With all those New Year’s resolutions lurking right around the corner, a quality fitness related gift couldn’t come at a better time. For the best in fitness gear, look no further than our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for the Fitness Freak. Whether your friend or loved one is already hitting the gym, or planning to start any day now, each gift on our list will get him or her pumped as effectively as any personal trainer. After all, no one argues with fitness, not even those who are out of shape. Presenting our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for all things fitness. If it’s not listed here, it’s not worth buying.
SQD Athletica Apparel
For fitness freaks everywhere, working out is more than a mere exercise routine, it’s a full blown lifestyle. As a lifestyle, staying in shape entails joining a broader community of like-minded individuals with the same general goals. Where are we going with this? To Australia’s own SQD Athletica, naturally. More than a line of killer fitness apparel, the brand is a movement in the making, asking you to be your best self and helping you get there.
To shop with SQD Athletica is to join the growing legion of fellow fitness freaks and tastemakers, all who like looking as good as they feel. Hence, if you’re seeking that perfect gift for the enthusiast in your life, get him or her some SQD Athletica apparel and make him or her part of the team. Indeed, when it comes to the fitness community, there’s always room for one more. This is a brand that makes Australia proud.
Halo Sport Headphones
Music and exercise have always gone hand in hand, however the Halo Sport Headphones are so much more than music delivery systems. That’s because they come equipped with soft foam nibs at the top, which stimulate the nerves and improve connections between your brain and muscles. Also known as Neuropriming, the process optimises the brain’s ability to adapt and learn, inducing a state of “hyperplasticity”. As a result you get better workouts in less time. The brain is a muscle too, after all.
To manage Neuropriming sessions, users can sync the headphones with an adjoining app on either iOS or Android. Each Neuropriming session only takes about twenty minutes, and doesn’t interfere with the flow of music. Speaking of music, the Halo Sport Headphones deliver prime, immersive audio. Pair that with an ergonomic design and all the nifty neuroscience and you have yourself a contender for fitness gift of the year!
Star Wars Kettlebells
Lifting kettlebells is a terrific way to build muscle and improve overall strength, and now you can do it in true cinematic style. Introducing Star Wars Kettlebells, which are made of premium iron and sculpted to resemble iconic characters from the hit franchise. Available in either 50lb, 60lb, or 70lb weights, these beauties will spruce up your personal physique and liven the decor at the very same time.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri-Bundle
Nothing says 21st century fitness like a boatload of wearable tech from Garmin. Expect the Garmin Forerunner 935 Tri-Bundle to fulfill your (or your loved one’s) every fitness tracking desire. Included in the acclaimed set is a 935 multi-sport watch, a chest strap, a swim strap and a Quickfit Silicone Band. Strap up and conquer!
Stephen Curry Masterclass
Give the basketball fanatic in your life an unexpected gift this holiday season by signing them up for Stephen Curry’s Masterclass. Curry is a living legend if there ever was one, with a skill set that’s second to none. Suffice to say, there’s almost literally no one on the planet better suited to teach the game than Curry. Your friend or loved one will be in good hands to say the least.
Bioconnected Heart Rate Sports Earphones
Streamlined and hassle-free, the Bioconnected Heart Rate Sports Earphones spare you from checking your smartwatch every ten minutes by putting biometric tracking directly in the buds themselves. Those buds fit securely and comfortably, remaining intact through even the most intense workouts. Bioconnected is a new brand, so consider it a safe bet that your friend or loved one doesn’t already have a pair of these revolutionary stunners.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
Tech titan Samsung is no slouch when it comes to steadfast fitness tracking. For proof of the fact, look no further than the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. Not only is the smartwatch water resistant up to 50 metres (meaning you can take it swimming), it also features built-in GPS, continuous heart tracking, a standalone music player and so much more.
HyperIce Vyper Foam Roller
Some people learn the hard way that muscles need to be soothed and stretched both before and after intense workouts. Don’t let your friend or significant other be one of those people. Get him or her the HyperIce Vyper Foam Roller instead. It loosens the muscles and increases circulation before exercise, and helps reduce stiffness afterward. Call it a lifesaver, as well as a terrific gift that most folks wouldn’t think to get.
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
The one, the only: FitBit. For years now, the name has been leading the way in fitness tracking. And as the FitBit Ionic Smartwatch goes to show, they aren’t going away any time soon. Bolstered by a 4-day battery life and jam packed with a slew of features and apps, the sleek smartwatch is a one-stop shop for all your fitness tracking needs.
