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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for those seeking fitness, wellness

Each year without fail, losing weight and getting fit is high on the list of resolutions made in America. In 2018, 53 percent of Americans resolved to save money while 45 percent said they wanted to lose weight or get in shape. This year, help fitness-minded friends or family get a head start on their goals with the following gift ideas.

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Fitbit Charge 3, $149

Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker is a health and fitness smartwatch that keeps a seven-day charge and offers touch-screen operation. Other features include heart rate monitoring, swim mode for tracking strokes in real-time and accurate tracking for runs. Get it at a range of retailers, including Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s and more.

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Tommy John Air Mesh Long Sleeve, $72

The underwear brand started by a husband-and-wife team has branched into workout wear with a new line known as Air. The innovative line includes this long-sleeve shirt for men, which is made with lightweight, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial material that is low-friction on skin. The shirt can easily be rinsed, dried and worn again in under four hours. Get it at tommyjohn.com. 

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Caraa x Athleta weekender bag, $158

This sleek bag will store all essential items for the daily commute or weekend getaways. It has a protected laptop compartment and a phone charger pocket to help phones stay charged on the go. There are four external pockets and one interior pocket designed to hold a water bottle. The cross-body strap makes it easy to carry. It is available at Athleta.com.

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BackBeat Fit 3100, $149

These waterproof and sweatproof earbuds remain stable during a tough workout while the trademarked Always Aware eartips feature ensures safety while training in any environment. Get the headphones online at plantronics.com.

Backslash Fit Smart Mat, $90

Not only does the Backslash Fit yoga mat roll up by itself, but when paired with the Women’s Health Yoga on Amazon Alexa, it talks you through whatever flow is happening for the day. The mat is 4 inches longer than the average yoga mat, it locks into place for a no-slip grip and it is 5 millimeters thick for a cushioned feel. It is available at Amazon.com.

Athleisure brand Fabletics, $49.95 for monthly membership. CONTRIBUTED
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Fabletics, $49.95, fabletics.com

Kate Hudson co-founded this athleisure brand in 2013. Five years later, the brand has stores in 18 cities nationwide with plans to expand nationally and globally through 75 new stores. Until a brick-and-mortar location comes to the neighborhood, sign up online for the monthly membership, which charges $49.95 at the beginning of the month when new items are released. Members can skip the month or get a store credit to use at a later time on any merchandise.

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Camden Gear Hydration Set, $36 (price may change)

Perfect for runners, this belt does not bounce while running. The pouch fits phone, keys and more while two side pockets fit 6-ounce water bottles. Get it now at amazon.com.

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Goop Phys Ed Recovery Soak, $35

This mix of Epsom and Dead Sea salts helps muscles rebound after a workout. Botanicals including apple cider vinegar and arnica as well as essential oils such as turmeric, ginger, wildcrafted frankincense, rosemary, lavender and wintergreen combine to soothe and relax the body. Get it at shop.goop.com.

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Bobbi Brown Evolution at GNC, $23-$55

Bobbi Brown, the makeup artist whose philosophy is that beauty begins on the inside, has launched a new chapter of her career with Evolution_18. The brand manifests Brown’s commitment to a holistic lifestyle with four products, including a protein powder, a nightly drink to satisfy cravings and help you sleep, a probiotic for healthy gut bacteria and a supplement to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. The products are available at GNC stores in Lenox Square, Cumberland Mall, Perimeter Mall, Northlake Mall, Southlake Mall, The Gallery at South DeKalb, Hudson Bridge Crossing and the District at Howell Mill. Available at evolution18.com.

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Tone Fitness Kettlebell Set, Amazon, $36.77 (price may fluctuate)

A set of 5-, 10- and 15-pound kettlebells lets the user progress as their fitness routine gets harder. The cement-filled, vinyl-covered kettlebells allow for a full body workout in a short period of time. They are available at amazon.com.

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