OUR FIT REGISTRY: THE ADVENTURE DUO
This New York City-based couple is requesting fitness-focused gifts.
Lately, some engaged couples are pushing beyond the typical china patterns and flatware sets, asking their friends and family to toast their special day with personal training sessions, camping gear, and even healthy cooking gadgets like high-tech blenders. It’s true: fit registries are having a moment. That’s why Furthermore and the registry experts at Zola have partnered to bring you a series of fitness-focused couples and their unique wish list. Here, meet our first pair.
Seema Shah and Ajay Kulkarni met like lots of couple do these days: online. However, if technology didn't bring them together, life would have probably done so. “When we connected we had over ten friends in common, so it was crazy we hadn’t met already,” says Kulkarni. Fast forward four years and the couple is about to tie the knot. “Ajay and I both love fitness and adventure, and we love to work out together,” says Shah, a New York City-based holistic health and nutritional coach. Their gym routines consist of a mix of weight training and yoga. “We complement each other when it comes to exercise. Ajay teaches me when it comes to weight training, and I keep his mind in shape [with yoga and meditation],” says Shah. Here, the couple shares their fitness-oriented registry, which includes everything from their dream honeymoon to Fitbit wristbands.
CAMELBAK GROOVE INSULATED BOTTLE
"When we're on the move, whether hiking in another country or just walking to work, we always stay hydrated. We especially liked this water bottle because the filter is built into the straw, which is environmentally great and satisfies our minimalist urges," says Shah.
COYUCHI MONTEREY ORGANIC DUVET COVER
"We love our sleep and treasure whenever we get a good night's rest. Seema especially likes the name of this duvet cover; it reminds her of driving down the Pacific Coast in her home state of California," notes Kulkarni.
CALPAK TUSTIN 3-PIECE EXPANDABLE LUGAGGE SET
"Great for our adventure travels, this bag has cushioned handles, solid wheels, and a color that won't get lost at the baggage claim at JFK," says Kulkarni.
FITBIT CHARGE 2 HEART RATE AND FITNESS WRISTBAND
"As Ajay likes to say, 'You can't improve what you don't measure.' Having the time on your wrist has also been surprisingly relaxing; it reduces the amount of time we spend on our phones (and saves us from getting lost in social media)," notes Shah.
EXHALE COUPLE'S FLOW MASSAGE
"Massages are our guilty pleasure. They help us stay sane and grounded," says Kulkarni.
PICNIC AT ASCOT 2-PERSON PICNIC COOLER
"Picnics are a great way to host your own staycation. Everyone loves Central Park but we especially like Prospect Park because it's accessible, has great paths, and is typically not very crowded," says Shah.
PARROT BEBOP DRONE 2
"This drone satisfies two of our cravings: documenting our adventures and playing with new technology," notes Kulkarni.
GOPRO HERO 5 SESSION CAMERA WITH 32GB SD CARD
"We love the durability and quality of this camera for when our iPhones won't cut it," says Shah.