Looking for the perfect gift for somebody with ambitious fitness goals? Here’s our top picks for the gym bunny in your life.
Ideal for anybody who’s second-home is the gym. The SKINS DNAmic K-Proprium Long Tight will help them to fight fatigue and push their limits further.
As many fitness-buffs will testify, compression kit helps to support muscles and help with recovery so that you can keep going for longer, then go again the next day.
SKINS are already known for their compression kit but they’ve upped their game with SKINS DNAmic K-Proprium Long Tight. Strategically placed Proprioceptive power bands wrap around the muscle groups, delaying fatigue, and DNAmic compression energizes the muscles and reduces lactate build-up.
With seams constructed to reduce chafing and resist wear, this is gym kit at its finest. Thanks to the in-built 50+ UV protection, these tights are also great for outdoor workouts.
The perfect gift to help your loved one achieve their goals, whatever they are. The Suunto 3 Fitness Watch looks good enough for everyday use and features a super-comfortable watch band.
With a wrist-based heart rate monitor, GPS tracking and a whole host of sport-specific modes, the Suunto 3 Fitness Watch enables full activity tracking. This smart little gadget can then come up with advanced training guidance based on the wearer’s fitness level and training history.
Suunto understands that rest is an integral part of training so the Suunto 3 Fitness Watch will also measure stress and recovery, as well as track sleep patterns, helping your loved one to maintain a healthy balance.
The most important thing to kick-start training, at any level, is a decent pair of kicks.
The adidas Ultra Boost Shoes are perfect for both running and gym. They feature Boost™ energy-returning cushioning which is designed to propel you forward using the return energy of your foot strike.
The seamless Primeknit upper has a comfortable sock-like fit and is breathable so feet stay cool even through a high-intensity workout.
Your favourite gym bunny can work out with stability and confidence thanks to the super-grippy Continental® stretchweb outsole and supportive heel construction.
Make sure your loved one gets to-and-from the gym in comfort. The adidas ID Hybrid Jacket is slim fitting and stylish enough to be seen in but boasts some great practical features.
The mix of durable plain weave and smooth nylon makes this lightweight hoodie is highly comfortable. Mesh lining on the upper back allows air to circulate close to the skin.
Pre-shaped long sleeves, a high neck and a hood provide extra coverage on chilly days. There’re also two large zipped pockets at the sides so they can keep their gym card and phone to hand.
If you know a woman who works out but doesn’t have a sports bra, or her sports bra has seen better days, surprise her with this.
The Shock Absorber Active Shaped Support Sports Bra has a beautiful feminine shape and the lightly padded, breathable cups give a smooth look under gym wear.
If they’ve been put off sports bras that require a full contortionist routine to take on and off, they’ll be delighted that this one has a fully-opening back like a regular bra.
The high-performance fabric is comfortable and moisture-wicking so it’s perfect for dance and floor-based workouts. Like all Shock Absorber bras, it’s been bounce control tested to guarantee the best level of support.
Know someone who likes to work themselves into a sweat? UnderArmour HeatGear® will keep them cool and comfortable.
HeatGear® fabric is super-breathable. It wicks away sweat and regulates body temperature so your favourite athlete experiences a light and airy feeling all workout long.
This sleeveless compression top was created for the gym, but in fact it’s comfortable enough to wear all day. The ultra-tight fit is like a second skin and the 4-way stretch allows greater mobility in any direction.
Stretch mesh underarm panels facilitate ventilation. On sunny days, they’ll benefit from UPF 30+ protection.
Treat your favourite gym-bunny to a bit of post-workout luxury.
We all know the benefits of regular exercise. You can’t beat that glowy feeling you get after a tough session, but it’s normally a good idea to clean up before you go back into civilized society.
The Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash 100ml dissolves excess oil, unclogging pores without drying. It also contains purifying exfoliants to remove dead skin cells, leaving skin with a healthy glow (rather than a sweaty one).
The 100ml tube is the perfect size for a gym bag so they can make it part of their regular gym routine.
Ultimate Performance Kinesiology Tape makes a great stocking filler, particularly if the gym-goer in your life picks up the odd injury from time to time.
In case you weren’t familiar, Kinesiology taping is a rehabilitative technique to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles and support muscle development.
It’s self-adhesive and designed to have as much flex as human skin so it won’t feel restrictive.
Don’t worry if neither you nor your athletic friend have a degree in Kinesiology – there’s full instructions inside the box. They’ll get 5 meters which is plenty to last a while.
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