10 Perfect Fitness Gifts for Christmas!
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve decided to round up some of 2017’s hottest health and fitness gifts.
So if you’re looking for something that’ll actually be appreciated by your gym/running/fitness-crazy loved one with this Christmas (or even yourself…), you’ve come to the right place!
Here are five of our favourites, spanning a few different price categories:
This is undoubtedly one of our favourite fitness gifts of 2017! Designed by scientist and military fitness expert Sergeant Volkin, this is a High Intensity Interval Training game which gives you a different workout every time.
Workouts last for between four and twenty minutes, and are bodyweight only, with video instructions. Just shuffle the cards and quickly create a workout that you can do alone or with friends and family (although it’s probably best not to ask granny to join in on Christmas Day…).
Natural Hero Cool Peppermint Muscle Spritz (Perfect Stocking Filler)
Forget Deep Freeze – this cooling peppermint muscle spray is a gym bag essential!
The bottle contains 100ml of muscle cooling spray, made of 99% natural ingredients. It’s formulated with no parabens, no SLS, no petrochemicals, and is tested on humans instead of animals.
But as well as being ethical, it works! It takes a little time to get going, but when it does it helps to ease tension both pre and post exercise, delivering a pleasant cooling sensation that then warms the muscle. A great stocking filler.
Wireless headphones are an essential piece of kit these days, as they allow you to pair with a phone or smartwatch via Bluetooth – meaning no tangles, or wires to get caught on tree branches as you run…
You could spend hundreds on a set of wireless headphones, but why bother when you can get this excellent pair from TaoTronics, which come in a range of colours.
For under £20 you’re getting a snug and comfortable pair, that don’t slip out when running or lifting. They are also noise-cancelling, which is perfect for a loud gym. Built-in magnets allow you to wear the headphones around your neck like a necklace when not in use, which is a handy feature.
There are cheaper workout journals out there – heck, you could use a scrap of paper in all honesty. However, this journal is a classier way for your loved one to record their workouts, chart progress, and keep reaching their goals.
With 194 pages and a convenient cover band, the journal includes daily pages for recording cardio activity, strength training, flexibility, classes, and vitamins/supplements taken. Going to the gym every day? There’s about three months worth of room in here, although those who work out less often will see it last up to a year.
Don’t know what to buy? Don’t know what they like? This is a great box of protein treats for any fitness lover, and one that caters to all tastes.
For an affordable price, the box contains a 700ml LA Muscle Protein Shaker, a trio of protein bars and three MyProtein Impact Whey Protein satchets, stuffed inside a quality gift box. What’s more, free gift wrapping is available – meaning no need to fuss around with scissors, tape and paper. Sorted.
Brand new for 2017, The Fitness Mindset by the popular online fitness trainer Brian Keane is proving one of the most popular fitness books of the year – so it’s no surprise it’s also likely to be one of the most popular fitness gifts this Christmas.
The book covers so much, although it helps readers train both body and mind toward the goal of getting in the best physical shape of their life. Includes sections on how to eat to increase energy, lose fat and build lean muscle, as well as teaching us how to combine tension-style workouts and Hiit to build a fit, hard body. Sounds pretty good to us!
Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 (Premium Gift!)
As fitness gifts go, the Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 is certainly a premium present. Save this one for a very special someone…
However it’s one hell of a fitness watch. In addition to the functions you’d expect (heart-rate monitor, step counter, exercise tracking, and the rest), you get Spotify offline playback and 100% waterproof build for swim tracking.
Make sure to check out our full review of the Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 for all the details.
FitNation Premium Resistance Bands (Perfect for Secret Santa)
Resistance bands are hugely popular at the moment, and a great alternative to weights as well as an excellent injury rehabilitation tool!
At under a fiver, these resistance bands make excellent Secret Santa fitness gifts (providing the recipient likes fitness…).
The set contains a trio of premium grade bands (measuring 30cm x 5cm each), with light, medium and heavy resistance. It also comes with a free pocket-sized carry bag. Bargain!
While a personal massage can be the ultimate remedy for your aches and pains, they can set you back many pounds – especially if you have a series of them.
So this complete fitness self-massage set is a godsend, especially for the budget price. Included in the set is a foam roller, a massage stick, a lacrosse ball and a spikey ball, for working every nook and cranny you can think off. It also comes with a handy carry case.
For the affordable price, the quality of this set is very good, and easily rivals some of the more expensive kits around.
Finally we come to this neat little running pouch. It’s nothing fancy, but at under a tenner this simple pouch is super convenient for runners – allowing you to hold the essentials, such as keys, money, smartphone and snacks.
The adjustable neoprene pouch is light, comfortable and water resistance, and features reflective stripes for low-light running. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!