Part two of the giant PBF Gift Guide is here!
Today’s gift guide focuses on my favorite fitness finds.
I hope you find something fun for a fitness fanatic in your life!
- Running Tights
If there’s a runner in your life who makes it outside to run during the winter months, I think a quality pair of running tights would make a great gift. My absolute favorite running tights are Moving Comfort’s endurance tights (also available in patterned gray). They’re high-quality, flattering, comfortable and keep my legs nice and warm! I am also a big fan of their urban gym tight for a softer tight that is ideal for both running and lounging. (I have them in “black space dye.”)
I live in comfy pullovers in the colder months. They’re great for outdoor workouts and I like to wear them to the gym year-round for the first 10 minutes of my workout while I warm up my muscles.
- Heart Rate Monitor
The Polar FT4 heart rate monitor is a personal favorite! It’s extremely user friendly and takes less than three minutes to set up before you’re good to go. It constantly displays your heart rate, the duration of your workout and calories burned. Ryan and I both have this heart rate monitor and love it! (I have the pink one and I bought Ryan the gray FT4 for his birthday.)
- No-Slip Headband
Hallelujah for BICBands! These are my favorite workout headbands and I wear one to the gym every single day. They stay in place and keep the little wispy hairs out of my face when I run. A perfect stocking stuffer!
- Gym Bag
If you have a friend who hits the gym before or after work, a gym bag with lots of pockets and fun features is a great find. I’ve been loving my Gaiam Everything Fits gym bag. I also found this $25 option from Gaiam that looks really cute and practical, too!
- Small Wristlet
For days when I am not planning to shower at the gym after a workout, I am a big fan of my Vera Bradley wristlet. I store the essentials in it (gym ID, driver’s license, car keys, iPod and phone) and it’s small enough to carry around with me at the gym without feeling like I need a locker. More cute options: Nine West Show Stopper Wristlet, Lululemon Mind and Body Bag
- Water Bottle
A quality water bottle is something any fitness lover can use! My 32-ounce Nalgene bottle encourages me to drink more and the little spout on my Camelbak makes it really easy to sip water without spilling while I’m working out on cardio machines.
I received these sunglasses last year at the Fitness Magazine Meet ‘n’ Tweet event and they’ve been my go-to “active” sunglasses ever since. They’re lightweight and have nose and ear pad grips that keep them in place. I’ve worn them running countless times and they never budge even when I hop around and teach water fitness classes outside! (I’m wearing them in the picture of me and Sadie above.) They’re great for anyone who is in the market for a quality pair of sunglasses to wear while running, hiking or doing anything active outside.
- Running Watch
A GPS watch is not a cheap present, but for a runner it’s a fantastic gift. I love the ability to track my distance and pace. When I am training for a longer distance race, the ability to just step out the door and go for a long run without planning a route that covers the exact number of miles I’m setting out to accomplish is a fabulous! I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 that is on its last leg (and currently discontinued by the manufacturer), but I reached out to my runner friends who highly recommend the Garmin Forerunner 310, Garmin Forerunner 410, Garmin Forerunner 10 and the Timex Marathon GPS watch.
More Fun Fitness Finds
- Handmade Yoga Mat Bag
- Heart Kettlebell Necklace
- Thorlo Experia Running Socks
- Workout DVDs: SoliBeat Dance DVD, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Physique 57
- Running Gloves
Note: This post is not sponsored in any way and is simply a list of some fabulous fashion and beauty finds that I think would make a great gift for loved ones this year. Some affiliate links are included and I sincerely appreciate your support!