The holiday season is upon us! We all have those people in our lives that are impossible to shop for. I am here to hopefully help you shop for the fitness enthusiasts in your life. The items below are products that I have personally used and absolutely love. I have vetted several products over the last several months and boiled it down to the four products below plus one bonus product. Note: none of the links in this post are affiliate links. I will not make a penny if you should decide to order any of these products. I love these products and believe that the fitness nut in your life will as well!
Without futher ado…here is my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
If you need a gift for a runner, this is a must have. This is one of those products I wish I had years ago. Most runners use some sort of product for hydration during a run. Some use the backpack/vest type, some use a bottle that straps onto the hand. Some use a product that goes around the waist. All are fine products, but I have found all of those to be restricting. Enter the Hydrosleeve! As you can see, the Hydrosleeve is hydration systems that goes around the arm and is designed with an angled valve so you can hydrate easily while running.
One complaint I’ve always had about arm sleeves/bands is the quality of the material. Most arm sleeve/band products fall apart quickly as they are made of low grade material. Not the Hydrosleeve! The Hydrosleeve is made with double-loop Lycra and high-grade, synthetic suede. It also features an insulated compartment so your water stays cool during the run. The Hydrosleeve comes with 2 anti-slosh bladders made from BPA free and PVC free TPU and two angled-valves made from FDA approved silicone. The bladder capacity is 7.5 ounces, which makes it perfect for shorter runs. I have used the Hydrosleeve for a 10k and its the perfect amount of hydration for me! This is a must have for any runner and I don’t lace up my running shoes without it. This truly is a genius product and every runner will love it.
If you need a gift for a runner…this is the perfect one and is currently on sale for $39.99. To get more information and to purchase, head over to www.hydrosleeve.com
If you are fitness minded or have family and friends that are, you have undoubtedly heard about foam rolling. The benefits of rolling are numerous and it has quickly become a staple for all fitness levels. There are several products on the market but none like the M80 Roller. There are a number of things that set the M80 Roller apart from its competition. First, the product itself is awesome. The design and construction of the roller is high quality and will never lose its firmness. The company behind the M80 Roller is very cool. It started in a garage and has now become a family business with all products being made in the USA. The M80 features grooves that provide deep tissue therapy that digs deeper than any other Foam Roller on the market. Besides the pressure, the M80 Roller guarantees that its shape will never give and it is 100% water proof which means it can be hand washed.
The M80 can be purchased in three different sizes: The M80 Roller which is 15 inches long, the M80 Extreme which is 30 inches and the M80 Grenade is 6 inches. Each are constructed the same and are great for targeting different areas. The standard and the grenade can easily fit into a suitcase to take with you when you travel. Each M80 can be purchased in a variety of colors so you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect one for your gift! I highly recommend you buy an M80 for you and one for a gift, it’s an awesome piece of equipment that everyone should have and use. To learn more and to purchase, check out www.m80roller.com.
I have purchased, used and reviewed a ton of running shoes. Hands down, the most comfortable running shoe I’ve ever owned is the Saucony Triumph ISO. My feet feel amazing during and after each run with these puppies strapped onto my feet. These shoes are a little pricey, so make sure you are giving them to that extra special runner in your life.
The ISO delivers the plushest, most cushioned running experience Saucony has ever created featuring the ISOFIT uppers that morphs to your foot for a sock-like feel, providing superior comfort and allowing the shoe to move in harmony with your foot. The PWRGRID+ provides 20% more cushioning than the previous version for enhanced impact, protection & improved durability. This is a great road shoe for the neutral runner and only has an 8mm drop from heel to toe. Pick up a pair of these bad boys/girls for the runner in your life…they will absolutely love them…and it will put you on their nice list!
There is currently a frenzy going on in the activity tracker market. Seems like there is a new one popping up every day by a different manufacturer. There are some good ones on the market and they all have a common set of features and they each throw in their own bells and whistles. The Charge features all day activity tracking which tracks calories burned, steps taken, floors climbed and active minutes. The Charge also monitors sleep and sleep patterns, which is a really cool feature. It’s amazing to see how much sleep I actually get (or not get). The Charge also has a digital screen that displays your stats, time, date and even has Caller ID. I’ve used a couple different activity trackers and they all have different amount of battery life. The Charge has the longest battery life of all the activity trackers I have used, which is awesome.
The Charge syncs with your phone via Bluetooth to keep your data updated. The app and website are absolutely awesome and is well designed to display your stats. The charge comes in a few different colors to keep it funky. If you need a gift for a fitness nut, this is an awesome one and one they will love.
Bonus Gift: ShaveMob Stocking Stuffer
While this isn’t a gift specifically for the fitness lovers, this is a gift that anyone will appreciate. ShaveMob offers amazing razors at an unbelievable price. Earlier this year, I wrote a review of ShaveMob and found that these razors are completely awesome and the price is even better! The ShaveMob Stocking Stuffer contains 1 handle (mens or womens), a 2 month supply of men or womens razor blades and a mustache monocle. If you are looking for a unique stocking stuffer that everyone will love, check out the ShaveMob Stocking Stuffer!