Last Minute Gifts for Gym Rats

20 Dec

Hump day! Workout/Wellness Wednesday! 6 days until Christmas…

Working in the mall, that’s the LAST place I want to visit on my days off (am I right or am I right?). But, tis the season, the mall is our go-to place to buy our loved ones gifts; mostly everything is all under one roof. In.Out.Wam-Bam-Thank you ma’am!

Au contraire! Lucky for us fitness fanatics, gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and can be found outside of the mall. I’ve listed gift ideas for all exercisers and broken items down into pricey’s (P) and cheapies (C) (in a good way!).

These items are perfect for ALL forms of physical activity; exercise doesn’t happen ONLY in a gym setting anymore. Runners, walkers, yogi’s, cardio-junkies, weight lifters, and ANY form of physical activity can reap the benefits from these gifts of health.

  • (P) Garmin, sports watch, SlimKicker-something that tracks miles, time, I hate to say thiscalories, goals, etc. We love numbers as a society so having something that keeps track of our progress/regress is key.

First run at Oakland

  • (C) if they’ve participated in races, ask them for their old race shirts. Make a quilt (sweat towel, washcloth) out of all the logos on each shirt! It’s an innovative way for them to re-live all of their amazing feats :).

quiltsource

  • (P)(C) subscribe them to one of their favorite fitness or health related magazines. If they have an iPad or other reader, many of the magazine subscriptions can be found on there.
  • (C) new headphones! So simple yet such a dependable piece of equipment that all of us can utilize; even if you don’t listen to music while you work out, these are something that you can use in any setting.
  • (P) a customized pair of shoes. Lots of brands do this now; it’s a way to stand-out and show your creative side in your style, alongsideyour creative workouts of course :-P.
  • (P) a new gym bag. Bags nowadays come stocked with yoga mat straps, lots of compartments, dirty clothes bag, and anti-stink fabrics. Let me clarify, you’ll still stink but your bag won’t!
  • (C) socks. HUH? I don’t know about you but nothing beats putting on a fresh, new pair of socks; add cushioning, a low-cut style with a higher lip to prevent blisters and I’m sold.
  • (P) Morphie Battery case. It seems like minutes go by and my iPhone is already dead; this rechargeable case is perfect for those always on-the-go. Gyms tend to drain batteries and that’s the last thing you want to come back to after a workout!
  • (C) Hairtie ball. This is a low-cost and fun gift to give to someone with long hair! I’m always scrambling around to find hairties; this ensures I know exactly where I can find one.

Hairtie ball

If you’re scrambling to find last-minute gifts for gym rats, have no fear..it’s nothing more than a couple of clicks away… :).

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2 Responses to “Last Minute Gifts for Gym Rats”

  1. sarahsdoodles December 21, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    I love the quilt made of race t-shirts ideas! One idea, for people who like to run outside during the winter, is gloves that have the finger tips missing so you can change your iPod!

  2. Michelle December 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I love the quilt idea! Hope you had a great Christmas!

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