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Top 10 Fitness Gift Ideas for Christmas


Gymboss is a great little gift that can come in handy for any family or friend who is into fitness.

When giving gifts during the holiday season, it’s important to remember that it’s the thought that counts. This is even more true when the thought behind a present signifies someone who cares about the health and well being of a friend or family member. Here are the top ten fitness gifts for that health conscious individual on your Christmas list:

1. Door Way Pull up Bar

Such as the one featured with the P90X program, the doorway pull up bar makes a great basic piece to add to any home workout equipment collection and costs as low as $30. This bar is small enough to be hidden away in closets or under the bed and can be pulled out in an instant for a quick workout. The pull-up and all its variations can be performed on this bar for building a strong upper body.

2. The P90X System

While you’re at it, you can add to the pull up bar by supplying the P90X program to go along with it. This program features 12 intense workouts designed to transform your body in 90 days. It also comes with a comprehensive three phase nutritional program designed to supplement your workouts and provide your body with all the essential nutrients and calories needed to build muscle and burn tons of fat.

3. Gymboss

As fans of interval training will tell you, it can get extremely difficult to time yourself, especially when you’re trying to focus on the workout itself. The Gymboss is a small pager-like device that offers one or two different interval times with an alarm that either beeps or vibrates to notify you to change your pace. This practical device is water and shock resistant and has a price tag of only $19.95.

4.  Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Cookbook

Allow all your hard work exercising show with by eating only in the cleanest way you can – using recipes from the Eat Clean Cookbook. Filled with recipes that cover all of the essentials, you can have your cake and eat it too – the clean way.

5. Body Fat Scale

Track your progress on a weekly basis using a body fat and weight scale. Tanita is a brand that is used in both professional and home practices and dual scales can cost as little as $39.99. Keep track of your body composition so that you can keep updating your goals and striving for more.

6. Kettlebells with an Instructional DVD

This new trendy way to train will provide something new and exciting to add to a monotonous workout. Kettlebells provide a intense workout that produces nearly twice the results of standard workouts. Like dumbbells, they are priced by the pound an usually start around $29.99.

7.  Fat Gripz

Fat Gripz are a heavy duty plastic snap on tool that connects to any dumbbell or weight bar to add diameter to the normal grip. Changing the grip on a free weight will change the entire exercise by forcing your muscles outside the comfort zone to make unbelievable gains in the forearms, biceps and triceps in just weeks.

8.  Personal Training Sessions

To the person who is in serious need of some motivation, purchase a personal training session (or two) at a gym located closest to the recipient. Prices vary depending on the facility so be sure to do your research before purchasing.

9. Massage Gift Certificate

Any fitness enthusiast who is constantly challenging him or herself will love the gift of a massage. Choose an RMT if you are looking for a more technical massage or choose a Swedish or hot stone massage from a local spa for the ultimate in relaxation.

10. Healthy Stocking Stuffers

Instead of stuffing your stockings with candies and chocolates, choose healthier alternatives such as dark chocolate and coconut water. You’ll be surprised just how calories will add up over the holidays so avoiding excessive treats whenever possible will help keep your holiday weight gain to a minimum.



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