Are you looking to buy a gift for a friend or family member that is all about health and fitness? Or maybe something you and your partner can both use to track your progress towards a healthy 2021?
Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, there are a number of awesome health and fitness gifts to consider. And the best news is that you can find something in any price range.
Below is a list of 10 fitness gifts to consider for first-time gym-goers and the fitness fanatics on your list this year.
Smart scales can tell you your weight, body fat percentage, BMI, heart rate, metabolic age and more. So if you are aiming to get in peak physical condition in 2021 this could be a great Christmas present to yourself.
Most of these scales require that you download an app on your phone or tablet so that it can display and track all the data in one place. It's also a great way for you to see your progress and stay motivated to reach your goals.
You may also consider buying it as a gift for a friend or family member, but only if you think they are interested in fitness and this type of technology. Otherwise, it could be misconstrued as a rather insulting gift.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find that most smart scales are very affordable! Check out some of the top smart scales here.
Wearable Fitness Tracker
The wearable fitness tracker trend will undoubtedly continue in 2021 and beyond. So if you are drawing a blank on what to gift your health-minded friend or family member, do some research on fitness trackers.
Choosing the right tracker is all about the features that are most important to you. If want great GPS for running, Garmin watches are awesome. But if you want something simple that counts steps, look for a basic model from FitBit.
If you're not sure about what fitness tracker to buy, take a look at this guide for more info on the top products for every fitness level.
When it doubt, buy workout clothes. I know that pretty much everyone on my Christmas list this year would appreciate a new gym outfit.
So if you're struggling with gift ideas, keep it simple with a new pair of leggings, shorts, or a performance t-shirt.
It's been difficult lately to acquire gym equipment. So if you find dumbbells, kettlebells, fitness bands, or any other home gym supplies consider buying them for a friend or family member that has been trying to work out at home.
I struggled for a long time to find headphones that I loved for working out. I found that when I was running or doing a challenging HIIT workout they would fall out of my ears or get damaged by sweat.
Good Bluetooth headphones are an essential piece of workout equipment in my opinion. I like the Powerbeats ones, but there are other great affordable options out there.
So whether you're buying for someone else or yourself, don't underestimate the importance of a great set of workout headphones.
Healthy Gift Guide
These items are perfect gifts for the health enthusiasts in your life. OR they can be gifts to yourself as an investment in your health (this is how I rationalize spending money on new health gadgets and new workout clothes!)
But if you are looking to make fitness a priority this year, these gifts can kick-start your enthusiasm to take up running or go to the gym more often.
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