12 of the Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Any Kind of Athlete

From gym rats to tree-posers, we've got the best fitness gear to gift all year round.

Apr 26

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Everyone knows someone whose social media feed is basically just screenshots from their fitness watch. If you need to get them a gift, buying them some workout gear is always a great idea.

Whether they're constantly talking about lift PRs, getting in road miles on weekends, carving out time in their day for a yoga flow—or they're any other kind of athlete—these health and fitness gifts are sure to get their heart rate monitor going.

For the Strength Trainers 

If a certain someone in your life is big on lifting weights, this adjustable dumbbell set may be the perfect gift—even if they belong to a gym. With a compact design for effortless storage, it'll be easier than ever to get in reps when leaving the house isn't in the cards.

The set comes with eight 2.75-pound plates and eight 5.5-pound plates, which makes them adjustable from 11 pounds to 66 pounds (each dumbbell) in 5.5-pound or 11-pound increments. It also features ergonomically designed handles and a rust-resistant design.

They'll be pumped about this one. And you will, too, because you can get this Adjustable Dumbbell Set for $80 (reg. $279.99).

For the Ones Who Never Skip Leg Day

These full-leg compression sleeves will provide the ultimate recovery for runners, rowers, Crossfitters, or just about anyone else who's dealing with tight muscles. They offer a comfortable air-compression massage with three heat and three pressure levels that are easily controlled with the included remote. Recovery day never felt so good!

Gift a pair of these leg-massaging sleeves for $290 (reg. $399.98), or opt for the single pack if you're looking to spend a bit less.

For the Ones Who Don't Drink Enough Water

Staying hydrated will be far less boring with these electrolyte-loaded drink packets. These organic hydration drink mixes have four times the electrolytes of leading sports drinks but contain no added sugar or artificial ingredients, which your most active friends will love. They're ideal for helping with dehydration and keeping the immune system healthy—and the tasty flavors will encourage anyone to consume more water.

Get this 14-pack of Cure Hydration Mix Packets for $16 (reg. $20).

For the Cardio Haters

Using this Chi swing machine is an out-of-the-box way to sneak in some activity without doing jumping jacks, running laps, or attending a HIIT class.

Made with a 40W motor and padded ankle cradles for comfort, the vitality swing helps stimulate circulation throughout the body for better overall health. This stimulating exercise machine also helps boost oxygen in the blood and loosen up the spine for ultimate rejuvenation.

Pick up the Vitality Chi Swing Machine for $296 (reg. $350).

For the Workaholics Trying to Stay Active 

Know someone who spends most of the day and night at their desk? Help them boost their heart rate and burn some calories at work with this compact strider with cords.

It helps build cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and can be used sitting or standing. The foot pedals can be worked forward and backward for variety, and the adjustable resistance cords show the arms some love, too.

Get them out of that sedentary funk with the Stamina InMotion Compact Strider for $119 (reg. $249.99)!

For the Rest Day Warriors

Great for post-workout recovery or sore, tense, and overworked muscles, this handy massage gun will help renew and revitalize muscles right at home.

This particular percussion massager features a wireless rechargeable design and different head attachments to target various body parts. Plus it's small and lightweight enough for them to toss in their gym bag or bring on vacation for an extra-enjoyable deload week. 

This on-sale Mini Muscle Toner Massage Gun is just $50 (reg. $139.95).

For the Golfers With the Worst Winter Weather

This Kickstarter-funded interactive golf simulator is perfect for that friend who hates missing time on the green.

They'll get access to more than 38,000 simulated real golf courses, so anyone can play, practice, and improve their swing on virtual versions of world-famous fairways. But it's way more than that! The 9-axis motion sensor provides users with insight into their swing mechanics and shot analytics. Additionally, it captures users' movements and provides a live 3D analysis of their swing, chip, drive, and putt. 

When you see that this is an open-box item, don't be deterred. It's actually brand new (not refurbished) and likely extra store shelf stock that was sent back to the manufacturer. 

Gift this PhiGolf World Tour Edition home golf simulator for $150 (reg. $249).

For the Multitaskers

Full-body rowing workouts are perfect for anyone who wants to get the most bang for their workout buck. They provide high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and low-intensity steady state (LISS) training, and they help build muscle pretty much everywhere.

This foldable rower features eight levels of magnetic resistance and an LCD display that tracks total strokes, strokes per minute, workout time, and calories burned. It's as challenging as the person rowing wants it to be, so it's also great for active recovery days.

Get this Folding Magnetic Rowing Machine for $190 (reg. $399.99).

For the Ones Working on Their Mobility

This fitness and yoga app is rated 4.7 stars and packed with 1,500+ online yoga and fitness classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels, making it perfect for both people looking for a serious yoga study and those who use the practice as a way to boost mobility and support other sports.

New classes are added every week, and the giftee will get unlimited access to all of them, including downloadable content. What's more, they can select from live or on-demand classes if accountability is the real boost they need. Will they dedicate their next practice to you? Probably!

Send them a 1-year subscription to YogaDownload Unlimited for $23 (reg. $119.99).

For the Ones Who Somehow Don't Have a Fitness Watch Yet 

Hard to believe but true: Not everyone has taken the plunge on a fitness watch. Show them what they're missing with this grade-A refurbished Samsung SM Galaxy smartwatch that looks more like a traditional watch than many fitness trackers available.

It boasts essential features to keep them on time and on track with their progress. Functions include answering/making calls, sleep monitoring, heart rate monitoring, GPS, remote music control, calendar, and more. It's water resistant to 5 ATM, and the beautiful display screen is 1.3" for easy viewing.

Grab the Samsung SM Galaxy Smartwatch for $150 (reg. $160).

For the Accident-Prone

Wires are not for everyone. If your fitness friend is accident-prone, they probably shouldn't be trying to wrangle wired headphones and workout equipment.

Hook them up with the safety of these Beats true wireless earbuds.

The Active Noise Canceling automatically blocks external racket, but there's a Transparency Mode for staying aware of your surroundings (safety first!). The on-ear controls mean there's no need to fumble with your phone (another blessing for klutzes everywhere). Plus, they're IPX4 sweat- and water-resistant for those intense workouts (or when it suddenly starts raining in the middle of mile three).

Get these Beats Studio Buds and charging case for $150.

For the Fitness Lover With No Space

Not everyone has space for bulky gym equipment in their home. If you're shopping for someone who's running a tight ship, they could get into tight shape with these exercise resistance bands.

This set of five exercise tube bands with a door anchor, ankle straps, and extension straps, provides a range of full-body workouts with color-coded resistance levels. Whether they want to strengthen their core, go for gentle, low-impact movements, or even work on physical therapy for long-term rehabilitation, these fitness bands fit the bill.

Get this 10-in-1 set of fitness resistance bands for just $25 (reg. $49.95).

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