The 55 Best Fitness Gifts for Yogis, Runners, Cross-Training and Every Sweaty Workout
This holiday season, the best fitness gifts are going to be well-received by everyone, from the weekend warrior to the serious competitor. Think: everything from super-comfy performance athleisure for him to high-tech gear for her and gadgets for the kids. Maybe a piece of design-forward exercise equipment, say, or a collapsible water bottle or perhaps a tingle-inducing self-massage apparatus? Then your bestie, your lover, your mom, dad, kids or whoever you gifted will repay you with a stressless smile and a heartfelt “thank you.”
1. Lululemon ABC Jogger 30“ Warpstreme
For the Chill Fitness Dude
These smart-looking tailored joggers are more presentable than his old baggy sweats, and the quick-drying fabric has four-way stretch for maximum comfort. Plus, the ergonomic gusset is meant to eliminate the tension in the crotch that so many bargain joggers have.
2. Karecel Rechargeable Hand Warmers
For the Cold-Weather Sporty Person
With three heat settings between 104 to 131 degrees, this little hand-held device takes away the stiff, cold feelings of fingers in seconds and works for up to three hours. Bonus: It will also re-charge your cell phone.
3. Bala T2 The Power Ring
For the Minimalist
At ten pounds, this coated metal ring is suitable for more than 75 unique movements, from squats to lunges. “This is a great shape for exercises that you would have done with a kettlebell or free weight,” says one user. “It keeps the weight distributed evenly if you’re moving it around, but it’s also nice to hold onto if you’re isolating your bottom half.”
5. Everlast PowerLock Pro Training Gloves
For the Golden Gloves Wannabe
Shiny gold-and-white leather gloves are going to be your giftee's pride and joy at their next boxing class. As one satisfied buyer reports, "I love the loud crack when you hit the bag just right that sounds like a bull whip that is destined to turn heads in the gym."
7. Fulllight Tech Upgraded Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones
For the Cold Chatter
With a battery life of more than 16 hours, a strong Bluetooth connection and 110 db volume, this knit cap lets your fit friend take phone calls or listen to music hands-free by using the responsive right side control panel. Oh, and the knit material really keeps all that heat from escaping your head, even in the snowiest weather.
8. Equipt Midnight Ubarre
For the Interior Decorator
In four- and eight-pound sizes, this gets our vote for chicest workout accessory. Made of matte black metal at 14 inches tall and 11 inches wide, this looks more like a sculpture than a kettle bell, so you can keep it on display in your living room without it looking like a gym.
9. Gaiam 4 MM Yoga Mat
For the Hot Yoga Lover
Just cushy enough to be comfortable, this mat has a light tack non-slip surface. It’s latex- and phthalate-free, so you’re not exposed to irritants while you’re focusing on your proper form.
10. BTBSIGN LED Interval Timer Count Down/Up Clock
For the CrossFit Counter
This bright wall-mounted timer has a remote control so you can count down or up in an allotted time frame, as well as use the clock as a stopwatch. Since Crossfit is each participant doing AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) in an alloted time frame, a hands-free timing tool like this is going to free users to really pick up the pace.
11. Gaiam Restore Loop Band Kit
For the Squats Devotee
Sometimes simple design makes the most effective exercise equipment of all—for example this set of light, medium and heavy resistance bands. It comes with a downloadable exercise guide, but just slide this up onto your thighs and do three sets of eight squats…that’s worth the cost right there.
12. JumpSport 250 In Home Cardio Fitness Rebounder
For the One Who Loves Rebounding
Does your pal want to get fit after falling away from exercise for a while? Give them a jump start (yep, we went there) on weight loss and cardio health with this mini trampoline that users say lets them work up a sweat without putting too much stress on their joints.
13. Higherdose Infrared Sauna Blanket V3
For the Person Who Loves Deep Relaxation
This is a game-changer for chronic muscle pain and body tension—a non-toxic sauna blanket that is inset with a layer of healing amethyst and tourmaline, as well as layers of clay and charcoal to generate negative ions and a charcoal layer to heighten detoxification. Users lay back for as little as 15 minutes inside this Velcro-closure heated blanket and voila, deep comfort.
