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
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. 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
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.
About the author: Lynn Bode is a
certified personal trainer specializing in Internet-based fitness
programs. She founded Workouts For You, which provides affordable online
exercise programs that are custom designed for each individual. Visit: