It’s that time again; time to start buying holiday gifts for friends and families. While you’re out finding the perfect present for them, though, consider what it is you want to receive this year. If you are like many people who are hoping to get in shape, you may want to add some of the top fitness products to your wish list this season. You should also consider these presents for loved ones who share your goal for a healthier life.

Everyone has their own preferred method of working out and getting into shape. Thankfully, though, there is surely a fit gift to suit every personality. For example, people who love to work out with a group are likely to appreciate a membership to a gym or health club.

Get one for your best friend, and sign yourself up too. Then, you can go together and make getting into shape a social experience. Another great option is to sign up for a fun class. Get a gift certificate for a local dance studio and learn to strut your stuff, or hit the yoga mat to discover a new way of healing your body and your mind.

If you and your friends already share a fitness hobby, you can get great gear to step it up a notch. Love to bike? Consider getting a pair of quality fitness sunglasses or a mileage tracker for your cycle. If running is your thing, check out the latest shoes that record how far and how fast you run. Other great options for any sport are heart rate monitors, music players, and environmentally friendly sport bottles.

The gym may not be the place for everyone, though. If you are someone who prefers to get sweaty in

solitude, your best gifts are likely to be found in the DVD section. Add a few of the top video workout products to your wish list and clear a space in front of the TV. With the recent surge in fitness interest, there are hundreds of great programs to choose from. If I were making a recommendation, I would consider P90X, 10 Minute Trainer or Turbo Jam! Everything from pilates to kickboxing can be done right in your own home with the aid of your DVD player!

If the television isn’t quite personal enough, consider a paid membership to an online training site. You can gain access to personalized workouts and nutrition info. Most sites even let you download routines to your iPod or mp3 player. They also let you record your progress and celebrate your successes. Plus, it’s easy to sign up with a friend and send each other progress reports.

No matter what your interests, there is sure to be a fitness gift perfect for you or another exercise enthusiast in your life. So, drop a few hints to family and friends to let them know which of these fit gifts you’re hoping to unwrap this season. Don’t think they’ll get it right? Splurge on yourself this year. You deserve it!