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No matter what your sport, chances are, it was sort of affected by the pandemic. Whether you’re a regular in the studios before lockdown or the captain of your recreation league after work, fitness routines have hit a 180 in the past 20 months.
However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. From improved home equipment to on-the-go classes, the pandemic has awakened the love of fitness for many people trapped at home on their couches.
To celebrate fitness enthusiasts new and old, this holiday season, we’ve rounded up 15 freebies that any athlete on your list would be happy to have. With options starting at just $ 20, whether you’re shopping for a Renaissance yogi, runner, hiker, or fitness (woman), these are the goodies you’re going to want to check out.
Best Fitness Gifts: Clothing
A perfect gift for the yogi in your life, this buttery soft sports bra is sweat-wicking, breathable and reversible for two different looks. It is available in 10 colors, including black, pink, and green, and sizes 2 through 12.
A step up from your regular leggings, these innovative Thinx leggings can be worn in place of pads or tampons during your menstrual cycle. The sports bottom has side pockets and a front heating pad pocket and has an absorption capacity of three pads.
This top-rated sports bra has over 3,300 reviews to back it up, with Knix shoppers raving that it’s “everything I didn’t know I was looking for”. The bra is available in 18 colors, including six nude shades to match the skin. In addition, it is suitable for sizes XXS (28A) to 4XL (44G) so that everyone can work out properly.
Could it be? Have flattering zip pants finally been discovered? Made from a durable, weather-resistant fabric, these women’s pants feature two zipper points so wearers can choose from long, mid-length and short styles. Plus, it’s available in four colors to match your wardrobe.
Available in sizes XXS to 6XL, this Girlfriend Collective half-zip sweatshirt is the perfect gift, no matter what shape or size. The sweater is made from a blend of recycled and organic cotton and is available in five colors.
Best Fitness Gifts: Accessories
Since their debut on Shark Tank, the bala Bangles have taken Instagram and the fitness world by storm. The two-pound bracelets add consistent yet comfortable resistance to your workout and can be used in place of traditional dumbbells.
Whether you’re on the sidewalk or in the city, the lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag will keep everything you need close at hand. The bag is made from a water repellent fabric and is available in 15 colors.
Chances are you’ve come across the iconic Outdoor Voice “Doing Things” baseball cap on Instagram, and now you can choose yours or gift someone you love the cool, sporty style. The brand also offers a “Loisirs” logo (store here).
Get fit outdoors and stay warm during the winter months with these Nike running gloves. The gloves are made from a lightweight, sweat-wicking material to keep your hands warm but dry while you workout.
Unique and personalized gift, this personalized yoga mat is available in a wide variety of colors and texts to really personalize the look.
Best Fitness Gifts: Luxury
The perfect gift for those in the mood for a sauna session, this high-tech infrared sauna blanket detoxifies the body, relaxes the mind, improves your mood and promotes glowing skin. With over 1,200 positive reviews, shoppers say they “see improvement in inflammation, skin tone and overall well-being.”
This high-tech jump rope connects to the SmartRope mobile app to relay fitness data, including number of jumps, calories burned, and workout stats. With an average rating of 4.3 stars, Amazon shoppers say it “makes workouts fun!”
Give them the gift they really want this holiday season: an Apple Watch. With the ability to track your workouts and monitor your health stats, the Apple Watch Series 3 has garnered over 9,000 reviews from Best Buy Canada buyers and received an average rating of 4.8 stars. “Ideal for fitness, convenience and communication,” enthuses one user.
This best-selling vibrating roller features five powerful vibration frequencies and an innovative wavy texture to help relieve muscle pain and reduce tension. The smart roller connects to a companion app and offers guided warm-up and cool-down routines specifically tailored to your needs.
Discover the ultimate luxury fitness gift this holiday season: the mirror. This high-tech mirror has the ability to stream live and on-demand classes with over 50 fitness genres and class lengths ranging from five to 60 minutes.