Fit-Inspired Gift Ideas… Must-Haves for the Fitness, Wellness Lovers

Fitness, wellness, fit-fashion, has never been more popular…which means there are just so many amazing things to buy to be workout ready.  I am sharing a list of some of my favorites fitness things. Here are a few great gift ideas for the fitness lovers or just great items to get for yourself to help you get ready to spring into a healthy 2015:

 

I fell in love with this Barrewear top and tunic from gwenyth last Christmas and since then have accumulated a small collection. Not only is this top fabulous, the owner, Michelle, has been so wonderful to work with and has been so supportive of Ms Fit For Society and everything I am doing in Barre. Even so much so, she is offering 20% off of her Modern Classic for our MsFits as well as donating $5 of the purchase to the American Stroke Association and Teddy’s Team, a charity near and dear to our hearts. Click here to access this special offer link and then use promotion code: musejessicaholiday2014 (offer good through the end of December).

 

The Modern Classic in Mocha Grey, $88

The Modern Classic in Mocha Grey, $88

 

Hands down, Splits59 is one of my favorite activewear lines. Not only because for a workout line, their clothes have such awesome style, but also because the company is made up of such a wonderful group of people.   Splits59 is always inspiring us to be healthier and “cooler”.  I wear a ton from them, so it’s hard to pick my favorites. But, these capri pants are what I’m really loving right now (use my name jessicadiaz at chekcout for 15% off your purchases at Splits59).

 

 

Nova Racer Performance Capri by Splits59

Nova Racer Performance Capri by Splits59 $98

 

I love anytime I see someone who can rock a one-piece:

Without Walls High Shine Romper, $98

Without Walls High Shine Romper, $98

 

 

Loving this really cool holiday Fit-Fashion Kit for Women and Men from Outdoor Voices. These gift kits includes sweatpants, warm-up leggings, hoodie, sports bra, tote bag, and more:

 

Outdoor Voices Holiday Kit

Outdoor Voices Holiday Kit, $300

 

A favorite of my yoga friends:

 

Maduka Go Free Yoga Backpack, $108-$120

Maduka Go Free Yoga Backpack, $108-$120

 

 

Fitsporation – Need a little fitness-inspiration in your wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites:

No Limits. Wide Shoulder Girly Sweatshirt,  Firedaughter Clothing $38.

No Limits. Wide Shoulder Girly Sweatshirt, Firedaughter Clothing $38

 

 

Passion is Everything pullover by GoodhYouman, $68

Passion is Everything pullover by GoodhYouman, $68

 

 

With All Your Heart, inspirational Barre Socks, on Etsy $20

With All Your Heart, inspirational Barre Socks, on Etsy $20

 

For those of you that like to stand-out and shine at the gym:

 

Leatherback Leggins in Chrome Gloss by Carbon38,  $135

Leatherback Leggins in Chrome Gloss by Carbon38, $135

 

LuLu Lemon Shine shorts, $48

LuLu Lemon Shine shorts, $48

Keeping the shine going…these are number one on my Christmas list. I need these and I am going to add the sparkle accessories piece that can be mix and matched:

 

Oil Slick and Black Headphones from We Are Frends, $199

Oil Slick and Black Headphones from We Are Frends, $199

 

Bauble Bar Gold and Black Cap accessory, $49

Bauble Bar Gold and Black Cap accessory, $49

 

For head-to-toe sparkle:

Nike Free Flash 5.0, $150

Nike Free Flash 5.0, $150

 

On the sweeter side:

Ballet Beautiful Belle Wrap, Net-a-porter, $108

Ballet Beautiful Belle Wrap, Net-a-porter, $108

 

Ballet Beautiful Classic Leg Warmer, $54

Ballet Beautiful Classic Leg Warmer, $54

 

Sweet and local to Boston:

 

 

Crane & Lion Original Tight in Quicksilver, $90

Crane & Lion Original Tight in Quicksilver, $90

 

 

Crane & Lion Wrap Sweater in Wan Blue, $100

Crane & Lion Wrap Sweater in Wan Blue, $100

 

Healthy and local:

I am loving the idea of a gift certificate to our favorite juicery in town, Mother Juice, to add some extra health to your diet. Also a  great gift idea for yourself or someone you know that might love to give juice detox a try!

