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Health-focused deals offer gifts that keep on giving

November 22, 2018

HUNTINGTON - When scanning the ads for items to add to your holiday shopping list, local residents should also consider gifting experiences that can shape the entire year - whether purchased for a loved one or yourself.

Several local gyms and spas are offering Black Friday deals this year. A gym membership or a spa package would make a great stocking stuffer for someone or just a nice treat for yourself.

The Marshall University Rec Center had success with its 2017 discounts to membership on Black Friday, said marketing coordinator Kayla Dodd, and this year it is expanding offers to include more of the Rec programing.

“The good thing about membership deals is it gives people the opportunity to come in,” Dodd said. “Fitness is a big thing with the new year coming up. People will make resolutions. It’s a great time to give yourself the gift of fitness, or someone else.”

Black Friday deals include 50 percent off of an additional membership when a one-year membership is paid in full upfront, buy-one, get-one private swim lesson packages, buy-one, get-one personal training packages, $25 off of a premium fitness class pass (valid now through the end of the spring semester) and a $20 outdoor rental pass (valid for 50 percent off all outdoor rentals during the spring semester, excluding water rentals).

“We have something for everyone here,” Dodd said.

The Huntington YMCA and the Phil Cline Family YMCA are also offering deals.

Boasting the “best prices of the year,” the YMCA on Friday, Nov. 23, will offer 25 percent off new memberships and waive the $50 joiners fee. The Phil Cline Family YMCA is offering $30 year-long membership for 3- to 14-year-olds and $60 year-long membership for 15- to 18-year-olds.

Brickhouse in Proctorville, Ohio, is having an end-of-the-year special where new members don’t pay until the beginning of the new year and there is no sign-up fee.

If the gym isn’t your speed, Brown Dog Yoga is offering $100 gift cards for $75 through Saturday, Nov. 24. Gift cards include a two-week pass for new members.

Area day spas are also offering Black Friday deals for someone looking to sit back and relax - perfect after a busy day of shopping.

El Haijj Salon and Spa in Huntington has several offers. Holiday hoopla includes a gel manicure, a spa pedicure and a signature facial for $155. Holiday express includes a microdermabrasion facial, a half-hour aromatherapy massage and an algae wrap for $210.

Holly days includes a full-body massage, spa facial, gel manicure, spa pedicure and shampoo/cut/blowout for $230. Holiday memories includes a full-body couples massage and a manicure/pedicure for two for $260.

The spa is also offering buy three spa packages and get one free and buy four full-body massages and get one free during the holiday season.

Pure Serenity Salon and Spa in Milton is offering deluxe or scented pedicures for the price of a spa pedicure and buy a 60-minute massage, get a 30-minute massage gift card for free.

Follow reporter Taylor Stuck on Twitter and Facebook @TaylorStuckHD.

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