Looking for that perfect gift for the fitness junkie in your life? It’s always a challenge because they often know exactly what they like and in most cases, they already have it! With so many competing brands all boasting the latest and greatest technologies, it’s tricky to choose a gift that won’t get stuffed into a closet. We’ve rounded up our top picks on the market today so you can feel confident in your gifting no matter the price point.
Fitbit’s latest wrist-wear offering welcomes some impressive updates, such as a much slimmer design compared to the Fitbit Charge 2. But, check it out… the Alta HR isn’t just about measuring daily exercise. Its primary focus is measuring and improving sleep, working alongside fresh innovations called Sleep Stages and Sleep Insight, which “a new advance in sleep tracking tech”. Fitbit Alta HR
Under Armour has enlisted the help of audio experts JBL to build a set of in-ear Bluetooth headphones with a twist, they have a heart rate monitor built-in.
Few sports headphones offer this feature and even fewer do it well. The UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones can connect to the company’s completely free record platform, an app that lets you track workouts with exceptional detail. It also gives you audio updates for things like pace, distance, heart rate and heart-rate zones so you can improve on previous workouts. But best of all, the headphones actually stay in your ear while you’re working out!
Looking for a stylish gym bag? We’re velvet crushin’ on this pretty little gem with rose gold hardware by Sweaty Betty. It’s the perfect go-to bag, even if it’s not for the gym.
It’s like having a personal coach on your iPhone, the Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer and its companion app help you better understand your swing. Just attach the sensor to your glove and quickly start improving your game.
Measure the most important aspects of your swing: club speed, hand speed, club plane, tempo, backswing length, and more. Then review your swing in 3D from any angle. Zepp’s Auto-Video Capture will even record your swing so you can compare your data with video of your actual swing. Pretty cool!
The best way to test your actual GPP (general physical preparedness) is to see how your body responds to unexpected, changing variables in your workout. The WODDice® acts as a fitness tool for a full body workout you control with the roll of the dice. Rather than just showing numbers, the options on each of these 12-sided dice are specifically programmed around the same methodology taught during Level 1 CrossFit® certification courses.
Everything from the allotted time, reps, and type of movement is determined by what you roll, creating over 2 million possible WOD combinations for endless new challenges. They even have a set specifically for kids!
Top Picks Under $30
Turn your living room into a practice space. Simply roll the dice and slowly hold each pose for about six breaths. No matter what you land on, you’ll work through the seven asana categories including sun salutation, standing, balancing, seated, forward bend, and core. Yoga Dice
Just clip and run! We like this running belt because you can adjust the band so it sits perfectly on your waist without bouncing and the pouch is large enough to fit most cell phones, even the large ones like the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 & HTC. Check it out. Camden Gear
The perfect stocking stuffer. These plastic ties keep your hair up without causing those dreaded hair dents or kinks. Perfect for those lunch hour workouts. Teleties
Carry your yoga mat, block, towel, keys, water bottle, cards and phone easily with this pack! Includes front pocket, main pocket for larger equipment, back pocket for thin flat items (like a book or laptop / computer), external water bottle holder and external yoga bag holder. Susama Bag
Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, mind-blowing nutritional wisdom, and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over 15 years ago, Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered. You’ll find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats―all made without refined sugar and flour. Run Fast. Eat Slow.
These Nylon Active Bands by Monowear are made from lightweight nylon with a genuine leather patch. The adaptors are made from stainless steel and color matched to most Apple Watch finishes. All bands are compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 & 2, the NEW Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Edition & Apple Watch Nike+. Monowear
We absolutely love these crystal and herb aromatherapy candles from New Moon Beginnings! Perfect for a mindful yoga practice or meditation, the Sacred Smudge collection (Cedar, Sage, Lavender) – clears away negative energies. Intended to replace negativity with love, light, and positive energy.
So that’s a wrap, no pun intended! Have a wonderful holiday season.
The Blendtopia Team xx