Shopping for fitness enthusiasts, like runners and weight lifters, can be stressful if you are not into fitness yourself. Just one look at the fitness section of a local store and you can quickly become overwhelmed by all of the choices. If you are looking for some fitness gift ideas for Christmas or another occasion, we can help you out. With our help, you can find fitness related gifts to fit all budgets.
Best Christmas Fitness Gift Ideas for 2011
1. Running Gloves
If you have someone on your gift list that spends a lot of time working out in the cold during the winter, running gloves are an excellent gift idea.
They don’t have to be used just for running either.
You can get running gloves in a wide variety of brands, prices and fabrics. They even make special ones for men and for women.
I recommend a pair of the Nike lightweight running gloves. They are moisture wicking, lightweight, have reflective sides and a palm key pocket.
2. Injinji Performance Micro Toesocks
The socks are great for anyone that is into fitness, including working out and things like hiking.
What is so great about these socks is that they are moisture wicking. That means that they keep your feet dry in both the heat and the cold.
This is important because sweaty feet can lead to blisters, athlete’s foot and all sorts of other problems.
You can buy Injinji Performance Micro Toesocks in both men’s and women’s sizes. You can even get taller socks, if you prefer.
And if you know someone that wears the Vibram Fivefingers running shoes, these socks are a perfect fit for those.
3. Pedometer Watch
A pedometer watch is great for many different types of fitness buffs.
It is good for people that just want to get in 10,000 steps a day. And it is good for runners that want to keep track of distance.
One of the best things about a pedometer watch is that they are not too expensive. In fact, you can buy them for under $15. Of course, pricier options are available too.
You can buy men’s pedometer watches and women’s pedometer watches.
4. Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Regardless of what type of fitness activity the person you’re shopping for is into, a good heart rate monitor watch is a great gift idea.
You see, when working out a lot of emphasis is placed on getting your heart rate into a certain zone. This is so that you get the most benefit from your workout regimen.
Well, a heart rate monitor watch makes that process super easy.
Prices for these range from around $30 to over $100.
5. Airex Balance Pad
This item is a good choice for all types of fitness buffs.
You can use it to work on balance, strength and stability.
It is perfect for people that are into things like pilates and yoga, as well as runners and other fitness enthusiasts.
6. iPod Shuffle
I think it goes without saying that listening to music while you workout is something everyone likes.
Sometimes you just need a good soundtrack to sweat it out to cause it gets you all pumped up.
The lightweight options for this are the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. The Shuffle is the cheaper of the two, with a price under $50.
7. Kettlebell Set
No matter what type of fitness routine your gift recipient is into, they can likely benefit from a kettlebell set.
The sets are great for resistance training at home. They work out the entire body, including the core.
Kettlebells also work on balance and endurance. You can find sets for as low as under $30.
8. P90X2 DVD Series Base Kit
If you want to give the ultimate fitness gift, then choose the P90X2 DVD Series Base Kit.
This DVD kit is for the serious fitness buffs. It takes the original P90X to a new extreme. And the results are a finely sculpted and toned body.
You can buy the set in three different versions, including a Blu-Ray options. Prices start at just over $100.