Holiday fitness gifts trend from high-tech to basic
"They do a great job queuing movements and creating flow," she said.
Richard Cotton of the American College of Sports Medicine suggests giving the fitness novice the gift of a personal trainer.
"The best is human assistance," he said. "Another way is a beginner group exercise class."
He also suggests a gift certificate for shoes at a running store equipped with a treadmill.
"You need shoes that fit your gait," he said. "People should always get their gait analyzed."
Golden likes to cite the law of reciprocity to the personal trainers she manages. "I always tell them to get their clients something," she said.
And what does the personal trainer want for Christmas? "I like the roller, or a new jump rope," she said. "Fitness people aren't hard to please. Get me a new yoga mat and I'm happy."
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