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Gift ideas for fitness lovers

  • Tom Brady’s book “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance.” Kevin O’Brien

  • This undated photo provided by Enso Rings shows the Enso Silicone Rings. Metal wedding bands can be a serious drag. They pinch your finger when you're lifting weights, slide all over the place during sweaty yoga and can cause major stress when you have to hide them in your gym locker. These silicone rings are super comfortable, flexible and durable. The stackables come in fun colors and finishes. Keep extras in the car for last minute workouts. Rings start around $12. (Enso Rings via AP)

  • Fit Mama is bringing back her limited edition Pray for Houston and SOS Venezuela leggings during the holidays. Fit Mama

  • This undated photo provided by Under Armour shows a men's sleep T-shirt in Under Armour's Athlete Recovery Sleepwear. Training hard can take a major toll on your body. Professional football player Tom Brady sleeps in PJ's that use print technology on the inside to reflect far infrared, which claims to help your body recover faster and promotes a better night sleep. They're also super soft and comfy. (Under Armor via AP)

  • Stackable resistance bands are the easiest way to sneak in a solid workout at home or in your hotel. Black Mountain Products

  • Two cyclists are shown on Mount Figueroa outside of Solvang, Calif., during a tour run by the Montana-based company. The Cycling House runs week-long cycling trips out of Solvang in March. It’s a B&B-based itinerary with day rides. Mount Figueroa is one of the queen rides of the trip. The Cycling House

  • This undated photo provided by Nike shows the custom-created Nike Sport Band for your Apple watch that features compression-molded perforations for breathability and a light, flexible material. Translation _ it moves comfortably when you're sweating but it's strong enough to stay put. (Nike via AP)

  • People take part in an outdoor yoga class at "Wanderlust 108" in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The "Wanderlust 108" includes a five-kilometer run (or walk), an outdoor 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. Diana Gerstacker

  • This undated photo provided by Mirai Clinical shows their CBD bath bombs. These aren't your ordinary bath bombs. They're infused with CBD oil, Epsom salts, kaolin clay to soothe achy muscles after a grueling CrossFit workout. The essential oils help you mellow and there's no synthetic dyes, artificial fragrances or other preservatives. (Mirai Clinical via AP)



Associated Press
Friday, December 01, 2017

We’ve rounded up the 10 best gift ideas for all your favorite gym rats from Weekend Warriors to barre lovers.

Stocking stuffers

Silicone rings: Metal wedding bands can be a serious drag. They pinch your finger when you’re lifting weights, slide all over the place during sweaty yoga and can cause major stress when you have to hide them in your gym locker. These silicone rings are super comfortable, flexible and durable. The stackables come in fun colors and finishes. Keep extras in the car for last minute workouts. Rings start around $10.

Mirai CBD Bath Bombs: These aren’t your ordinary bath bombs. They’re infused with CBD oil, Epsom salts, kaolin clay to soothe achy muscles after a grueling CrossFit workout. The essential oils help you mellow and there’s no synthetic dyes, artificial fragrances or other preservatives. And yes, they’re totally legal. $8 each.

Stackable Resistance Bands: The easiest way to sneak in a solid workout at home or in your hotel. Super light-weight resistance bands range from 2 to 4 pounds to 25 to 30 pounds of resistance — perfect whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to get swole. The set comes with a door anchor, metal clip system, soft-grip handles and a lifetime warranty. $32.99

For Him

“The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance”: Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Tom Brady is still winning games at an age when many others are retiring. Brady shares his holistic approach to staying in shape physically and mentally, breaking down everything from his diet and training regimen to brain games. The book also explains Brady’s stance on muscle pliability and provides exercises, shopping lists and supplement suggestions. $30

Athlete Recovery Sleepwear: Training hard can take a major toll on your body. Brady sleeps in PJ’s that use print technology on the inside to reflect far infrared, which claims to help your body recover faster and promotes a better night sleep. They’re also super soft and comfy. Men’s sleep T-shirt is $79.99.

Apple Watch sport band: Functional and cool, the Nike sport band for your Apple watch features compression-molded perforations for breathability and a light, flexible material. Translation: It moves comfortably when you’re sweating but it’s strong enough to stay put. $49

For Her

Fit Mama Leggings: Forget Lululemon. These are hands down the most comfortable, best fitting workout pants you’ll ever own. Fit Mama is bringing back her limited edition Pray for Houston and SOS Venezuela leggings during the holidays. This gift does double duty as a portion of the proceeds will go to charity. The Houston leggings raised nearly $12,000 for the Center of Philanthropy. $120

Sweat App: Aussie fit queen Kayla Itsines has garnered a rock star following for a reason. Be prepared for grueling split squats and box jumps through her uber-popular app. But the good news – it only lasts 28 minutes and you can do it at home or in the gym. $19.99 for a month or $54.99 for three months

Wanderlust:  Give the ultimate yogi and wellness retreat. Splurge on Wanderlust’s multi-day festivals in exotic spots like Hawaii; Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and Whistler, B.C., where you can indulge in everything from ocean or lakeside yoga and cutting edge lectures to dance parties, farm-to-table meals and tons of other outdoor activities. The more affordable Wanderlust 108 is a one-day event with a 5K run, yoga, meditation and tons of cool vendors in dozens of cities across the U.S. Prices range from $99 for a one-day ticket or $480 for a 4-day ticket to the Hawaii festival (doesn’t include lodging). Tickets for the 108 one-day events range from $30 to $60.

Weekend Warriors

Bike Tours and Triathlon Summits: For your hardcore cyclists and triathletes. Cycling House tours takes riders through gorgeous scenery in states like California, Colorado and Arizona with options for gravel paths. Beyond the typical cycling trip, the tours have experienced guides, gourmet foods, luxury lodging and breathtaking views. Trip to Tucson, Arizona, starts at $1,995.

Goop Health Summit:  If your loved ones wouldn’t think twice about guzzling organic wheat grass, getting a vitamin infused IV drip or putting leeches on their face for an extra glow, then send them to Gwyneth Paltrow’s second annual Goop Health Summit – the mecca of all things wellness. This year’s summits will be in New York and Los Angeles. Last year’s summit made headlines with workouts led by fitness gurus Tracy Anderson and Taryn Toomey, panels discussions with scientists, along with binaural beats meditation, acupressure and tarot card readings. Prices may range from $650 to $2,000.