The 7 Best Fitness Gifts
I’ve curated a list of the best gifts for the health and fitness enthusiasts in your life. These gift recommendations are things that I think add value to the training process, or to the fitness process.
If one of these showed up under the tree or was given to me as a birthday gift, I certainly wouldn’t complain!
Show them you care with a gift they’ll actually use
When you know someone is a fan of working out, buying a fitness-related gift is an easy win. The issue is choosing the right kind of gift. The items on the list are fitness friendly ideas for virtually anyone who likes to sweat and feel the burn.
I hope you find the perfect gifts to inspire and empower your fitness friends!
Bender Ball Core Training Kit
- Comes with 5 streamable workouts
- Increases selective stability
- Small & easy to store
Bender Balls are a favorite because they’re easy to use, easy to store, and easy to take with you. This non-latex pilates-style ball comes with a code to download streamable workouts or a workout DVD. Bender Balls are a perfect tool to help strengthen and stabilize your core.
I can’t say enough about the value of these unassuming little balls. When you use them correctly, they can turn a so-so workout into a crushing one.
Fitbit Versa 4
- Water resistant up to 50 meters
- Visible metrics are customizable
- Built-in Alexa
- Battery life is dependent on watch face
The Fitbit Versa 4 is part of a long line of smartwatches with fitness-tracking capabilities. They’re ideal for tracking calories burned, heart rate, steps taken in a day, and so much more.
- Spots for a wide range of trackable metrics
- Encourages setting weekly goals with rewards
- Daily and weekly planning
- Only 12 weeks at a time
Tracking food intake and workouts is a popular way to get in/stay in shape. The Fitbook by Fitlosophy takes tracking to the next level. Using this book empowers you to see your progress and reward yourself when you reach your goals.
CrazyCap Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
- Purifies water
- Self-cleans every 2 hours
- Keeps hot for 12 hours, keeps cold for 24 hours
- Somewhat pricy
How often do you have to wash out your water bottle to keep it from smelling bad? With this bottle, the answer is, “You don’t!” The CrazyCap bottle uses a rechargeable UV light to kill bacteria, sanitizing your bottle and the water inside it.
SportsNew Gym Bag
- Includes a wet pocket
- Water-resistant fabric
- Includes a shoe pocket
- No stiff support in the bottom of bag
Never underestimate the power of a good gym bag. This highly-rated option is lightweight but strong. Its PVC-lined pocket protects your belongings from spills or explosions in your bag. It even has a separate pocket for shoes, which, by the time you’ve undergone a good sweat, need to go in a separate pocket!
A-Zone Running Light
- Multiple color modes
- Uses reflection & LEDs
- Waist belt only adjusts to 47 inches
The A-Zone running light is a lightweight and effective solution to keep you safe in the dark. The reflective strip and LEDs keep you visible to cars when you’re out for early morning or late night runs and bike rides. It can be worn over several layers of clothing, so it’s there for you in any season.
iECO Cryosphere Cold Massage Roller Ball
- Stays cold for 6 hours after 2 hours in freezer
- Combines myofascial release with cryotherapy
- Can also be used for heat therapy
- Contains latex
Ice and massage are two crucial elements in recovering from exercise-related injuries. The iECO Cryosphere gives you both at once. Just pop it in the freezer, and 2 hours later, it’s ready to help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
What to Consider When Buying Fitness Gifts
Before making your purchase, there are a few things you should think about.
What Type of Activities Does the Recipient Do?
The recipient may generally be into fitness, but there’s a good chance they’re mainly focused on 1 or 2 activities. For example, a cyclist might not appreciate a set of free weights like they’d enjoy a pair of bike gloves.
Could the Gift be Seen as Insensitive?
Remember that people can be very sensitive or insecure about their bodies. You want to ensure your gift doesn’t accidentally imply you think they need to gain muscle, lose weight, or change their body in any way.
Would They Buy It For Themself?
The best gifts are things the recipient can use but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. Think “nice to have,” not “need to have.
If it’s a “need to have,” they’ll probably ask for it or already have it.