We get it – whipping yourself into shape is tough, especially around the holidays when it can feel like there’s a cocktail or cookie thrown into your hands at every turn. Luckily though, while ‘tis the season for celebrating, it’s also the season for giving… and let’s be honest, getting.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for the fitness fanatic in your life or writing your own wish list, the following items are sure to spruce up any gym bag. And yes, it’s perfectly okay to plan your workout sessions around showing this new gear off.
iPod Shuffle, www.apple.com
Pushing through a long workout is easier when you have a playlist full of motivating songs. This iPod is small and clips on to your shirt so it won’t get in the way while at the gym.
Foam Roller, www.dickssportinggoods.com or any sports store
Sore muscles are a common side effect of a good workout; however, they can be a bit uncomfortable. Learn more about how foam rollers relieve sore muscles.
Spa Gift Certificate, www.spafinder.com
Nothing says reward like a massage. Give (or get) the gift of pampering this season. You’ll be relaxed and ready to hit the gym again.
Fly Away Tamer Headband, www.lululemon.com
This one’s for the ladies – There’s nothing worse than pesky hair that just won’t stay out of your eyes while you’re exercising. This headband is thick and has a silicone strip that holds it in place.
YurBuds Earphones, www.yurbuds.com
It never fails – right when you hit your stride on the cardio machine, an earphone falls out. YurBuds were created by a triathlete, so you can bet they’ll stay put.
Personal Training Session, www.charterfitness.com
We could all use a little push when it comes to reaching our fitness goals. A session with a personal trainer is the perfect gift to help get someone started on their path to heath.
Surefoot Foot Rubz, www.rei.com
Soothe tired feet with a foot massage from this lightweight ball. Only slightly larger than a golf ball, this can sit in your gym bag without taking up valuable space.
App Store Gift Card
The smartphone is the gymgoers new best friend. Give someone a giftcard they can put towards fitness apps. Need some suggestions for apps? Try these.