Guys are notoriously difficult to buy for. For the most part, they’re pretty tight-lipped about what they like and play their cards close to the vest. Sometimes, however, a bit of transparency shines through even if they don’t intend it to. For instance, if the guy on your gift list hits the gym 3 times a week and has a complete set of free weights in the garage it’s a pretty safe bet they would appreciate a fitness related gift. We’ve brought together nearly 2 dozen of the best and newest of those gifts in one handy, easy to digest list. So without further ado here are the best fitness gifts for men.
Fitness Gifts For Men
Who has time to tie shoelaces? It’s pretty amazing that in a day when the average cell phone has more computing power than was used to send men to the moon we still have this throwback to the dark ages ruling our footwear. Fortunately, the tyranny of the old school shoelace may be coming to an end with Elastic No Tie laces from Lock Laces. No Tie Shoelaces were originally designed to help triathletes cut the transition time between swimming and cycling. Now, Lock Laces has taken the idea and made it available to everyone. Lock Laces install easily on any pair of athletic shoes and once in place, they’re there to stay.
Achieve the perfect tension in seconds with a single pull of the Lock Laces. No more fidgeting with the bow. No more shoes becoming unlaced when you’re in the middle of a run. With Lock Laces one size fits all. Just lace up your athletic shoes, trim and cap the excess and you’re ready to go. Physically active guys of all ages are going to love the convenience of finally being able to leave the tedium of classic shoelaces behind them. Just slip on your shoes, pull the Lock Lace mechanism tight and get on with things.
Exercise bands are one of the best kinds of resistance training known to man. And this set of high-end Resistance Loop Exercise Bands from Fit Simply are all the fitness conscious guy on your gift list will need to achieve new levels of strength and endurance. Fit Simply bypasses potentially allergenic thermoplastic elastomer and uses only the highest quality environmentally friendly latex in the composition of their bands. The bands themselves provide 5 different levels of tension and will stand the test of time better than rubber, which tends to snap in pretty short order.
Even if the recipient has never used resistance bands they’ll be sold on them once they discover how effective they are at creating tough, lean muscle. This type of physical fitness device is also an excellent choice for those rehabbing from injury or recovering from knee or hip replacement. They can also be used to augment aerobics, yoga, pilates and more. Anyone who is serious about physical fitness is going to love having this set of resistance bands on call to ramp up their workouts. They’re the perfect affordable fitness gift for men.
In 2019 even jump ropes are undergoing high tech reappraisals. Whereas in the past any old piece of rope would do, today we have the Survival and Cross Jump Rope. The S&C Jump Rope takes the jumping rope to a whole new level from the durable 5 inch handles to the ball bearings in the business end of those handles that allow the rope to circulate effortlessly and always stay true under the jumper.
The rope is fashioned from lightweight nylon that will resist wear and tear through hundreds of thousands of revolutions. Because it’s so compact and only weighs 2.9 oz your arms won’t get tired from working with it and you can take it on vacation without having to toss other things to make way for it. The S&C Jump Rope is fully adjustable for length so it will work with anyone. No matter what type of training your father, brother, son or significant other is engaged in, they’ll get more from it if they have this Survival and Cross Jump Rope to call on.
When people are in motion their body naturally and subconsciously synchronizes itself to the beat when it hears the music. So if you’re looking for a perfect gift for the health conscious guy on your gift list there are few things they’ll appreciate more than a set of high-quality wireless headphones. They can slip them on to pound the pavement or when working out in the gym. They’re the ideal fitness aid for anyone engaged in repetitive movements either on the treadmill, in the weight room, during aerobics class or when they’re out on their bicycle.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones stay balanced and provide a high-quality audio experience at any volume. They feature easy Bluetooth connectivity that makes switching between multiple devices easy. They also have what the company calls their Stay Hear+ tips that won’t come popping out regardless of how intense the action gets. And they’re sweat and weather resistant. Lastly, the recipient of these headphones will get up to 6 hours of continuous play from a single charge of the lithium-ion battery. So give the workout guy on your list a gift they’ll use every day: the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones.