14. The Backmate Power Roller
For the Back Pain Sufferer
If they like using a foam roller for tightness and soreness in their back, hips, neck and more, super-power their relief with a vibrating, rechargeable roller that reduces muscle pain and cramping better than static rollers, as well as aid in constipation relief and increased circulation to recover faster.
16. Mercer 41 Yoga Ball Chair
For Posture Perfectionists
Anyone who’s working on their posture will love this attractive 26-inch fabric-covered stability ball that can be used as a chair for WFH and a support for crunches during workouts. (Or they can just lie back on it to stretch, no judgment.)
18. TRX® HOME2 SYSTEM
For the Gravity Resistance Buff
We promise this is way simpler to use than it looks...
20. Bosu Pro Balance Trainer
For Fun With Balancing
No matter what the fitness discipline, from spinning to sprinting, it’s all about having a fit set of core muscles. That’s the genius of this dome, which is ideal for making standing exercises even more challenging. You can even use it to sit on, keeping an ultra-straight back of course, during your arm routine.
21. The DB Method Machine
For the Booty Burn
Want to firm and raise your derriere in just 15 minutes, three times a week? You'll get that and more using this patented workout equipment that keeps your placement exactly right as you do squats. The machine is also surprisingly lightweight and easily foldable—you can keep it under the couch when you're not using it.
22. Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS) 41mm Blue Aluminum Case
For Biometrics Tracking Enthusiasts
Sensors track all your fitness and workout goals, and there’s a big retina display to let you see your heart rate and other metrics easily mid-workout. There’s even a sleep app that allows users to set and keep to a bedtime, and track quality of sleep.
23. Gaiam Restore Hot & Cold Foot Roller
For the Person Whose Dogs Are Barking
Ready to blast your giftee to infinity and beyond, pleasure-wise? This foot roller is made to be submerged in a bowl of hot water or popped into the freezer before use as an ergonomic foot massager. Gift this with CBD body balm to rub on first.
24. Treadly 2 Pro
For the Cold-Weather Jogger
Our reviewer loves this portable treadmill that lives under her couch. The latest model has an illuminated workout display and a powerful Bluetooth speaker—and users love the Treadly walking community that chats while everyone takes their walk together.
25. Halfmoon Hand-Hammered Brass Singing Bowl
For the Meditator
This is the meditation upgrade that someone wouldn’t purchase for themselves (and being gifted it makes it that much more resonant). Strike this four-inch bowl then trace the wand around its lip for a sound aid to really jump right into a meditative state.
26. Daily Practice by Anthropologie Glide & Sculpt Glider Disc Set
For the Workout-From-Home Fan
Your hands will slide right over hardwood floors and carpets using these gliders that make planking, piking and all manner of floor exercises easier. The heather colorway is a relief from most garish exercise equipment, so they're unobtrusive enough to leave laying around.
29. Que Collapsible Water Bottle
For the Thirsty Traveler
Genius invention alert: This food-grade silicone water bottle squishes down to a mini-size when empty but holds 20 ounces when you pull it out to its maximum size. It’s solved one of the eternal issues of hiking—how to avoid the hassle of lugging around an empty water bottle once you’ve glugged all the fluids.
31. AKYEN Dip Station Dip Bar Adjustable Workout Parallel Bars
For Garage Ballerinas
With 300 pounds capacity, this steel contraption sits on rubber feet that guarantee it will remain stable while you’re crushing those dips and knee lifts. Bonus: It works great for barre or ballet workouts, too.
33. Marcy 40lb. Cast Iron Dumbbell Set
For the Incremental Strength Trainer
Four five-pound weights, the same number of three-pound weights and two chrome-plated dumbbell handles come in a carrying case for tidy storage. (You know, in case your giftee isn’t doing reps morning, noon and night.)
34. The MYX Plus
For the Cardio + Weights Workout Lover
This sleek spin bike comes with a weight set that includes a kettle bell, mats to stabilize the bike and to do floor exercises on and a foam roller. Your gift recipient will be able to follow along with hundreds of new workouts each week, in living sweaty color on the 21.5-in touch screen.
