Best Fitness Gifts 2016
Garmin Vivosmart HR
This smart activity tracker will not only change the way you work out but also change the way you live everyday life. The sleek band is versatile, comfortable, and easy to read. Not only does it track fitness activity such as distance, step count, calories, heart rate, floors climbed, and activity intensity, it also can connect to your smart phone to receive texts, calls, emails, and social media updates—all from your wrist. The tracker will send reminders throughout the day to stay active, and you can control your music while working out from it as well. This band will be the perfect gift for anyone from the serious athlete to someone who just wants to improve their daily lifestyle.
RunPhones Wireless Headphones
Introducing the world's most comfortable headphones. Let RunPhones revolutionize your runner's world with wireless headphones that eliminate those annoying earbuds. The slim speakers are built into the machine-washable headband that is worn over the ears. These headbands won't move or hurt your ears, and will pair wirelessly with your phone. Perfect for running to keep the sweat out of your face, these headbands are also great for cross training, weight lifting, pilates, and much more. The battery life will last up to 13 hours, which is great for marathon runners.
New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer
Made for the toughest strength and interval training workouts, these shoes are light yet durable. Built with a barefoot-inspired performance sole and the versatility of a traditional trainer, these shoes are extremely breathable thanks to the use of lightweight materials. They are so light and comfortable that socks are even optional. With a more natural fit, let your fitness fanatics push their workouts farther.
Burley Bee Bike Trailer
Share the great outdoors with your whole family with this bike trailer. Built for adventures, the Bee is safe, durable, and affordable. The light-weight trailer is easy to move and can comfortably fit two children, pets, and has plenty of room for additional items. A built-in ventilation allows for airflow, and UV- and SPF-protection keep little ones safe from the sun's rays on long days. With this gift, you'll spend so much more time outdoors, exercising with the whole family in the new year.
Patagonia Women's Houdini Jacket
This is the all-around best jacket for running and exercising outdoors. This fan-favorite from Patagonia will protect your loved ones from all the outdoor elements. The featherweight nylon is light and will let the runner tread lightly without being weighed down by a heavy jacket. It can easily be scrunched down and put in a small backpack or pocket if the weather changes, making it the perfect outdoor adventure companion all year long.
Camelbak Circuit Running Vest
The newest and lightest running vest from Camelbak will be your fitness lover's new best friend. The vest has all the room to carry your essentials, like car keys, phone, and wallet, without weighing you down or putting pressure on your hips. The pack holds 1.5 liters of water with an additional two pockets for water bottles in the front. You can even put ice in the pack on extra hot days to cool you down. Nothing will move or slide around, so you can enjoy your run.
Body Bands Loop Intermediate Set
Bring the gym to the comfort of your home with this Body Band set. Perfect for strength training, pull up assistance, resistance training, isometric training, and crossfit training, the workout possibilities are endless with these bands. Each band is strong, durable, and will last for years. These Body Bands are a great investment for the fitness enthusiast in your life as they can use them at home, while traveling, or at their choice of gym.
May Designs Health + Fitness Journals
The New Year is just around the corner, so provide the healthiest people on your gift list with a dedicated space to record their goals for next year. May Designs offers a customizable journal that includes 76 pages where you can track your meals, snacks, water, and exercise habits. Their Classic size fits perfectly in gym bags or purses so tracking is never a hassle.
Starts at $18, maydesigns.com
Alo Yoga High-Waist Leggings
These leggings will become your second skin. Not only are they fashionable and can be worn during the day, they have gotten the approval of yogis, barre instructors, and pilates gurus across the country. You'll soon see there is a reason these are sold in workout studios. Made with spandex and high performance fabric, these leggings contour to your body and let you focus on your workout. With a comfortable high-waist band and breathable mesh panels, these leggings are must for any fitness fanatic.
Customized Hydro Flask Bottle
Who knew water bottles could be such a great gift? With My Hydro by Hydro Flask, you not only can give the gift of the perfect sip, but now you can personalize it for the exact person you are giving it to. With seven different sizes and thousands of different colors, you can pick from over 180,000 unique combinations. The Hyrdo Flask is perfect for your fitness friend as the bottle is portable and insulated, keeping drinks icy cold or piping hot.
Starts at $34, hydroflask.com
America the Beautiful Passes
If your loved ones can't get enough of the outdoors, then this is the perfect gift for them. This pass, which can give them access to over 2,000 federal sites including parks, animal refuges, forests, and grasslands, also gives money back to the organizations that work to preserve and support the nature and wildlife of our country.
YOGO Mat Ultralight
Give your favorite yogi the best travel yoga mat "ever made." This biodegradable mat is made from tree rubber, so it's extremely sticky on both sides, perfect for even the hardest yoga poses and high temperatures. With built-in straps, the mat can fold and buckle for ultimate portability. The mat has been selected as the Gear of the Year and Best Travel & Sticky Mat. Not only will you bring a smile to your favorite yogi's face during the holidays with this present, but also for every mat sold, YOGO will provide one tree, plus sustainable agriculture training, for a family in Central America or Africa.
Buying for a friend who loves to work out but also travels? This is the perfect gift as jetsetters can stay active with ClassPass. With ClassPass memberships, subscribers can visit hundreds of studios near home or across the country in the 39 cities that ClassPass serves. You can go to barre one week, cycle the next, and spend the weekend in the gym at your own speed. This membership will save money on buying individual workout classes overtime, especially expensive gym memberships or cycling classes. Even though the envelope might be small under the tree, this gift will go a long way.
Starts at $75, classpass.com
Fitlosophy Goal Getter Women's Sweatshirt
The makers of one of our favorite fitness tracking books features a fun line of apparel that speaks right to our exercise-loving hearts. This warm and cozy pullover sweatshirt makes a great gift for the woman in your life who has been setting and knocking down goals all year. It's a great go-to top for quick errand jaunts around town or even a run around the neighborhood before dinner with friends. It also provides the perfect bit of attitude when you need a little pep in your step.
Apple Watch Series 2
Everything you want in tech—but all on your wrist. The features of the Series 2 Apple Watch include the phone compatibility with the addition of so much more—built in GPS, water resistance, display twice as bright, heart rate sensor, comprehensive workout app, advanced activity tracker, breathe app, and customizable watch faces. If you are deciding between a fitness tracker, phone, or mindful device, here are all three in one compact, beautifully designed watch that can be uniquely personalized for the person receiving the gift.
Allbirds Wool Runners
Premium natural materials create this incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and breathable athletic shoe. Available in several colors, we think this Wool Runner balances style and accessibility like no other active shoe. Surprise the person in your life who can't get enough of working out with a trendy sneaker that they'll love.
Saucony Men's Run Strong Sportop
This lightweight, half-zip jacket will be your guy's second skin this season. It's perfect during the day, and once the temperature drops, it can serve as the base layer under heavier jackets. With its stretchy and soft material and breathable mesh panels, this sportop is easy to run and work out in. There is a back envelope pocket to store keys and cards keeping the runner hands-free. Saucony smartly added hints of front and back reflectivity to make sure your loved one is safe during his runs.
Fabletics Avena Running Outfit
Kate Hudson's stylish athletic wear line is the perfect balance of stylish and functional. For the fitness freak in your life who loves to look good while doing so, this running outfit is just what they need in their wardrobe. All decked with hidden pockets and moisture-wicking materials, this sports bra and leggings outfit is about to become their new favorite workout attire.