December 1, 2015Health News You Can Use, ProRehab in the Community

Holiday Gift Guide

Anyone else wondering how it’s already December 1st?! In the blink of an eye, the holidays are just around the corner. It’s time to get shopping! Check out some of our favorite fitness gifts below… there’s something for everyone on your list.




(1) Polar M400 GPS Sports Watch & Activity Tracker (Black) – $229.95:

This watch was developed for runners who wanted a comfortable and durable running watch with sporty design, heart rate sensor, and advanced GPS and training features. It can track and record a runner’s pace, distance, and altitude, as well as other exercise, and monitor performance accurately. The Back to Start feature helps users explore new routes, and the watch provides guidance towards beating personal bests. Coolest feature? The inactivity alert, which motivates you to move after too much downtime.

Fitbit Charge HR (Tangerine) – $149.95:

The Fitbit Charge HR monitors heart rate automatically and continuously right on your wrist to record workouts and track all-day activity like heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes. With an impressive battery life up to 5 days and instant access to every stat, you don’t have to look far for motivation to keep moving. The Fitbit app syncs contacts from phone, email or Facebook, allowing users to invite friends and family to share stats, participate in challenges, send cheers and taunts, and compete on the leaderboard.


(2) 180s Urban Ear Warmers with Headphones – $35:

For the runner who’s outside even on the dreariest of days, this soft shell, wind-resistant ear warmer is the perfect fit. It provides layers of protection to keep wearers warm, dry, and comfortable on the coldest of winter days. The Urban’s patented behind-the-head design fits comfortably over ears and allows them to be worn with other headwear, glasses, and head protection. Best part? The built in headphones.


(3) Platypus SoftBottle™ (Pink) – $8.95:

Flexible, lightweight and durable, the Platypus SoftBottle™ water bottle can be stored in spaces that won’t fit rigid water bottles. 80% lighter than standard hard-plastic bottles, its compact and flexible design allows the bottle to be flattened when empty and rolled up to fit practically anywhere.

S’well® Bottles (Turquoise, Lime Green) – $25-45:

S’well bottles are composed non-toxic stainless steel, keeping drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. The bottles are big enough to fit ice cubes and come in three sizes – 9oz, 17oz, and 25oz. The best part? In addition to cutting down on the 60 million plastic water bottles used daily in the US, S’well® is a proud supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, donating $100,000 to help provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable children in more than 100 countries around the world.


(4) NeueGraphic Poster – $26:

Sometimes the biggest challenge to working out is finding the motivation to do so. A fun framed print is a good reminder that even 10 minutes a day can make a difference.


(5) Xbox 360 & Nike+ Kinect Training:

Fun for the whole family, the Xbox 360 and Nike+ Kinect Training is a great way to get everyone involved. Inspired by athletes, the software gives direct access to elite Nike traininer and sport science to help users of all shapes and sizes get fit. Using the Xbox’s Kinect camera technology, N+KT creates a dynamic and reactive workout program based on your body, your performance and your goals.

Every 4 weeks, the app will assess strength, endurance and overall fitness to benchmark and show progress over time. Social features allow you to workout remotely with your friends or as a team!


(6) AlterG Time at TexPTS/PRPT:

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses technology created by NASA to enable faster lower extremity rehabilitation and safer conditioning while removing up to 80% (in 1% increments) of the weight normally included in these activities. The AlterG’s pressurized enclosure provides counterforce to a person’s weight, greatly reducing the impact force to the musculoskeletal system and creating a stress-free running and walking environment. Across the world, Olympic athletes, professional athletes, runners, and people struggling with obesity or neurological issues like Parkinson’s disease and strokes are operating the technology both in their gyms and at home.

ProRehab Louisville’s Chenoweth Plaza clinic in St. Matthews  has the only publicly accessible AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® in town.  Call 502.749.6950 to book time or purchase a package!


(7) Bionic Cross Training Fitness Gloves:

The Bionic Cross Training Fitness Gloves are a perfect fit for anyone on your list, from the friend who’s mentioned an interest in learning how to properly lift weights to the CrossFit fanatic. Strategically placed anatomical pads help prevent blisters and calluses, making them ideal as gloves for weight lifting and alleviating hand fatigue throughout the regimen. Made to last, these gym gloves are machine washable so you can keep them fresh for your next trip to the gym. Men’s and women’s gloves are available in both fingerless and full glove styles.

Bonus: Bionic even makes specialty Gardening Gloves for Arthritic Hands that help reduce pain and discomfort from swollen and sore joints.


(8) Charity Miles App – Free:

A no-brainer for everyone on your list, the Charity Miles app allows users to earn money for charities every time they run, walk, or bicycle. Corporate sponsors agree to donate a few cents for every mile completed – up to 10¢ per mile for bikers and up to 25¢ per mile for walkers and runners. Browse the app’s list of charities, find the one that you support, and hit the road!


(9) Tennis Shoes – $115 – $170:

Because sometimes the only push you need to get out a moving is a fresh, fun new pair of tennis shoes! Find the Nike pair here and the Asics pair here.