The fitness lover in your life is likely always in the loop when it comes to the latest trends and workouts, so as Valentine’s Day approaches us in the new year, we’ve put together some of the best items on the market for the exercise enthusiast you’ll want to spoil this February. Whether they’re into running, lifting, swimming, cycling, or CrossFitt, there’s no better way to encourage their health or show them that you support their fitness goals than by gifting them some great new fitness swag.
But here’s where it can get super tricky. There are so many options out there. From clothes to tech to shoes, it can start to feel overwhelming. Maybe the person you’re looking to buy for has become more focused recently on their recovery and post-workout nutrition—or perhaps they’re trying to find a new hobby in 2022. With all these questions, we know it can be difficult to find the best brands or products, but don’t worry. We’ve put this list together well in advance of Valentine’s Day, so you can be sure the perfect gift will make it in time.
To help you narrow down all the options on the web, we rounded up 42 of the best fitness gifts for the exercise buff in your life that will really help to get them motivated and moving next year—everything from the best running shoes, workout clothes, fitness tech like smartwatches and headphones, to boxing and yoga gear.
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FightCamp Personal Package
This home boxing package brings the intensity of a hardcore fight class into the home with streaming on-demand classes. The standing bag is high-quality, but the secret to the platform’s success is in the sensors that track every punch.
JAXJOX Smart KettlebellConnect 2.0
The only thing cooler than doing kettlebell swings in the comfort of your home gym? Being able to switch between different weights without a whole rack of bells. This smart adjustable kettlebell gives you workout guidance through a connected app, too.
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MAXPRO SmartConnect Portable Cable Machine
$879.00 (27% off)
The MAXPRO SmartConnect Portable Cable Machine truly replaces an entire gym. The cables have 50 resistance settings from 5-300 pounds that can be adjusted at the turn of a dial. Plus, it’s super compact, portable, and folds up easily for easy transport.
Alo Yoga Caliber Hoodie
This Alo Yoga Caliber Hoodie is made of a super-soft French terry fabric that will keep you warm whether you’re working out or wearing it out on errands.
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The CLMBR combines intense cardio and strength in one low-impact workout, and promises you will burn 60 percent more calories than running, rowing, and biking workouts. The user experience is hi-tech, with instructor-led classes you can follow on an HD touchscreen with high-def surround sound.
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Triggerpoint GRID Vibe Plus
A foam roller so small that it almost fits in a backpack? Hit one button and the device vibrates at 33 Hz, a frequency that can help relax your muscles. Triggerpoint’s entry into the vibrating sports recovery tool market was intelligent in every way, right down to the micro-USB charging port that won’t be a headache for any traveler with a laptop.
MH Welcome To Kettlehell Sweatshirt
A cozy oversized hoodie is always a good idea. And this play on words of “Welcome To Kettlehell” will be sure to crack a smile on the toughest guy.
RX SmartGear Jump Rope
It’s the official jump rope of Team USA boxing for good reason: Its comfortable, ergonomic handles and smooth bearings make it easy to fire off double-unders.
Onnit Steel Mace
Make your workout more medieval with this steel mace from Onnit. Swing it, use it for an offset load, and more—you’ll have a totally different experience than you ever could with any other type of implement.
Grip tends to be the limiting factor in lifts like farmer’s walks and deadlifts. These grip-widening clips attach to a bar or dumbbell to turn any exercise into a grip strengthener—so your grip never gets in the way of your gains.
Apple Watch Series 7
The newest Apple Watch launch is perfect for tracking workouts, getting notifications, and—you know—telling time.
Massage guns can feel indulgent—especially for the highest-powered versions of the gadgets that look, perform, and sometimes sound like power tools. This new tiny option from Theragun is small, quiet, but still packs a powerful percussive force.
Hyperwear Hyper Vest Pro
The weight vest is back, and it’s better than ever. The best of the bunch is this ultra-comfortable unit from Hyperwear. Some recent weight vests force you to put them on like a pullover, an ungainly process, but the Hypervest goes on like a coat and zips easily. Cords on the sides make for easy tightening to your body, so you don’t look like a box once you put this on.
Gorilla Bow Travel
He’ll love this portable home gym option that makes the most of exercise bands. He can load up the bow with a ton of resistance, then break it down to take it on the road.
Men’s Health Subscription
Not to toot our own horn, but he’ll love getting each and every one of our issues. They’re packed with profiles of our celebrity cover guys, in-depth feature stories about health, sex, life, and fashion, and of course, the best fitness articles and workout guides in the game.
Hayabusa Marvel Hero Elite Series Boxing Gloves
Whether he’s an experienced sparrer or he just wants to knock a heavy bag around, these boxing gloves are a great gift for someone who wants to blow off some steam—especially for Marvel fans. Just make sure to get some for yourself if you plan on joining them in the ring.
Manduka PRO Yoga Mat
You’re looking at the perfect yoga mat for guys. That’s because it’s longer and slightly wider than typical mats. It’s also guaranteed for life.
Men’s Health MA40
Give the mature man in your life the gift of a better fitness plan, designed specifically for him. Trainer David Jack guides you through an 8-week program to take guys over 40 to their fullest potential.
Hyfit Gear 1
The Gear 1 brings the gym’s cable machine into the home, and add smart sensors. This versatile resistance band system can attach anywhere, from a door to even your arms and legs, for better training.
