Just because the world seems to have been put on hold this year doesn't mean the fitness buff in your life has set aside their training goals. More people are out riding, running and working out than ever before, and this holiday season will likely have a heavy emphasis on fitness-related gifts.
With so many disciplines and brands, purchasing fitness gifts can sometimes be a bit overwhelming if you don't have a wish list to look at. We did the heavy lifting (see what we did there?) for you and gathered several gifts for fitness fanatics at a wide range of price points—from headphones and a massage gun, to rock climbing gear and a kayak.
Used by the likes of Tour de France winner Chris Froome and world champion swimmer Michael Andrew, Lumen is the world's first hand-held, portable device to accurately measure metabolism. It uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to determine the CO2 concentration in a single breath, which indicates the type of fuel your fitness fanatic's body is using to produce energy. From there it helps track your athlete's daily metabolism, offers customized meal plans and helps optimize workouts, too!
Adidas RPD-01 Sport Headphones
The new Adidas Sport RPD-01 headphones boast a 12-hour playtime, fast charging and IPX4 sweat and water resistance—all housed in a minimalist design and finished with the premium sound experience synonymous with developer Zound Industries. They also feature simple controls to launch a playlist, skip tracks or answer calls during a workout.
Pulse Fx Powerful Rotating Percussion Massage Gun
Percussion massage guns are all the rage right now, and the new Pulse Fx literally kicks it up a notch. It's the most intense percussion gun available, and the 250-watt motor provides high-penetration vibrations to sore or tight muscles and joints. The easy-grip handle helps with leverage, and the rotating head will help your athlete target all those hard-to-reach areas that need the most attention.
One of G-SHOCK's newest fitness watches is designed for the woman on the move. The GMDB800 features Bluetooth connectivity, a three-axis accelerometer that keeps track of step counts, a timer that lets you create up to 20 combinations of five timers each, and more. The watch also comes in a slim and smaller size, making it comfortable and easy to wear through any workout—while still upholding G-SHOCK's traditional toughness.
Outdoor Research Refuge Air Vest
When you're worried about your athlete retaining warmth when they're working hard in cool climates, the new Refuge Air Vest is the perfect go-to gift. It features adaptable insulation that keeps your athlete warm while rapidly moving moisture away from the body the moment they start to perspire. It's both water-resistant and resilient against harsh climates, and not only is it rugged, it's also lightweight and packs into its own pocket.
Oru Kayak Inlet
The Inlet is the world's lightest, most compact, foldable kayak. The 10-foot Inlet weighs only 20 pounds and folds into a box about the size of a guitar case (40"x19"x10"). With a few well-placed folds, this stable cruiser can be transformed from box to boat in under three minutes! The Inlet is ideal for the casual paddler that is tight on space yet still wants the ability to go for a quick paddle in the park, cove or campground.
Metolius Bravo 2 Wiregate Quick Draws
Even though your local climbing gym is closed, it doesn't mean your fitness fanatic can't head to their local crag and work on a new route. These new quick draws from Metolius have been redesigned for increased durability and to prevent accidental gate openings. The Bravo II Quickdraw also features an internal band on the rope end that keeps the carabiner correctly positioned.
Camelbak is famous for its hydration systems, and this innovative new offering is no exception. It's a 2-in-1 beverage multi-tasker—essentially a water bottle with a detachable travel cup to use for coffee, tea or simply to share. The double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps beverages hot or cold for hours, so your athlete can bring their beverage along for a pre- or post-workout pick-me-up.
TRX Home2 System
Perhaps the most famous at-home workout tool, the TRX Home2 System is great for someone who's just starting their fitness journey or trying to take their workouts to the next level. It's all about bodyweight resistance, so this personalized system will help your athlete build lean muscle with a total-body workout—whether at home or on the go, in as little as 15 minutes per day.
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