Alexandria is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States — and there’s no shortage of running trails, yoga studios or gyms, either. No matter what activity your loved one is into, one of these gifts is bound to make them happy.
Conte’s Bikes: KICKRSnap or Climb Indoor Trainer
Sometimes it’s icy, raining or just February — and the bike enthusiast you know might not be up for battling those elements. Pick up an indoor bike trainer from Conte’s Bikes.
The KICKRSnap is an easy-to-use trainer that lets them turn their indoor gym into a bicycle track. The KICKRClimb climbing simulator helps train for hills. Add the Zwift app for a group ride simulation. Pick up the companion trainer mat while you’re at Conte’s to help reduce vibration and protect the floors.
KICKR trainers $599 each, Kickr Trainer Floormat $69.99, Zwift app $14.99/month.
Conte’s Bikes, 1100 King St., contebikes.com
Alexandria Myotherapy: Sports Massage
Tight calves? Painful thighs? For runners, dancers, bikers, swimmers and anyone who has experienced sore muscles, a sports massage can help relieve pain and even boost performance.
In addition to sports massage, Alexandria Myotherapy offers a plethora of massages from deep tissue to Swedish to Thai, plus energy work, release techniques and more.
Gift certificates are available. Prices vary.
Alexandria Myotherapy, 333 N Fairfax St #303, alexmyo.com
Marcela’s Yoga Boutique: Yoga Bag, Cleaner and BrainTap Headset
Yoga can be a great way to keep a fitness enthusiast limber and it’s often recommended as part of cross-training in a variety of sports.
Pick up a unique, Chakra Embroidered Yoga Mat bag that will fit most standard size yoga mats and an all-natural, unscented yoga mat cleaner to remove dirt and eliminate germs.
Check this Alexandria-based online store for a variety of other gifts, too, including gift baskets, yoga retreats, and the new BrainTap Bluetooth Headset. The futuristic-looking headset is designed to help overcome adverse effects of stress and promote physical, mental and emotional balance for maximum performance in all areas of life.
Bag $38, Cleaner $18, Headset $547.
Marcela’s Yoga Boutique, marcelasyogaboutique.com
South Block Juice Co.: Juice Cleanse
South Block Juice Co. has a juice cleanse they describe as “like a little mini-vacation for your body… in a bottle.”
The six bottles of juice you drink for this cleanse are loaded with vitamins and nutrients from cold-pressed fresh ingredients. Give a gift card so your loved one can pick up a fresh bottle of juice every day.
$50 to $150.
South Block Juice Co., Old Town and Del Ray, southblockjuice.com
Refresh Yoga Center: Classes and Private Sessions
Better balance, more strength, increased flexibility, stress relief — those are just some of the benefits of yoga.
Refresh Yoga Center is offering a 5-class pack for $80 and private yoga sessions with RYC owners Kat or Lindsey for $60 per session. Limit two for both. (Sponsored)
Refresh Yoga Center, 110 King St., Second Floor, refreshyogacenter.com
See more ideas from our gift guide here, including gifts for travelers, office workers, self-care enthusiasts and more.