2016 Running & Fitness Holiday Gift Guide

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Where has the year gone. I just seemed like yesterday we starting just starting 2016. Now its time to get ready for the Holidays. If your not not sure on what to get your family and friends that are into fitness and running here are some ideas. Since I’m the only running fanatic in my family I had to add some fitness gifts into the mix.

Headlamp

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Safety is important when running. Since now the days are shorter a head lamp is useful if when running occurs when there isn’t any light out. Last year I was gifted a Yalumi headlamp and I’ve gotten to use it a couple of times when do did run at night. Even if I’m talking a walk in the evenings I will bring my headlamp out with me.

Road ID

Another great item for safety is Road ID. If you know anyone that goes outdoors whether its hiking to running this will be great them. In an emergency it will have important contact information on them instead of having to carry an ID. Road ID carries many items such as bracelets, Road IDs that attach on to Apple/fitness watches, to shoe pouches like the one I have pictured.

Food 

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You wouldn’t think of giving someone food, but anyone that’s into fitness or running knows that’s specialty foods from energy gels to protein bars can get pricey. I know you got that person in your life that is always talking about their “gains” or trying to get you on the “gain train”. Well send them a tub or protein powder their whey and they will be thanking you big time. Hahaha!
Medal Holder

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If the runner is big into racing then a medal holder would be great for them. Medal holders are a great way to organize and show off all their hard work.

Workout Gloves

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Do you lift bro? If person you are gifting is an avid lifter or gym goer then a workout glove is great for them. Workout gloves improve your grips when handling weights since your hands can easily get sweaty when working out. They also prevents blister and calluses from forming. Seems like these days workout gloves have been update to include wrist protection too.

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If they already have a workout glove or are a power lifter then you should checkout the Sling Shot Multi Purpose Wraps. Since the Sling Shot is wrapped around their wrist it gives them extra support when lifting. The wrap even helps with recovery or when working out when slightly injured. My brother got a Sling Shot for my dad and it has been really helpful when he’s lifting weights at the gym.

Foam Roller 

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A foam roller is great for runners and fitness fanatics. After a hard or long workout using a foam roller to will decrease the chance of injury. Foam rolling releases fascia which will help increase blood flow and help with muscle recovery.

Gift Cards

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If your not sure exactly what they need or what size they would wear then consider a gift card. With a gift card they can buy exactly what they want and need.

Support

Instead of buying something tangible, why not give your support to the runner or someone starting on their fitness journey. You can commit to a be a friend’s running buddy or join a family member at the gym. Why be a cheerleader on the sidelines when you can give them more moral support by join them. The hard part of starting running or getting into fitness is not knowing what do or how to start. Especially the first time going to a gym, having someone to accompany you to the gym can ease that newbie awkwardness. You can get crafty and DIY a coupon book  with blocks of time you’ll spend with them running or going to the gym.

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