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 2019. 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. 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. And why not add the Gym Plus sweat towel for €7!
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. 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 €32.00
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. This one will last for years, is highly versatile.
Prices start from €63.00
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 and for good reason. So our pick this Christmas is the Fitbit Versa 2.
This advanced health & fitness smartwatch with Amazon Alexa Built-in, 24/7 heart rate tracking, Sleep Score, apps and more, comes in a sleek design. The Special Edition Versa 2 includes a 3-month trial of Fitbit Premium.
9. Swim Lessons
Give the gift of swim lessons for a family member or friend you know who would love to learn. It’s never too late to start, small group classes for €120 for a 10-week course.
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.
Join Gym Plus now and get the rest of 2019 for free!! Offer available when you join in the club only. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions to be healthier and join this month. Request a guest pass first HERE.