Tips on gear

Tips on gear

December 11, 2015

Christmas gift ideas for fitness fans

Christmas gift ideas for fitness fans

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably rushing around trying to tick everything off your to-do list. Don’t worry though, because there’s still time to pick up some last-minute gifts for your loved ones.

There’s no denying that buying presents for friends and family can be tricky. But if you know the person you’re buying for really well, you can tailor the gift to their interests and hobbies. This way, they are guaranteed to love whatever you choose to buy.

If they are a self-confessed fitness fan, for example, why not buy them a present that ties into their lifestyle?

Here are a few Christmas gift ideas:

Fitness activity tracker watch

Many fitness fanatics love to monitor their workouts, but it can be easy to lose track of time or the number of reps completed. One great gift idea, therefore, is a fitness activity tracker watch.

This nifty gadget enables the user to enter information such as their height and weight, from which it can configure the number of calories burned and distance travelled in a particular training session.

The handy wearable watch design makes working out comfortable, so the wearer won’t have to worry about it potentially hindering their performance.


Listening to music while exercising helps many people to stay focused and engaged. Certain songs instil a feel-good feeling that makes the listener want to push harder.

Therefore, it is a nice idea to buy your loved one a new pair of earphones this Christmas. This way, they can listen to their favourite songs while in the gym or exercising outdoors. Look out for ones that hook around the ear, as these are more sturdy, meaning they stay in place during any vigorous movement.

Sports bag and water bottle

It’s likely that the person you’re buying for already has a sports bag and water bottle, but if they’ve been using them for a while, they are probably beginning to look a little worse for wear.

They are sure to appreciate new ones, so make it your gift to them this year. Some sports water bottles come complete with a handle, which makes it easier to hold when running outdoors.

What’s more, a waterproof sports bag with various compartments will come in use for separating clean and dirty clothes, as well as any toiletries.

Free weights

If the person you’re buying for enjoys weight training, why not get them their very own set of free weights?

This way, they will be able to work out in the comfort of their home, rather than having to travel to the gym each time. Free weights also come in a variety of fun and vibrant colours, so choose a set in your friend or relative’s favourite shade and they are bound to be over the moon with their gift.

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