Holiday Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
As early as it may seem, some people have already finished their holiday shopping. For everyone else, we are in luck. There are still a few weeks left before the holiday season, giving us plenty of time to check off our lists. Make your fitness-minded family and friends feel extra special this year with the perfect gift.
Check out the list below to find the best gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life, all available for less than $50.
Believe it or not, there are many people who still put pen to paper in order to keep track of their routines. Fitness journals allow for written meditation, outlining training routines, and detailing daily goals. Studies have shown that written goals are significantly more likely to be achieved, making a fitness journal the perfect gift for the fitness go-getter on your list.
Fair warning – gifting a spiralizer may completely change someone’s life. Everyone’s health can benefit from eating more vegetables and a spiralizer makes it easy and delicious. This kitchen gadget turns whole veggies into scrumptious strings, ready to cook, serve, and enjoy. Spiralizers transform all sorts of veggies, including zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and more. For the veggie-hater in your life, give the gift of delicious.
Winter may bring snow and cold, but we don’t have to hibernate inside. Yak Tracks give no-slip traction to your favorite shoes or boots, making winter exploration fun for everyone. Yak Tracks are easy to use and make outdoor adventures much safer. They are the perfect go-to gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life.
Waking up to put on cold, wet shoes is a miserable feeling. Nobody has time to sit and wait for footwear to dry when outdoor activities await. Whether they just finished carving down a mountain or pounding winter pavement, ski boots and running shoes will be dry and warm for the next day’s adventure.
There is a saying in the fitness industry – “If you can’t grip it, you can’t rip it.” This refers to the amount of grip strength needed to lift heavy weights. If the minimum amount of grip strength is not there, the weight will not get moved. Grip training devices such as Fat Gripz slide easily over bars and dumbbells to train and improve forearm strength and endurance. Building fitness can be as simple as turning a weakness into a strength, and your gift of Fat Gripz can do just that.
For the runner in your life, consider a variety of stocking stuffer accessories to make them smile this holiday season. New shoe insoles will rejuvenate their step and may reduce fatigue. A bottle belt will keep them running longer thanks to improved hydration along the way. Since it is darker for more of the day, think about fashionable safety gear or a head lamp to keep them visible on their trek. Checkout new shoelace options that lock into place and improve shoe fit and comfort. No matter their running ability, accessories like these are sure-to-please gifts for your beloved runner.
You do not have to break the bank to delight everyone on your holiday shopping list. From lifters to runners, you will be every fitness enthusiast’s favorite gift-giver this year.
Nick Rozek Greater Green Bay YMCA
East Side Healthy Living Director & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist