Shopping for fitness gifts for the gym enthusiast in your family every holiday season can be a special pain in the neck. Because unless you drink the Crossfit kool-aid, it’s kind of hard to see why someone would feel the need to spend insane amounts of money on equipment that they could get in a gym.
But if you’ve got a fitness enthusiast family member, you know some things are beyond explaining. You gift them some crazy looking stuff that looks like it could be either fitness equipment or belong in a German sex dungeon. All because you love them.
That’s what I’m here to help out with. Here are 10 fitness gifts to give the fitness enthusiast in your family, all under $100.
Here are our favorite Fitness Gifts
Few things work better for taking strength and performance to the next level like a stronger grip and more stable shoulders. Unfortunately, traditional lifting doesn’t always accomplish that. That’s where Grenade Grips come into play.
By taking traditional dumbbells and barbells and turning them into fat bars they ensure more forearm work along with strengthening the shoulder joint. Buy Here
G-Strap Pro Suspension Trainer
These things have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. A suspension trainer essentially allows you to utilize your bodyweight to get an excellent full body workout, far better than just mere push-ups.
However, the only downside to them is that there are some incredibly high priced options on the market. That presents an obvious problem when trying to shop on a budget. But fear no more, the G-Strap Pro is a top notch suspension trainer at a fraction of the cost. Buy Here
The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
Mark Lauren’s You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises is one of the best fitness books you can read. It allows you to choose your workout level — Basic, 1st Class, Master Class, and Chief Class — and it also instructs you on over 125 exercises that will work your entire body. Buy Here
Living in a perpetual state of soreness is just a fact of life for the average fitness enthusiast. Which is part of the reason why having a quality foam roller on hand is so important. It can take care of the insane soreness, promote recovery, and keep people healthy.
What most people don’t think about though when it comes to foam rollers is the quality, and they should. The Rumble Roller is a top notch foam roller. It’s durable, effective, and unparalleled. Buy Here
There are probably a few of you wondering just why the hell Chuck Taylor’s would make it onto this list. For those who don’t know, Chuck’s might be some of the greatest lifting shoes on the planet. Which is exactly why you should look at getting them for that special someone.
The flat and hard sole of the shoe makes them perfect for squatting and deadlifting, while providing a stable surface that allows you to properly transfer force. Not to mention they’re incredibly durable, fashionable, and cheap. Buy Here
Nike Gym Bag
Obviously someone needs to be able to carry all of this stuff around, so why not look at snagging a top of the line gym bag? Especially since chances are that old one they’re carrying around probably reeks.
There are a number of options here, but I’m a big of the Nike Sport III Duffle. It’s got enough pockets to keep things organized, it’s stylish, lightweight, and gets the job done.
Hopefully this guide helps narrow some options down for your holiday shopping. Buy Here
Skulpt was invented by Harvard Medical School Professor of Neurology, Dr. Seward Rutkove and built by MIT PhD Jose Bohorquez. And according to the company, the device sends “a high frequency, low voltage current into the 24 muscle groups, evaluating the quality and density of muscle tissue compared to intramuscular fat and subcutaneous fat. Twelve active sensors translate the data into actionable intelligence, allowing athletes to definitively understand their muscle strengths and weaknesses like never before.”
The best part? The Skulpt Chisel tells you your body fat percentage to within 1% accuracy, that is far more accurate than personal body fat scales and calipers have ever been. Buy Here
Anker Bluetooth SoundBuds NB10
Anker SoundBuds NB10 are the company’s second generation wireless earbuds that were built with performance and comfort in mind. Unlike the original SoundBuds, the NB10’s feature an customizable FitClips and EarTips that ensure a secure hold even during the most extreme training. Buy Here
Ab Carver Pro
Abs are made in the kitchen, but ab muscles are made through working out. You can get strong abs through heavy lifts, but it never hurts to do some direct ab work. The Ab Carver Pro might be more expensive than other ab wheels, but it makes for one of the best fitness gifts because the extra-wide wheel stabilizes movement to carve left, right and center. Buy Here
Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar and Portable Gym System
Pull ups, push ups, dips… you can do it all with this doorway pull up bar. This Elite model comes with an ergonomic extra-wide grip so you can build the fattest lats on the block. Buy Here
Survival and Cross Jump Rope
The most basic and old school exercises are oftentimes the best. Jumping rope definitely falls into that category. Burn fat, build speed, develop your calves, gain cardiovascular endurance, boost coordination, get sexy af. You name it, the jump rope can give it to you. Buy Here