Dave | 36 | Los Angeles

Dave gave his mom a gym membership and she is much healthier.

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What is the best gift you have ever bought for someone else?
I bought my mom a gym membership, and she decided to start living a very healthy lifestyle. She’s lost a lot of weight and she’s a lot happier.

How long ago was that?
About eight months ago. It’s great, because I can see that it’s made such a dramatic change in the way she lives her life.

And it’s something she wouldn’t have done for herself?
She asked me to buy the membership.

So she already had the motivation?
Yes. This just gave her the means, because she won’t exercise at home.

What does she do at the gym?
She loves to swim.