36. Yes4All 3 in 1 Wooden Plyo Box
For Propulsive Movers and Shakers
Step-ups, single leg squats and more are doable with this super-strong wooden box that’s got three heights to utilize: 20”, 24” and 30”. The pre-drilled holes aid in quick assembly, and rounded corners leave you free to expend maximum effort without fear of getting hurt.
37. Manduka ENLIGHT™ RECTANGULAR BOLSTER
For the Savasana Poser
Pre-workout stretching and post-workout relaxation are elevated when you can lay back on this 30 percent recycled fiber-fill cushion with a machine-washable microfiber cover. It’s so cute hung on the wall when you’re not using it too—in star dye blue or coral pattern, as well as emerald, sapphire, midnight blue and grey.
39. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz. Bottle
For the Person Who's Always Leaving Her Water Bottle
A hibiscus-colored wide mouth flask that holds 32 ounces is all the motivation she needs to keep hydrated.
40. Still Point Inducer for Tension Headache Relief
For the Stressed Out
Anyone who has ever known stress will appreciate this hard little peanut-shaped massager. It lets you press down a bit (or HARD) as you position it just so under your upper back and neck. Users immediately feel a release of energy, a loosening of spasming muscles or a pleasant just-this-side-of-dizzy lightness. (Sign us up!)
41. NewMe Fitness Journal for Women & Men
For Note Takers
Go analog on your fitness goals with this spiral notebook that has columns for you to track your weight loss, muscle gain, gym and bodybuilding progress, as well as your biometrics from digital fitness trackers. Just having this around the house is enough to goad us into getting up off our couch.
43. Perfect Fitness Perfect Pushup Elite
For Push-Up Show-Offs
These little handles slightly rotate your hands during a pushup, so that you can engage more muscles as well as make every inch of your downward movement count. Seem impossible? You can start with your knees down until you increase your strength.
44. Recovery Air
For Fans of Passive Recovery
You could call these remote-controlled, air-filled pantaloons, or a heavenly, self-directed leg massage that helps massage soreness out of your muscles. Both are true. (Note—this is a slam-dunk gift for anyone who’s training for a marathon, because miles = tired, sore legs).
45. Tempo Studio
For the Tech Buff
This home exercise studio is not only gorgeous enough to display in your living room, but also comes with a set of weights, a foam roller, an exercise mat and a heart rate monitor. But the real added value is the machine’s AI functionality that actually reads your biometrics and corrects your form in real time. Our reviewer seriously loved it.
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46. Bala Bangles, Set of 2
For the Fashionable Exerciser
It’s a marriage between fashion accessories and hand weights. These bangles can be adjusted to fit on wrists or ankles and worn to heighten any number of workouts, from yoga and running to walks around the block.
48. The Mirror
For the Living Room Exerciser
If your giftee wants to create a home workout center out of nothing more than a bare wall, delight them with The Mirror. This sleek wall mirror was on Oprah’s Favorite Things list and put at-home smart mirrors on the map, complete with a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor and thousands of classes in strength, pre/postnatal, chair, stretch, barre, yoga, boxing, kickboxing, Pilates, family fun, dance, cardio and toning.
50. Glo 910+ with Phototherapy and 4 Treatment Heads
For the At-Home Massager
Improve your circulation as well as the appearance of cellulite with this combination light therapy and topical massage device. Using this for 15 minutes a day can improve life in your legs, as well as the way they look in shorts, in a few days’ time.
52. Dr. Brite Calming Yoga Mat Cleaner Bundle
For the Germ Conscious
Make sure yoga mats are clean with this dedicated system made of witch hazel and five percent isopropyl alcohol along with relaxing lavender and antimicrobial thyme essential oils. A quick spritz of this on your weights, mat and other fitness equipment at the end of your session makes the experience fresh smelling and free of germs.
53. My Roller Massage Stick
For Dimpled Flesh Deniers
The ten rotating wheels will help loosen tight muscles, and when used during a vigorous massage with a little body oil post-shower, it really reduces the appearance of cellulite.
55. Alo TIE-DYE PERFORMANCE NO SWEAT HAND TOWEL
For the Heated Classgoer
It’s the small indulgences that count—because reaching for a super-cute and colorful microfiber hand towel that’s engineered in be extra absorbent is going to be her moment of zen in an otherwise high-energy workout.