Hello. I was hoping to get a little help with ideas for an Xmas gift for my lovely wife.
She's been training for about 10 years, but recently had our daughter on July 15, so she's totally out of her routine. She's breastfeeding too, which complicates things a bit because she feels that she can't adjust her diet the way she normally would.
She usually does a 90 minute workout with 1/2 on weights and 1/2 on cardio. She does a lot of upper body and core work with the weights. Almost no lower body work with weights - she just runs and runs.
I have some ideas, but I want to get her something that she'll love and use over and over. If anyone has any ideas for something in the following categories, I would appreciate the info.
Home Gym: I'm building a gym in our basement. We have an exercise ball and an oly bench that I use. We haven't really put much of anything down there for her yet. Is there any equipment you gals can't live without? If so, do you have a specific brand?
Clothes: She's got plenty of clothes, but women can usually put more stuff to use, and she wouldn't mind something new. Does anyone have a certain brand of clothes they absolutely love?
Gear: She's got an ipod with the shoe thing that tracks mileage, but she never really uses it. Does anyone have another piece of gear they can't live without?
Books: Does anyone have a book or two that really helped them along in their training and nutrition? A lot of her problem is that she is having a hard time getting back in the saddle after pregnancy.
Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Thanks.