Fitness gifts are easy to give. From the latest in high-tech gadgetry to tried and true classics and accessories, there is something for just about everyone. Here are five great gift ideas for the athlete or workout aficionado in your life:
1. Fitness Tracking Bracelet
These useful gadgets will no doubt be a much sought-after gift for the holidays. There are several brands, including FitBit, Up by Jawbone, Garmin Vivosmart and the Moov.
Each of these brands has their own advantages and disadvantages and come in a range of prices. Some, like the Garmin Vivosmart, incorporate GPS tracking; others work with apps that you can install on your phone to help track activity and get specialized feedback.
2. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands allow for a serious, at-home (or anywhere) workout without expensive or bulky equipment. They are light, take up almost no room and are inexpensive. There are a ton of exercises you can do with the bands. These are a great gift for the fitness fanatic who travels a lot and doesn't always have access to a gym.
3. Touchscreen Friendly Gloves
This is the perfect gift for your die-hard runner or walker who doesn't let cold weather stand in the way of getting outside. These gloves will keep hands toasty while allowing access to touch screens, perfect for anyone who listens to music, books or podcasts while they get their exercise.
4. Customized Yoga Mat
Is there a yoga buff on your list? He or she will love a personalized yoga mat. In addition, there are numerous yoga gifts and accessories for anyone on your list who loves yoga. Meditation CD's, yoga blocks and straps or the latest in yoga wear are all great ideas.
5. Personal Training Session Or Customized Workout
If you know someone who has been wanting to start, recommit to or amp up their fitness journey, why not encourage them this season with personal training sessions or a customized workout? A personal trainer Ralph Roberts in Amarillo can custom tailor an exercise regimen to match the individual's current level of fitness, goals and lifestyle. Ralph has years of training experience and offers not just training but encouragement and support. You can find Ralph at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.