Almost all of us have someone on our holiday gift giving list who is obsessed with the gym. Whether it’s your yogi friend who hits up two or three classes a day, or the gym bro who is always pumping iron, you know they’ll always be happy to get a fitness related gift but you’re not always sure you know what that looks like. That’s where this list comes into play: we’ve gathered 37 fantastic fitness gift options for anyone who’s looking to move their body more often in the new year. Whether it’s someone who’s already into fitness or someone who’s just starting out, we have everything from pilates rings to perfect that muscle up to flashcards to learn new fitness moves. And of course a yoga mat because it’s basically illegal to write a list of fitness items without including one. Let’s get some home gyms outfitted shall we?
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Run and Have Everything You Need
If you’re a runner, you know the struggles of trying to find running gear that has actual pocket space so that you can bring your phone and keys with you. No more! This running belt slips on over any leggings or shorts and has space for all your bits and bobs. It’s the perfect gift for any marathoner or 5Ker.
Glow Up With This Basketball
Ok so maybe a light up basketball isn’t the right gift for a hardcore basketball fan, but it’s a great choice for a teen or kid who’s just starting to shoot some hoops. With two LEDs, they’ll get 30 hours of play in the dark before it needs replacing.
You Can’t Resist These Bands
Resistance bands are one of my favorite props to use in the gym because you can add them to almost any body weight exercise and make it so much more difficult. This set of three has different resistance levels, so it’s great for beginners to experts.
Everything You Need To Play
Table tennis is a surprisingly difficult and incredibly fun game that families can play together, no matter how experienced they are. This table tennis set is perfect because it includes everything except for a table, so all you have to do is set it up on a table and get going. This is the perfect gift for a family.
Seriously Cold Hydration
For your friends who don’t just like going to the gym but who like to go out in the great wilderness then this solid water bottle is a must. This triple-insulated stainless steel water bottle is one of the best on the market. It will keep water cool for hours, and it’s easy to grab and sip even while you’re hiking. It will definitely be a hit.
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Slip and Slide Your Way to Abs of Steel
When you first look at them, sliders can seem a bit silly. How are those going to help you get fit? But let me tell you my friends, these buddies can give you a serious core, arm, or leg workout. Whether you’re sliding into a split or holding a plank while you slide in and out, you’ll get a major workout. Gift it to someone who needs to get knocked down a peg.
The Bigger the Band, the Better the Burn
No, we’re not done with bands yet. While the first set we shared were small enough to loop around legs or arms, this large resistance band gives you tons of options for full body exercises. I love to use mine while working on deep backbends for added feedback.
Get Fit in the Office
Not all exercise equipment has to be for hardcore folks. This desk cycle is a great choice if you’re someone who struggles to incorporate fitness into your life. Just pop it under your desk and you can quietly pedal throughout your day. I personally love to use it when I’m feeling just a tad frustrated with my co-workers and I need to let off some steam.
Putt It In There
Calling all golf lovers! Are you ready to feel incredibly spoiled with your very own putting green for practice? You can set it up in your office or at home, but no matter where you put it, your golf game will definitely improve.
Data Equals Results
Anyone who is working on improving their fitness needs a plan. Give the gift of data by giving them this fitness journal, which will help them plan workouts, track progress, and understand how to target different muscle groups. It’s seriously a treasure trove of information and support.
Stretch It Good
Feet tend to be unloved when it comes to the fitness game, but they’re an integral part of almost everything we do. Give them some love with this foot and calf stretcher. Here’s a preview: you’re going to be a lot tighter than you expect, and stretching is going to feel amazing.
Balls for Everyone
Exercise balls are a great tool for any kind of fitness. Swapping out an office chair for an exercise ball will improve your posture and get your abs working during the day. Adding one to your pushups or planks will ramp up the difficulty fast. The uses are endless, so why not give one as a gift?
Ring Around the Biceps
Ok, ok I guess we can be done with the resistance bands because now we’re flipping to the opposite: the pilates ring. Instead of pushing out against a band, it provides resistance for you to push in against. It’s great for working muscles that don’t normally get a ton of love.
Protect Knees, Elbows, and Joints
If you do a lot of yoga, or spend much time in low lunges, you know how quickly all that pressure can start to feel awful on your knees and elbows. This extra padded mat lets you keep doing all the exercises without the unnecessary strain.
A Single Net for All Your Games
Here’s a secret about most games that involve a net: they can all use the same net. Volleyball. Badminton. Pickle ball. Even an adjusted version of tennis. And this potable net works for all of them. It’s a great gift for an active teen or family who aren’t committed to a single sport.
Wobble Seat: Great for Balance
You may look at this wobble seat and think… how is that fitness related? Oh my sweet summer child, this bad boy packs a surprising punch. Try standing on it to check if you’ve got the balance you need, or pop it on a chair to add an ab work to your day. You can even rest your hands on it during push ups for an added challenge.
Lift More With Better Form
Weightlifting belts are a great addition if you’re looking to take your lifting game to the next level. This option from Dark Iron Fitness not only looks incredibly solid, it’s also going to last you for a good long time. It’s 100% leather and will give you all the support you need for the perfect lift.
Deceivingly Small, Impossibly Difficult
This pilates ball is one of those tools that looks like it can’t do that much, but once you start adding it to your workouts you find that it’s not fooling around. Add it to your pilates, yoga, or barre exercises and see a serious increase in difficulty.
