HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From high-intensity interval training and barre classes, to body weight training and yoga, trends come and go, but tried-and-true fitness equipment and gear remain constant. That includes treadmills and ellipticals that are easily integrated into trendy workouts. Sears, America's No. 1 fitness retailer – announced its top holiday picks for any type of fitness enthusiast – from fanatics to weekend warriors.
"This is the time of year that people begin thinking about New Year's resolutions – and fitness-related items tend to top holiday wish lists – we know that finding the right gift for anyone from a fitness novice to a pro can be a difficult and delicate undertaking," said Mike O'Connor, vice president, GMM, fitness, sporting goods and toys at Sears Holdings. "But it doesn't have to be -- this year, we're providing our members and customers with a gift guide of the top fitness equipment and accessories to help them select the right equipment to reach their fitness goals."
Sears created the list based on industry trends and input from fitness experts, including Andrea Metcalf, celebrity trainer and author of Naked Fitness, and whom Sears works with. The Sears Fitness 2014 holiday gift guide has something for every fitness persona -- from innovative treadmills and wearable fitness tech to weight systems and resistance bands.
Recommended for: 5K Friends and Marathon Moms
Whether you have friends that run for fun or a mom who is a marathon finisher, consider giving the gift of running this year. The NordicTrack Elite 5700 Treadmill (Sears Exclusive) not only has a web-enabled 7-inch color touchscreen, it allows you to draw your own running route with Google Maps™ and take on the terrain as your incline and decline adjust automatically to any path in the world. The NordicTrack T6.5Z Treadmill is also a great option for beginners as it allows you to customize your workouts and comes with FlexSelect™ Cushioning that is adjustable for low impact or to simulate the feel of the road. Don't forget to get friends and mom a Gaiam® Foam Roller Kit to relieve stress and muscle tightness after a hard workout.
Recommended for: Tech-Lovers Who Like to Sweat
Technology is increasingly motivating people to reach their fitness goals with the prevalence of apps, fitness equipment, devices and activity trackers. Every family has a tech lover, and for those who have a taste for fitness, the new PEAR Training Intelligence System will make a perfect gift. PEAR is a smart training system that coaches you in real time, creating a personalized, optimized workout experience.
Recommended for: The Kid Who Dreams of Making the Team
Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to track and cross country. Give the gift of cardio with the NordicTrack C900i Treadmill. It has everything you need to increase your endurance, including advanced cushioning that you adjust for low impact or to simulate the feel of the road. Work on total body strength with a Total Workout Bundle that includes a Weider PowerSwitch adjustable 25-pound hand weight, Weider kettle bell kit, Body Solid medicine ball and NordicTrack deluxe speed jump rope.
Recommended for: Sis, the Fitness Fashionista and Gym Socialite
Your sister likes to work out, and she likes to look good doing it. This year, get her the Everlast® Women's Tech Jacket, perfect for wearing to the gym and stylish enough for casual wear. Speaking of the gym, as winter weather creeps in, consider getting her the gift of not having to go outside to get in a good workout. The NordicTrack Elite A.C.T. Elliptical (Sears Exclusive) takes up less space in your home and comes with the ability to do a new workout every day with iFit technology. If you are really aiming to "wow" her, consider the NordicTrack Elite 14.9 Elliptical (Sears Exclusive) that has a 15-inch HDTV.
Recommended for: Dad, Who Lifts Pretty Much Everything
Your dad is the go-to guy for lifting anything heavy, from groceries to furniture. This Christmas, gift him the Weider Pro 6900 Weight System so he can work on lifting more than just your oversized suitcase. From legs and back, to arms and abs, this home gym gives users the ability to perform 55 gym-quality exercises. It comes with a combination chest press/chest fly station, multi-position lat bar, high and low pulleys, up to 330-pounds of resistance to deliver results and more.
Recommended for: Grandma and Grandpa Who Are Biking to Stay Fit
The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Cycle is designed for low-impact workouts and comes with an oversized, padded seat with lumbar support. This cycle also has iFit technology built-in to allow grandma and grandpa to customize training programs to meet specific goals.
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
If you find a lower price on an identical brand and model number currently available for sale at another local competitor's retail store or online, Sears will match the price of the merchandise. Just bring in the original advertisement or online ordering page to a sales associate at the time of your purchase. Some exclusions apply. Learn more at Sears.com/pricematch.
Before beginning an exercise program, always consult your doctor or qualified health practitioner and be sure to be tested for or report your current level of activity, any chest pains, joint problems, medical conditions (such as diabetes or pregnancy), breathlessness, dizziness, or heart conditions. If you experience any discomfort or pain during an exercise routine, immediately cease the activity and seek the assistance of a qualified physician or health care provider.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
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