Is your father a veritable fitness freak? Does he rise with the sun and hit the treadmill before breakfast? Does he pound protein shakes, count his steps, and pump metal? If so, this upcoming Father’s Day is your chance to make him proud. The best part is that you don’t even have to scour the Internet in search of choice gifts, as we’ve put them all in one place. To which you say: “Thanks, bro! High five!”
From superior sneakers to GPS watches to premium exercise gear to wireless headphones, our Fitness Freak Gift Guide is guaranteed to please. By the way, even if Dad isn’t working out on the regular, you should get him something from the list. After all, who doesn’t want a healthier father? Not the kind of son who’d snag a gift for Father’s Day, that’s who. Make it count.
Note: Father’s Day in Australia is on the 1st Sunday of September which is a different day to the USA and UK which is on the 3rd Sunday of June, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still shop the gift ideas listed below!
Nike Joyride Shoes
Thanks to the inclusion of tiny foam beads, Nike Joyride sneakers are form-fitting, impact-absorbing, adaptive, responsive, comfortable, and truly built to last. To say that Dad will notice the difference would be putting it mildly—it’s more like you’re sending him to footwear heaven. Choose among a variety of silhouettes and pick up a pair for yourself while you’re at it.
Flatrock Bronte Series Wetsuit Top
Years in the making, the Bronte Series 1.5mm Wetsuit Top delivers everything a modern surf dog could ask for. Bolstered by ultraflex neoprene construction, the top feels like a second layer of skin and even regulates body temperature. Also featured is a built-in toggle system, allowing you to adjust tightness levels around the waist. Prepare for a new tier of comfort and mobility as you hit the nearest pipeline. – $149.95
Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones
Ideal for fitness freaks and music lovers alike, the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones pack powerful sound and total freedom into a beautifully small package. They’re ergonomically designed, sweat-resistant, long-lasting, and chock full of modern technology. Dad’s workout simply isn’t complete without them. – $238.00
JAXJOX Kettlebell Connect
The trusty kettlebell might be as straightforward as exercise equipment gets, but that doesn’t mean it can’t use a 21st-century upgrade. Enter KettleBell Connect, which features a proprietary bullet-stacking system with rotating weight-selection core, along with a swath of technological add-ons. Sync it with the JAXJOX app to connect with friends and track personal data. Who knew something so simple could accomplish so much?
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Don’t be fooled by its inconspicuous appearance, as the TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller delivers a slew of benefits. Wrapping a multi-density exterior over a hollow core, this popular product is the next best thing to having your own licensed massage therapist. As such, it can improve circulation, help the muscles recover from injury, and so much more. Plus, it doesn’t break down or lose shape after repeated use. Trust us when we say that your father can use one!
Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve
There are short-sleeve shirts and then there’s the Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve from Lululemon. Lightweight, breathable, and odour-fighting, it keeps the air flowing during pick-up games and intense workouts. That means you can generate heat without losing your cool, something no true fitness freak would argue with. – $89.00
Suunto 9 GPS Watch
Finding the right fitness tracker can be an absolute headache these days, as there is no shortage of options from which to choose. Allow us to save you the time by throwing out one of the best names in the game: Suunto 9. A GPS watch of considerable accuracy, it hosts intelligent battery modes, smart notifications, support for over 80 sporting events, and supreme durability. It’s also quite sleek.
No, we’re not sending your dad to some sort of martial arts boot camp. On the contrary, FightCamp brings all the action to the homefront, allowing him to set up a world-class boxing gym in a room of his choosing. Along with premium equipment, the service provides expert-led training and the same technology used by professionals. It’s all the convenience of a gym, minus all the inconvenience of a gym.
Speed Skipping Rope by Beast Gear
Beast Gear only makes equipment that they use themselves and the Speed Skipping Rope is no exception. Equipped with flexible steel wire and a unique ball bearing system, it spins at a breakneck rate and never bends or tangles. It’s also supremely lightweight, durable, and affordable. Dad will be shedding pounds in no time. – $19.97
Taylormade M5 M6 Golf Drivers
If your father is an avid golfer, he’ll adore the M5 and M6 drivers from Taylormade. Distinguishing this gear from the average fare is a speed injected twist face, which calibrates every individual head to the brink of the legal speed limit (as permitted by the USGA and R&A). Take it from Tiger Woods himself: “you’ll have the confidence to blow it by your competition when you step up to the tee.”
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
As any true fitness freak can tell you, a solid night’s sleep is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. That’s why you should score Dad a pair of the Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds. Ergonomic by design, the tiny buds deliver ambient sounds while eliminating external or unwanted noises. They stay in place all night long and run for up to 16 hours on a single charge. Thanks to an adjoining app, Dad can adjust the volume, set alarms, and determine how long he wants the buds to play. Sealing the deal is a compact holding case, which doubles as a charger. Nighty-night. – $358.00
Withings Smart Sleep System
One can’t have too much of a good thing, especially when that good thing is a proper night’s rest. That’s why we’re also recommending the Aura Smart Sleep System from electronics company Withings. Thanks to various sound and lighting effects, the system can soothe you into a slumber or bring you to a peaceful wake. Meanwhile, an unobtrusive Sleep Sensor goes under your pillow to both monitor and improve sleeping patterns. It’s all easy to use and app compatible. – $718.69
Spiky Massage Balls
For a quality gift at an unbeatable price, consider these Spiky Massage Balls from FitEthic. Each one is specifically designed to increase blood flow, remove toxins, and ease muscle pain, making it far more useful than first meets the eye. If your dad is like everyone else’s, he’ll put these lightweight massage balls to work ASAP. Three come in every set. – $13.98
Barbell & Dumbbell Set
Some things never change and one of those things is the effectiveness of an old-school weightlifting routine. Should Dad put this barbell and dumbbell set to work, he’ll be shredded in no time. Does that mean he’ll be flexing his muscles and asking everyone which way it is to the gun show? Probably. But that’s just how dads roll. – $139.00
5 Heavy Duty Resistance Bands
A fitness freak can never have too many resistance bands, which deliver copious functionality despite their simple designs. Made of 100% natural latex, these ones are perfect for stretching, weight training, yoga, and plenty of other exercises. They’re also super easy to store and maintain, something a man will definitely appreciate. Get Dad a five-pack so he can work on his six-pack. – $38.98
Peak Active Chocolate
High performance chocolate bars that contain athletic supplements and boost energy throughout the day? This one’s a no-brainer! Dad will be chowing down and sprucing up in no time. If only all body fuel came in chocolate form…
KickR Climb Indoor Grade Simulator
If your father owns a Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer, then the KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator will pretty much make his year. When paired with the trainer, it adds physical grade changes to every indoor session, allowing for inclines, declines, and resistance levels. An adjoining app controls the action and provides various training programs. It all begs the question: why go to the gym when the gym can come to him? – $799.95
Hydrow Indoor Rowing Machine
Brimming with optimisation, the Hydrow Indoor Rowing Machine stands head and shoulders above the standard counterparts. Among its bevy of features is a touchscreen monitor, adjustable resistance, noise-cancellation properties, smooth rowing strokes, and an ergonomic design. This is quite simply a masterpiece of home workout equipment.