Under $50 Fitness Essentials
Revere Cardio Vanilla Chai ($20 for 8)
One packet delivers 15 grams of pea and rice protein and 20 grams of carbs from sweet potatoes to aid in recovery. There’s no better stocking stuffer for the endurance athlete on your list.
EcoVessel Boulder Water Bottle ($27)
While the market is flooded with stainless-steel insulated travel mugs, the Boulder won us over with its removable strainer built into the lid, which allowed us to infuse our water with cucumber and lemon minus any nasty pulp.
Bombas Grippers Socks ($14)
PVC dots lining the soles of the cotton-synthetic Grippers, coupled with lockdown heel cups, make these our foot covers of choice for slick-floored barre or yoga studios when we don’t want to go barefoot.
Oiselle Lux Gloves ($28)
Icy hands and fingers kill the joy of winter runs. These Lux gloves stave off cold with a cushy polyester-spandex blend and long cuffs that extend beyond the wrist.
GoFit Polar Roller ($30)
Throw the Polar Roller ball in your freezer before a run, then come home and attach the ergonomic handle for a brutal but extremely effective tool to work the kinks out of grumpy quads.
Serious Steel Resistance Bands ($47)
Low-profile bands can be used for hundreds of exercises. Serious Steel’s largest band has a resistance rating of 300 pounds. All sizes are good for dynamic stretches and strength work.