Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Fitness Enthusiast!
Shopping just got easy!
For your cyclist!
Got traffic stories?! Not only can they relive their awesome adventures, but a GoPro or Garmin VIRB can document incidents.
The GoPro Hero Session Kit is $250 retail, but we have seen it for $179 on Amazon. It’s the smallest, lightest GoPro ever! The kit includes at 16GB microSD card and floating handgrip that are pretty awesome and because of the price, are basically free.
The Garmin VIRB is a little pricier, but well worth it especially if you want to sync it with your other Garmin products. For more on the VIRB, click here https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod522869.html.
For your runner!
Want to run but got the kids? Jogging strollers rock! Burley Designs has a version that converts from a trailer to a jogging stroller called the Honey Bee. Lots of other brand and model options too, but this is a definite WIN.
Endurance Athlete Stocking Stuffer
OMG, have you tried stroopwafels? The favorite quick energy snack of European cyclists and runners has hit the USA and are in big demand. Great for stuffing in your jersey pocket for coffee rides.
Our latest obsession: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Stroopwafels by Rip van Wafels.
You need this: a SMART WATCH
Lots of versions here but we recommend the Garmin Vivoactive HR Smart Watch because of the ease in use, Garmin’s support, tech, and stats, and the price. The built in GPS measures everything you want: time, distance, calories burned, where you were, and the heart rate monitor keeps track of your intensity. MUST HAVE.
Whether you are buying for a runner or a cyclist, being out in the early morning or after work means low visibility to downright dark. A good head and tail light make it easy to see the road ahead and be seen. Shop www.competitivecyclist.com for many versions to customize what your athlete needs, but suffice it to say, these high tech lights are not only coveted gifts, but also super cool. But don’t skimp on the lumens…the more the better!
Coolest cycling gift ever: Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Light
See behind you without having to use those annoying rear view clip-on mirrors or the even goofier rear view handlebar mirrors that totally get in the way.
The taillight of the Varia allows you to be seen by motorists while alerting you to cars approaching. The sensor lights up announcing the distance of oncoming vehicles as well as how many (up to 8 cars can be seen by the device). If you have a Garmin Edge 1000 (if you want the biggest score in cycling gifts for this holiday, the Garmin Edge 1000 is IT) you can see what is behind you on your device without ever turning your head. Since most cyclists swerve to some degree when they turn their heads, this product makes cycling on busy roads much safer.
Be a NINJA!
Blenders are cool. Ninjas are cooler. Or go gold with a Vitamix (www.costco.com). Blenders make a statement; I juice therefore I rock. Gifting win.
Help them stay up on the latest articles, gear, and trends in their sport with a e-subscription or Kindle subscription to their favorite online magazine. Awesome!
Yes, if it is from Tasty, absolutely! Pick your fav or get them all: For the Health Nut, Ingredient Obsessed, The Little Ones, The World Travel, The Entertainer, or The Carb Lover. $39 and well worth it!
FITNESS! Give the gift of a health club membership and/or personal training
Pivotal Fitness has gift cards that can be personalized for your favorite enthusiast. Give the gift of membership, an upgrade to Red Zone, sessions with one of our world-class trainers, or an appointment with our Registered Dietician. SCORE!