Mother Juice, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice & raw vegan snacks. Gift Certificates available

Mother Juice, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice & raw vegan snacks. Gift Certificates available

 

Lastly, give the gift of health  awareness by donating to the American Stroke Association. I am sharing my personal donation page here . The money raised for the Stroke Association goes directly to fund research, education, advocacy both locally and nationally to help reduce disability and death from stroke.  The Stroke Association has been such a wonderful support for me and I am so happy to be a part of helping to raise awareness about the importance of knowing the signs, symptoms and ways to reduce your risks of stroke and heart disease. To learn more about why I am such a supporter of the Stroke Association you can read my story at www.heart.org

 

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Happy and Healthy Holidays!

xJessica

Fit for Fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue

Last Thursday at this time, these MsFits were running around Saks like two crazy ladies pulling together the finishing looks for our first ever Fit Fashion Presentation. We wanted to showcase 5 beautiful new summer pieces from Saks that highlight 5 different areas of the body and how you can work them with simple barre exercises to get your body ready for these summer trends.

Yes, trends are just trends, they come and go in a blink of an eye. But each season, there is something new to try, like a different dish at your favorite restaurant… so why not have a little tasting? What I find as a stylist is that people tend to wear a larger array of trends when they feel their best. And they feel their best when they know that they’ve put in the effort to look that way. You don’t have to be a size 0 to attempt every trend, but when you’re playing around with fashion, it’s much more fun when your confidence pushes you to think outside your own fashion box.

The areas of the body that we focused on were the arms, abs, thighs, calves and butt. And for each of our guests we designed our own little cue cards to help them remember the moves… Our amazing illustrator drew each girl in a fun outfit that I designed, with Jess’ careful attention to each one of the poses. We’re also going to be posting our own videos to really show you how to execute each one of these routines… Find the videos here.

Cue Card

Cue Card

 

Cue Card

Cue Card

 

Also, with stroke awareness being an extremely important cause for us for many reasons and because May is Stroke Awareness month, we invited Dr. Rost, the Director of the Acute Stroke Services at Mass General Hospital, to speak about the importance of stroke awareness and how every one of us should never ignore warning signs and always be conscious about what our body is telling us. 10% of the proceeds from sales that night went to the American Stroke Association which we’re so thankful for!

Here are some photos from the event… Enjoy!

Models ready to go...

Models ready to go…

 

Left to Right:

Floral top, skirt, coat and bag, Stella McCartney. Sandals, Salvatore Ferragamo. Necklace, Mija.

Bra top, Helmut Lang. Culottes, Marc Jacobs. Scarf (in the hair), Emilio Pucci. Sunglasses, Prada. Sandals, Jimmy Choo.

Dress, Herve Leger. Leather jacket, Thakoon. Necklace and bangles, Alexis Bittar. Clutch, Alexander McQueen.

Dress, Cushnie et Ochs. Gold choker and bangles, Celine. Bag, Alexander McQueen. Sandals, Jimmy Choo.

Boucle jacket and skirt with bird print top, Nina Ricci. Sunglasses, Dior. Earrings, Phillips House. Bangles, Mija. Bag, Celine. Sandals, Prada.

 

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With our beautiful fitness model, Christie

With our beautiful fitness model, Christie

Dr. Rost

Dr. Rost

Thank you to our glam squad for making us look presentable!

Thank you to our glam squad for making us look presentable!

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Showing off the reverse push-up

Showing off the reverse push-up

Keep those heels high!

Keep those heels high!

Reed Krakoff clutch

Reed Krakoff clutch

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Side plank

Side plank

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C'est fini!

C’est fini!

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE FUN MS FIT EVENTS!

 

All photography by Hogger & Co.

All looks available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Boston.

Models of Maggie, Inc.

Hair by Dani Noel and Nathan Alan of Blo.

Makeup by NARS.

Jessica and Christie’s outfits, Splits59. Sneakers, Reebok.