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Fit Gifts: 10 Ideas For The Fitness Junkie On Your List

What do you get the yoga instructor or nutritionist on your holiday gift list? If you're struggling to come up with fitness-friendly ideas, we've got ten ideas to help!

For fitness enthusiasts, partridges in pear trees, turtle doves, and lords a- leaping aren't on the Christmas wish list. (Are they on anyone's, for that matter?) If you're buying a gift for friends or family members who have caught the fitness bug, it's a great opportunity to show your support for their passion. Choose gifts that will help them reach their goals.

These gift ideas are geared for the fit-minded. They'll help you get your shopping started:

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Full-Body Massage

There's no gift like a full-body massage. Everyone who trains knows what it feels like to wake up sore or tight. A present that provides one hour of complete relaxation for those tired muscles is nothing short of perfect. It might be on the expensive side, but the look on your loved one's face will be worth the price.

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Workout Gear

Everyone loves workout gear! Who couldn't use another pair of shorts, pants, a gym bag, or a new athletic top? When it comes to buying workout gear, prioritize function over style. Look for athletic clothes that are high-quality and are made for easy movement. Check out Bodybuilding.com's new B-Elite series for some ideas!

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A DVD Workout Series

More and more people are training at home rather than paying for pricey gym memberships. Because of this trend, home-workout DVDs are on the rise. Whether your recipient is interested in Zumba, kickboxing, yoga, or body-sculpting, you'll be able to find a set that will be a hit.

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Kettlebell Set

Another great option for those who work out at home is a set of kettlebells. Kettlebell training has become a popular approach to strength training. If you know that the person on your list likes using them, grab a set or two of different weights. Not only is it a nice gift, but it's certain to get continual use.

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Tracker Device

Meal-timers, sleep trackers, workout logs, and food logs are great presents for people who are constantly keeping tabs on their diets, exercise, and sleep schedules. They come in electronic form, or you can find them as journals.

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High Quality Blender

For fitness enthusiasts, protein shakes and smoothies are a diet staple. In order to make them though, you need a blender. If your friend or family member has a blender that is old, cracked, or low-quality, buying a new one will be greatly appreciated. Look for a blender that doubles as a food processor for more food-making options.

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Workout Timer

Pacing a training session is critical for some athletes and gym-bodies. Many people rely on stop-watches or their phones for timing; but those aren't always the easiest to hear or see. A workout timer that clips to the waist will vibrate or beep to signal the time. Timers would be helpful for interval training for CrossFit fans, martial artists, cyclists, runners, weightlifters, and MMA fighters.

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Suspension Trainer

Suspension trainers can be a good addition to any training program. They're great for targeting the core, but can be used to stimulate the upper and lower body. A suspension trainer usually comes in a kit that includes suspension straps, anchors, and directions. It's great for at-home trainers as well as those searching for a way to liven up a stagnant workout program.

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Protein Bars

This might seem silly, but for those who carry around their food with them, a healthy meal-in-a-bar is a perfect gift. Grab an entire box and wrap it up, or fill a stocking with different kinds. Any way you do it, make sure you check the labels for sugar content. Low sugar is better.

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Fitness Book

Depending on what type of fitness or diet your loved one is into, you'll be able to find a book to better educate them. There are books on eating Paleo, running properly, bodybuilding history, nutrition, and training techniques. The list of interesting books is endless—just do a little snooping to figure out which one is right!

For other ideas, check out the accessory section of Bodybuilding.com!


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liuzhoudragon

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Recently started doing some occasional kettle bell work. Love them.

Nov 21, 2012 5:26pm | report
 
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I recently got my first full body massage. All I can say is WOW. That little lady kneaded me like a giant pretzel.

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gentilzim

Just got some kettlebells to start weight training. It was a good gift and good article btw.

Nov 22, 2012 11:04am | report
 
mariel4

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mariel4

Fitness book please!

Nov 22, 2012 2:24pm | report
 
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CanadianZombie

I still want a crossbow, should have made the list but great article!

Nov 22, 2012 3:50pm | report
 
Joedzilla

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Joedzilla

#6... Should be number one, i cant live without one! lol

Nov 23, 2012 10:01am | report
 
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lissylyon

Had to laugh about the protein bars! My husband always gifts me with some Quest bars... way better than receiving chocolates! ;)

Nov 23, 2012 11:28am | report
 
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anyone know where you can get number 5, a meal timer?

Nov 25, 2012 5:38pm | report
 
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sbrooke

I eat too quickly as it is. Now racing against the clock, I will really be in trouble. LOL.

Guessing they mean time between meals...

Nov 27, 2012 8:29am | report
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THEWENNEREFFECT

Great gift ideas! I might even buy myself some!

Nov 25, 2012 11:53pm | report
 
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jayhead000

My vote is for the massage, or the bars. Bars are expensive, but boy are they handy!

Nov 27, 2012 8:43am | report
 
JMarsh42

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JMarsh42

Massage, workout gear, and a nice blender are all great. Would definitely use all 3 of those. The rest are iffy, but would still be happy for the idea/effort of trying to get something they feel I would like

Dec 2, 2012 9:13pm | report
 
cast iron shore

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I wonder if the author is aware of what the term "Full-Body Massage" actually means.

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I am getting a massage for X-mas!

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Dejam

Great gift ideas

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mohamedfouad

massage is so good for body but it need experienced one to do and need money

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