Looking for a gift for the fitness buff in your life? Leave the snowman ties, puppy calendars, and rhinestone cowboy boots to aunt Linda and kick it up a notch this holiday season by giving them something that they will actually use. Whether your love works out at their neighborhood box, or in their own personal garage gym, we have compiled a list of gifts and stocking stuffers that will surely make them sing the sounding song of joy. Because let’s face it, there is no better gift than the gift of fitness.
Gym chalk- You can never have enough gym chalk, because keeping your hands dry is a key component to getting maximum grip on everything from pull-ups to power cleans.
Muscle Clamp Collars- Don’t settle for some crappy loose collars that won’t keep your plates secure. Get it right and get it tight with these sturdy collars.
Cable Speed Rope- Adjustable, portable, and equipped with a bushing design made for smooth rotation, these ropes will keep up with the fastest of double unders.
MDUSA Wooden Rings- These rings can be hung everywhere from a squat rack to a structural beam, making it easy for your fitness devotee to show off their superhuman strength and perform spontaneous muscle-ups whenever and wherever.
Ader Resistance Bands- This multifunctional band is used for speed, agility, mobility, prevention and rehabilitation exercises. A great tool to have on hand and easy to store.
Subscription to SweatRx- This functional fitness geared magazine is ‘chalk’ full of articles about fitness, health, nutrition and the general lifestyle. A great read for any box goer.
MaxWod Shirt- These super soft t-shirts are the perfect addition to any WOD wardrobe.
Socks- These are especially good for the female athlete, because not only do they protect your shins from cuts and scratches, but they look pretty awesome.
Food and Kitchen Gear
Because most athlete are in it to look better naked, they're usually health conscious, and therefore will appreciate any gift that related to cooking and nutrition.
Quest Nutrition Bars- These tasty bars are low carb and packed with protein. Used by everyone from triathletes to business professionals, these bars are designed for all types of health enthusiasts.
Krave Jerky- With lots of great flavors to choose from like chile lime, pineapple orange, and basil citrus, these quality snacks will keep your fitness enthusiast satisfied.
Crock Pot- Who doesn’t love to throw a bunch of food into a pot and call it a day. Great for anyone with a busy schedule, these practically foolproof pieces of cookware are a must have.
Immersion Blender- This is a key component to any successful kitchen. These handheld blenders can make soups, sauces, dips and more.
'Tis the season to get shredded! Fitness equipment can get expensive, so getting your athlete a piece or two to add to their collection will put your at the top of their nice list.
Dynamax Medball- As the reigning king of the medball world, Dynamax has shown to be second to none, and your aficionado will be doing wall balls in the living room before you can say Rx.
AbMat- These mats help with lumbar support and make the generic sit-up more effective, which helps to achieve the never ending goal of having washboard abs. Yea, we’re looking at you Rich Froning.
Kettlebells- Perfect for strength and conditioning as well as cardio, Kettlebells are a great addition to any fitness equipment collection.
Olympic Plate Tree- Don’t let those nice plates get ruined! With a great holiday shape, this piece of storage equipment will look perfectly festive under the tree.
MaxWod Hercules sled- This is another holiday appropriate gift, (not to be confused with the kind pulled by a bunch of reindeer) and is perfect for everyone from the hardcore WODder, to the rehabilitating athlete. The sled is a great tool for metabolic conditioning and building a strong posterior chain. Plus, it’s fun.
So with a variety of gifts at many different price ranges, we hope we’ve made it a little easier for you to skip the unoriginal crap, and get that special someone in your life a useful gift this holiday season.