While it may be tempting to think that all fitness equipment needs to be big, bulky, electrically powered and complex the fact is that often times the simpler the better. Take this Iron Gym Upper Body Workout Bar for instance. The Iron Gym Workout Bar is the epitome of simple, effective equipment. It turns any doorway with a protruding frame (which is about 99.99% of residential doorways) into a personal home gym in a matter of seconds.
No more worrying that your expandable pull-up bar is going to come crashing down when you put weight on it, or having to forego crunches because you don’t have space for a full-sized piece of equipment. This is easy to install, easy to store, hyper-useful tech that anyone dedicated to fitness is going to appreciate. You’re going to look like a gifting champ for finding it and the recipient is going to look like a fitness champ after using it for a few weeks. The Upper Body Workout Bar holds up to 300 pounds and will fit most any standard doorway between 24 and 32 inches in width.
Bowflex ventures into the free weight arena with the SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. You may never have spent much time thinking about how the humble dumbbell might be improved. But you’ll be glad somebody did after you get a load of the 552 from Bowflex. What they’ve done is provide a framework that enables you to effortlessly adjust the weight in 2.5-pound increments from 5 to 52.5 pounds. The recipient of these beauties will no longer have to waste time adjusting the number and arrangement of plates manually. With the 552 plates slip vertically into and out of fixed slots.
With these SelectTech 552 dumbbells, there’s no need to clutter up the home gym with dozens of differently fixed weight dumbbells and no need to worry about losing an end cap. The 552 will give your guy up to 15 different setups that take only seconds to achieve by turning the integrated selection dial. They’ll slide quickly and effortless from exercise to exercise and keep their workout moving to maximize the outcome. As dumbbells go they’re not cheap, but they make an unforgettable gift.
Here’s another deceptively simple yet effective fitness gift that the man on your list is going to love. The Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro Roller features a built-in resistance spring that adds an extra dimension to the standard ab roller. That spring is crafted from high-quality carbon steel for effectiveness and durability and it amps up the potential benefit of every roll. If the workout fan on your gift list has been looking for a way to put the finishing touches on their six pack this is the device that will do it for them.
The handles have a pleasing ergonomic shape to them that makes it easy to keep a firm hold regardless of how far the user is horizontally extended. And the extra wide stance enhances stability and focus while you work 38 core muscles. This ab machine also comes with a set of on-the-floor knee pads that addresses one of the most odious aspects of lesser ab rollers: sore knees. And finally, there’s a 21-day workout plan included so the recipient can get straight to work carving those perfect abs.
Resistance band training is one of the most cost-effective and physically effective types of training a guy can engage in. If there’s a fitness freak on your gift list send them to workout nirvana by giving them this Tribe 11PC Premium Resistance Band Set. The bands here are fashioned from 100% natural Malaysian latex and guaranteed not to snap, deform or dry out and become useless like so many low-quality bands often do. The Tribe 11PC set includes 5 color-coded bands with different resistance levels, 2 handles, 2 ankle straps for leg work, a safety anchor and a waterproof carrying sack.
The lucky recipient of this resistance band set will be able to take the gym with them anywhere they go with the Tribe 11PC set easily fitting into most carry-on luggage. The bands can be used solo or grouped together to really ramp up the resistance and benefits. Tribe has been at this for more than a decade and is a leader in resistance band technology. This is the kind of gift that will keep on giving for years to come.
Hardcore bodybuilders have long known that increasing the diameter of the bar increases muscle growth in the arms. Now finally, someone is offering a way to increase bar size without having to install some kind of dangerous hack. The Fat Gripz Ultimate Arm Builder provides an easy way for lifters to get more from their workouts without having to invest in more weights, more plates, and sturdier benches. Just slip the Fat Gripz over any dumbbells, barbells, chin up bar or resistance band handle and larger, more powerful arms will be the result.
If there is a fitness hound on your gift list chances are they have plateaued with one or more of their workout components. Fat Gripz will provide them a way to breathe new life into their equipment and smash through those plateaus. Unlike a lot of exercise-related equipment that never lives up to the hype, Fat Gripz are a proven concept that has produced quantifiable results (though largely behind the scenes) for years. Don’t waste your gifting budget on something your guy is going to bury in the bottom of the closet. Get him something he’ll use. Get him a pair of Fat Gripz. If you love working out, check out our guide to the best squat racks.
