Give the Gift of Physical Activity This Christmas

Posted by coordinator on 18 December 2014 | Comments

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It's only a week until Christmas. If you have some shopping left to do -- why not purchase gifts that promote physical activity? Here are Active Pictou County's TOP FIVE suggestions.

Number 1

Many children's recreation and sport programs are not free so the offer to pay for a session or a portion of a registration fee will mean a lot to both the parent and the child. It may also be the perfect opportunity to introduce a new activity! Maybe dance lessons, a membership to our local squash club or a summer sports camp. Contact your local recreation department or visit www.highlandconnect.ca to get the contact information for a variety of sport and recreation clubs in our area. 

Number Two

Equipment: such as snow shoes, skates, and sleds are perfect have on hand to make the most of the winter weather too. Playing outdoors is more enjoyable if you're wearing good quality mitts, snowpants and warm winter boots. 

Number 3

If being indoors is preferred, our local pools are selling discounted swim passes that are great for stocking stuffers or for Secret Santa presents. Pick up a book of ten passes for $20.

Number 4

In order to participate in an activity, it's essential to have the right gear: sneakers, dance slippers, yoga mat, swim goggles, etc.. 

Number 5

Give the gift of your time...go skating, skiing or snowshoe and make some holiday memories that will last a lot longer than a gift card 

    Happy shopping & for more ideas on active gift ideas visit www.activeforlife.ca