'Tis the season for giving, but when it comes to our fit friends, fruitcake just doesn't cut it. Kathy Kaehler, personal trainer and exercise consultant, was invited on the “Today” show to share her top picks to help you drop the pounds and stay in shape all year round.Body rev
(Bodyrev.com; $99.95)This was created by a Navy Seal. It is the world’s first core fitness system to combine cardio and strength in one workout. It is a compact handheld weight system that adjusts (from 5 to 10 pounds) and will engage your core and exercise your heart at the same time. Perfect for people who are short on time — you can strength-train and do cardio at the same time.
Ijoy Board (Sharperimage.com; $399.95)
The Ijoy Board from Sharper Image is a fabulous balance training tool for cross-training for a variety of board sports, such as skateboarding, surfing, wakeboarding and snowboarding.
These glasses are the world's first digital music eyewear. Listen to up to 240 songs, anywhere. It has UVA, UVB and UVC protection and a storage capacity of 1 GB. High-speed connection lets you transfer music quickly. They are lightweight and prescription ready.
Mp3 workout with Gregg Isaacs
(Gymp3.com; $11.99)This is an audio workout for your iPod with celebrity trainer Gregg Isaacs. It has great music with great trainers. To use it, put it on your iPod, take it to the gym, and voila! — you have your own personal trainer. Senior resistance workout chair
This is a safe, comfortable full body workout for seniors. The resistance chair exercise system allows a full body workout from a safe seated position. You can do resistance exercises with the bands to strengthen the upper body, chest arms and shoulders. It is lightweight, stores easily and is ideal for all fitness levels.
This is a full feature sports watch that tracks the calories you burn and alerts you when you hit your target. Ten percent of all proceeds from sales of the watch benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
I love this massage pad. Big massage chairs take up so much space and may not match your decor, but this just attaches to any of your chairs at home. Deep kneading action simulates the hands of a professional massage therapist. It is also programmable, with a touch-pad control. Just plug it in and start to feel great.
(Personalitygymusa.com; $2,595)The personality gym is a complete gym that folds into its own, contemporary-style cabinet. Designed to fit into any home or office, the weight system offers a wide range of exercises for every muscle group.
Kathy Kaehler is the co-founder, owner, and chief fitness officer of Health-E-tips and the fitness expert for NBC's “Today” Show. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. .