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Best and Most Affordable Gifts Ranked by 1,500 ACE Fitness Professionals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2002 – Holiday shopping is never easy, especially when lists are long and budgets are tight. Skip the predictable gift baskets and candy boxes in favor of something that can bring lasting benefits: the gift of fitness. 1,500 American Council on Exercise certified fitness professionals suggest the following fitness gifts. To see illustrated lists click here

Eight Gifts for $20 or Less

  1. Resistance Exercise Bands/Tubing
  2. Stability Ball
  3. Dumbbells
  4. Jump Rope
  5. Exercise Videos/DVDs
  6. Health/Fitness Books
  7. Workout Gloves
  8. Magazine Subscription
Nine Gifts for $50 or Less
  1. Stability Ball
  2. Personal Training Consultation
  3. Heart-Rate Monitor
  4. Athletic Shoes
  5. Free Weights
  6. Workout Clothes
  7. Massage Gift Certificate
  8. Gym Membership
  9. Yoga Mat
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Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on health and fitness.

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