Picking the perfect Christmas gift for your friend or family member is difficult enough, but how about when the receiver is also infused with the keen spirit of health and fitness? Sadly, festive chocolates and warm slippers simply don’t cut it for the average gymgoer. Thankfully, the curse of the gymgoer is such that their unlimited desire for new activewear, supplements, and gym accessories, on the contrary, means that it’s easier than you would initially believe to please with your Christmas gift this year. Read on for 8 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Gym & Fitness Junkies!
Arguably the most popular supplement for gymgoers is protein powder. Fitness enthusiasts need not sacrifice their appetite for traditional Christmas flavours over the holiday season! Protein powders now come in an array of festive flavours, including Toffee Fudge, Gingerbread, and Cinnamon Bun.
For the less adventurous, traditional chocolate or vanilla protein powder flavours are a dependable gift, and come in vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free varieties. Boostbox even offers an advent calendar, packing a protein-punch for every day of December!
2. Fresh activewear
Help your friend enter the New Year and New Decade 2020 in style with new activewear. A gymgoer’s wardrobe can never be too full with leggings and sports bras, or tracksuits and vests. If you’re uncertain of their style, a gift card for their favourite activewear store or a popular brand such as Gymshark, MyProtein, or Nike will be sure to please. You could even go the extra mile and gift them a new pair of trainers. Just listen out to hear which trainers they have been raving about recently.
3. Dumbbell-shaped water bottle
No stocking is complete without a bit of humour. This dumbbell-shaped water bottle from Amazon UK doubles up as a practical piece of equipment and a statement accessory!
4. Wrist-straps, lifting belts, and chalk
If your family member is a keen powerlifter or bodybuilder, you can help them break their personal best with lifting accessories such as wrist straps, lifting belts, and portable chalk. Lifting belts can even be custom-ordered with a name or design for a more personal touch.
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One thing is for sure, a blender will not be left to rust by a health and fitness fanatic. The best smoothies and shakes are concocted using a reliable blender, which can be purchased for as little as £15 on Amazon. Try the Breville Blend Active or the favourite Nutribullet.
6. Wireless headphones or earphones
A soundtrack can make or break a good gym session, but wires are the surest way to wind up anyone attempting to swing a kettlebell or hoist themselves upwards on a pull-up bar. Wireless headphones or earphones, such as wireless Beats or Airpods, are an invaluable asset and sure to make any gymgoer smile on Christmas Day.
7. Resistance bands
For booty-building friends and family members, a resistance band makes for the perfect Christmas gift. Longer bands can also be gifted as a useful accessory to push someone towards their first pull-up.
8. Fitness subscription or programme
Even the most seasoned gymgoer can benefit from the help of a coach or a tailored fitness programme. Your best friend’s fitness hero likely offers one that they’ve been eyeing up. For newbie lifters, there are fitness app subscriptions which will help them kickstart their fitness into the New Year. For women, try the Tone and Sculpt community app.