Holiday Gift Ideas to Get Active
Have you been planning to get fit but just haven’t gotten around to it? You’re not alone; sometimes we all need a little extra push to overcome exercise procrastination. Christmas 2020 can be that motivation for you. We’ve gathered together eight great fitness equipment gift ideas to help you get active as the year draws to a close.
- Running Shoes
- Insta Pot
- Set of Dumbbells
- Hydroflask Water Bottle
- Polar Heart Rate Monitor
- Theragun Mini
- Jump Rope
A quality pair of running shoes will give you the impetus to get off the couch and start hitting the streets. They will also provide your feet with the comfort, responsiveness, and ergonomic design to make you a better runner. Nike is a world leader in providing running gear for men and women, and this year they are offering some pretty impressive deals on their Air Zoom range.
If you’re an advanced runner, we recommend the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%. This is the shoe that was inspired and worn by the first man to break two hours in the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge. The cutting edge features of this shoe include two Zoom airpods in the forefoot, ZoomX foam throughout the midsole, and a customized carbon fly plate to improve responsiveness.
For beginners, we suggest the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37. It features a Nike React foam midsole, generous foam cushioning, and a forefoot Zoom air unit to deliver a lightweight, springy, and durable running shoe.
Starting your day with a fruit-filled smoothie will infuse your body with the nutrients you need to function optimally. For decades, the NutriBullet has been the device that has enabled people around the world to blend up the perfect smoothie. The latest version is better than ever. It features a powerful 600-watt motor and refined nutrient extraction blades. It also has interchangeable lids, including a travel one. The Nutri Bullet is available in a number of versions and a range of prices.
Here’s an easy-to-prepare, antioxidant-packed smoothie NutriBullet recipe that will allow you to get your day off to an energetic start . . .
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cubed inch raw ginger root
- 2 cups raw spinach leaves
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- Combine all ingredients into the Nutribullet and blend on high for thirty seconds.
The journey to fitness begins in the kitchen. With an Insta Pot on hand, making the transition to healthy eating gets a whole lot easier. The Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker is ideal for beginners. It actually combines seven appliances into one. As well as being a pressure cooker, it is also a slow cooker, a rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. The microprocessor that controls this device automatically monitors and adjusts the pressure, temperature, time, and heat so your food cooks seventy percent faster than conventional cooking and comes out perfect every time!
Set of Dumbbells
You don’t need an entire gym to get in shape. As long as you’ve got a quality pair of dumbbells and the knowledge of what to do with them, you’re good to go. The AtivaFit Adjustable Dumbbell provides you with four dumbbells in one thanks to its smart change system. Adjusting between five and fifteen pounds, this makes an ideal set for beginners. The contoured and textured soft grip handle ensures the user comfort and safety, and the compact design makes it applicable for any sized home workout setting.
Here’s a sample dumbbell workout to get you started:
- Squat to press (4 x 10 reps)
- Bicep curls (4 x 12)
- Reverse lunges (4 x 8 each side)
- Lateral raises (4 x 12)
- RDL (4 x 10)
- Floor chest press (4 x 12)
Hydroflask Water Bottle
The Hydroflask water bottle keeps you hydrated and toxin-free thanks to its 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, BPA, and Phthalate free construction. It’s also got a slip-free powder coating so it won’t slip in your hands when you’re sweating. The Hydroflask water bottle is guaranteed to keep your liquids ice cold or piping hot—or your money back!
Polar Heart Rate Monitor
Tracking your pulse allows you to exercise in the right zone to achieve your fitness goals. If you want to get an accurate reading of your training heart, you cannot do better than a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. The Polar HR 10 is designed for both men and women and is ANT+ Bluetooth enabled and waterproof. It is compatible with virtually every fitness brand on the market. The Pro Chest Strap features easy to use buckle and silicon dots to allow you to quickly and securely put it on. This device also has an internal memory for one session.
A post-workout massage is one of the best things you can do to enhance your recovery, offset delayed onset muscle recovery, and address any specific pain points from your training. The Theragun Mini is a small, portable device that allows you to administer self-massage whenever you feel the need. It operates like a mini jackhammer to deliver up to 2400 percussions of penetrative massage per minute. The compact size and 150-minute battery life make the Theragun Mini ideal to put in your gym bag to self-massage directly after your workout.
The ergonomic grip on the Theragun Mini is designed to minimize wrist strain, while the proprietary brushless QX35 motor ensures whisper-quiet operation. This unit comes in three speeds —750, 2100, and 2400 percussions per minute.
A jump rope is an inexpensive but extremely beneficial exercise tool, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Burning between fifteen and twenty calories, rope jumping is one of the best calorie burners for time invested that exists. The Renoj Jump Rope is made from embedded steel wire rope with a smooth durable PVC outer counting. The handles have an ergonomic design and are covered in six-inch memory foam for extra comfort. This jump rope is nine feet long but can be custom adjusted to your ideal length.
Ready to make this winter your most active yet? Take advantage of these holiday gift deals, and get your workout on!
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