Gift Ideas for the Fitness Lovers in Your Life

by Peh Yi Wen
FITNESS  |  July 23, 2019
  • Present shopping for your sweat buddies?
    1 / 10 Present shopping for your sweat buddies?

    Nothing excites us more than gift-hunting for our workout buddies. From a stash of healthy nibbles for their afternoon hunger pangs, to a slew of fitness accessories to power their active goals, these picks are all you need to get through birthdays and other seasons of giving.

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  • Healthy snacks
    2 / 10 Healthy snacks

    A gift box of wholesome snack mixes from Box Green or superfood cookies from Yoga Superfuel is the perfect gift for your health-conscious friend or colleague who constantly battles with mid-day hunger pangs in the office. And trust us, your workout junkie bestie will appreciate a stash of nutrition bars that can be easily popped into his or her gym bag for a pre-workout nibble.

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  • Foam rollers
    3 / 10 Foam rollers

    Foam rollers are heaven-sent for kneading away tight knots and relieving that pesky post-workout soreness in your shoulders, back, glutes and more. While it’s useful for runners and athletes, it’s not just for workout junkies. Anyone can benefit from using a foam roller – including desk-bound workers suffering from stiff necks after a long day at work.

    (Also read: Foam Rolling Exercises For Runners)

    Available at Don Don Donki, Decathlon and sports stores.

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  • Fitness passes
    4 / 10 Fitness passes

    Any workout junkie will love this practical gift for sure. Give them a head start on their fitness goals and spoil them silly with a huge variety of classes by buying them credits or class packages on fitness subscription platforms like ClassPass, or get them a gift card to use at boutique studios like Webarre, Uppercut Boxing, Haus Athletics and Hom Yoga.

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  • Gym bags
    5 / 10 Gym bags

    Gym bags are essential for the active lover. Start by shopping from their favourite brands, and look for a lightweight duffel that is spacious enough to carry a pair of trainers, a water bottle and a fresh change of clothes in. Bonus points for those that have inside pockets for keeping loose personal items super organised.

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  • Fitness watch straps
    6 / 10 Fitness watch straps

    They might have already splurged on the fitness watch of their dreams. But if their timepiece comes with the option for interchangeable straps, add to their rolling collection sleek leather or stainless steel bands to spruce up their outfit for date nights.

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  • Personal blenders
    7 / 10 Personal blenders

    The friend who thrives on morning workouts will love a personal blender for powering up the day with a nutritious pre-workout smoothie. Throw in a recipe book to kickstart their experimentations.

    (Also read: How to Make Your Post-Workout Glow Last All Day)

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  • Wireless earphones
    8 / 10 Wireless earphones

    For the avid runner or gym junkie who gets their adrenaline rush from music, give him or her the gift of convenience with a pair of wireless earphones. Without the need to battle tangled wires, they’ll be able to truly focus on their workout and enjoy full mobility as they sweat through every rep.

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  • Yoga accessories
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    For the yoga lovers, add a luxe touch to their ensemble with one of these handy yoga mat straps and carriers for toting their mats to class in style. There are plenty of props like yoga blocks and straps to help deepen their practice, as well as stunning non-slip towels for better grip during sweaty hot yoga classes.

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  • Travel kits
    10 / 10 Travel kits

    Travel kits are a godsend for post-workout shower time at the gym. While basics like soap and shampoo are usually provided, the rest of our skincare routine isn’t. And no one wants to lug large bottles of toner and tubs of moisturiser along. Beauty stores like Sephora stock a wide range of travel kits to choose from. For a more personal touch, DIY your own set by picking up minis from various brands.

    (Also read: How to Stay Fresh After a Workout If You Have No Time to Shower)

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