If you’re shopping for a friend or family member who’s obsessed with fitness, you may feel like they’ve got everything they need. After all, while a biker only needs a bike, a jogger only needs the road. But the fitness industry is evolving and they’re ready to supply you with some fantastic gifts this holiday season. Monica Flores Fitness has a few ideas here.
Activewear. Anything from sneakers, socks, hair bands, and ties, to yoga pants and rain gear, is sure to be a welcome addition to the fitness lover's collection.
Bike gear. If your loved one is an avid cyclist, they’ve probably already invested in an amazing bike. But a bike rider can never have enough gear: look for riding gloves, stormwear, a new helmet, a comfy seat, or biking shorts.
Home gym supplies. Whether it's a jump rope, yoga mat, dumbbells, boxing bag, full-length mirror, or a treadmill, helping to furnish their home gym will be a big hit. You can even gift the recipient service to help create the perfect home gym, such as hiring a window cleaning service to bring in more natural light and make the room look more appealing. Simply Google “window cleaners near me” and use Angi.com to find a qualified pro for the job.
Classes. Think about gifting them with a gym membership or classes in yoga, pilates, kickboxing, or spin class. These days there are virtual instructors and technologically augmented equipment.
Gym bag. Get them a new workout tote complete with deodorant, dry shampoo, and all the things they’ll need to freshen up after a session at the gym.
Music. Purchase new cordless headphones so they can run freely without getting tripped up, or a subscription to a service such as Spotify or Pandora that provides endless music without commercials. Once you’ve got them connected to endless music, share your favorite workout playlists to get them motivated and keep them moving.
Fitbit. Track the wearer’s heart rate, GPS location, sleep patterns, calories burned, and steps taken. Some are even waterproof for swimmers, but all are great gifts because they help motivate each athlete to achieve their personal best.
Sports Package. If they’re an avid fan of the NBA, NFL, college sports, or any other broadcast sports, a TV subscription would be the perfect gift to allow them to cheer on their favorite team all year long. A package from NFL TV or NHL TV can provide access to every game. If they’ve got kids, you can bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu all for one low price, for the best sports on TV and extra TV without a cable subscription.
Protein. Muscle and Fitness asserts that “taking whey protein at the right times of day can make all the difference in between building an extra half-inch on your arms or adding 20 pounds to your personal best on the bench press.” Make sure you're knowledgeable about what powders and protein bar your athlete uses as a supplement before purchasing them in vast quantities.
Water bottle. Every active person is always on the look for a sleek new water bottle. Perhaps look for one that has a compartment in the middle that stores chopped fruit so their water can be naturally flavored.
Smoothie maker. Working out makes you hungry, but too many calories can completely negate the effect of all that rigorous exercise. An after-workout smoothie is healthy, refreshing, filling, and non-fattening.
A gift card to their favorite sporting goods store is also a good gift idea. What better gift than the one they pick out for themselves!
The typical fitness buff puts in a lot of workout time so that it’s a big part of who they are. By shopping for exercise-related presents, you’ve let them know that you’ve noticed, and they’ll be glad you did.