When it comes to gifts, I don’t ask for presents like new cologne, or a tie or a saw (however, I love to build shit so a saw would be awesome), I ask for new workout shirts with cool sayings and logos, gym shoes and recovery tools. I know I’m not the only one who likes this kind of stuff, and with Christmas just around the corner, I decided to put together a list of my top 7 Christmas gifts for the exercise enthusiast in your life (in no particular order).
- Gift certificate for my gym Supporting your local gym while giving an awesome gift to someone important in your life is a great way to go! At our gym we have supplements clothing as well as lots of programs you can pre-pay and register people for. This is a great way to help people get excited about health and fitness, especially with the new year coming up.￼￼
- GYM SHOES!!
I love shoes. People say I have a weird obsession with them. But the way I look at it is that I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t do drugs; if the worst thing I do is buy an excessive amount of shoes, I think that’s OK. Right now my two favorite brands of cross training shoes are Strike Movement and No Bull. A close third is the Nike Metcon, if you’re looking for a mainstream brand.
- Fitness Shirts
I love our new gym shirts with our logo on it, they look awesome. Two other brands that I love besides ours are Conquering Barbell and Hero Culture.
- A Good Pair of Shorts
I know this one seems obvious, but a good pair of shorts is key. Something that dries fast, doesn’t rip when you’re pulling heavy weight up your legs, that are “flowy” (is that a word?) and something that looks good. Right now I’m loving the Thousand Miles Co. workout shorts! They are amazing!
- Mobility and Recovery Help
Becoming a Supple Leopard is a book that will change your life. It really helped me learn how to move better, deal with pain and improve my overall mobility. I also know I wouldn’t be where I am in my progress with pain and injury with if it wasn’t for the ROMWOD crew and website. Their online training is unreal.
- Speed Rope
I actually have 3 on the go at all times that way if one breaks mid-workout, I don’t have to deal with it until after I’m done. The one I tend to lean towards the most, because it’s the most reliable, is my Rogue Fitness SR-2S rope.
- Foam Roller
This one may not seem like a great gift solely based on the fact that it can cause a someone an immense amount of pain, however, as much as I hate mine, I love it!