As a health conscious individual, I know that there is nothing better than opening a gift which contains a trendy, functional and versatile piece of fitness equipment. Receiving such a gift tells me that my friends and family support my interests, hobby and lifestyle and care enough about me to purchase a gift tailored to my needs and wants. So, to help you find the perfect fitness gifts for your fitness lover I have compiled this list of must-have, trendy and affordable fitness basics that are sure to please both amateur and professional fitness enthusiasts.
Kettlebells are the hottest workout of the season! The kettlebell, a traditionally Russian piece of fitness equipment, has recently worked its way into the American fitness scene because we have only now begun to understand its awesome ability to incorporate cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.
This Bob Harper 15lb kettlebell is just heavy enough to give you a full-body workout. Furthermore, it contains a contoured handle to maximize gripping ability and reduce the risk of injury. Best of all, it is accompanied by an instructional DVD designed to help you get the most out of your workout. Kettlebells will make a freat fitness gift for your loved one this Christmas.
Cap Barbell Fitness FID Bench ($48.54)
No fitness lover’s fitness routine is complete without a sturdy and compact fitness bench like the Cap Barbell Fitness FID Bench. This highly versatile piece of fitness equipment is the ultimate multi-tasker. Fitness enthusiasts can use this bench for a variety of bodyweight and weight training exercises. This bench can also be used to train the mid and lower abs as well as the obliques, better known as “the love handles”.
This bench is lightweight, easy to put together (less than 10 minutes), and can be readily moved from one area of the house to another without much trouble. It would make a good fitness gift for the loved ones and yourself.
Exercise balls, also known as stability balls, are today’s most popular and versatile fitness equipment. Fitness balls are designed to strengthen the torso, tone the abs, improve pasture and help minimize lower back pain.
This GoFit 65cm Professional Stability Ball, which is perfect for individuals who are between 5’5″ to 5’11″ tall, is one of the safest, most durable stability balls available. Best of all, this ball, which is burst resistant, up to 2500lb, comes equipped with a multi-level core training fitness DVD which also features some nutritional information.
The FIRM Cardio Weight Set ($29.95)
We are all aware of the role weight training plays in firming and shaping our dream bodies and helping us maintain a steady and healthy weight, over time. Most women are also aware of the fact that weight training, that puts a moderate level of strain on muscles, will tone, elongate and strengthen muscles as well as help improve bone health and strength.
This cardio weight set is a must-have item for every woman’s home gym because it is especially designed with a woman’s fitness needs in mind. In order to help tone muscles, and maintain that definition over time, these easy to grip dumbbells are designed to increase the resistance they place on muscles in 1lb increments. One can gradually work one’s way up to lifting 12lb with each arm.
GoFit 10-Pound Walking Vest with Removable Water Bottle Holder (Approx $40.00)
This GoFit 10-pound weighted vest is designed to help the athlete on your shopping list excel in the most stylish manner possible. This stylish light gray vest, which can adjusted down in weight to 1lb, is designed to add weighted resistance to any workout routine.
This vest, which is designed to intensify workouts, is surprisingly comfortable. The GoFit vest slips over the head and uses a dual-closure system for optimum fit. This dual closure system, in turn, enables the vest to be worn snug with minimal movement or discomfort.
Best of all, the shell of this vest is machine washable and can also be dried in a dryer. In fact, the manufacturers of this GoFit weighted vest have thought of every detail. The removable water bottle holder secures to the back with velcro and is easily removed while in motion. Most MP3 players will easily fit in one of the inside neoprene pockets, and just to go one step further the manufacturers have also included reflective stripes on the front and back of this vest for added safety when outdoors.
Disclaimer: I am not endorsing any of these items or receiving any financial compensation from them. I have included these products in the post in the hope that readers like you will find them useful as ideas or gifts!