The 2005 Holiday Gift Guide
For Home GymsThe Original Health Club Step, $69.99
Whether you're buying for an aerobics enthusiast or someone who just takes fitness seriously, this step is a home fitness essential. It's lightweight and adjustable, making it easy to store and versatile to use.
Shaped like cannonballs with handles, these weights come in a range of 9 to 106 pounds and are guaranteed to pump up any strength routine by adding an element of rotation to standard exercises. A welcome change from traditional dumbbells.
If you're looking for a balance board, the Indo Board is a perennial favorite. Great for toning and strength-building, balance boards are ideal for the more advanced fitness guru. The instructional DVD that comes with this board makes this appropriate for the adventurous, intermediate exerciser.
Foam rollers are the hot exercise trend this year. That's probably because the simple design makes them perfect for a variety of exercises, including conditioning, balance, and strength-training. An inexpensive and unique gift for 2005.
The choice of fitness experts far and wide, this dumbbell set from BowFlex is ideal for any home gym because of its compact and versatile design. Why buy dumbbells of varying weights when you can use this set to build from 5 pounds to 52 in moments?
Another essential for any at-home gym, stability balls are ideal for working out several muscle groups at once, improving posture, and improving balance and flexibility. Plus, this model comes with a pump and an exercise chart.
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