2020 Christmas Gift Guide – The Fitness Freak

One important lesson to take away from this crazy year? There’s no such thing as too much fitness. There’s also no such thing as too much fitness-related gear, apparel, and accessories. That’s good news for you this holiday season, especially if you know someone with a penchant for personal improvement. Use Man of Many’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guide to bolster their arsenal in style. Make like a runner and act fast because the year’s best products are flying off the shelves. Here’s to optimal health in 2020 and beyond.

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JBL Live 300 Wireless Earbuds

In partnership with JBL

Wireless buds have come a long way over the last decade and JBL is here to prove it. Small in size but massive in performance, their Live 300 buds deliver up to 6 hours of wireless playback on a single charge. Bring the compact charging case along for the ride and you get a whopping 14 extra hours of wireless performance out of these sleek, ergonomic stunners.

As if the signature sound weren’t enough, JBL’s Live 300 earbuds also feature Ambient Aware and TalkThru technology. The former allows you to move instantly from total immersion to environmental awareness while the latter enables chat functions with a mere swipe gesture. Enjoy hands-free stereo calls and crystal clear ones at that. This is the kind of wireless precision that only JBL can provide. – AU$250

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G-SHOCK Fitness Watch GBDH1000

In partnership with G-SHOCK

Before the modern gamut of fitness trackers and smartwatches, there was the mighty G-SHOCK. The iconic brand has managed to keep pace with the latest advancements, all while staying true to its ultra-durable origins. That brings us to the GBDH1000 line, which packs a bevy of functions into its robust body of semitransparent resin.

Chock full of smart sensors, G-SHOCK’s latest goes big on fitness tracking. Thanks to an algorithm from FIRSTBEAT technologies, the watch also provides comprehensive data analysis. With the ability to receive GPS signals, it delivers accurate location information as well. Use the adjoining phone app to set up configurations and manage training data.

We’re merely scratching the surface of what this thing has in store, but you knew that as soon as you saw the word G-SHOCK. Choose between a handful of different styles and get to work. – AU$599/US$399

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Nike Infinity React

Equal parts stylish and superior, Nike’s newest Flyknit is the brand’s most durable to date. It’s lightweight by design and supremely flexible, employing three unique layers to ensure the perfect fit. Less overall material puts you closer to the foam midsole and its soft feel. That same foam provides exacting support for the three phases of a runner’s stride, while increased rubber at the outsole aids with traction. This is everything a fitness freak could ever want out of modern footwear. – AU$230

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Shakesphere Tumbler STEEL: Protein Shaker

If your friend or loved one is serious about their supplements, then this 24 oz. protein shaker makes for a thoughtful gift. Quickly distinguished from the standard fare, it eschews blending balls or mesh grids in favour of a patented capsule design. As a result, the shake achieves a smooth texture and doesn’t stick to the corners. Thanks to the tumbler’s BPA-free steel construction and copper lining, beverages also retain their ideal temperatures. – US$55

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HyperVolt Plus Bluetooth Percussion Massager by Hyperice

Behold the wonders of percussive therapy by grabbing yourself (or your loved one) a HyperVolt Plus with Bluetooth. Between its patented Quiet Glide technology and brushless 90W motor, the device offers up to 30% more power than the traditional HyperVolt. That puts it in the running for the world’s most powerful percussion gun, which helps with muscle recovery, circulation, and more. Plus, it just feels damn good. Choose between three different speed settings and five interchangeable head attachments and prepare to go, “Aaaaaahhhhh.” – AU$645/US$399

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Onnit Kettlebells

If you’re a fan of bro’s bro Joe Rogan, you know he’s quite serious about personal fitness. Heck, even if you’re not a fan, you can’t deny that the man stays in impressive shape. His kettlebells of choice come from fitness brand (and portfolio investment) Onnit and they’re as visually diverse as they are consistently high in quality. Get some. – US$23 and up

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Tangram Factory Smart Rope LED Jump Rope

Yes, even jump rope is getting smarter these days. Leading the pack is Tangram Factory and their top-selling LED Smart Rope. Sleek and intelligent, this foolproof calorie-burner allows you to track your jump count in the midst of exercising. Sync it with the Smart Gym mobile app and you’ll also gain access to a broader network of fitness platforms, including Apple Healthkit, Google Fit, and Under Armour. – AU$130/US$80

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JAXJOX RollerConnect Vibrating Foam Roller

Foam rollers are surging in popularity and this one takes the product to new technological heights. Designed by JAXJOX, it delivers a full spectrum of advanced features. Use button controls to tell it the specific exercise you just performed and it will issue exacting muscle therapy in return. Manual mode is also an option and it puts five different intensity zones at your disposal. Track your progress through the JAXJOX app on your Apple Watch or iPhone. – AU$170/US$100

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Adjustable Dumbells

Why get individual sets of dumbbells when you can get a two-pack of these bad boys instead? Each one features a unique dial system, allowing you to seamlessly alternate between 15 sets of weights. Go as low as 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds in calculated increments. Just think of all the space you’ll save! – AU$499/US$408

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Apple Watch Series 6

The world’s foremost smartwatch just keeps getting smarter. Now in its sixth generation, Apple Watch provides all the fitness functionality you can possibly ask for, including the ability to take ECGs and measure blood oxygen levels. GPS is built-in, the retina display is always on, and cellular service is available without a smartphone in sight. This thing does it all. – AU$599/US$399

