailer/jogger is constructed of lightweight aluminum with easy assembling, which is key when traveling solo with Izzy for racing. I use the two-child trailer because we never travel light! With so many events and people around, the bug screen sun shade has been great to be able to create some privacy for my daughter. I can’t wait to start using the trailer hitch this summer.”
Check out Mirinda’s race results and schedule: here.
City Mini GT by Baby Jogger $306
Arrow Jogging Stroller by Schwinn $220
Sarah Haskins, triathlete, Olympian, and mom of two
“Every mom on the go needs the MISSION Max Instant Cooling Towel. You simply wet it and it will keep you cool for hours. It’s super soft, machine washable and perfect to take on the summer heat.”
Check out Sarah’s races and blog: here.
The Original Chill Pal Towel by Chill Pal $12
Cooling Towel by Alfamo $8+
Amanda Nurse, Heartbreaker run coach, adidas ambassador, and mom of one
“Epsom salts are great for a relaxing bath (alone!) and for sore muscles.”
Check out Amanda’s upcoming classes: here.
Epsoak Everyday by San Francisco Salt Co. $28
Soothe & Sleep Lavender Moisturizing Body Wash by Dr. Teal’s $6
Kimmy Fasani, pro snowboarder, Lululemon elite athlete, and mom of one
“Lululemon’s Align Pant is my go-to gift. They are buttery-soft and allow me to go through my day feeling covered and secure — whether I’m hiking, rock-climbing or flowing through my practice. As a mom, I need to be able to take care of my newborn with no distractions, and these offer just that.”
Check out Kimmy’s latest travels and blog: here.
Training Power Crops by Nike $55
Zero Gravity Ankle Leggings by Sweaty Betty $135
Caitlin Landesberg, founder of Sufferfest Beer Company, mom of one
“I’ve been eyeing Ultimate Directions Mountain Belt 4.0. It’s the fanny pack for the mom on the go. Between pushing a stroller or wearing a carrier, I’m always in need of back pockets for my keys, water, a credit card or a pacifier, so I have my essentials with me. It also doubles as a mini commuter pack because I’m trying to run home from the office a couple day a week.”
Check out Caitlin’s upcoming Sufferfest Races: here.
FlipBelt by FlipBelt $29
Pulse Hydration Belt by Salomon $35
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10 BEST FITNESS GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to give any mom a gift she’ll really use. Many moms love a good workout and with warm weather here, she will most likely kick it into full gear – especially if she has the proper workout accessories available.
It doesn’t matter if your mom is a Pilates fan, cyclist, weightlifter, or just enjoys some everyday outdoor activities, these 10 gifts will give her workout the special touch that she will always remember came from you.
1. A HIGH-QUALITY ARMBAND FOR CARRYING HER PHONE.
ARMPOCKET, THE ULTIMATE ARMBAND
Starting at $29.95
Armpocket armbands are the perfect sports armband for her phone. With added space for credit cards, cash and anything else needed for someone living an active lifestyle. These sleek cases will protect her portable device securely through the elements.
Current Deal: Coupon Code MOM17
2. A FITNESS TRACKER TO TRACK PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
Starting at $15.99
Fitness (or activity) trackers are wearable devices that record a person’s daily physical activity, together with other data relating to their fitness or health, such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, etc. This is the perfect way to count calorie burn and keep active.
3. A NICE GYM BAG TO CARRY CLOTHES AND OTHER FITNESS GEAR.
FASHION GYM BAG
Starting at $24.99
That old duffel bag or backpack needs to go away and it’s up to you to bring the mom in your life up-to-date with a nice, fashion-forward gym bag. This way she can look great and feel great.
4. BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES TO LISTEN TO MUSIC.
Starting at $39.99
Who doesn’t want to listen to music while they workout? However, no one wants that pesky cord in their way. With a nice set of Bluetooth headphones, the mom in your life will be working out in style.
5. A BIKING HELMET FOR PROTECTION DURING A RIDE.
Starting at $19.99
Whether your mom bikes for fun or rides in centenarian races, a good helmet will protect her head. With this helmet, she can stay protected and looking sharp.
6. A FOAM ROLLER TO WORK OUT ALL THE KINKS IN HER MUSCLES.
Starting at $14.99
Once you learn what a foam roller does, you will never go back to just a quick stretch after a workout. This type of roller will keep your muscles from getting tight and will make working out (especially running) a breeze.
7. HOW ABOUT A NEW PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES?
Starting at $49.99
The right shoes can figuratively “make or break” an outfit, but they can literally make or break a workout. Get the mom in your life a good pair of shoes and she will certainly thank you for it.
8. A FANCY NEW WATER BOTTLE TO KEEP THEM HYDRATED.
Starting at $9.99
Chances are, you’ve seen these new water bottles pop up everywhere. They will keep something cold for 24 hours and other things warm for up to 12 hours! Get mom in on the trend.
9. YOGA MATS ARE FOR MORE THAN YOGA.
Starting at $14.99
Is your mom zen? Want to help her get there? Get her one of these beautiful yoga mats for her to use in her workouts. Everything from yoga to stretching to Pilates can be easier (and cleaner) with a good mat.
10. NEW WORKOUT CLOTHES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED.
QUALITY WORKOUT CLOTHES
Starting at $34.99
There’s nothing worse than cheap workout clothes. With some nice, high-quality gear your mom can workout in style, comfort, and not have to worry about cheap clothes getting in her way.
What are you getting the moms in your life for Mother’s Day? Let us know!
INSIST ON THE BEST… INSIST ON ARMPOCKET!
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