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Mother’s Day is approaching quickly!  Although flowers are a wonderful gesture, how about stepping outside of tradition and going with something that really shows how much you love your special lady!

Here are some great suggestion of gifts for a healthy mom…

So whether it’s your mom, wife, daughter, sister, grandma or BFF, celebrate the beauty of who she is by offering the gift of health, energy and vitality. Better yet, if you choose gifts that are experiences you can share together, you can both get fit while spending quality time together! Plus, most studies report that working out together is more fun and will help each of you stick to the program – it’s harder to cop out when you know someone is counting on you.

Boot Camp Membership:

Anyone would benefit from and appreciate a little expert guidance towards their fitness ambitions.  It’s a terrific way to help a loved one with their health and fitness goals. Call us at 414-416-1622 or email at bootcamp@achievepersonalfit.com if you would like us to prepare a Mother’s Day Gift Package for your loved one. We are happy to do so and have 2, 3, 4, and 5/day a week packages to fit all schedules!

Race Entry:

Register you and your special lady for an upcoming fun run, no pressure.  It will jump-start your fitness program and it’s something you can train for together! Here are some local ideas for 3K, 5K and others:

May 9th….http://www.thecolorvibe.com/milwaukee.php

May 10th…http://www.runlikeamother.com/events/milwaukee-wi/

May 16th…https://www.facebook.com/RuntheBay

May 23rd…http://www.silvercirclesportsevents.com/memorial-day-run-minooka-park

June 13thhttp://www.rocknsolerun.com/

July 10thhttp://thecolorrun.com/milwaukee?gclid=CL7UlPWnnsUCFabm7Aod5XcArg

Or check out MANY, many more local 3K, 5K and longer races through the fall 2015 at http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/ListByCityRadius.aspx?City=Milwaukee&State=WI

Fitness Program Registration:

Has she always wanted to join a running clinic, try a Yoga program, Barre or a Pilates class or learn ballroom dancing?  Maybe she’d be interested in a ski or snowboarding camp, a paddle boarding course, a kayaking or whitewater rafting trip?  Why not surprise her by picking up the cost of registration?  Better yet, enroll both of you in the program and show her how much you want to spend time with her.

Athletic Gear:

Any newbie or avid athlete is in need of new workout clothing.  But remember this – quality is important.  Most exercisers would rather have one really good piece of gear than a number of poor-quality items.  Shop at any local specialty sporting goods store (Performance Running, In Step, REI, Sport Authority, LuluLemon, and Athletica) and they will provide you with high-quality options for women.  Keep in mind that keeping warm or cool and dry is critical to performance, so this may help guide you on what she would like.  Here are a few suggestions:  running vest, wickable shirt, bra-top, skorts, tights, specialty socks, exercise glasses, water bottle, or sports watch. And don’t forget to pick up your 20% off running shoes for Performance running this May! If money’s no object, buy a large gym bag and stock it full with the above items.

Gift Certificates:

Safer than buying clothing or footwear is to give a certificate to her favorite sporting-goods store OR Boot Camp…J – that way she can choose what she needs and you won’t risk buying the wrong size, style or color. Please contact us to purchase a personalized gift certificate.

Sports Magazine Subscription:

Purchase a year’s subscription to a favorite magazine based on her interests.  Oxygen, Shape, Self, Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Women’s Health and Runner’s World and are some of the more popular options.  You’ll be happily remembered every time an issue arrives at the mailbox.

Fitness Equipment:

A workout is always much more effective with the right tools.  New and heavier dumbbells stability balls, medicine balls, exercise tubing, foam rollers and Garmin heart rate monitors are a must for the serious exerciser or maybe the new Fit bit Surge.  You could pick up most of these items at local sporting goods or department stores.

Sports and Fitness Books:

Head to your local bookstore and browse the books on her favorite sport or general books on fitness, health and nutrition. Younger Next Year (for women) is still my favorite!!!


The best thing in the world after a tough workout or 3-week boot camp is a massage so this gift will be greatly appreciated.  You can pick up a gift certificate at most local spas and most offer special holiday packages.  If you’re feeling a bit generous, consider purchasing a day-at-the-spa package for her that often includes massage, body wrap, facial, manicure, pedicure and steam bath. Trust me – she will LOVE it! Most women work their butts off trying to juggle kids and life so a whole day where she gets pampered…let’s just say this will give you HUGE points! And don’t forget, Elements Spa in Whitefish Bay gives our boot campers a NICE discount on services!

“All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln

Yours in Health & Fitness,
Coach Catherine

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