Gift Ideas for Fitness-Obsessed Loved Ones
For those that like their holidays with a serving of lactic acid
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Turtlebox Gen 2 Speaker ($399)
Cranked to the max, the Gen 2 is capable of hitting 120 decibels—as loud as a thunderclap. That’s impressive for a speaker the size of a lunch box. Twenty hours of battery life and a USB port mean you won’t run out of tunes during protracted training sessions. It’s waterproof to boot.
Beam Revive Recovery Capsules ($85)
Proven anti-inflammatory ingredients including turmeric and green tea extract complement ten milligrams of third-party-tested CBD in each dose. Testers found themselves noticeably less sore when they took Beam’s recovery supplement after pushing the limits during strength-training sessions.
TRX Bandit Resistance-Band Kit ($50)
Resistance bands facilitate an array of low-impact exercises, but gripping rubber can cause uncomfortable chafing. TRX’s Bandit bands solve that problem with an ingenious dumbbell-like handle. A slot down the center lets you swap between four resistance levels (from 5 to 30 pounds).
The Ness Trampoline ($499)
Even when skies were blue, testers looked forward to living-room cardio classes on this 32.5-inch trampoline, designed with adjustable firmness. It comes with three months’ worth of access to hundreds of workout videos from the Ness fitness studio in New York.
Nomadix Hand Towel ($20)
The sweat towel is the unsung hero of the gym. The moisture-wicking chops of this lightweight, recycled synthetic number sopped up the profuse perspiration of our most intense HIIT regimens. We also appreciated its ample odor resistance and good looks.
USA Iron 25-Pound Kettlebell ($76)
One tester with a garage full of different kettlebells chooses USA Iron consistently over the others. Why? Additional handle width (for a total of 7.7 inches) and grippy powder coating make this American-manufactured weight a joy to swing.
Italic Vibrating Foam Roller ($45)
Of the five adjustable speeds on Italic’s heavily textured cylinder, the lowest made roll-outs after long runs feel more like a trip to the massage therapist than to a medieval dungeon. Fear not, masochists: the higher settings are here for you.
5.11 PT-R 100-Pound Weight Kit ($160)
These sack weights are smartly designed. The two roll-top nylon bags can be used separately for exercises like curls. Or combine them to form an eight-handled beast that tops out at 100 pounds. It put testers on the ground after extended farmer’s carries.