Fitness Gifts for the People Who Never Stop Working Out
Make sure your exercise lover has what they need to sweat this holiday season
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Under Armour Hovr Phantom 2 Runanywr Shoes ($150)
A socklike upper that’s flat knit with an integrated liner, coupled with a cushy but neutral mid- and outsole package make these shoes run organically and comfortably. That natural stride belies the sophisticated technology used here, like an integrated tracking chip, which lets you analyze your effort via the MapMyRun app.
TriggerPoint MB Vibe Massage Ball ($80)
The MB Vibe reaches all the sore spots that a foam roller can’t with its three levels of vibration. Use it before a workout to warm up your muscles and stimulate circulation, and after to loosen stiffness and speed recovery.
Avocado Mattress Meditation Pillow ($79)
Simple, natural materials and good design make this meditation pillow remarkably comfortable. It’s made of woven organic cotton stuffed with buckwheat hulls, and it was all we needed to settle in for blissful hour-long sits.
Garmin fēnix® 6 – Pro Solar Edition ($849.99)
Do what you love longer, with the ultimate multisport smartwatch. With solar powered charging,built-in sports apps, heart-rate, topo maps, running pace guidance and more, you can always stay connected to your activity or adventure.
Whoop Strap 3.0 Fitness Tracker ($30 per month)
The Whoop Strap 3.0 really gets to know you. By tracking your resting heart rate and its variability, plus your sleep cycles, then analyzing that information, it advises how hard you should work out and when to focus on recovery. For all that tech, it’s comfortable and minimalist—there’s no screen.
Lululemon Reversible 5 Millimeter Yoga Mat ($78)
Use the bottom layer of the Reversible if you prefer a textured grip and natural rubber, or switch to the top to take advantage of sweat-absorbing polyurethane for extra-hot practices. Five millimeters of cushion give you more comfort on hard surfaces.
Sonos Beam Speaker ($399)
Using your phone and an app (iOS only), the Beam reads the acoustics of a room to optimize its sound. It delivers fantastic clarity, which ensured we didn’t miss a single command from a virtual instructor.
Tracksmith Run Commute Jacket ($198)
The weather-resistant merino Run Commute jacket looks so clean that you could run to work in it and leave it on for the day. It’s one of the most versatile and stylish running pieces we’ve ever seen.
PowerDot 2.0 Duo Device ($350)
Bring electronic muscle stimulation into your home with the portable Duo. E-stim helps muscles repair by making them contract, which stimulates blood flow. Place the electrode pads on sore areas, set the intensity, duration, and muscle group on the PowerDot app, and let the healing happen.
TRX Rip Trainer ($190)
Stressful times call for intense workouts. Our stomachs were smoked after just minutes of high-intensity rotational exercises utilizing the heavy-duty weighted bar and equally burly bungee. It allowed us to aggressively work our abdomen and obliques in a small corner of a garage with nothing but a door jamb.