You can’t choose chocolate or alcohol for the fitness lover in your life, so what do you buy for the health-conscious person?
Maybe the latest gadget, a different way to workout or a new tool for post-workout recovery.
To help we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for fitness lovers:
1. PlayMakar MVP Wireless Percussion Massager
Speed up their recovery with a deep tissue massage
Wrap up the power of the PlayMakar percussion massager! It’s a handy tool that you can utilize before or after a workout.
Rapid strokes help to loosen your muscles and improve your range of motion to allow a better performance.
For post workout the massager stimulates your blood flow to help reduce your recovery time.
The power really is in your hands as you can choose from six different speed settings to find the one that’s right for you.
PlayMakar’s wireless massager ships with six unique attachments so you can target the exact spot too.
For example, choose the round or flat head for a full body massage, or opt for the bullet head attachment for specific pain points.
Though it looks heavy, it’s actually really lightweight, and quiet too, which users loved.
2. Mission Farms CBD Joint and Muscle Gel
Icy-hot treatment for workout recovery
CBD is so popular right now, with many skincare companies adding the health-boosting oil to their products.
Research is still limited, but early indications suggest that it’s a powerful remedy for pain management.
Mission Farms is the gold standard of CBD products.
Unlike other companies that simply add a trace of CBD, Mission Farms lets you choose how much you want to include (and they’re all significant amounts!).
Their joint and muscle gel comes in a 4 oz. pump and includes either 300mg, 1200mg or 2400mg of CBD.
And this is no ordinary CBD.
Mission Farms grow their hemp organically in nutrient-rich, volcanic soil in Oregon.
This joint and muscle gel, with CBD content, is really powerful and helps to reduce pain and inflammation following a workout.
People described how fast and efficient the gel was, particularly for muscle aches and pains.
3. The LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle
A bacteria-battling water bottle
Reusable water bottles are good for the planet, however if you’re shopping for someone who loves working out, then chances are they already have one.
But do they have a self-cleaning bottle?
Water bottles you can reuse are a breeding ground for bacteria if you don’t wash them regularly.
The LARQ bottle uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria.
Available in different colors and sizes, you can have pure water in 60 seconds. Simply press a button on the bottle and germs are eradicated.
Then while your loved one is busy working out, the bottle will clean itself every two hours to keep their water tasting fresh.
Plus proceeds from each bottle sold is donated to 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organisation that strives to tackle some of the world’s biggest environmental issues.
4. Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands
The perfect fitness lover stocking stuffer
A great little gift for the fitness lover in your life are these Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands.
You’ll find five different levels of resistance in the pack, ranging from extra light to extra heavy.
Loop resistance bands have an endless list of uses for your arms, legs and chest, and can be good for building strength, workout recovery and increasing your mobility.
They’re particularly popular for those that enjoy yoga, so ideal if you’re shopping for a yogi.
As the bands are light and come in a portable carry bag, you essentially have a workout with you wherever you go.
Letsfit loop bands have received rave reviews, particularly for their affordability and stretchability!
5. Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal and Planner for Workouts, Weight Loss and Exercise
Space to track 12 weeks of workouts
Fitness journaling is a great way to track your performance and see improvements in your own fitness level.
After taking a look at the fitness journals on the market, the Fitlosophy Fitbook is one of the best.
You get space to track 12 weeks of workouts, as well as pages to reward progress and reflect on your week.
It doesn’t matter if you workout at home or take tons of gym classes, this journal will still work for you.
Fitness lovers really appreciated the simplicity, as they could see at a glance how food and other activities really helped them perform at their best.
Many had tried numerous fitness apps, but felt this journal was more effective at holding them accountable.
6. Aku Ball
Acupressure therapy in the palm of your hand
Tense muscles and tight joints can seriously hinder your workout.
Give someone you love a tool to help release that tension before or after exercise, by wrapping up the Aku Ball.
The Aku Ball uses acupressure therapy (which can be effective for sports injuries) to increase blood flow and improve circulation.
Covered in 656 metal spikes made from copper, nickel, silver, iron and zinc, the ball can be rolled anywhere on the body.
Love the spikes but need more?
7. PowerDot 2.0 Duo
Take your workout to the next level
For the fitness lover who really wants to gain the edge and step up their training, there’s the PowerDot electric muscle stimulator.
But this is no ordinary muscle stimulator, it connects to your smartphone instead of requiring a separate unit.
PowerDot’s company CEO claims that the muscle stimulation technique is one of the best kept secrets of top athletes who want to improve their performance.
Simply attach the electrodes where directed then choose from 10 different preset programs or customize your settings.
