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Our Favorite Last-Minute Gifts for Dad
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 by Devin Dilday

Our Favorite Last-Minute Gifts for Dad

Motivation
Drink

It’s that time in June again (no, not Gemini season)—Father’s Day! If you got that text from your mom reminding you it’s only a few days away, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Whether he’s all about Savasana, loves some socks stylish, or is into the latest health/fitness trends, we have all the best goodies for your favorite fella. 

 

Kombucha

FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS DAD 

More and more people swear by kombucha, but it can become an expensive habit! So why not make your own? Mortier Pilon Kombucha Brewing Jar is the perfect, easy-to-use kit that will give your dad a kickstart on his health—and handy work. 

 

Lululemon

FOR THE STYLISH DAD 

From looking cool post-workout to needing a go-to jacket for any outing, Lululemon’s Airing Easy Jacket is the summer staple for any dapper dude’s wardrobe. 

 

Avocado Starter Kit

FOR THE UNCOMMON DAD 

Made for dads who want something a little extra special and out of the ordinary, Uncommon Goods has *tons* of great Father's Day gifts to explore this year.

 

MINDBODY App

FOR THE FIT DAD 

You can’t go wrong here! A massage or gift card to your dad’s favorite fitness studio on MINDBODY is the perfect way to show your pops a little self-care.

 

23andMe

FOR THE CURIOUS DAD 

If your father is curious by nature, give him the gift of learning more about his history! 23andMe will finally prove once and for all that he’s not related to Tom Brady, even though his throw is “basically the same.” 


Swell bottle

FOR THE DAD WHO LOVES TO STAY HYDRATED

Does your dad always forget to drink water during the day? Keep him hydrated this summer with a Swell bottle. Step it up a notch with this Wood Collection made of natural fibers that are found in the world’s most picturesque forests. 


Patagonia

FOR THE CHILL DAD

Cult-favorite lifestyle and environmentally-friendly brand, Patagonia has Father’s Day written all over it. A simple Patagonia t-shirt will do the trick for any last-minute gift. Lifehack: Don’t know his size? A gift card always fits. 

 

Stance Socks

FOR THE TRENDY DAD

Because we all know how hard it is to find those matching socks out of the dryer. Step up your dad’s fashion game with Stance Socks. Plus, now he’ll make a point to keep the pair together (hint, hint). 

If none of these work for your budget, you know dad always loves a thoughtful card. All that matters is that you tell him, “hey, thanks for being the best guy ever” and spend the day celebrating him!
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?
Fitness
Published Monday Sep 21, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the frayHas a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 

So, why should we care about online gym memberships? 

There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.

Let’s break this down: 

1. Scheduling convenience 

A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine. 

2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19 

And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.  

With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room. 

3. Variety 

We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.  

With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours. 

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

 

4. Working out without a commute 

My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work. 

5. Community 

Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?  

We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind. 

 
Interested yet?

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).