Pro PT inc December 2018

Give the Gift of Health From Fitness to Nutrition and Beyond

because it’s easy to clean and doesn’t retain odors. Takeya makes excellent, durable options in a variety of sizes and colors. These bottles also regulate temperature, keeping water refreshingly cool throughout the day.

Odds are you still have a few more friends and loved ones on your holiday shopping list. If you’re struggling for last-minute ideas, consider giving a gift that encourages the recipient to live their best life through nutrition and fitness. There’s no shortage of awesome options that fit the bill, but here are a few of our favorites.

TRAILHEADS RUNNING GLOVES Telling you that New England winters get frosty is about as obvious as saying that water is wet. Nevertheless, both of those things are true, so it’s important to bundle up for outdoor exercise during this time of year. TrailHeads running gloves are the perfect way to keep your digits protected as you rack up the miles.

KETTLE GRYP Over the past few years, kettlebells have become increasingly

popular because they offer more functional movement possibilities than traditional dumbbells. The problem is that many gyms haven’t swapped over yet, and buying a set of kettlebells for somebody on your list is prohibitively expensive. The Kettle Gryp, a light plastic device, allows you to instantly turn a standard dumbbell into a kettlebell, making it the perfect gift for the fitness fanatic on your list. TAKEYA STAINLESS-STEEL WATER BOTTLE Hydration is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle, so a high-quality water bottle is a gift you know will get regular use. Stainless steel is a great option

‘OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE: A COOKBOOK’ The rare cookbook that comprises delicious recipes you can actually make at home, “Ottolenghi Simple” is a great resource for health-conscious eaters. Yotam Ottolenghi, a famed chef based in London, devised the book to feature easy, flavorful dishes that highlight produce above all. With more than 130 recipes, the cook in your life will find more than a few to add to their arsenal.


“One of the hardest things for me was stretching into the wall, but now it is much better. Simple things like getting dressed have become much easier as well. I had personal problems going on, but everyone here was always so supportive and helpful during my difficult time. All of the clinicians were fantastic, and the front desk staff was very accommodating. I really want to stress how helpful everyone was during the difficult personal time I was having. This helped with the stress of the whole situation.”

Paleo Hot Chocolate

Inspired by

–Joyce Miller


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2 cups almond or coconut milk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 can (14 ounces) coconut cream, chilled

“I came in due to severe lower back pain from a herniated disc. In my time here, all of the staff members were knowledgeable and extremely supportive. Dr. Patt and Sue worked the most with me, and currently I am feeling much improvement. I have been able to get back to the golf course, and I am excited to get back in the gym! The girls up front were awesome and entertaining, and the clinicians were excellent. I would highly recommend them, and I will come back if I need PT.”

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions 1. In a large saucepan, bring almond or coconut milk to a boil. 2. Once boiling, remove from heat and gradually stir in cocoa and vanilla until well-combined. 3. To make whipped cream, remove coconut cream from refrigerator and pour into a large bowl; whisk with an electric mixer. Add coconut sugar and mix well.

–Bryan Karas

4. Pour hot chocolate into a mug, top with whipped cream, and enjoy.

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