Holiday Gift Ideas That Won't Break the Bank
Having trouble finding gifts for that hard-to-buy-for loved one on your shopping list? Want to give them a gift that keeps on giving with awesome health benefits? You’ve come to the right place! We’re going to highlight just a few fitness gift ideas that your friends and family will love, and you’ll feel great about. That’s what we call a win-win, folks.
1. RESISTANCE BANDS
We have the ultimate stocking stuffer for that person in your life who is tight on space – like a college dorm or tiny apartment -- but is health conscious and wants a sweat-inducing workout. Look no further than resistance bands. They’re a practical gift this year because they deliver a tough workout, they’re easily portable and they take up almost no space. Plus, they come in tons of awesome colours. Oh… and the best part? They start at $4.99! For even more workout potential, pair the bands with a mounted chin up bar.
Do yourself a favour and give your friends and family the gift of resistance training this Christmas.
If you’ve ever tried yoga, you’ll know why it has exploded in popularity over the past decade. It’s physically demanding to the point that you’re exhausted by the end of the practice but it’s also relaxing and mind-clearing.
So, for that “what do I get?” person you’re shopping for this holiday season (who maybe needs to relax a little), build them a yoga starter kit for under $60 with a mat, a block and a strap. Add in the Great Yoga Handbook and they’ll be hooked! You can check some Yoga & Aerobics Accessories here.
For the more advanced yogi in your life, the yoga wheel is great for helping with complex poses like chakrasana (wheel pose). For the outdoor yogi, the Aquatone paddleboards will take their practice aquatic!
3. HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING:
A recent fitness trend has been a shift away from long, muscle-isolating workouts and towards High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT alternates between short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with short recovery periods.
The kettlebell is an ol’ timey piece of equipment that has experienced a renaissance thanks to the HIIT trend. They are versatile, inexpensive and don’t take up much space, making them an awesome fit for a home gym. They are also the perfect gift for anyone who wants to achieve quick results with short workouts.
Create a top-notch starter home gym this holiday season with a kettlebell, exercise mat and foam roller for under $60.For the more advanced fitness enthusiast, pick up a slick weighted vest and ultra-durable slam ball to take their HIIT workout to the next level!
Let’s get back to the basics. Challenge your fitness focused family or friends this Christmas by giving the gift of a bosu ball. Part exercise ball, part balance board, bosu balls make dumbbell and kettlebell workouts more challenging by adding in a balance component, which helps build core strength and lean muscle in the process.