One of the most thoughtful presents you can give this Christmas is the gift of health and fitness. If you have someone on your list who has a passion for fitness, sport or wellness, this is the gift guide for you. From stocking fillers to special treats, here are our top 10 Christmas gifts for every fitness fan….
1. Cooling towel
Cooling towels have become a popular fitness accessory in 2018. They’re convenient, compact and can keep you cool for hours at a time. Recommended by top athletes, these towels are the perfect gift for someone who exercises regularly.
We recommend My Cooling Towel™ made from a hyper-evaporative material that when wet, becomes considerably cooler than the outside air. When dry, the towel absorbs sweat and is soft.
2. Gym Plus Water Bottle
This is the perfect stocking filler, secret Santa pressie or festive thank you to your gym buddy. Our Gym Plus Camelbak water bottles are a lightweight, reasonably-priced hydration accessory that helps you stay hydrated.
And what better gift to buy during the season of goodwill? When you purchase this bottle from Gym Plus we donate all the profits to the Fields of Life well drilling project in Africa. Also, it helps reduce the environmental impact of throwaway plastics.
You can buy them at the reception desk in any of our eight Gym Plus locations.
3. Gym Plus Kit Bag
The humble gym bag is an essential gym accessory. But finding one that functions well for you is important. You want one that is light enough for your commute and has separate compartments for small or wet items.
Our Gym Plus kit bag is an affordable, stylish and versatile bag that ticks all the boxes. Available at the reception desk in all of our clubs, this is a nice gift for someone who’s kit bag needs updating or for someone you know who intends to be more active in 2019.
4. Personal Blender
The Sensio Home Personal Blender can help you live a clean active lifestyle. A personal blender is a Christmas gift any health-conscious person will like. Allowing the to turn fruit and vegetables into delicious smoothies for a healthier breakfast, lunch or snack. Built for ease of use and travelling, it comes equipped with 2 portable bottles that fit most car cup holders.
5. Foam Roller
Every fitness junkie will appreciate owning a foam roller to deal with deep tissue muscle tension. This Trigger Point GRID foam roller has multi-dimensional surfaces that replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands. The textured surface helps to maximise the flow of blood and oxygen to heal tissue.
Prices start from €40.00
6. Yoga Mat
A yoga mat is a thoughtful gift for that yogi in your life. Especially this Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel. It’s super lightweight prevents slipping, no matter how much they move or sweat. Even during hot yoga sessions. So no need to worry about wearing gripping socks or gloves during movements.
Prices start from €45.00
6. Sport In-Ear Headphones
Working out to music helps to stimulate the part of your brain that controls movement. It helps your muscles move to a beat and thus more efficiently. So if you know someone who loves to workout in the gym, run, swim, hike or walk, a pair of durable, wireless in-ear buds are a great gift.
We recommend these JBL Endurance Jump Waterproof Wireless Sport In-Ear Headphones. They are designed to be used while swimming and in all weather conditions. Plus they are very affordable.
8. Fitness Tracker
A great way to monitor activity and health, a fitness tracker is a nice gift for anyone you know who exercises regularly. There are lots of different trackers on the market but the FitBit range has dominated it for years now. And for good reason. So our pick is the Fitbit Charge 3.
It’s an advanced health and fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate and personalised insights.
9. The NEW3FIT BOX™
For that someone special on your list this Christmas, how about the health and fitness gift that keeps on giving? Monthly subscriptions are the ideal gift, who doesn’t like getting surprises delivered to their door every month?
And The New3Fit Box™ gives you a variety of Health & Fitness goodies in one box every month. From gym gear to fitness clothing, healthy snacks, supplements & even the chance to try products first before they launch anywhere else.
Price €29.99 per month
10. Gym Plus Membership
Or how about the ultimate gift of fitness this Christmas? The gift of gym membership! A very generous present for someone in your life whom you know will appreciate it. At Gym Plus we have a gym to suit everyone with eight locations based in Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Cork. You can find out more about membership options, book a guest pass or join online HERE.