He’s had a membership to the local gym forever, as well as a personal trainer who comes to his house. She has at least two yoga mats and a hall closet full of running shoes. The latest and greatest FitBit? Of course. So what do you get your favorite health and fitness guru? Here are five fresh ideas, all culled from local wellness havens and fitness experts.
Strut her stuff. The camo print of this top and leggings is one of many cool designs from workout wear brand Strut-This. All the brand’s fabrics are Supplex, which is a wicking material that is incredibly comfortable and holds its shape. Hey, a girl can never have too many cute workout outfits. $125 for the set; Fitness Incentive, Babylon Village.
Spend time with a local legend. Born and raised in the Hamptons, Jimmy Minardi trains visiting celebs and locals. His Beach Workout is high intensity, way different than working out in a gym. Sand is unstable, so it strengthens muscle fibers, ligaments and tendons while helping to prevent injuries. Then there’s this: it’s a workout experience you really can’t get anywhere else. A gift package of five beach workouts on Main Beach in East Hampton is $300; MinardiTraining.com.
Reach for the moon. If you’re stumped for an idea for your fitness-buff pal who has everything, how about an insanely gorgeous cookbook from one of LA’s hottest wellness boutiques? With recipes such as “Hot Sex Milk” and “Petal and Berry Tonic,” the Moon Juice Cookbook is a great idea for your Soul Cycle buddy. $30; BeauTeaBar in Cold Spring Harbor.
Float her way fit. We’re surrounded by water on the Island, which makes yoga a little more special. Gift that special yogi a Boga Yoga Board. It allows for combining yoga with stand-up paddleboarding, aka SUP yoga. Boga Yoga was the first company to design a paddleboard specifically made for yoga and fitness—it is wider and floatier—providing greater stability and an awesome glide. Call for pricing; KamaDeva Yoga Studio, East Hampton, 631-604-1382.
No more excuses. If you have a cycling enthusiast on your list who is known to say things like “Eh, it’s too cold to ride today,” he’ll surely thank you for putting a Kurt Kinetic Trainers Road Machine smart trainer under the tree. Much more than just a device that converts his wheels to a stationary bike, it connects to his devices via Bluetooth to both entertain him as he rides and track his training progress. $409; Brickwell Cycling in Greenvale, Great Neck, Syosset and Farmingdale.