4 gift ideas for the fitness buff in your life

SPRINGFIELD, Mo KY3's Paul Adler visits with Pamela Hernandez of Thrive Personal Fitness to get a look at the items on this year's Fit Gift Guide.

Pamela wrote:
Let's kick this year's Fit Gift guide off with something for the tea lover in your life! Fleur De B's custom blended tea and honey fit into a cute gift tin and make the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift. The tea is made from yaupon, the only caffeinated plant grown in North American, and blended with things like lavender to create this unique gift. I love the Sublime blend which features coconut and a hint of lime. You'll find them at Farmers Market of the Ozarks for the holiday season.

If you're doing your holiday shopping at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, pick up a gift that keeps on giving all year long: a howler with a supply of Spring Branch Kombucha. This reusable container comes with a free fill up if purchased at Farmers Market of the Ozarks. Then, the receiver can take it to any number of local vendors who sell Spring Branch Kombucha for discounted refills. You'll also get the satisfaction of doing something good for your body and the earth. Also, ask Santa for the Spring Branch Kombucha silicone cup for fill-ups of fizzy kombucha any time you stroll the market.

I've also got a great gift for the fit geek in your life. DNA testing is a big deal these days. While it isn't a perfect science, the information available might help give the competitor in your life an edge. If you or someone you love is interested in learning how your genes might impact your athletic performance or healthy striving goals, there is a simple way to do it. Mama Jean's Natural Market has partnered with another local company, Dynamic DNA, to offer a tool to give those who live an active lifestyle more insight into how their bodies work. You can buy the test kit at Mama Jean's for $30. However, you'll also want to give a gift card to help cover the $150 lab fees.

Finally, I've got another piece of technology to help you measure your progress without getting obsessed with a number. The Shapa scale is a game changer for two reasons. One, it has no numbers. It connects via Bluetooth to an app on your phone loaded with all your goals and stats. All you get when you step on the scale is a color that indicates if you're on track with your goals or not. Two, it has a calibration period. This week of weighing in allows the scale to understand your body's natural fluctuations and adjust for them. No more freaking out over water weight fluctuation! Find the Shape scale online at myshapa.com.