The programs stimulate the muscles for both exercise preparation and recovery, plus your fitness buff can push their limits with programs for strength, resistance and endurance.
PowerDot’s app also tracks and records your therapies to help you find the right option every time.
It works to increase blood circulation and direct tension away from the muscles to help you perform better, recover faster and stay at optimum fitness.
Find out more about what PowerDot can do for your muscles here.
8. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Say goodbye to 15 sets of dumbbells
Swap 15 sets of dumbbells for just one with the clever technology of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells, another great gift idea for people who love working out.
Simply turn a dial on the dumbbells to move between 5 and 52lbs. You can save space in your workout area and the wider weight range means you can do both light and heavy exercises.
If you’re looking for gifts for fitness lovers who want to build strength then this is a fantastic option as the dumbbells are well made allowing for a smoother lift off and better grip.
Plus you get a Bowflex SelectTech App with the dumbbells to track and record your training.
9. BalanceFrom 2" Thick Tri-Fold Folding Exercise Mat
A versatile exercise mat you can fold away
We’ve all found ourselves at home a lot more this year, so give someone a comfortable place to workout.
BalanceFrom’s folding exercise mat is seriously versatile.
It’s perfect for a yogi or for any other type of at home workout. Simply fold out the mat and you have 6 feet to exercise.
Made from a strong and high-density foam, you can be sure that your joints are protected from the hard floor.
It’s moisture resistant too, so you can clean it easily to keep the surface fresh and hygienic.
With four different colors to choose from, the 3-panel design means it’s easily transported and stored away.
10. Theragun mini
A mini massager with massive power
Here at The Good Body, we’ve always been big fans of the Theragun range, particularly their latest collection.
However one downside has been that Theragun didn’t really have an affordable percussion massager option.
The Theragun mini changes all that.
It opens the Theragun range up to a whole new market, with the mini making the perfect gift for someone focused on their wellbeing.
This super portable percussion massager is small enough to be thrown in your bag for the gym or to take on vacation. Yet don’t underestimate the mini when it comes to force.
It powers up to 12mm in to the muscle, with a range of different speed settings to choose from.
Theragun describe how after using the massager, the muscle tension will just melt away, ideal for releasing knots or tightness after a workout.
You get a standard ball attachment to use, though it is compatible with the other 4th generation Theragun attachments.
11. Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini
Listen to music through your cheekbones
Treat someone special to a pair of headphones that allow you to listen to music while leaving your ears free to hear ambient sounds.
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini conduction headphones are a great health and fitness gift as they play music through your cheekbones.
The clever Open-Ear design has been created to give you maximum awareness of your surroundings while you still enjoy your favorite music. An ideal gift for those that enjoy road running.
The Titanium Mini wraparound headphones are designed for extended wear and with a long battery life you can listen for up to 6 hours at a time.
Most importantly, the AfterShokz headphones claim to deliver a superior sound quality, giving you a wide dynamic range and deep bass.
The Trekz conduction headphones are wireless and use Bluetooth connectivity to connect to your technology.
Also the fitness facts speak for themselves, listening to your power songs can help you move faster during tough workouts!
12. Stealth Core Trainer
Turn boring planks in to a full gaming experience
The Stealth Core Gamer Interactive Trainer is a really fun gift for someone who is focused on developing their abs.
It may initially look like a standard core trainer however it incorporates Gameplay Technology, which allows you to use your abs as the joystick!
Enjoy a full on gaming experience while you keep fit and get a stronger core and back, targeting 29 core muscles in less than 3 minutes each day.
Research shows that gamification encourages physical exercise so it’s an ideal gift for someone who wants to add a new dimension to their training to help stay motivated.
They can simply focus on giving their brain and body a workout or build their point score and climb up the worldwide leader board.
In terms of practicalities it works with both iOS and Android devices, and fits any size of smartphone.
It’s also suitable for kids and adults, so could turn in to a fun family game.
Are you up to the challenge? Can you beat the competition?
13. TriggerPoint Grid Vibe Plus Four-Speed Vibrating Foam Roller
Add power to your foam roller
Another gift idea for the fitness junkie is the TriggerPoint Grid Vibe Plus Four-Speed Vibrating Foam Roller.
This foam roller offers more than the standard as it’s cordless and rechargeable so it can be used both at home and while at work or the gym.
It has four different vibration settings and the compact size of the roller means it gives deeper and more targeted relief where it’s needed.
The clever design of the roller moves blood and oxygen throughout the muscles to relieve pain and help muscles recover following exercise.