Diet is one of the most important aspects of getting and staying fit. The problem – as the health conscious guy on your gift list is no doubt aware – is that most places either sell junk food outright or food that is only a step or two removed from junk food. The Jaxx FitPak provides a way around this modern dietary conundrum by providing health-conscious individuals a practical way to plan and transport the nutritious foods they need to power their workouts and fend off unwanted fat.
The FitPak includes 4, 2-cup and 2, 1-cup portion control containers along with an ice pack, vitamin case, and shaker bottle all enclosed in a durable polyester and nylon carrying bag with a reinforced top handle for easy transport. The recipient of this ultra-thoughtful gift will have everything they need to carry a full day’s worth of nutrient-rich foods with them wherever they go. The shaker bottle has an integrated agitator that breaks up clumps in protein shakes and other drinks so that they always go down smooth and all Jaxx containers are microwave safe.
In order to stay in shape, you have to work out. And in order to work out, you need to transport your athletic wear to and from the gym. If you have a workout enthusiast on your gift list they know all about the need for proper athletic wear to enhance performance. They also know that a lot of gym bags aren’t worth the cheapo stitching that goes into them. The Everest Gym Bag with Wet Pocket, on the other hand, is exactly what the workout doctor ordered and whoever you give this to is going to be thanking you for years to come.
It can be hard to find useful men’s fitness gifts. But this is one case where their eyes are going to light up the minute they unwrap the Everest. This is a high-quality, heavy-duty compact gym bag fashioned from rugged 600D polyester with nearly 2000 cubic inches of storage space, convenient side pockets, a zippered clamshell opening, and a fully adjustable shoulder strap. It’s ideal for holding tennis, basketball, running, CrossFit or other gear and the wet pocket allows for separating the stinky stuff from the rest.
While working out pays loads of dividends it also requires putting a lot of strain on your system. Heart rate monitors make sure everything is kept in the safe zone. Trouble is a lot of free heart rate monitoring apps simply aren’t very effective or very accurate and you don’t want to be relying on questionable intel when it comes to your heart. The Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor is used by personal trainers, pro athletes and everyday gym rats who know the can trust the information as it came from a doctor.
The TICKR syncs with your smartphone, tablet, GPS watch and more via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+. It provides highly accurate real-time information either through its own interface or through Strava, Apple Health, MapMyFitness and more. It’s truly advanced technology for the discerning athlete and one of those fitness gifts for men that say you really care.
Anyone who’s tried building muscle is aware of the protein shake and the many advantages it provides. But if there’s a bodybuilder on your gift list he’s probably also aware that protein shakes have a tendency to settle quickly and that they’re a chore to transport. Most experts advise having a protein shake after a workout in order to facilitate the repair of stressed muscle tissue and the building of new, larger muscles. But a shake made in the morning is going to be almost undrinkable if it’s not cracked open until the afternoon.
That’s where the PROMiXX Vortex Mixer comes in. It’s like bringing the blender with you to the gym. Powered by 2 AAA batteries it slips into the drink sleeve on any workout bag and is ready to remix the protein shake in seconds as soon as the workout is finished. No more having to wait hours before having a post workout shake. No more having to drink settled shakes full of clumps and lumps. If there’s a guy on your gift list who’s into bodybuilding he’s going to love this innovative answer to flat, lumpy protein shakes.
Hydra Cup Shaker Bottle is another product aimed at making it easier for fitness lovers to get the nutrients they need when they need them. The bottle is divided into 2 equally sized halves that you are free to use as you wish. Want to put an electrolyte drink on one side and a protein shake on the other? No problem. Want to put a protein shake in one half and fill the other half with ice to keep the shake cool? No problem. Want to put a drink on one side and use the empty side for storage of change, keys, and other misc items? No problem.
The Hydra Cup protein shaker lets you mix your shakes inside. Just add the ingredients, secure the snap down lid and shake until it’s just right. You also have the option of using both sides together for one large shake. The Shaker Bottle from Hydra Cup is designed and manufactured in the US. It’s a great gift idea for the health-conscious man on your gift list. And it won’t set you back an arm and a leg.
Suspension training is one of the least appreciated types of resistance training and has only stepped out into the light recently. With suspension training, your muscles work against the force created by suspending your body from a series of straps. The TRX All-in-One Suspension Training System is a complete suspension training gym in one easy to carry bag. Set up almost anywhere because the TRX will anchor to most doors, rafters or exposed beams, or outdoors to trees, posts and a variety of poles.
