Holiday Gift Guide - Page 18 - Gifts for fitness fanatics

Holiday Gift Guide
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Gifts for fitness fanatics

Help keep loved ones on the move in style

 

By Emily Parks, Contributing Writer

 

A fit, healthy lifestyle is a gift unto itself. Show your love and support of the fitness fanatic on your list with the latest GPS watch or a bouncy new pair of shoes. Gift ideas such as gym bags, the latest headphones or a sleek water bottle make it almost fun to go to the gym. Many items are from local businesses, so you can feel good while getting fit. Fitness gift ideas are a great way to be ready to launch healthy habits when it is time to make those New Year’s resolutions (or to get an earlier start on combating those holiday overindulgences!)

 

1 FAVORITE WOMEN’S BAG FROM UNDER ARMOUR

 

With features such as a large main compartment with cinch closure for quick access and multiple carrying options, this bag is sure to be a go-to bag both in and outside the gym. A nifty interior hanging pocket provides added organization to help locate keys when arms are jelly after a tough upper body workout. The easy, clean design makes it easy to toss this bag on your shoulder while running errands. Available at www.underarmour.com.

 

2 WOMEN’S VANISH SEAMLESS LAYER BY UNDER ARMOUR

 

Throw on this cozy layer after the warmth from the workout wears off. A fashionable option for any post-gym plans, whether it’s staving off the chill while running errands or a nice cover up while indulging in post-workout brunch carbs. This stylish top is a soft knit with engineered mesh ventilation, which provides breathability for the wearer. The material wicks away sweat and comes in green malachite/ black, blue circuit/black, utility blue/black (shown) or charcoal/ black. Available at www.underarmour.com.

 

3 CONTIGO AUTOSEAL CHILL STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE 24OZ

 

Drinking plenty of water is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. Whether the goal is to drink half your body weight in ounces or to hydrate after a workout, having a sleek water bottle will make it that much more fun! The Contigo Autoseal Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle fits the bill. Comes in many colors, including matte black/iced aqua (shown.) A great stocking stuffer! Available at www.Target.com.

 

4 BROOKS LEVITATE 2 RUNNING SHOES

 

This running shoe has the best combination of comfort, performance and style! With a modern knit upper in fun colors and a cushioned feel, this shoe is the perfect gift for the avid runner or casual jogger. Lacing up a new pair of shoes is a great motivator to get outside and get moving, whether it’s to go on a four-mile run or a walk around the neighborhood. Available at www.charmcityrun.com.

 

5 GARMIN FENIX 5 MULTISPORT GPS WATCH

 

The ultimate GPS watch for running, activity tracking and everyday wear. Fenix 5 is the premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced fitness features and interchangeable bands that let you go from workplace to workout without breaking stride. This tech accessory is stylish enough to also be part of your postworkout brunch outfit, or to wear to work to check on the number of steps or stairs taken so far during the day (and how many more steps are needed after work to reach that daily step goal!) Whatever sport you want to track, Fenix 5 has it covered, thanks to built-in activity profiles and performance metrics plus smart notifications. Available at www.charmcityrun.com.

 

6 AFTERSHOKZ TREKZ TITANIUM WIRELESS EARPHONES

 

Bone conduction technology allows these wireless earphones to sit outside your ear, allowing you to hear your surroundings while still enjoying your music on the go. Enjoy an evening run or walk while listening to music while still being aware of any car, bus or other jogger who whizzes by on the road. Sweatproof, secure and safe! Available at www.charmcityrun.com.

 

7 BALEGA SILVER NO SHOW RUNNING SOCKS

 

Moisture-wicking, blister-resistant running socks make the perfect stocking stuffer! Sport fun colors such as Watermelon/Pinkberry, Bright Turquoise/Ink and many