ESSENCE's Get Fit Gift Guide

It's the end of the year, and many people will vow to take better care of their health once January 1 rolls around. If you're planning to devote more time to getting fit or losing weight, put these items on your Christmas list to kickstart a new you for the New Year.

Nicole Marie Melton Dec, 10, 2012

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This handy case is great for carrying your phone, cash, keys and lip balm while you hit the treadmill or go for an outdoor jog. It securely attaches to your arm so you don't have to worry about cramming everything in your pockets.

$30 and up, available at Armpocket.

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If you're looking to kickstart a healthy nutrition plan, incorporating a one-day juice fast can help you detox and give your body a boost of vitamins and nutrients. This kit comes with six freshly-pressed juices that taste delicious.

$58, available at Cooler Cleanse

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Step up your long-term garment care with Roux Maison Sport Detergent, a new eco-friendly laundry product ideal for athletic clothing that utilizes natural ingredients. This sport-specific detergent is custom blended with 100 percent natural essential oils that are synthetic and preservative free.

$16.99 each, available at Roux Maison

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This gift package comes with a performance tech T-shirt and two-month supply of moisturizing hair products that eliminate sweat and buildup from the scalp without drying out your hair.

$50, available at Sporty Afros

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This emollient cleanser works to hydrate and nourish the skin after an intense workout. It eliminates sweat, chlorine and dirt from the hair and body and is made of 100 percent plant derivatives.

$18, available at Skin Care for Athletes

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Rub on this anti-chafe balm anywhere you may experience uncomfortable rubbing during exercise such as under the arm, between the thighs and under your bra strap. It's resistant to perspiration and water and glides on clear.

$9.99, available at

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Pack this twosome in your gym bag for a refreshing cleanse post-workout and a cool citrus fragrance that's ideal for all day.

$10.99, available at drugstores

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Keep track of your daily steps or mileage on a long run with this wireless pedometer that syncs to your phone or laptop. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep cycle and helps you learn how to sleep better.

$99, available at Fitbit


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