Research shows that foam rollers can help to improve athletic performance, so combine that with the vibration and your gym goer is on track to peak fitness.
14. Imenseas Hand Grip Strengthener 7 Pack
Handy tools for strength and distraction
Place the Imenseas pack of grip strengthening tools on someone’s desk who’s working from home.
They can not only build strength, but these tools are also a positive way to keep someone’s mind busy if they’re suffering with anxiety.
In the pack you get a hand strengthening grip ring, finger exerciser, finger stretchers, adjustable hand gripper and stress relief grip ball.
Made from high-quality materials they’re suitable for people of all abilities, and ideal for building hand and finger strength in athletes.
Fans of this hand strengthening pack loved the variety of tools, and also the neat drawstring bag it ships with!
15. Power Yoga for Athletes: More than 100 Poses and Flows to Improve Performance in Any Sport
Introduce a fitness fanatic to the power of yoga
If your fitness lover doesn’t practice yoga yet, then you need to add this book to your cart.
Whatever exercise they enjoy, this book will demonstrate how their performance can be improved through yoga.
Each chapter looks at a different sport and presents the ideal poses, such as yoga for runners and yoga for golfers.
However you get more than just poses. You get a full body program, with step by step guidance and instructional photography.
Many have described this as an athlete’s secret weapon, and loved how the author talks about yoga in straightforward terms without the spiritual angle.
16. TRX All-In-One Suspension Training: Bodyweight Resistance System
Take full body workout equipment wherever you go
TRX’s suspension training system is a brilliant gift for someone who loves working out wherever they are.
Take these training straps and anchor them to anything, a post, beams at home, even a tree if you’re shopping for someone who enjoys the great outdoors.
It can work for both beginners and serious athletes, and offers real variety as they can be used in so many different ways.
Push, plank, pull, squat, lunge, hinge, rotate – it’s all the exercise equipment you could need for the seven foundational moves.
When your loved one unwraps the bodyweight resistance system, they’ll find the training straps, indoor and outdoor anchors and a mesh pouch to store everything.
It also ships with a 35 page workout book to help them get the most from the equipment.
Essential for your essentials!
Get someone you love the latest wearable fitness accessory. The FlipBelt has been created to help you feel lighter while exercising.
This handy belt has space for all the essentials, phone, credit cards, keys, headphones, as well as space for EpiPens and inhalers.
Instead of a bulky armband or fanny pack the lightweight FlipBelt is designed to be bounce-free and distributes the weight of your valuables around your waist.
It’s comfortable to wear and has no fastenings which can chafe. It’s also discreet and blends in with activewear to help you carry your valuables safely.
When it comes to fitness gift ideas this one is really versatile and sure to be used regularly
18. Komsurf Pull Up Bar for Doorway
A simple but effective at-home workout tool
With people being less able to access gyms and workout facilities, your fitness lover might be climbing the walls at home.
Help them release that built up energy with the Komsurf Pull Up Bar.
The heavy-duty bar is made from steel and can support up to 300lbs of weight, ideal for pull-ups, chin-ups and crunches.
Worried about their doorframe?
Don’t fret, Komsurf supply all the parts you need to secure it safely and describe how easy it is to install, relieving any pressure on the doorframe.
Fans of the pull-up bar confirmed how simple it is to assemble, and loved the multiple grips.
It’s also a great price, so perfect if you’re looking for an affordable fitness gift.
19. WOD Nation Speed Jump Rope
A fast and stable jump rope tailored to you
The clever design of the WOD Nation Speed Jump Rope can really help you up your jump rope game!
It’s a fast and stable rope helping the user to avoid the time wasted through inaccurate swings, perfect for people who workout regularly.
You can customize the rope with a wire cutter to get the optimum length, plus you get a spare cable included to give you an extra option.
The company is in fact so confident you’ll love it, that it comes with a lifetime guarantee!
Users in the CrossFit exercise community reported great results from using the rope.
Plus it comes in many different colors so it’s a present that’s both stylish and practical.
20. Hydro Flask with Straw Lid
Keep your drink hot or cold for even longer
Wrap up this Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle for someone special.
This flask has a double-walled vacuum insulated surround to keep drinks either hot for up to 6 hours or cold for up to 24 hours.
The exterior of the bottle is powder coated meaning it can be easily gripped and won’t slip from your hand. With the lid having an easy access wide mouth with straw, your drink is always accessible.
Plus the 18/8 food-grade stainless steel interior means that it won’t retain flavors, giving you a pure taste each time.
If the sporty person in your life loves the outdoors and wants a hot coffee on their adventures, this is a great gift.