Be it for a holiday, birthday, or anniversary—these gifts are sure to please yourself and others. There is something here for everyone and in every price range. If you would like to see something else included in this post, please feel free to list it in the comment section.
Progression is as true for myofascial release, as it is to training. If you have been dealing with a white, soft and dented roller – it is time to move on. These high density rollers are just what you need to take it to the next level and get out of your mundane roller routine.
These bands are great for ankle and shoulder mobility work. I have all different strengths and sizes for myself and clients.
This book is a great wealth of information, but incredibly easy to understand and read. If you are dealing with body pains (while not an instant cure) this is a great start to connecting the dots.
For the badass in your life (that could be yourself).
Always an excellent addition, especially to those who do home based workouts and looking for more challenges without the additions of weighs.
For the brainier gym goer or bike rider.
Great for all skin types and when you need repeated daily use. Also, a welcome relief for a partner or spouse who is hitting your hard to reach spots for you.
If you don’t have it already, you should. If someone is starting out, this is a great place to begin.
Great way to get you through relaxed static stretching work when missing the aid of a partner.
Superbands are work for pull-up assistance, weight resistance or agility drills. Best of all they have Super in the name.
The king of doorway pull-up bars without breaking the wallet.
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle $7.00-$31.45
Be kind to the environment and keep your water cold.
If the tennis ball is becoming to easy on you, it is time to upgrade your soft tissue work. Lacrosse balls make a great and cheap transition. With a six pack you can pass a few around to your friends as well.
Lee Hayward Heavy Grips $17.95 and up
These are not cheap hand grippers. These take grip training to the next level.
Paranoid about gym germs? Here is your answer.
Great for those who self measure. The Myotape has a lock on it so your can wrap yourself and get a tight measurement everytime.
LeighPeele.com Membership $9.95 (per month)
Cookbooks, programs, forum support, and me. Could you ask for more under 10 bucks?
Gymboss Interval Timer $19.95
One or two different time intervals can range from 2 seconds to 99 minutes.
One of the few audio cases that protects your mp3 player properly. Make sure to get their headphones or your connection will not be secure.
Environmentally friendly training and nutrition journal. For those weird people that still like paper (myself included).
FitDeck Fitness Cards $9.95 and up
FitDeck is a unique deck of 56 playing cards containing illustrations and instructions describing over 50 different exercises, stretches, and movements. Bodyweight training, intervals, etc.
Brainy Gear $17.99 and up
Welcome to the creative & humorous side of Alan Aragon. I would like the Jurassic, in small please.
Buddy Lee’s and jump roping go together like white on rice. Get it.
Truth be told, you can’t learn a fighting art from a book, but something is better than nothing and Krav Maga is going to help deliver it easier than most I have found.
Body By Boyle Online $59.97 (per month)
It is constantly updated with new content for trainers and trainees. I never have doubt about Kevin’s ability or passion to deliver to people’s expectations. Check it out.
The scale from the infamous weight video.
Freestyle Trainer $50.00
Looking for an alternative to a TRX or want to turn this into a TRX style trainer?
One of my favorite products of the year, and a great addition to your library.
Power Wheel $59.95
Someone went and put straps on the exercise wheel…
First Place Kettlebells $59.95
This is a good entry level point for the KB’s.
If you must use equipment for cardio, at least have something to read 😉
Target Mitts $36.95
One of my favorite pieces of cardio equipment.
An affordable vest for adding weight to movements like push-ups or dips in a more evenly distribution.
They get the award for the worst name of a product ever, but it is oh so much fun to play with.
Training Rope $102.00-$221.00
Taking momentum out and putting work in.
The Single-Leg Solution $97.00
Lot’s of ideas and instructions for single-leg work.
Ultimate Sandbag $80.00-$144.00
Sure, you can make your own but if you don’t feel like DIY, these are quality construction.
Vibram FiveFingers $80 and up
This little piggy…
The Core Bag $129.00
I use mine often and have no complaints about style, wear or space. In fact, it still looks brand new after all this time.
Runners seem to love these puppies.
Presents $150 and up
This is the most badass blender in existence. It is worth the money if you are a blender enthusiast.
BodyMedia FIT (Formerly GoWear fit) $199.95
You can read their comparisons and what they do here.
Never get lost while running again.
Goaler One Roll-Up Slide Boards $249.95
These things are so fun. If my gym didn’t have one, I would probably buy it for my home.
Up to 160GB now. I use mine for music, audiobooks, videos to take to the gym, movies, etc. Get one, you won’t regret it.
This is good for those who travel a lot or change time zones. Very cool little device.
TRX Suspension Training $189.95-$269.95
I love my TRX. I also love the Freestyle trainer. You can read about both here. Until 11/29 they’re offering 25% off everything TRX with the code TRXMAS.
Phillips Blu-Lite $157.99
Great for adjusting your sleep habits, energy or keeping seasonal depression at bay.