Biceps for Days, No Mess
If you’ve got someone on your gift giving list who wants to get into fitness but doesn’t have the space for a proper home gym set up. Look no further as this resistance band training system is a great choice for them! It’s small enough to store in a closet, but you can use it for all kinds of upper body workout, and it comes with multiple levels of resistance.
Add Balance to Your Workout
You’d be surprised how quickly adding an element of balance can increase the difficulty level in even the most basic exercises. Suddenly you’re engaging a hundred tiny stabilizing muscles you didn’t even know you had. Pop this balance board under your hands or feet during any exercise from squats to bridges and feel the burn.
Never Run Out of Workout Ideas
Do you ever find yourself setting aside time to work out but feeling lost about what to actually do? These exercise cards are a great gift for someone who’s early in their fitness journey. This set is all about exercises to do with a medicine ball, and would pair perfectly with a new medicine ball as a larger gift.
Get Your Pilates On
If a set of cards isn’t your jam, another option is this gorgeous poster with tons of ideas for pilates exercises. Gift this to someone who’s building their own home workout space, and all they’ll need to do is glance at their new decor for ideas on how to get their sweat going.
Occlusion Bands for Serious Gains
For the true fitness buffs in your life, occlusion bands are a great way to say “I see you” and also “time to get swol”. Using bands helps to increase muscle growth faster and at lower weights. If you’ve got a friend who’s in to lifting, they’ll love this set of two occlusion bands.
Use Those Resistance Bands to Their Fullest
Oh you think I’ve talked enough about resistance bands already? Strap in my friend because we’re not done yet. Because now that you have all those resistance bands you’re going to need some ideas on how to use them. Pair this poster with the pilates poster or gift it as a stand alone: either way it’s great.
Keep the Sweat Out of Your Eyes With This Band
A simple and still wildly effective fitness gift is a basic headband. As a stocking stuffer this is just about perfect: low cost, small enough to slip into a stocking, and still hugely appreciated for anyone who runs, hits the gym, or is generally getting their sweat on.
Lift in Serious Comfort
When your lifting starts to hit a certain weight, hitting your squats can start to be uncomfortable on the shoulders, am I right (I have no idea, I’ve never done a squat in my life). But for anyone who’s lifting with the bar over their shoulders, this pad is a small gift that goes a long way for their comfort.
The Most Chic Water Bottle You Could Ever Want
Sometimes I find that the water bottles marketed to fitness folks are just straight up ugly. Not these ones! These gorgeous glass water bottles will make you feel swank as all get out, and they look even better when you add juice, fruit, or another colorful additive to your beverage.
Train Like the Olympians
I might be biased here, but one of my favorite things in the world is hanging from the ceiling. Or hanging upside down. And this set of rings is perfect for anyone who wants to work on their muscle ups, pull ups, L sits, or inverts. Easy to add to a pull up bar, they’re a great addition to a home gym.
Learn Dozens of Yoga Poses
You didn’t think we’d forget yoga did you? For all the yogis out there, this poster of yoga poses is both practical and the kind of decor I can get behind. I love that it’s broken up by types of poses, so you can focus on different body areas easily.
Intimidated by Workout Machines? No More!
Not everything on this list is for home gyms! If you’re headed to your local gym and you’re not sure what to do on the machines, this set of exercise cards can help you build confidence. It shows different exercises for tons of different machines, and can help you put together a workout.
A Yoga Mat With All the Poses
I told you we wouldn’t forget about a yoga mat didn’t I? Except this is no ordinary yoga mat. Of course it’s thick enough that you can do your headstands and crows without any discomfort, and it’s got good friction to keep you from sliding around. But what’s really cool about this mat is that it’s printed with yoga poses to help remind you what to put in your latest flow.
Roll Your Way to a Six Pack
For such a small gift, this ab roller will get a big reaction. Adding a wheel seriously increases the challenge in basic push ups and ab workouts, and this one is fantastic. It’s got smooth action and no wobble, so you can focus on your form and build your core strength.
Punch It Up
One of my favorite things about fitness is that there’s no one way to do it. Maybe you head to the gym, maybe you take a daily run, and maybe you just hit things really hard. If you’re the latter, then this punching bag is perfect for you: it’s fun and still a seriously good workout.
Cool Down Those Muscles
After you’ve worked yourself seriously hard, it’s incredibly important to take care of your body and do some active recovery. Gift this set of ice packs to someone who needs to take care of their muscles after some big workouts. They’ll thank you.
All the Info You Need For Nutrition
Any fitness professional will tell you. It isn’t just about what you do with your muscles: it’s also about how you fuel your body. If you want to get results fast on your fitness journey then this nutrition journal is a great support. It helps you track your food intake, sleep, workouts, and mood to see what helps you do your best.
Push Ups… Minus the Joint Strain
You may find that when you do serious reps your wrists start to feel uncomfortable. Help your fit friends get into a more ergonomic position with these push up grips, which help orient your hands the right direction. Oh and did I mention that they rotate? Yeah, that will add a bit of pizazz to your push ups.
Every Workout Deserves a Massage to Cool Down
Last but most certainly not least, everyone who’s working this hard deserves some serious love afterwards. This body massager is easy to pop in a purse or a bag, and has grips so that you can use the textured middle on any part of your body that needs some release.