Local Gift Ideas: Get More Active This Coming Year

Each week, area Patch websites will offer some gift ideas based on a specific theme.

If you or your loved ones have been talking about getting more active all year, there’s no time like the holiday season to consider some gift ideas that will make this easier – especially since Lynnfield has a number of businesses focused on fitness and physical activity.

Martial Arts Classes: People of all ages benefit from the benefits that martial arts tend to offer, including increased confidence, physical fitness and more. In Lynnfield, offers wide range of programs, from classes for kids starting at age 4 to mixed martial arts classes, teen and adult classes, and special classes for current black belts. A check on the website finds that the company is also offering a two-week trial for self-defense and/or kickboxing.

Dance Lessons: Another Lynnfield-based gift idea to get people more physically active is dance lessons from Chiampa Dance Center in Post Office Square. This list shows that current classes at Chiampa range from traditional offerings like tap and ballet to “mommy and me” programs for two year olds, Kinderdance for three year olds, and special classes for boys.

New Workout Routines: provides one on one fitness training at its location near Post Office Square. And even better, they offer a link on their website to buy gift cards. Check it out here.

Boot Camp: Rebecca DiNitto LeSaffre’s has a couple of new offerings coming up in January – Tactix classes and functional movement screenings.  You can check out her current classes here and even register for them online.

The Gift Of Golf: Here’s an online store for the golfer on your list. The and its counterpart in Hampton, NH are offering gift certificates at this link. Golf season may be basically done for 2011, but the next season is never really too far away.


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