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Gym Memberships

Many gyms have free-trial memberships for those who aren't sure of what gym they would like to join or if the gym is for them.

X Sport Fitness Club
Location: 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY (in the Roosevelt Field Mall)
Deals: Free week of membership before buying. Memberships costs start at $19.95 a month.
Amenities: X Sport features swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, salons, tanning, a gourmet juice bar, and classes on spin, yoga, and zumba.


Planet Fitness
Locations: Melville, Levittown, Cale Place, Glen Cove, Centereach, Hampton Bays, Hicksville, Riverhead, and Rocky Point
Deals: Once a year, Planet Fitness offers a $10.00/month membership for new members. The gym still has cheap prices from $15.00-$25.00 a month.
Amenities: Known as the "judgment free zone." Planet Fitness offers a friendly, safe place for those uncomfortable to work out without shame.


New York Sports Club (NYSC)
Locations: Garden City, Long Beach, Commack, Great Neck, Oceanside, East Meadow, Port Jefferson, Deer Park, Huntington, and Syosset.
Deals: $30.00 for a 30 day trial gym membership. The trial includes classes and free access to any part of the gym.
Amenities: Group exercise classes, pools, personal training, and small group training. Babysitters are available for people with children.

Healthy gifts you'll want to receive

Most of us spend the holiday season chowing down on our favorite foods. But everyone has that healthy friend who chooses the gym and a bottle of water over the holiday party and eggnog. Here are our favorite gifts for the health nut in your life.

Zumba Starting price: Depending on the class, could
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Zumba

Starting price: Depending on the class, could be as low as $15 per class

What it is: A Latin dance fitness program that uses popular music to create a dance.

Why it's cool: Different styles of music are used. The point of Zumba is to dance, have fun, and get fit while doing it.

Specs: Check out this article for more ideas! http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/sports-fitness/zumba-nightspots-are-taking-shape-1.3332000

VSX Sexy Sport Bra Starting Price: $24.50 to
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VSX Sexy Sport Bra

Starting Price: $24.50 to $68.50

What it is: Comfortable and stylish sports bra to wear while working out at home or the gym

Why it's a cool gift: Victoria's Secret unleashed its new line, which focuses on smart, stylish, sexy sports garments.

Specs: The bras come in an array of neon colors such as pink, green, and purple, and in black and gray. Yoga pants and shirts are also available.

P90X Extreme Home Fitness Starting Price: $39.95 per
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P90X Extreme Home Fitness

Starting Price: $39.95 per month

What it is: Fitness videos and tips on how to eat healthier

Why it's a cool gift: P90X is one of the most popular training gifts. Pro-athletes have been known to use the P90X.

Specs: The P90X comes with 12 workouts focused on chiseling your body. It also includes the flexible Nutrition Plan.

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CamelBak Groove Starting Price: $17 What it is:
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CamelBak Groove

Starting Price: $17

What it is: A reusable water bottle that filters the water before you drink it.

Why it's a cool gift: The Groove is lightweight and easy to use.

Specs: Filters should be changed every two months. Replacement filters are available at retailers such as Target and Sports Authority.

Garmin Forerunner 405 Starting Price: $219.99 What it
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Garmin Forerunner 405

Starting Price: $219.99

What it is: GPS-enabled sport watch that tracks your training, then wirelessly sends the data to your computer.

Why it's a cool gift: Forerunner 405 monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate. Each run is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data to see how you've improved. You even can download recorded courses to compete against previous workouts.

Specs: The watch changes from training to an everyday, personal watch. Forerunner 405 comes in black or green. It can be ordered online or found at Target and Best Buy.

Vibram FiveFingers Shoes Starting Price: $75 What it
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Vibram FiveFingers Shoes

Starting Price: $75

What it is: Shoes that are lightweight and open and are said to help with balance and toning muscles.

Why it's a cool gift: These shoes are not only comfortable, but they allow your feet and toes to move as well as improving posture.

Specs: The shoes come in an assortment of varieties. Some shoes are used for running, others are used for hiking, swimming, and just everyday use. They come in sizes for kids and adults as well as different colors. The shoes can be ordered online or found at REI.

Under Armour Cold-Gear Starting Price: $49.99 What it
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Under Armour Cold-Gear

Starting Price: $49.99

What it is: Shirts and leggings that trap the heat of your body inside the clothes to keep you warm.

Why it's a cool gift: Cold-Gear is easy to wash and comfortable for those who like to take runs in any weather or wear to the gym.

Specs: Cold-Gear is available as leggings, pants and shirts and come in a variety of colors and styles. They also help prevent odor. Buy online or at retailers such as Nordstrom, Modell's, Sports Authority and Dick's Sporting Goods.

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