Wilson X Connected Football
The fitness freak in your life might think they’ve seen it all, yet there’s still a good chance they’ve never seen a smart football. Put a smile on their face by getting them the Wilson X Connected Football. Equipped with a Bluetooth-enabled smart sensor, the football syncs with an app to provide metrics on things like completed passes, velocity, spiral efficiency and distance.
DribbleUp Smart Basketball
Is that same fitness freak more of a basketball lover than a football fanatic? Then by all means get him the DribbleUp Smart Basketball instead. A perfect resource to help him improve his game, the basketball measures crossover speed, dribbling hesitation and endurance levels. It can also track dribbling in real time thanks to an interactive dribble speed meter.
K2 Spyne 120 Heat Snow Boots
Hit the slopes in optimised style with the K2 Spyne 120 Heat Snow Boots. Among their bevy of features are three accessible, battery-powered heat settings to keep those feet warm in times of bitter cold. The boots also fit like a charm and look fantastic.
Bose SoundSport Free Earphones
We all remember the days of pesky wires getting in the way of an otherwise quality workout. Thanks to revolutionary buds like the Bose SoundSport Free Earphones, those days are gone. The long-lasting, sweat resistant buds deliver a true wireless experience along with powerful sound. They’re also easily locatable thanks to a “find My buds” feature on the Bose Connect app.
Garmin Edge 520
Odds are the fitness freak in your life is pedaling to work and everywhere else. With the Garmin Edge 520 at his disposal, he’ll be able to figure out all the metrics. The bike computer touts a stunning hi-res colour display and advanced monitoring. Included is the package is a USB cable and tether, a protective case and a 2200mAh portable charger.
Zepp Golf 2 Swing Analzyer
Perhaps more than any other sport, golf is the one where keeping pace with your metrics matters the most. Enter the Zepp Golf 2 Swing Analyzer. It provides handy 3D imaging and instant evaluations so you can view your swing from any given angle and adjust accordingly. Also included in the deal are personalised training programs to get you swinging like the pros.
All the fitness gifts in the world won’t do a lick of good if your friend or loved one isn’t maintaining a (relatively) healthy diet. Help make sure he or she is hitting those nutrition goals by putting a NutriBullet Balance under the Christmas tree. Now equipped with a built-in Smart Nutrition Sensor and compatible with an adjoining app, the NutriBallet Balance smartly delivers a day’s worth of vitamins one delicious smoothie at a time.
Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale
Long before smartwatches and fitness tracking bracelets, a trusty bathroom scale was the easiest way to stay atop one’s progress. With the Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale, that old school classic gets a new school upgrade. In addition to reading weight, the scale measures body fat percentage, lean mass and BMI. It also syncs with the Fitbit dashboard to track progress by way of easy-to-read graphs. Oh, and did we mention it looks downright beautiful? Because it does.
Tangram Factory Smart Rope
Let’s see. Smart basketballs. Smart footballs. Smart golf. What are we missing? Oh wait, we know! Smart jump rope! The Tangram Factory Smart Rope has you covered. Available in a range of sizes and compatible with a smart gym mobile platform, the smart rope tracks your jump count and calories burned alike, and even dispenses pointers.
Wildly popular and universally acclaimed, Quiet Punch makes boxing workouts at home as smooth and seamless as can be. Set the bag up more or less anywhere thanks to the inclusion of two lightweight bars. Making a great thing even greater is a smartphone clip that allows you to keep all the action straight ahead.
Real men (and women) don’t go anywhere without their kettlebells, and thanks to the Kettle Gryp, transporting the fitness essential has never been easier. Simply snap open, slide in the weight, snap closed, and you’re all set to go. Get one for your favourite meathead.
Aer Gym Duffel Bag 2
Sporting a steadfast exterior of 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon, the Aer Gym Duffel Bag 2 is classic, versatile, sturdy, rugged and economic. It holds a ventilated main compartment, an additional shoe compartment, a separated compartment for clean clothes, a slew of handy pockets and a padded laptop pocket. Throw in a padded, adjustable shoulder strap and you’re looking at a lifetime companion for all your fitness pursuits.
Nike Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2
Sneakers don’t get much prettier than the Nike Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2. The award-winning running shoe touts an eye-catching silhouette with a flyknit upper and Lunarlon foam midsole. Don’t let your friend or loved one leave Christmas behind without a pair of these killer kicks.