Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fabulous Fitness Related Gifts for the Fit-Gal in Your Life - Part 2

Christmas is just ten days away!!!!!!

Wracking your brains trying to figure out the perfect fit-gift for one of your lucky friends or family this year? I can totally help with that. :)

**Pro tip: make sure the recipient will be into your fitness related gift, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! I was on the receiving end of a fitness related gift many years ago when I wasn't into it, and it took me a while to get over it. :)

I went ahead and broke this list down by price point. I've got 5 under $20, 5 under $50, and 5 under $100, and 5 that are "money isn't an object" items for fun.

If you missed the $20 list, you can find it here. Now, it's time for the under $50 list!
Grid Foam Roller ($37.95 and Prime eligible)

The original 13 inch Grid foam roller is the PERFECT size for home or to keep in your office. I keep one of these with me at work and reach for it whenever my back and shoulders start to ache from sitting at a desk all day long. The Grid roller is a hollow plastic tube covered in high-density foam with different sections to mimic different massage techniques. Here's some info from Amazon:
  • Unique Distrodensity Zone design allows for targeted massage
  • Designed to withstand constant, heavy, and repeated use without breaking down
  • Constructed with less foam than traditional foam rollers
  • 1 year warranty
  • Only 13" long by 5" in diameter - makes it an excellent travel companion

Only the 20lb ball was pictured

This 10lb medicine ball is perfect for any home gym. Use it to add resistance to bodyweight exercises like squats or crunches, use it to offset your pushup stance, bounce it off a target above your head on the wall, or work of some frustration with some medicine ball slams. This piece of equipment is truly multi-purpose. Some facts from Amazon:
  • Heavy duty, triple stitched soft covering
  • Absorbs impact
  • All sizes are 14-Inch diameter and red/black color
  • Special construction allows ball to maintain balance and keep its shape
  • 6lb, 8lb, 10 lb,12lb,15 lb,18 lb,20 lb, 25 lb, and 30 lb sizes

A 35lb kettlebell may be perfect for your friend who is more advanced in their fitness journey. For those who are starting out, mix and match a 10lb bell ($22.79) and a 20lb bell ($25.03) to help them get started. Kettlebells might be the perfect piece of home gym equipment. There are all sorts of routines out in the world that will work out your entire body with this one piece of iron. Deets from Amazon:
  • CAP Barbell kettlebells are both versatile and durable
  • Offers a varied series of exercises to tone your entire body
  • Particularly effective in toning core muscles
  • Weighs 20 pounds; made of solid cast iron
  • Includes limited 30-day manufacturer's warranty

Knuckle lights are insanely cool. They're little LED flashlights that light your path up when you're running. They increase your visibility twofold, by illuminating your surroundings and make you more visible to cars if you're running during the darker hours. Lightweight and easy to hold. More info from Amazon:
  • 3 Power Settings: High, Low & Blinking
  • 2 Lights Per Set--EACH Light is 45 Lumens on High Power
  • Extra Wide Flood Beams: provide an even, steady light that doesn't bounce, even with your arms moving
  • Adjustable and Comfortable Silicone Straps
  • 4 x AAA Batteries Included (Each Unit Operates on 2 X AAA Batteries)

This awesome gym bag has a pocked for your yoga mat, how handy is that! There is also a phone pocket on the cross body strap so you can keep it close at hand. I'm eyeing this bag to take on hikes, I could use that mat pocket for an extra water bottle! Some additional info from Amazon:
  • 2nd Edition Model Made with Durable, Heavy-Duty Polyester/ Mats sold seperately and not included
  • 2 Main Large Individualized Compartments measuring 19" H x 12" W x 7" D
  • Specialized Mat-Locker System securely holds all Aurorae Yoga Mats effectively
  • Wide, Easy Adjustable, Double Reinforced, shoulder strap with Lock Buckle and Built-in cell phone pocket, fits over your Right shoulder
  • Small front zippered pocket measuring 5.5" H x 6.5" W Securely holds Your Valuables

Woo! Everything is Prime eligible this time!!!! Free two day shipping is important as we draw nearer to Christmas day. 

What fun things are you finding to give your fit friends? See anything you want for yourself? Let me know!

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