21 Fitness Gifts to Impress Your Favorite Active Friends

WVTM 13 (2-21-2020)

Buying fitness gifts for health junkies and outdoor enthusiasts can be overwhelming because they often know exactly what they like — and in most cases, they already have it. With so many competing brands all boasting the latest and greatest technologies, it’s tricky to choose a gift that won’t collect dust. Luckily, we’ve rounded up an array of the best outdoor, health, and fitness gifts on the market right now to surprise even your most savvy fitness-loving friends! Check out our top picks.


The Original Worm Massage Roller

$24 | SHOP NOW

This innovative massager rolls away knots and tension in an instant. The worm-like structure involves four balls (similar in size to tennis balls) held together in a sturdy yet flexible membrane. Gift it to someone special and watch them melt their soreness away.


Kettle Gryp

$34.95 | SHOP NOW

We are obsessed with the Kettle Gryp, and trust us, even your most fitness-savvy friend who already has everything will find this gift so useful. Create a custom kettlebell at home (or on the go!) with this orange device that simply clamps around any standard hand weight. It’s super lightweight and a total breeze to take just about anywhere.


Mission Enduracool Microfiber Cooling Towel

$8.99 | SHOP NOW

This high-quality towel begins to cool (like, the temp drops!) the second it touches water. It’s chemical-free and it can be machine-washed, so it really makes for a unique and affordable gift for your fitness-loving friend!

Bonus: Serena Williams is a fan, so how could you go wrong?


Invisibobble Original Traceless Hair Ties


Anyone with long hair will appreciate this stocking stuffer, a tangle-free hair tie that will keep their mane out of their face while working out but doesn’t leave kinks if they’re trying to extend the life of their blowout.


Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

$10.95 | SHOP NOW

An Amazon bestseller, this set of five resistance bands makes working out anywhere easier than ever. Not only do they come in varying resistances from extra light to extra heavy, there’s a 41-page e-book that illustrates just how to use the bands for all kinds of exercises.

The best part: They’re made from 100% natural latex, so there’s no stickiness or chafing.


Lectrofan Micro2 Sleep Sound Machine

$26.48 | SHOP NOW

If someone isn’t getting enough quality sleep, they’re going to hit a wall in terms of their fitness goals. This machine has 11 unique digital sounds (from white noise to soothing ocean waves) to keep noise from disrupting zzz’s, and it’s small enough to pack in a carry-on so someone can get a good night’s sleep even when they’re far from home.


Hypersphere Mini

$99 | SHOP NOW

Gift someone relief with the miniature version of the Hypersphere, a vibrating massage ball that helps to ease muscle tension and increase range of motion and flexibility.

Smaller than the original, it can reach more target spots with three high-intensity vibration settings. And at 3 inches in diameter and just 1 pound, it’s easy to pack for whenever someone needs it.


“Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

$6.99 | SHOP NOW

Shalane Flanagan, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon and the first American woman to win in 40 years, showed that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring in her first book, “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.”

She teamed up with chef Elyse Kopecky again to showcase delicious, flavorful, whole food dinner recipes that’ll satisfy your cravings — and can all be made in 30 minutes or less. It’s available on Kindle, too!


Cleansing Towelettes


Help your favorite gym rat refresh sweaty skin post-workout with these individually packaged, vitamin- and mineral-enriched face wipes. They help keep leftover makeup and bacteria from clogging up pores, which can cause breakouts.


Hip Pack Nike Tech

$40 | SHOP NOW

Have you heard? Fanny packs are back. With two zipper pockets and an adjustable strap (and the always stylish Nike swoosh), this hip pack will help your favorite dude carry all his gear without having him resort to a dweeby backpack.



$25.99 | SHOP NOW

Make it easier for your favorite runner to carry all their stuff on the go. SPIbelt’s belts are a classic, with an expandable pocket that fits even the biggest smartphones — plus your keys and credit cards — and four easily accessible loops for energy gels. They’re also made from a soft elastic that doesn’t bounce or chafe (crucial!).


Altitude Tight in Polartec® Power Stretch

$98 | SHOP NOW

Whether someone actually wants to run outside in frigid temps or they’re just trying to get to and from the gym without freezing their butt off, these high-rise tights with Polartec Power Stretch fabric will keep them warm without making them overheat (yes, you still sweat in the cold!).


Nike Joyride Run Flyknit

$180 | SHOP NOW

Who wouldn’t appreciate shoes that make running feel easier?! The Joyride Run Flyknit is the first shoe from Nike to feature the brand’s innovative new Joyride cushioning system, which uses pods full of tiny beads to absorb impact while still propelling you forward.

Whether you’re a regular runner looking for more cushioning on easy runs or a new runner who prefers the extra support, the Joyride was made to help runners actually enjoy their miles.


New Balance FuelCell Rebel

$129 | SHOP NOW

Lightweight and responsive, the Rebel was designed to help runners pick up their speed. The FuelCell technology in the forefoot helps propel you forward, while the firm yet lightweight foam surrounding it provides the support needed to move efficiently.


Fitbit Inspire HR

$95.75 | SHOP NOW

Know someone worth a splurge? The Fitbit Inspire is a water-resistant, user-friendly fitness tracker, and it features continuous heart-rate tracking, GPS, a handy touchscreen, and swappable wristbands.

In addition to tracking health data and delivering smartphone notifications, the tracker can also help users unwind via personalized breathing exercises. Plus, we love the host of fitness-tracking programs and extended battery life that this updated version comes with. Time for an upgrade!


\backslash\fit Smart Yoga Mat

$89.95 | SHOP NOW

Change your favorite yogi’s practice for good. This smart, nonslip yoga mat takes just one motion (a click!) to roll it up in an instant. It comes with bonus yoga routines provided from Women’s Health that you can hear through any Amazon Alexa-enabled device.


Pursoma After The Class Post-Workout Soak

$34 | SHOP NOW

It’s no secret that muscles get insanely sore after a hardcore workout session. Even after light exercising and stretching, the body can still feel just a little tight. This luxe bath soak contains the perfect all-natural elixir to relieve tension mentally and physically after the workout! Give the gift of relief and relaxation.


Reehut Yoga Wheel

$27.99 | SHOP NOW

This yoga wheel is the perfect fitness gift to help your favorite yogi punch up their routine and try something new. Not only can a yoga wheel be used for conditioning to perfect regular poses, but it’s also great for stretching and warming up, too.


DynaPro Exercise Ball

$16.99 | SHOP NOW

Gift a new exercise ball to your favorite fitness enthusiast. This pick is Amazon’s Choice and has more than 1,500 reviews from customers who swear this is the best exercise ball they’ve ever worked out with.

Perfect for complementing a Pilates routine or for some light ab work in the morning, this ball has a tough exterior that features anti-burst technology so you don’t ever have to worry about your workout session deflating.


Survival and Cross Jump Rope

$10 | SHOP NOW

With more than 6,000 raving reviews on Amazon, this jump rope is the perfect gift for the busy fitness freak in your life. No time for the gym but still want a good workout?

This rope won’t get tangled, it adjusts easily to accommodate users of all heights, and it’s the perfect weight for single jumps, double-unders, and whatever else you can dream up for an intense cardio workout.


TriggerPoint GRID Multi-Density Foam Roller

$34.99 | SHOP NOW

Recover more quickly and stay injury-free with this foam roller. The company’s GRID pattern technology has a multidensity surface with cutouts, so it can channel blood and oxygen while you roll and break up knots. Ah, foam rollers — you hurt so good.