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Motivate a Friend to Exercise With a Fitness Gift

Motivate a Friend With a Fitness Gift

After saying that I hated the look of my all-white gym shoes, I was gifted with a new pair of colorful Nike sneaks this week. And because cute gym clothes motivate me to work out, I immediately started plotting a trip to the gym that night just so I could wear them. The whole episode reminded me of the time that I gave a running tank top to an old roommate. She was so excited and touched by the gift that she was out the door in under an hour to go for a run.

While receiving a fitness gift can be a touchy subject for some, I think for the right person it's perfect motivation. If there is someone in your life who is a fitness fanatic, enjoys getting a little extra push, or is trying out a new sport, consider getting him or her something fitness-y as inspiration. Since I received those Nikes, I have seriously been at the gym every night this week. I guess there is something about having new fitness gear coupled with the thoughtfulness of another person that doubles my motivation. How about you?

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inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I agree runningesq! I love getting new workout gear, it defiantly inspires me! My mom got me a couple pairs of running shorts, and like the post I was out the door within an hour. I guess she felt bad because I really wanted the under armour shorts from a recent review on her but they didn't have my size. Plus, she knows how much I love working out!
runningesq runningesq 6 years
As long as you are certain the recipient will appreciate the gift -- and you are giving because you truly believe she will love it/ use it, and not as a "hint hint you need to drop a few pounds" -- I think fitness related gifts are great! I wouldn't give it as "a little push" -- I think that's rude.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 6 years
I would *love* it if someone gave me a fitness-related gift - I'd never be offended, but rather flattered that they consider me athletic! My boyfriend's mom recently gave me a yoga towel for hot yoga classes and though I don't take Bikram classes, I thought it was a really wonderful and thoughtful gift.
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