9 Fitness Gift Ideas for Exercise Lovers
to keep them motivated all year
While challenging yourself to work out, exercise and get in shape are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions out there, we all know how many people actually stick with their resolution for more than a few weeks. One of the biggest issues with people working out and developing good habits is being unable to stay motivated.
Thankfully, with Christmas right around the corner as of the writing of this article, there is no better time than now to help your loved one (or yourself) out! This article is going to look at 9 different fitness gift ideas for exercise lovers that can help keep them motivated all year long to meet or exceed their fitness goals.
1. New Cool Workout Clothing
Whatever type of workout or exercise a person enjoys doing, there are likely some clothes or a uniform that go along with that activity. Whether it is buying someone new shorts if they like to go running, a new weight vest for their cross training or even if it is time to order custom softball jerseys for your beer league team. No matter what they like to do, you can likely find them some new gear that will have them looking and feeling great. This new workout clothes could also give them a boost of confidence, which will definitely help them stay motivated.
When many people work out, they prefer to use headphones to keep themselves in the zone and focused on the task at hand. However, when using wired headphones, they frequently get caught on clothing and other things and can easily be ripped out of your ears and potentially ruined.
Instead, using a pair of AirPods will ensure there are no wires to worry about and also means you don’t need to be “attached to your phone” as much during the workout, as well. If AirPods are a bit out of your price range, there are several other high-quality wireless headphones that can be used as well.
3. A Fitness Tracker
Some people can stay motivated themselves to work out, while others will need a little extra. Well, one of the best things to keep people motivated and engaged with their workouts is a fitness tracker or a smart watch.
These can keep and track a lot of data about workouts and can turn exercise into a “game”, which helps many people keep interest. There are dozens of these trackers, each with their own unique features and benefits such as step counters, heart rate monitors, distance trackers and so much more.
4. A New Pair of Shoes
No matter what sort of workout you enjoy doing, whether it is lifting weights, running or playing basketball, the type of shoes you wear is quite important. Wearing old or wrongly sized shoes can lead to a lot of pain, blisters and other issues as well.
A new pair of shoes can reinvigorate a person’s interest in fitness and should keep them feeling and looking better, which is great for confidence as well. Especially if they plan on running or doing cardio, shoes might be the most important part of the equation.
5. Home Gym Equipment or Gear
No matter how much someone may want to start working out, they simply might not have enough time to run to the gym and back every single day. In that case, an “at-home” workout makes sense.
The good news is, you don’t need a huge home gym or expensive machine to get a quality at home workout. Things like a few free weights, a skipping rope, a kettlebell and an ab roller are enough to provide a killer workout at home.
6. A Workout Bag
While it would be great if you could just head out the door and go right to the gym, that isn’t the case. You need to pack workout clothes, towel, shoes, water bottle and whatever else you might use for your workouts. Taking all of this around without a bag would be a tough thing to do.
A gym bag with a suitable amount of compartments and made out of high-quality material can last for years and years and is one of those things that people might not think to buy for themselves if they need it.
7. A Blender
If someone is interested in working out, there is a good chance they are also interested in staying fit and healthy in terms of what they put into their body. Smoothies and protein shakes are a great and quick way to get protein, calories, and nutrition into your body. As a result, a blender can be a great gift to give someone who is interested in exercise. It will encourage them to improve their diet and save them some time, as well.
If the gift recipient doesn’t make protein shakes or smoothies, a nice high-quality water bottle for the gym is something that could be substituted for this, as hydrating during workouts is very important.
8. A Workout Program
Some people require help and assistance to start working out and remain committed, which is why personal trainers are so popular. However, trainers can be expensive, so a good substitute is a workout program.
There are dozens of these out there that are jam-packed with great videos to act almost like a virtual personal trainer. If done right and stuck with, these workout programs can have amazing results and many are quite affordable, as well.
9. A Foam Roller
One of the worst things about working out and staying fit is sore muscles and joints. It can really make someone not want to work out anymore due to the constant and nagging pain. While stretching and resting can help, they are not the only ways to aid recovery time and increase the range of motion.
A foam roller has been proven to be effective at speeding up recovery, helping with a joint range of motion and more. If someone is working out, they should be foam rolling. These can be purchased for a very affordable price and are a great little gift for the exercise lover in your life.
Hopefully, this article has provided you with some great fitness gift ideas to keep those workout lovers in your life motivated all year long.