Christmas is just a week from now, but if you - just like me - have yet to finish your Christmas shopping, here’s a couple of last-minute holiday fitness gift ideas.
Now, before we get started, there’s something I ought to tell you. Fitness-related gifts are fraught with danger.
No matter how many times your significant other, best friend or sister said they want to be more active or get fit; that gym membership under the tree is going to earn some looks; and a “Do you think I’m out of shape or something?” might even be heard.
Trust me you don't a fitness gift to put you in the middle of the "So, you think I'm fat?" conversation. Dangerous stuff.
On the other hand, there are those who are so into fitness and heathy that they have already all the equipment they need.
But fear not people, it is possible to give fitness gifts without giving offense and avoiding duplicate (or redundant) gifts.
I’m talking about these gifts that might also work as little extra incentives start a healthier lifestyle.
A Powerful Blender
Any health nut needs a blender to make awesome smoothies. A solid blender such as the Breville Hemisphere Control Blender, ranks among the best on the market.
This is one of my fave items. This towel keep you cool during a workout, a round of golf or any other strenuous activity. It provides an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity.
It’s made from a new hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touc
When wet, it becomes considerably cooler than the outside air, thereby providing cooling relief to the user. In other words, awesome!
Juice Cleanse Gift Certificate
I know many are skeptic about the juice cleansing thing. However, after the holiday food bonanza, a one/day juice cleanse might be just what everyone needs.
There are many brands that offer gift certificates to choose from, personally I like BluePrint.
An Inspiring Book
A good book is a great gift.
In his latest book "Eat & Run" ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level.
Gaiam Yoga for Beginners Kit
If you want to convince somebody to give yoga a try, offering the Gaiam Yoga for Beginners Kit might be a great way to start. It contains essentials needed to start a Yoga practice; an alignment yoga mat, block, strap and DVD.
Electric Food Steamer
If you like your Crock-Pot, you’re going love the Food Steamer.
It allows you to prepare delicious and healthy food in three easy steps.
Simply add water and turn on the steamer to boil the water, use one or two trays, set the timer and enjoy!
IMHO these are the best electrolytes on the market. No sugar, only 8 Calories and very good flavors. A balanced electrolyte drink for any active life!
Design Your Own Protein Bar
If you have a friend big on weightlifting or on endurance sports giving a customized protein bar might be the best gift ever.
At YouBar you can create your ideal custom energy bars. Simply select the ingredients you like and name your bar at the bottom of the page.
And if your friend does not like the bar you created, he can reformulate the recipe, remaking the bars free of charge.
A vegetable slicer creates spiral cuts and vegetable or fruit noodles in seconds. It’s an easy-to-use, handy tool that makes zucchini spaghetti, cucumber ribbon strands, curly fries or long, spiral apple strands.
This is amazing. Simply amazing. It makes quick work of everything you throw at it.
Aluminium Water Bottle
This is not very original but a high-end ECO friendly, BPA free aluminium water bottle is always useful.
I personally like Klean Kanteen but there are so many brands to choose from on the market!