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Wilson Mini Basketball Hoop

If you don’t think a mini basketball hoop amounts to a great time, then you’ve never owned a mini basketball hoop. These ones come to us from official athletic brands and go straight to the front of the pack. Mount with ease and watch the hours fly by, one jump shot at a time. – US$50

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The Dynasty

On the brink of bankruptcy by the early 1990s, the New England Patriots soon became the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century. Author Jeff Benedict goes behind the scenes to track the once-fledgling NFL team on its path to historic dominance. Even all the Tom Brady haters out there will want to read this one. – AU$48/US$25

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Garmin Approach S60 GPS Golf Watch

Do you know an avid golfer? Do you want to hear what it sounds like when he gasps with pure, unadulterated ecstasy? Then snag him a Garmin Approach S60, which touts a sleek design and sunlight-readable display. Using GPS technology, the watch brings each golf course to life by way of full-colour mapping and hyper-precise readouts. It’ll up his style game and golf game alike. – AU$469/US$300

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Recoup Fitness Cryosphere Ice Massager

Combining two recovery techniques into one, the Cryosphere Ice Massager is like a stainless steel stress ball on steroids (or should we say Xanax?). Place it in the freezer for two hours before enjoying the benefits of ice-cold muscle therapy for up to six hours at a time. Roll it over your sore areas to increase blood flow, accelerate healing, reduce stress, and more. It’s the next best thing to getting your own cryotherapy chamber. – US$50

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Nike Full-Zip Training Hoodie

With its moisture-wicking technology and insulating fabric, this Nike Training Hoodie keeps you cosy when the weather gets cold. Thanks to 4-way stretch, the apparel delivers the ideal amount of mobility as well. It doesn’t slouch in the style department, either. – AU$120

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Saris CycleOps Fluid2 Smart Indoor Bike Trainer

Don’t be confused by the bare-bones design, as the Fluid2 Trainer is much smarter than first meets the eye. Attach the magnetless speed sensor to the rear wheel of your regular bike and then mount the bike onto the trainer. Bam! You now have yourself a premium exercise bike, complete with alloy rollers, precision-balanced flywheel, speed sensors, and self-cooling mechanisms. The trainer also connects to indoor cycling apps via Bluetooth or ANT+. Like we said: smart. – AU$481/US$400

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Adidas Hybrid 100 Boxing Gloves

Boxing-style workouts are the latest fitness craze and with good reason. If you’re going to explore this rewarding terrain, you’ll need some high-quality boxing gloves. These ones from adidas feature PU outer shells, unique foam construction, and one-piece moulding for stronger support. Stick and move! – AU$64/US$38 and up

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Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoe

When only the most breathable training kicks will suffice, look no further than Nike’s Metcon 6. With their uber-flexible all-mesh uppers, these sneakers will hold up to workouts of every intensity and variety. – AU$190

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Larq Movement – Self Sanitizing Water Bottle

Featuring a UV-C LED purification system in the lid, this water bottle kills 99.999% of bacteria in 60 seconds flat. Smart and rechargeable (via micro USB), it purifies the contents once every two hours or whenever you press the top button. Single-walled steel construction means your beverage will match its clean body with an equally clean taste. – US$78

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Suunto 7 GPS Sports Smartwatch

Here’s a smartwatch that’s every bit as versatile as the fitness freak who’d wear it. Coming to us from Suunto, it offers over 70 different sport modes, including swimming, running, skiing, and more. It runs on Google’s Wear OS but is compatible with iOS as well. GPS is built-in and so too are offline maps and a host of accurate sensors. It all comes bursting to life on a sleek OLED touchscreen. – AU$599/US$600

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

It’s the story of the swoosh as only founder Phil Knight can tell it. In a refreshingly candid and humorous tone, he shares his personal journey on the road to massive success. Readers will gain a new perspective on not just the iconic brand, but the man behind it. – AU$21/US$11

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Before his untimely passing, Kobe Bryant was a true champion in every sense of the word. In this acclaimed book, he shares the formative techniques that made him a master of more than just basketball. You don’t have to be an aspiring athlete—or even a fan—to garner inspiration from the Mamba Mentality. – AU$47/US$18

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Under Armour UA Sportsmask

Under Armour knows all too well that fitness freaks are going to train, workout, and play sports, pandemic or not. That’s why they developed this stylish high-performance face mask. Features include a water-resistant outer shell, anti-microbial treated inner layer, open-cell foam, Iso-Chill fabric on the lining and ear loops, and built-in UPF 50+ sun protection. – US$30

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Bose Sport Earbuds

Wireless and weather-resistant, Bose Sport Earbuds are as every bit as optimal as you might expect. They last for up to five hours per single charge and feature simple touch controls, an ergonomic design, and powerful sound. Use them to blast music or make calls as you whip your body into shape. – US$179

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Polar Vantage V2

Putting a swath of functions in one place, Polar’s Vantage V2 multisport GPS watch offers wrist-based heart rate monitoring, performance tests, recovery tracking, a long battery life, a legible display, and more. As a gift for your favourite fitness freak, this one’s a no-brainer. – US$500

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More Christmas Gift Guides:
2020 Christmas Gift Guide – Under $100
2020 Christmas Gift Guide – The Foodie
2020 Christmas Gift Guide – For Your Pet(s)

View all of Man of Many’s 2020 Christmas Gift Guides here