Instead of pushing, pulling or otherwise lifting an external weight to build muscle, suspension training utilizes the weight of your own body. It’s an incredibly simple concept and one that’s been around as long as the chin up. With the TRX system however you have dozens of different potential workouts available that will address all the major muscle groups from head to toe. Pick one up for the fitness guru in your life and watch their face light up while they tear away the wrapping paper. Comes with its own comprehensive workout guide. This is a perfect piece of home gym equipment.
Up to this point, we’ve been focused mainly on fitness gifts for men who find their fitness bliss in the gym. But what about those guys who get their workout fix in the open ocean? Swimming is one of the most effective forms of exercise ever devised and ocean or lake swimming has always been both exhilarating and somewhat risky. That is until now. The Speed Hound Swim Buoy trails a respectful distance behind you carrying those values you don’t want to leave on shore and ready to come to the rescue should you run out of energy before you run out of the water.
As we mentioned you can take your valuables along with you when you swim. Put your wallet, keys, and money in the dry bag and stash your mobile in the waterproof carrying envelope. And while that’s great the real value of the Speed Hound is that it allows you to navigate uncertain waters with confidence. One of the great fitness gifts for dedicated ocean swimmers, lake swimmers, triathletes or any guy who just wants to amp up the safety of their open water adventures.
The RIPT90 FIT Workout Program is designed to help you blast through barriers and achieve the body transformation you have in mind over the course of 90 days. Most people never reach their physical goals. They either get bored or impatient or they plateau and lose interest. With RIPT90 FIT you get 12 brand new 30 minute workouts on DVD that will help you get off the plateau and start shredding.
With the RIPT90 method, you’ll finally set yourself on the road to success. It’s no secret that the less time you spend resting between sets the more progress you’ll see. But staying locked in and pushing yourself can be tough. This set of 30-minute workouts will provide you with tips and tricks to elevate your workouts to new heights safely and quickly. Great for the fitness fanatic in your life who has been complaining they hit a wall. Make sure you also check our guide to the best agility ladders.
We’ve all seen them. Those photos of runners clumsily grabbing a cup of water held out by a spectator. Most of it winds up on the ground with only a tiny amount actually being drunk. It points to one of the biggest challenges of running: the need to stay hydrated regardless of the circumstances. Obviously, you can’t be carrying a quart bottle of water with you while you run, and relying on strangers to supply you with hit-or-miss hydration during competitions isn’t going to work either.
Happily, the Hydrosleeve Hands-Free Hydration System is here to save the day. The Hydrosleeve attaches to your upper arm with a firm Velcro closure and is always at the ready to provide you the water you need whenever you need it. The anti-slosh bladder ensures the water doesn’t become unwieldy, the Therma-cool insulation keeps your cold water or other drink cold and the bite valve can be effectively adjusted to match your particular physiology. Simple to use and ultra-effective it’s one of those fitness gifts for men they’ll never see coming and wonder how they lived without.
Guys who work out a lot are only too familiar with foot pain. It might be the result of using the wrong footwear for the activity, or it could be the result of poor form, or it might stem from rough surfaces. Or perhaps some combination of the three. But whatever the source you need relief when your feet are crying foul after a workout. The Footfixx Massage Ball Foot Massager is one of the best, more effective and affordable ways to get that relief.
They’re small and light enough to carry in any workout bag, there are 3 different sizes to provide you a range of options and they work by providing acupressure relief; though the exact amount of pressure is up to you to decide. Men’s fitness gifts don’t come in a more affordable, practical form.
We’re all familiar with those grip exercises in the inverted V shape. They’ve been around for decades and they do a pretty good job. But why settle for “pretty good” when you can have “great”. The Gripmaster Hand Exerciser takes an unconventional but more effective approach to grip training by isolating each digit. This prevents stronger fingers from compensating for weaker fingers and ensures all the fingers of each hand are as strong as can be.
Compact, simple and affordable like the best fitness gifts for men ought to be the Gripmaster will make you rethink the way you’ve been approaching grip training while generating more powerful handshakes and larger, more powerful forearms in the process.