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December 9, 2016

11 Great Health and fitness gifts (for them or for yourself)

Great health and fitness gifts

With the holidays upon us, consider giving the gift of health and fitness. If you’re looking for a few ideas, here are several great health and fitness gifts:

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Yoga Mat

Used not only for yoga, this mat makes it easy to get down on the floor and perform mobility and stretching work.

Food scale

Getting your portion sizes right can be difficult in the beginning. A food scale can help you get a better grip on how much you should be eating.

Resistance bands

These bands allow you to work out anywhere, doing any type of resistance exercise to build muscle, strength, and endurance.

Once you've gotten your bands, you can use this free mini-course to help you get started – Get Started on Strength.


A Fitbit with a heartrate monitor is a great tool for assessing your activity level. I prefer the fitbit because it just seems a little more fashionable and holds up very well (I've taken one on a tough mudder).

Foam Roller

As you know, I'm a big fan of mobility training and a foam roller is an essential tool.


Unlike resistance bands, these bands are multi-purpose. You can use them in your mobility work, use them for resistance work, or use them as an assist in your pull ups. These are the most effective way ot build pull up strength using progressively weaker bands.

Workout gloves

Ok, I'll admit it… I'm a bit old school in my lifting and I don't wear gloves. But I see where you may. Who wants hands that look like you workout? Well, if you body says it, maybe your hands don't have to.

Adjustable Kettlebell

If you try to buy a full set of kettlebells, they can get quite expensive and they'll take up a lot of space. I own two of these adjustable kettlebells.

Running belt

Keeping your phone, money and emergency contact details on you when you run is the smart way. This belt can help you do just that.

Adjustable desk

Sitting is being called the new smoking. Having an adjustable desk can help eliminate too much sitting.

Desk treadmill

If you're looking to buy me a gift, this is what I want! Set on a low speed, you'll be able to get your work done and get some exercise. Win-win!

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