As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, we saw more people than ever shift into fitness fanatics in an attempt to remain active even when we were constrained to our houses. Meanwhile, some of us have had fitness fanatics in our lives for a long time yet have always struggled to find appropriate gifts for them. Everyone is guilty of falling off the exercise wagon as Christmas approaches, and a fitness-themed Christmas gift may be just what they need to get back on track in the new year. Detailed below are some of the top gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life.
First up is a smartwatch, complete with lithium polymer batteries. While smartwatches aren’t exclusively fitness-related, they come with multiple features that are perfectly suited to fitness. These include sensors that track movement patterns, intensity, duration, frequency, and acceleration. As a result, users are able to track their progress accurately and efficiently, as their watches are able to monitor every movement. This saves the need to note down progress in a notebook or on a smartphone and also minimizes the margin for error. Additionally, this constant tracking allows users to take accountability for their fitness journey, which further contributes to their progress.
VR headsets are the latest phenomenon, and they’re great for new fitness endeavors. Essentially, a VR headset has the capacity to transform you into another realm and allows you to engage in physical activity in foreign environments. This could make it much easier to engage with activity on those days that you’re not feeling particularly motivated. Instead of the same old run that you do around the park every time, you can transport yourself elsewhere to somewhere that captures your attention and interest. This is just what any fitness fanatic needs to keep them going on even the drabbest of days.
Fitness Massage Gun
Unfortunately, injury is sometimes inevitable when it comes to exercise, and this is where a fitness massage gun can be extremely beneficial. This is because massage guns increase blood flow to the area being massaged. This means that the removal of waste products is assisted, and muscle soreness is reduced for up to 24 to 48 hours post-workout. As a result, massage guns are an ideal addition to any exercise and recovery routine. With this being said, it’s important to use these products with caution, so be sure you don’t buy anything other than tried and tested items with clear instructions.
Headphones or earphones are a gym essential; however, wires can be a real hindrance. Therefore, wireless headphones are the ideal gift for fitness fanatics, keeping them motivated during their workouts. Whether you go for small earphones or larger headphones, they’re sure to be a worthy addition to someone’s workout kit. Just make sure that they fit your recipient well, or you run the risk of earphones falling from their ears during periods of intense movement.
Thermal Water Bottle
Everyone needs a water bottle for the gym, but a thermal water bottle is the way forwards. After all, all you want during or after an intense workout is an icy cold splash of water, but after your bottle has sat in the gym for some time, it’s no longer at your desired temperature. That is, of course, unless your bottle is thermal, as this helps the water maintain its temperature. As a result, the user will be able to rehydrate and cool down effortlessly during and after their workouts.
Do you have a fitness fanatic in your life? What will you get them for Christmas?