Fitness gifts for the guys on your list
Time is running out for holiday shopping, so if you still have a few people to buy for, let us help. We know men are notoriously difficult to buy for, so we focused our attention on gifts that guys are sure to love – in particular, guys who love to work out. Read on to find something great for all the fitness-focused men in your life.
If your guy is an avid runner, he's sure to dig this simple running companion that tracks time, distance, pace and calories burned, all in an easy-to-read display. It also stores up to 30 hours of running data so he can track progress, and it conveniently links to Nikeplus.com where he can join challenges, map routes and connect with like-minded fitness friends.
Traditional Medicine Ball
Who needs fancy gym equipment when you've got a medicine ball and some floor space? For any men on your list who like to work out at home, this is a great gift. You can do dozens of exercises (and tone most of your body) with one simple piece of equipment.
Staying hydrated while working out goes without saying, making reusable water bottles a fitness-friendly gift, but we love the idea of the water bobble, which filters as you sip. This stylish bottle uses a replaceable carbon filter (included) that works as you drink to create cleaner water. Each filter equals about 300 single-serve bottles and the bobble is free of BPA, phthalates and PVC.
Price: $13 for large size
Grid 2.0 Revolutionary Foam Roller
Muscles that work hard need some extra attention. The idea behind this device is to push the tension out of your muscles post-workout by rolling on the comforting Grid 2.0. Depending on where and how you position it, you can loosen up any number of tense or sore areas before or after your sweat session.
Any guy on your list who loves gadgets as much as he loves to work out will get a kick out of this cool device that bills itself as a fitness trainer and personal DJ. The MOTOACTV tracks your workouts (time, distance, heart rate, speed, calories burned) so you can monitor progress -- but it's also a music player. Here's the really cool part: The device keeps track of the songs that you perform best to and compiles a personal high-performance playlist.
Sennheiser MX 680 Headphones
Music is a must for most people, whether they're hitting the gym or pounding the pavement, and we're pretty sure any fitness buffs you know will appreciate these comfortable headphones. The ear bud is surrounded by an "EarFin" that provides a secure fit (no worrying about constantly popping them in when they fall out) and the cord is reinforced with Kevlar, making it extra-durable.
180s Performer Gloves
People who make fitness a priority don't let the cold weather slow them down. These warm but lightweight gloves make a great gift for anyone who likes to get moving outdoors. The best part? Tec Touch technology allows the wearer to operate any touchscreen device without removing the gloves.