Social Fitnessing: The Perfect 2020 Mother's Day Gifts That Let Us Move Together
This Mother's Day, your annual brunch and spring stroll may be put on pause, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to celebrate and move with your favorite woman. At mbg, we're upgrading the now standard (and sometimes stale) Zoom call by putting Moms in motion and connecting through activity from a distance. We've got the "social fitnessing" gifts that will make you and your mom feel good together, outside in and inside out. Here come the endorphins!
Creative Exercise: In a quarantine era, it's just as important to keep your creative juices flowing! There's no better way to activate your inner artist than a floral arranging class with NYC's very own Flower Girl founder, Denise Procaro. Sign up, get your supplies in the mail, and create something that will keep a smile on your face in the days to come. When it's rainy and there's nowhere to go, your floral bouquet will brighten your day.
Fitbit Inspire: For the Mom that moves and shakes but keeps her wrist low-key, the slim and stylish Fitbit Inspire is perfect. She'll get all the motivation she needs and can take advantage of the free three-month trial of Fitbit Premium. First, celebrate Mother's Day, then celebrate meeting and exceeding the family fitness goals you set on your devices.
Mental Sweat: Keep Mom's synapses firing with a MasterClass Mother's Day gift! Nothing bonds people more than trying something for the first time together. Purchase passes for you both, and experiment with anything from Mexican cooking to storytelling, poker playing to video production; the choice is hers!
Fitbit's Versa 2: Sometimes, the key to mindful movement is as simple as personal awareness. If you hesitate before answering "Have I been sedentary today?" you know what we're talking about. Getting Mom to take the *step* toward fitness is easy: a Fitbit Versa 2 to get her going.
Together, you can curate Spotify playlists, discuss and optimize sleep quality, and engage in some friendly competitions! What's more, on Mother's Day (and the days that follow), families can take one of the 240-plus classes together (but apart) via a free three-month trial of Fitbit premium. Everyone wins...even if you don't take the most steps.
Exercise Essentials: We all know there's nothing more motivating than a fresh workout setup that gives you space for success. Our easy and everyday equipment for fitting in fitness include Bala ankle weights (so many cute colors), AeroPilates rings, and Jade yoga mats. One of each for you and Mom—in matching or unique colors! Roll out your mats "together" on Mother's Day for a virtual sweat session, and follow your leg lifts with a virtual feast...it's all about balance.
Our idea of a perfect pairing this May 10? A gift that 1) bridges the gap between you and mom, and 2) allows you to move and learn together. Our suggestion: social fitness (via Fitbit) with a side of creativity cultivation (via online course). It's a Mother's Day combination as undeniable as avocado and toast...or Champagne and orange juice.