I’m a huge fan of giving and receiving fitness related gifts for Christmas. A lot of people set new fitness goals at the start of the year, so what better time to give fitness gifts than Christmas or Hanukkah!? I have put together a list of my favorite fitness gifts for 2014. Maybe this list of my 15 favorite fitness gift ideas that will give you an idea of what you can put on your list, or it may help you find something to gift to those fitness fanatics we all know and love!!
Fitness Gift Ideas
Polar Heart Rate Monitor – FT4
If you know anything about me, you know I rarely ever workout without my Polar watch. It’s sorta like my sidekick in the gym. It tells me what my heart rate is, calories burned and workout time. When you’re not using it at the gym, it’s a cute enough to wear as an every day watch even when you’re not working up a sweat!
My favorite is the pink one. The Polar FT4 is the cheapest of the Polar watches costing less than$60.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Who needs an entire set of dumbbells cluttering up their house when they can buy a whole set in one? These Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dummbells can be adjusted from 5 to 52.5 lbs each! I never use a weight under 5lbs, so these would be perfect for a quick at home lift when you can’t get to the gym.
For a PAIR of these, you’ll spend just around $300.
The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like A Goddess Book
For less than $15, this book looks like a great read. I have yet to read it but it’s on my Christmas list and has great reviews. This book seems to go along well with everything I’m always talking about on LiveLifeActive.com. Women need to lift heavy to have that fit and toned body every woman wants! Amazon states:
” In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, fitness experts and authors Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove continue their wildly popular New Rules of Lifting series with a comprehensive strength training, conditioning, and nutrition plan specifically designed to help women reap the benefits of weightlifting. Along with women’s fitness expert Cassandra Forsythe, they show how stepping off the treadmill and into the weight room can help women get the body they want.
Contrary to popular belief, weight training will not cause women to “bulk up,” but rather will create the properly conditioned muscles that will in turn increase metabolism and promote weight loss, and give women a lean, healthy look. The New Rules of Lifting for Women includes six months’ worth of progressively challenging workouts that strip fat while increasing strength and building lean, head-turning muscle—all in two to three hours a week. The authors also provide an easy-to-use, customizable nutrition program that shows you how much to eat to reach your goals.