The Christmas and Holiday Season is near. No need to worry about what cool fitness gifts you should buy, this post has got you covered. From the person who is getting back into fitness to the hard core fitness enthusiast, this article will give you ideas for gifts for friends and loved ones of every fitness level.
- Exercise Bands- Bands are great because they are so mobile! You can get handles that attach as well and use them at home or on the road. You can get different strengths starting around $15 to $20 not including handles.
- TRX Strap– There are other versions, but a TRX like body weight suspension trainer is clutch. They are also easy to bring with on a trip. They can be hung from a door or your ceiling at home. The best part is that you can work any body part and movement pattern using only your body weight for resistance! One knock off brand that is a lower cost is called the Jungle Gym.
- Adjustable Dumbells– Adjustable dumbells are compact and take up very little space. You can get lighter weights all the way up to 90lbs and beyhond!
- Water Bottle Holder Glove- For your outdoor run or bike enthusiast, a waterbottle holderglove is a must! It is basically a glove that attacthes the waterbottle to the back of your hand so that you don’t have to carry it.
- Flip belt– Flip belts are great for runners, walkers, bikers, hikers… They are a lot like a fanny pack. You can put important keys, phones, money and other things in them with out having to hold them in your hand.
- Metabolism Testing– For some one who wants to know how many calories to eat in order to lose weight or what macronutrients they burning for energy, they can get tested. DeVetter Fitness uses the Breezing to test Resting Metabolic Rate in case you are looking for some where to get it done;)
- Rower– This is definately higher priced that many of the things on the list, but is well worth the cost if you will use it! Rowers can give you a very tough work out that burns a lot of calories or they can be used for a beginners to gradually work on their conditioning. The best rower that I have found is a Concept II. These rowers usually cost around $1000.00. Most rowers also fold up and take up very little space.
- Apple Watch– Since we are talking a bit pricier items… The Apple Watch Series 2 can be a great fitness gift. The new Apple Watch now offers the ability to track your heart rate and caloric expenditure as well as GPS and it is water resistant. The Apple Watch Series 2 starts around $269.00
- Blue Tooth HR Monitor– For a less expensive way to track your heart rate and calories burned you can get an H7 Polar Heart Rate Strap. It will give your heart rate, calories burned and syncs with an ap on your phone. It is ideal for indoor fitness training, not out door running or biking. These straps can range from $79 to $99
- Jump Rope– It may sound old school, but not too many little pieces of equipment have so much bang for your buck!
- Fitness Challenge or Group Training– Give the gift of motivation and accountability with a Fitness Challenge or a Group Training Package. Sometimes it is all that is needed to get out of a rut and get back on track. DeVetter Fitness has our Total Transformation Challenge starting on January 9th!
- Spark- Many days you are tired and don’t feel like working out. The best way to muster up a little energy to rock your work out is some Spark, from Advocare. It is by far the best selling supplement that we offer.
- Interval Timer– You can buy different apps that will time your intervals when you work out on your own. Whether you are doing a tabatta for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off or 2 minutes with a 4 minute rest, an interval app can really help your work out.
- Quest Bars– Our favorite healthy snack and protein bar. Quest bars make a great stocking stuffer and their is a deliscious new flavor, Rocky Road.
Once your worker-outer works out with their new equipment, they will need to recover and get ready for the next work out. Here are a few ideas for recovery.
15. Foam roller- Nothing beats a good old foam roller for loosening up those tight muscles for cheap.
16. Massage- Massage is a great way to get your work out buff feeling rejuvinated and relaxed.
17. Epsom Salt- A great way to unwind and recover is an Epsom Salt Bath. The salt is not cheap though and may make a good gift.
I hope these ideas help! Feel free to add any other ideas that you might have to the comments below.