Give the gift of health and wellness to friends or family members who are into fitness and biking, or would like to be more active. As a fitness enthusiast myself, all of these items are either items I already own, or items that I would purchase myself or someone else.
Amazon also does a great job of suggesting similar items if the ones below aren’t exactly what you’re looking for.
As a general rule, don’t purchase someone fitness gear who hasn’t expressed a recent interest in fitness, or they may wonder if you’re trying to tell them that they need to lose weight. It’s a recipe for hurt feelings.
I hate going for a bike ride and having no where to put my phone, wallet, or other personal effects (sunscreen, chapstick, towel, or whatever). This has a carrying strap so you can take it when you get off the bike.
These are a must if you are ever going to be out near dusk. This set is cheap, but we’ve had ours for two years and they work well.
I really like this water bottle for hot yoga, bike rides, or volleyball games. Since it’s insulated, the outside of the bottle doesn’t sweat and the water stays cooler, especially with ice. It’s BPA-free too, so no worries there.
- ProSource Premium 1/2-Inch Extra Thick 71-Inch Long High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Case
Mats are greats for stretching, situps, and other activities than yoga – and an extra long one is perfect for taller people (I’m 5’6 and would prefer a longer one). You can never have too many yoga mats because they eventually wear out. I keep one at work, in my car, and at home so I don’t have to lug them back and forth all the time. They are also good for putting under a sleeping bag for camping or under a blanket during picnics for a little extra cushion and moisture protection.
This would be a great add-on gift or stocking stuffer. It’s not a necessity, but mats can get pretty icky.
Foam rollers are perfect for runners or for massaging sore muscles – it hurts so good and helps with healing. I recommend the 36″ full round because it’s the easiest to use for all body parts.
Crossfit is HUGE now and Lacrosse Balls are often used in classes for muscle release and massage. If you know a crossfitter, they’ll appreciate these for home use.
My husband loves pushup bars because they help with better form and less pressure on the wrists.
A jump rope is such a basic workout implement, but one of the best and quickest workouts that you can do anywhere (well, anywhere with high enough ceilings).
Compression socks aren’t just for people with leg vein issues anymore. Athletes (especially runners and crossfitters) use them for support during activity and recovery afterwards. Plus – they’re great for reducing swelling and reducing the risk for DVT during long flights.
- Tuneband for iPhone 5, Grantwood Technology’s Armband, Silicone Skin, and Front Screen Protector, Black
Or for iphone 6:
I’ve had two of these armbands for different generations of iPhones and I absolutely love it. You can remove the strap and use the rubber case on the iphone separately. The straps will fit most adult arms from 7″ to 18″. I wear it to the gym 5 days a week and for other activities as well and it’s always felt perfectly secure. It also comes with screen protectors (which everyone should have on their phones!).
- Waterproof Dry Bags – various prices
The link above goes to a page with various dry packs because I don’t want to recommend a specific bag since different sizes with fit different items (phones, clothes, papers and passports, mp3 players, etc). These bags are great to protect belonging during water sports, hiking, or other outdoor activities when you can’t control the weather.
Need an item for a different fitness activity? Leave a comment and I can try to help you find something affordable.
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