We all have that friend who takes an impressive collection of gym selfies before we’ve even rolled out of bed. While we’re pressing the snooze button, they’re hitting their last rep or off for a post-workout smoothie. To help them keep their selfie game strong and their heart rate up, consider one of these six gifts for fitness lovers. From tension ropes to a hydration belt, these top gifts were designed for the gym fanatic in your life.
1. Heart Rate Monitor
If your friend is a HIIT junkie, they’ll love this heart rate device they can strap around their chest for precise monitoring. The heart rate monitor conveniently links to iPhones, iPads, and other smart devices and pairs easily with fitness apps. Its soft elastic chest strap provides a comfortable fit while its water-resistant design protects the device from sweat during exercise.
2. Tension Ropes
Encourage your friend to stretch it out pre- or post-workout with these durable and colorful tension ropes. Your friend can use the ropes in pilates class, yoga, or any other light resistance workout to expand their chest and build strength and flexibility.
3. Sweatproof Wireless Headphones
If your friend only gets pumped up while listening to a carefully curated gym playlist, these Bluetooth wireless headphones are just for them. Line control buttons make it easy to skip ahead or play a favorite song twice, while the headphones’ sweatproof design ensures they’ll power through to the last song. Even more, the buds are magnetic, so wires won’t turn into a jumbled mess in their gym bag.
4. Hydration Belt
Drinking plenty of water is crucial for your fit friend. Think of this hydration belt as a fanny pack for fitness freaks. Your friend will never get dehydrated, whether on the treadmill for an hour or out on a long hike. The multifunctional belt is lightweight and offers an adjustable strap for versatile use. The belt also comes in four colors: black, blue, green, and red.
5. Metallic Gym Bag
With enough space for workout clothes, running shoes, and other must-have items, this metallic gym bag is convenient, stylish, and suitable for men and women. Choose a size between medium and large. The bag’s waterproof design and long straps make it easy to carry in any weather. The gym bag doubles as a weekender or carry-on bag for the gym junkie who loves to travel.
6. Massage Ball
Work hard, rest harder? After a long workout, your friend’s muscles will need some TLC. This spiky massage ball relieves muscle tension and promotes blood circulation while targeting acupressure points. Its peanut design makes it ideal for full-body massage and the bright color ensures it never gets misplaced. Your friend may not want to take time off from working out to soothe those aches and pains, but this massage ball lets them schedule in some relaxation right on the gym floor. If you really want to wow your friend, pair this gift with some CBD, a hemp-derived product that has been shown to speed up workout recovery.
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Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and VICE.