by Alex Pamer | January 18, 2019
By mid-January, many people have already started slipping on their health-oriented New Year's resolutions. Their ambitious plans to exercise more regularly, eat healthier or be more mindful - whether on their own or as part of an organizational wellness program - might have turned out a little tougher than they expected. It's an ideal time to reward them with an incentive that's both fun and practical, and might give them that motivational boost they need to stick to their goals. Here are five card options that can make for effective wellness rewards.
 
Foot Locker
If hitting the treadmill has become a drag, a new pair of shoes might help an incentive recipient get back into the habit. Foot Locker gift cards, available through Patriot Marketing Group, can be used at any Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports or their associated websites.
 
Spafinder
A Spafinder gift card can be used at any one of thousands of spas or wellness destinations, allowing recipients to apply the reward to the exact treatment that's right for them, whether a Crossfit bootcamp, a yoga retreat or a muscle-relaxing massage. For corporate orders, the cards can be customized for the program or organization.
 
Bass Pro Shops
Incentive recipients will be inspired to spend time in the great outdoors with a Bass Pro Shops gift card. Available as physical or egift cards, they can be used online or at any of the brand's destination stores, allowing recipients of any outdoor persuasion - hikers, hunters, fishers or boaters - to find something that appeals.
 
Go Play Golf
For those who like to spend their time in the outdoors at a more leisurely pace, Go Play Golf cards can be used at any of more than 5,000 courses throughout the U.S., or can be redeemed for golf merchandise or lessons, making it a great option for players of all skill levels.
 
Bath & Body Works
Sometimes wellness is just about feeling good. Whether recipients are interested in a luxuriating body wash, a moisturizer or a hand soap, a Bath & Body Works gift card, available through SVM Gift Cards, allows winners to buy something that will make them feel healthier, more relaxed or just plain pampered.