SmartWool Light Elite Low Cut Socks
Engineered with runners in mind, these socks come with extra padding for your heels and the balls of your feet, as well as ventilation zones and seamless toes.
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle
This BPA and phthalate-free insulated bottle will keep your water or endurance mix cold for up to 24 hours (or coffee hot for up to 12). The robust stainless-steel construction is engineered to take a serious beating.
Proud Panda Heavy Jump Rope
For an extra cardio challenge, these heavy jump ropes are sure to deliver. They’re made of a durable polymer synthetic fiber to withstand wear and tear.
Schwinn Airdyne Pro
Coming in at under a grand, this is arguably the best value fan bike on the market. Like all fan bikes, it’s great for tough interval work. (The Tabata study was done on fan bikes for a reason.) But it’s not geared so heavily that you can’t use it for long endurance sessions.
Harbinger 6” Padded Leather Belt
This leather weight lifting belt is a great gift for heavy weight lifters for extra support and protection during their heavy lifting sessions.
Vega Sport Protein Powder
First and foremost, this protein powder tastes better than most, which means you’ll be more likely to use it often and hit your daily protein goal—crucial for packing on new muscle. The numbers are on point, too: One serving packs in 30 grams of protein and six grams of BCAAs and glutamine. It also offers up a hit of tart cherry, turmeric, and probiotics, which may help improve recovery and support general health.
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
These Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2s have a refreshed Flyknit upper that uses the brand’s Flywire technology for support, as well as a higher foam for long-lasting comfort.
2XU MCS Run Compression Tights
Start your recovery before you even finish your workout. 2XU’s compression tights have anatomically targeted spots to up your blood flow so you feel better post-activity.
Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoes
Reebok makes some of the best shoes on the market for CrossFit—but guys who enjoy gym workouts of all stripes will appreciate the solid performance offered by these kicks.
Lululemon City Sweat Jogger French Terry
These Lululemon joggers are a best-seller on their site. Made of soft and stretchy French Terry fabric, they’re perfect for a tough workout or just running errands around town.
$179.99 (28% off)
The essential Bluetooth fitness headphone goes fully wireless from Beats by Dre, and it’s the perfect gift for the gym-goer or runner, a reliable source of endless fitness tunes. The best part may be the battery life: A 5-minute charge nets an hour and a half of playback time.
Under Armour HeatGear Compression Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Under Armour has fantastic compression gear, and this long sleeve shirt is made of a 4-way stretch fabric that wicks sweat and dries quickly during tough workouts.
Fitbit released a premium health smartwatch with big-ticket features: ECG and SpO2 apps, a skin temperature sensor, and an EDA (electrodermal) scan app to help to gauge your mood. That, and all of your standard fit-tracking and smartwatch capabilities.
TRX Suspension Training
Over the last 20 years, suspension training has become almost synonymous with TRX, which pioneered its modern use, but the practice has been around in one form or another since at least the 1800s (when earlier techniques were referred to as “rope training”). Snag this classic for effective strength training workouts at home.
POLAR Vantage V
This powerful multi-sport smartwatch can handle just about any tracking task. The wearable has GPS, multiple training modes, precision heart rate tracking, and maybe most impressively, nearly 40 hours of estimated battery use per charge.
Alphalete Infinity Pro Short
These Alphalete Infinity Pro Shorts were designed for technical performance and recreation, and feature an abrasion-resistant, woven fabric with built-in compression shorts.
Saucony Endorphin Shift
Comfort is key when it comes to running—especially when just starting out. These shoes from Saucony’s Endorphin line provide lofty support and comfort where it matters, so feet will fresh mile after mile. They also come in multiple color options, so there’s bound to be something for their personality.
Leorever American Cotton Collection Fleece Pant
The perfect winter training pants. Leorever’s American Cotton fleece pants flawlessly straddle the line between rugged and fashionable, delivering an old-school cotton look that can tough out any workout with a slightly soft feel that’s good enough to wear outside the gym. It’s sweatpant versatility at its finest.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 Waveknit
Providing distinct support and comfort to your heel, these shoes from Mizuno are created to help runs go by with ease. You can expect a superior ride with its well cushioned and resilient sole. Looking to upgrade your partner’s running shoe? Look no further than these.
Smartwool Athletic Targeted Cushion Socks
You may not realize it, but socks are an extremely important part of any exercise outfit. Keeping your feet dry, warm and blister-free is key for any successful workout, and these athletic socks from Smartwool will do just that. Their resilient Merino wool blends will make you excited to hit the treadmill everyday.
Lululemon License to Train Jogger
Finding the motivation to workout is difficult, but these stylish and comfortable joggers from Lululemon will have you counting down the hours until gym time. Their soft and flexible material will provide you the comfort and confidence needed to make your new years resolution a reality.
On Cloud X
These distinct looking shoes are becoming more and more popular in gyms and workout facilities across the country, and it’s not hard to see why. The On Cloud X shoes are great for running on multiple surfaces—as well as mixed sport workouts across disciplines. Get them today for the do-it-all workout enthusiast in your life.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series
These Google Pixel Buds A-Series wireless earbuds deliver high-quality audio and up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge. You can also talk to Google to get important messages and notifications hands-free by just saying, “Hey Google”.
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