If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the pressure the festive season comes with, why not take a bit of time out and treat yourself with a gift that supports your healthy lifestyle? After all, any present that contributes to better heath, increased energy and a more relaxed, positive outlook is definitely a gift that keeps on giving!
From fitness gear and gadgets, to stress-busting experiences to help you unwind, there are plenty of great options from our Vitality partners to help you feel fabulous – and ready to take on the hectic Christmas season!
For those who need a little escape
A healthy lifestyle is all about balance – and for many of us, a bit of rest and relaxation are essential in achieving this. Soothe those exercise-induced achy muscles with one, two and three night Classic Breaks and Spa Days at one of Champneys rural retreats. Whether you’re looking to blow off steam with a fitness class or gym session, or simply let your cares float away with a massage and some spa time, this is a brilliant way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated before or after the busy holiday season – especially since Vitality members enjoy 75% off Champney spa breaks as well as 25% discount on Champneys spa products.
For fitness fanatics
Every dedicated fitness fanatic loves being treated to a new piece of kit. Having something new to wear or use during a workout can make the whole routine feel fun again – which makes it much easier to stick to those New Year’s resolutions that are coming up soon.
If you’re a keen runner, why not use your Vitality discount at Sweatshop to pick up a new pair of running shoes – after all, trainers should be changed after every 300 to 400 miles (480 to 640 kilometres) to ensure they’re still providing all the support and protection a runner needs, so there’s a good chance you’re due a new pair. Choose a shoe with Gore-Tex – such as the new Saucony Excursion GTX for women and men – to help keep your feet warm and dry on winter trails.
If you prefer commuting by bike (or simply enjoy a leisurely weekend cycle), Vitality members benefit from up to 50 percent cashback on a bike at Evans Cycles, up to a maximum amount of £500 for the spend of £1,000, depending on your Vitality status, please check your Member Zone for eligibility – a great excuse to invest in a shiny new ride. Evans Cycles carries everything from beginner bikes for toddlers, right up to road and mountain bikes suitable for even the most competitive adults – so consider treating the rest of the family as well, so you can all get fit together.
For lovers of tech
Using technology to track your workouts makes the process that bit more entertaining – and it can be pretty addictive, too! Being able to measure your progress over time is a great incentive to stick with that fitness routine, so if you love a bit of tech, invest in a gadget that helps you make the most of your exercise routine.
For instance, Vitality members get a 50 percent discount on an activity tracker from Polar, including heart rate monitors and cycling computers to help track workout intensity and thus maximise your session – plus you can earn Vitality points for working out by connecting the device to Vitality.
You could also treat yourself to a fitness device so you can track the workouts and activities you do throughout the day – from regularly scheduled workouts, to walking the dog or popping to the shops – and earn Vitality points as you go.
Alternately, if you’re craving a total escape, treat your other half to a romantic break in a boutique hotel from the selection offered by Mr & Mrs Smith – you’re certain to come back feeling refreshed, restored and full of improved wellbeing (and the up to 25 percent discount for Vitality members doesn’t hurt, either. Up to a maximum amount of £125, depending on your Vitality status).
For families who want to get healthy together
Want to spend some time with the kids doing something healthy? Enjoy a walk in the great outdoors while exploring our nation’s heritage with an exclusive 12-month pass for the National Trust, which gives free entry to one adult and any number of children or grandchildren. With over 300 homes, gardens, parks and other properties just waiting to be discovered, you’ll never be short of a fun weekend adventure for all the family to enjoy.
Details correct as at December 2014. Terms and conditions apply to all of our partners, partner availability subject to your Vitality plan type.