Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness Fanatics
By: Guest Blogger Danielle Pastula
Whenever the holidays roll around we love taking a look at all the latest fitness products on the market because not only do they help us figure out what to get for all the fitness lovers on our list, but they also give us a couple ideas for our own wish list!
So whether you’re looking to buy something special for the fellow gym rat in your life, or you’re looking to get some fit gifts in your own stocking this year, we suggest bookmarking this post or printing it out and leaving it where it’ll conveniently be seen. 🙂
So, without further ado, here’s our round-up of the best health and fitness gifts you can give this year:
For the Lifter
If your buddy’s lifting accessories are looking a little tired, a lifting belt fits in at a great price point for a nice gift that doesn’t break the bank. We love the selection over at bodybuilding.com, and if you want to add a little more to your gift, think about pairing it with a nice set of gloves.
Designed for athletes of all levels, Aura Spa offers a sports massage on their services menu that helps broaden, condition, and stretch muscles for optimal performance. Trust us, if the lifter in your life doesn’t think they need a massage, their mind will be changed after their session at Aura.
Innovator Insulated Meal Management Bag
Give the gift of a 6-pack! No, not the kind of 6-pack you would normally think of, but if your lifting friend or family member doesn’t have a 6-pack yet, they will when you give them this! For anyone who wants to be serious about their meal planning and eating, this is THE BEST way to keep on track. All the features speak for themselves, this is more than a glorified lunchbox, it’s a tool for achieving your biggest fitness and nutrition goals.
For the Runners and Group Ex Fans
The MyZone MZ-3 belt
Anyone looking to increase their cardiovascular endurance and get a more accurate read on their fitness stats will love the MyZone MZ-3 belt. It’s one of the most advanced heart rate monitors on the market, and if you go to our recent blog post you can read more about it and get a $50 discount. (https://vidafitness.com/work-out-smarter-with-a-myzone-heart-rate-monitor/)
If you’re not a runner you may not know that every bib gets held on to as a keepsake from the race. Some runners may have their favorite ones framed or in a shadow box, but for every one on display, there are 20 more stuffed in a drawer somewhere. However, with the Bibfolio, all of your loved one’s race bibs can have a home! We love the selection over at goneforarun.com, but be warned, if you’re also a runner…you’ll want everything on that website.
Small Group Training
Any group fitness fan is going to love small group training because they’ll still get to be in a team-like environment, but with these classes they’ll get a whole different workout than what’s typically available on the group ex schedule. Between TRX, Boot Camp, Pilates Reformer and more, this is the ideal gift for any runner or group exercise fan who’s looking to add some diversity to their training routine or if they’re looking to improve in a specific area as they gear up for a big fitness event.
For the Yogi
YOHALA Yoga Mat
Yohala is the first yoga mat to use a natural cork surface, which provides an unmatched grip that increases the more you sweat. In addition to making sure your toes won’t be slip sliding around while nailing a tough pose, the cork surface is also naturally antimicrobial and contains zero harmful chemicals.
Lululemon’s Vinyasa Scarf
First of all, this is one of the most comfy accessories one could own, secondly, the Vinyasa Scarf is beyond versatile! It’s not just a scarf, it can also be a shrug, cardigan, the list goes on. Any on-the-go yogi will love being able to throw this sweat-wicking scarf on after class to stay warm and feel like they’re still in the calm of the classroom.
The Chakra Box
Chocoveda, the makers of The Chakra Box, are all about natural flavors to create a higher state of chocolate. In The Chakra Box you’ll find, “All natural, dairy-free, 70% dark vegan chocolate truffles. Seven flavors correlating to each of the seven energy centers with beautiful yantra designs on each truffle. Flavors include chai, tangerine, ginger/lemongrass, green tea, peppermint, pomegranate, and honey/vanilla.” (P.S. make sure to order an extra for yourself because we wouldn’t blame the person you’re gifting to to not want to share.)
For Every Fitness Fanatic
A VIDA Fitness Membership
No gym rat is ever going to give you the side eye for gifting them with paid-for time at their home away from home. Even if you can’t give them a full year, just a couple months is something they’ll love. Come in to any VIDA Fitness location and we’ll help you get set up with a new membership to gift, or a gift card for someone who’s already a member.
The Mira Fit Bracelet
Fitness trackers are still all the rage, but the idea of wearing a device that looks like a fitness tracker isn’t so popular. Enter the Mira Fitness Tracker, which tracks your daily steps, calories, distance and elevation discreetly and fashionably. It’s also water resistant, so no worries about sweat or a rain shower ruining this piece of wearable tech.
Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone
We love our Beats by Dre, but they can get clunky in the gym. That’s why we’re obsessed with the Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone. These things stay put during the most rigorous workouts and of course, they deliver incredible sound quality. And with wireless Bluetooth technology, you can connect up to 30 feet from your Bluetooth-enabled device so you can move freely and stay focused on your workout.