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Members' Christmas wish-lists vary

When you are young you write your Christmas gift list on a clean sheet of paper, with your favorite pen and in your best handwriting. Then you give it to your parents who then mail it to the North Pole, attention Santa Claus.

As you get older you usually are in a relationship and thus the process is much different. There can be subtle hints like leaving a catalog (or, in this age, a website) open to the item you long for with hopes someone will stumble upon it. Or you can bring it up in conversation or point it out when you see it at a store. If you feel the person buying it for you isn’t getting the hint, say something like, “I am thinking of getting this” and hopefully they will be the one purchasing it for you.

We asked IHRSA members what they wanted for the holiday, now less than one week away. I gave them the option to tell us what they hoped for a member of their club or a family member. The requests should have been health- and fitness-related.

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