We all know how important it is to stay active, but it can be tough to find the time (especially around the holidays). Getting the right gear is essential to kickstarting your fitness journey, and keeping up with the latest stuff is important for seasoned athletes and everyday gym-goers. And we’re here to help with our guide to the best gifts for athletes, to help achieve your New Year’s goals, or just stay active this holiday season.
- adidas Ultraboost 1.0 Shoes
- Body Glide Anti-Chafing Stick
- Rogue Kettlebells
- Boxraw Sokudo Aluminum Speed Rope
- Ten Thousand Session Short
- Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Bathroom Scale
- Garmin Pro Plus Heart Rate Monitor
- Oakley Eye Jacket Redux
- Aer Gym Duffel 3
- adidas TERREX Agravic Windweave Pro Trail Running Windbreaker
- Beats Fit Pro
- Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells
- TheraGun Pro
- Apple Watch Ultra 2
- The Ergatta Rower
adidas Ultraboost 1.0 Shoes
This pick from the legendary adidas is a pair of lightweight runners made partly with ocean plastic, featuring a city-friendly style complemented by a responsive BOOST midsole and a form-fitting PRIMEKNIT upper. With a modern and minimalist look, these runners will look great on the town as well.
Body Glide Anti-Chafing Stick
There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable during a workout, and this ant-chafing stick from Body Glide is designed with clean, plant-derived ingredients to prevent the rubbing that causes skin chafing.
A versatile piece of equipment that opens up a ton of workouts you can do from your home, with options starting at 9 pounds and going up to 203 pounds. We especially like Rogue’s dumbbells because they use high-quality first-run iron ore and single-piece casting.
Boxraw Sokudo Aluminum Speed Rope
A super lightweight aluminum jump rope with an ergonomic handle design. It comes with adjustable length stoppers and and carrying pouch for easy transport.
Ten Thousand Session Short
These are some of the best training shorts on the market, because Ten Thousand designs and tests its products alongside real athletes. They’re super lightweight with an anti-chafe liner and a moisture-wicking/quick-drying polyester/spandex construction.
Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Bathroom Scale
It’s important to track your progress while staying active, and this scale comes with WiFi connectivity, so you can connect to a companion app that helps you track weight, BMI, and more health measurements.
Garmin Pro Plus Heart Rate Monitor
Speaking of tracking, this heart monitor from Garmin is a great alternative for those who want something besides a wrist tracker, as this wraps around your chest and captures not only your heart rate, but running data as well (like your ground contact time and stride length).
Oakley Eye Jacket Redux
A ‘90s-inspired reimagining of one of Oakley’s most iconic silhouettes – and they make for solid active glasses, too. They’re made of durable O Matter frame material and feature nose pads on the temples for added stability.
Aer Gym Duffel 3
The latest gym duffel bag from Aer, with a 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon exterior, a padded 16″ laptop pocket, and 24.1 liters of storage. The interior liner has an antimicrobial treatment, and there’s a ventilated shoe compartment to keep everything fresh.
adidas TERREX Agravic Windweave Pro Trail Running Windbreaker
This windbreaker from adidas dropped earlier this year, and it’s designed to provide lightweight protection during trail running, featuring a nylon construction with a DWR coating.
Beats Fit Pro
These active Beats earbuds continue to be some of the best for working out. You get up to 24 hours of battery life with the charging case, IPX4-rated sweat and water resistance, and Apple’s H1 chip.
Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells
These adjustable dumbbells from Bowflex are great for keeping your home setup clean and simple. They can be adjusted from 5 to 52.5 pounds in 2.5-pound increments (up to 25 pounds).
This massage gun is trusted by both casual gym-goers and real-deal athletes, and it comes with a companion app and a variety of head attachments. the shape of the handle here is the big draw, allowing you to get a deeper massage in harder-to-reach areas.
Apple Watch Ultra 2
The latest Apple Watch Ultra – a rugged version of the flagship Apple smartwatch with a 49mm titanium case, the new S9 chip, and 100 meters of water resistance.
The Ergatta Rower
Rowing has proven to be one of the most efficient and effective workouts, and this USA-made rowing machine is packed with game-based workouts, goal tracking, and a sleek cherry wood design.
Tonal’s all-in-one home gym solution comes with a host of resistance training options, and continues to be one of the best smart fitness machines. It comes with a variety of handles, bars, and a bench – and that’s not to mention the slew of workout programs you can choose from.