Paradigm CrossFit's Top 10 Stocking Stuffers
By : Mandy Erickson
Published December 6, 2017
Paradigm CrossFit’s Top 10 2017 Healthier Stocking Stuffers
Traditionally, stockings are stuffed with all sorts of useless gadgets, losing scratch-and-win tickets, and, of course, junk food!
Why not mix things up this year and show your loved ones you actually care about their health, fitness and well-being?
In light of this, here’s our list of Top 10 Stocking Stuffer List—things people are often reluctant to spend money on—but that will help, not hurt, their performance, their health and ultimately their happiness:
If there’s a supplement everyone should be taking, it’s Vitamin D, especially if you live in a place that doesn’t seem much sun in the winter. Even breastfeeding mothers are advised put their newborns on a Vitamin D supplement. Read more about liquid versus gel capsules here to find out the best kind for you: (https://www.puori.com/us/en_us/)
Personal Training Gift Card/Nutrition Sessions
One-on-one coaching/nutrition sessions go a long way in helping reach performance goals, especially for skill development and working on individual weaknesses. Purchase a personal training session, an individual program or nutrition sessions to help your fitness-loving loved one take that next step forward and get that first pull-up, muscle-up, or accountability and knowledge when it comes to nutrition.
Have a tightly-wound, always stressed out loved one, who could use some meditation? Pay for the first month of Headspace (www.headspace.com)—a highly-recommended meditation program for meditators of all levels.
Custom Jump Rope
Made by THE one and only Ronny Varghese! Your very own personalized jump rope will guarantee you double-unders in 2018! Many different color options to choose from.
Isn’t it annoying how many t-shirts your spouse has accumulated through the years, some of which have never even been worn. If you’re adept at sewing, turn the plethora of old, unwanted or unworn t-shirts into a t-shirt blanket—the perfect beach blanket!
Swimming is the perfect recovery workout. Super therapeutic, low impact, and you can sit in the hot tub or steam room after and truly get relaxed. Encourage your fitness-obsessed loved one to take a day away from the gym from time to time to go swimming—the goggles might just be the kick start he/she needs.
Roll of Tape
Even if you diligently use Ript’s 3-phase hand care kit, if you’re lifting weights and hitting up pull-up bars on the regular, there will be a time you’ll need a roll of tape. Simple white athletic tape is great for supporting the wrists when you’re working from the rack or overhead position, and it’s also good when you do get the odd rip here and there.
Collagen is the main structural protein in our bodies. Supplementing with collagen helps strengthen your tendons and ligaments, and also helps with gut, skin, hair, nail and liver health. Your body’s natural collagen production declines as you age, so it’s especially important the older you get. One brand we like is Great Lakes (https://www.bulletproof.com).
Probiotics are the good bacteria that your gut wants. Like Vitamin D, almost everyone should take a probiotic supplement at least a couple times a year. The higher the CFU count, the better! Aim for 50 billion or higher.
We don’t advises you take it every night, but a magnesium supplement really truly does help you get a good night’s rest. I find I get into a way deeper sleep whenever I take magnesium before bed.