Wondering what to get for your friends and loved ones who are fitness buffs?  There are many great gift options for those who love to work out, and you might even help them from packing on the holiday pounds!

Cool Tech Gifts

The Nike+ Fuelband is a watch, a pedometer, and a fitness tracker rolled into one sleek bracelet.  It tracks dozens of different activities, such as walking, running, and dancing, tells you the number of calories burned, and helps you monitor progress.  You can set goals and check your progress online or with your smartphone, and it even allows you to post your accomplishments on social media sites.

Think video games are just for kids?  Not today’s high-tech gaming consoles that track movement and offer countless exercise options.  The Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 Kinect are two consoles that will get you moving and help you reach your fitness goals all from the comfort of your home.


The right gear is important for exercise and can make great gifts.  A new pair of running shoes is always a good choice, and there are many options to fit any budget.  Someone who is an avid gym-goer will appreciate new workout clothes made from moisture-wicking material, gym towels, or a bag to carry gear to the gym.




Exercise Equipment

Want to buy a big-ticket item?  The old standbys are still good gifts: a treadmill, elliptical trainer, or stationary bike.  There are basic models available, as well as high-tech ones that rival the equipment found at the gym.   Weight sets, weight benches, exercise balls, yoga mats, and kettlebells are also available in many different varieties and price ranges.




Gift Certificates

A membership to the local gym would thrill someone who loves to exercise but can’t afford the fees, and personal trainer sessions are great options for someone who is already a gym member.  Gift certificates for exercise classes are also fun choices and allow the recipient to try out new classes.




Stocking Stuffers

The possibilities are endless when it comes to cute, fun, and useful fitness stocking stuffers.  Treat your fitness junkie to running socks, new MP3 earbuds, a giftcard to purchase MP3 tracks, energy bars, fitness books, or collapsible water bottles.  There are literally thousands of workout DVDs available including yoga, aerobics, Zumba, dance,  and even kickboxing.

Make this holiday season a healthy one!

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