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    May 21, 2020

    28 Father's Day Gifts For The Dad Who Loves To Exercise

    Amazing gifts that'll be so dang useful for dad's fitness routine.

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    1. A pair of kickboxing gloves that your dad will ~get a kick out of~. Gel impact protection foam and a secure Velcro system will keep their hands protected, so they can get the most out of their at-home training sessions.

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    Promising review: "I don't honestly know there are enough words to express how much I love these gloves! They are seriously the most comfortable gloves in the world. They fit snugly with wraps on, which is exactly how I like them. I use these regularly on the bag. Can't beat them!" —Amazon Customer

    Ge them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and seven colors).

    2. A bodyweight exercise workout game, so your dad can add a little variety to their sweat sessions. Roll the dice to get a different combo of low-impact, medium-impact, and high-impact movements for a far-from-boring circuit. Scissor squats, hand stand push-ups, and clock lunges, here we come!

    A model plays the bodyweight exercise game with dice that say "scissor squat" and "burpee" and holds a page that says "normal arms" and "normal core" exercises
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    It also comes with video instructions, so your dad can get a demo of each exercise and learn how to play!

    Promising review: "This is a great idea to add a fun and challenge to your workout! These help mix things up. If you like working out (or even if you don't, because this is fun!) and like a challenge, and a need a way to shake things up (literally. Get it? Dice? You shake them? Sorry, I'm easily amused.) you should definitely try these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.97.

    3. A pair of glow-in-the-dark running armbands for your dad's early morning or nighttime runs. They'll appreciate these small gadgets, which can give them additional visibility and help keep them safe on sidewalks and roads.

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    Promising review: "I bought these because it's now too dark out to safely run without something making me visible. These do the trick really well. They've got elastic bands on them, so once you get them sized to your arm, they can just be slipped on and off. They're quite comfortable once you get them on, and they don't feel like they're going to fall off." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    4. A TRX GO Suspension Training system for your dad's indoor and outdoor exercise routine. It'll let them complete many types of bodyweight moves like squats, lunges, pull-ups, push-ups, and planks. Their core, back, abs, and legs will definitely *feel the burn* after using this equipment.

    A model completes a pike movement with the TRX GO Suspension Training system above a mat outside
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    The system includes a suspension training strap, indoor/outdoor anchors, two workout guides, a training poster, and a mesh bag. Plus they can download the TRX app as well for more workout inspo and demos!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this contraption. Having this at home allows me to get in a proper workout without leaving the house. The potential uses are endless, the box includes a poster with different movements/workouts and there are zillions more online or on Instagram, and it's just a fun way to try new things and use muscles that you wouldn't be able to otherwise. I can't do pistol squats in real life, but I can with this thing! It's incredibly easy to use and to adjust." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    5. The RunnerBox, because your dad deserves a fun subscription box tailored to their workout needs. Starting at $25 per box, they'll get to sample new snacks and fitness-friendly accessories (band liners, anyone?) each month.

    A blue box that says "The RunnerBox" with snacks and running accessories in front of it including a white package that says "Lesser Evil Organic Popcorn" and a bottle that says "Tiger Balm Active Muscle Spray"
    The RunnerBox

    Each box comes with snacks, accessories, and personal care items. You just have to pick a theme: running or biking.

    Get it from The RunnerBox for $25+ (available in annual, six-month, and pay-per-box subscriptions).

    6. A pair of compression socks perf for cycling, running, and other cardio activities. Your dad can slip these babies on to keep their legs comfortable and pain-free while they're running, cycling, or walking.

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    These socks have received more than 13,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and reviewers love wearing them for exercise!

    Promising review: "I use these for cycling. My legs just seem to be sore all the time. I use these socks on rides and for a couple hours after to help with recovery. They seem to work well, I definitely feel less sore the next day and lately I've been able to put two hard days in a row together, which is something I've struggled with previously. They're very comfortable, not as tight as I expected, just a very nice hug for your lower legs. So I highly recommend, especially if you need a little help with recovery." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    7. A time-marked water bottle that'll help your dad drink enough H2O throughout the day. It has times and motivational phrases like "keep chugging" and "don't give up," so they'll stay hydrated before and after workouts.

    A reviewer holds a gray time-marked water bottle
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    Promising review: "This is a perfect bottle for working out and the 'water tracker' is super helpful to make sure you’re getting a good amount of water everyday. The feel of the bottle is nice, instead of a plastic feel it has this smooth matte satin finish that feels great to hold. Two little additions that I was pleased with was the flip mechanism for the lid and the ring strap for easy carrying." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    8. A pair of running shorts, so your dad can stay cool *and* sweat-free whenever they exercise outside. Each pair has moisture-wicking fabric and built-in compression for additional coverage.

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    Promising review: "I have been purchasing these for a little over a year for my husband the avid runner and as gifts for runners, these are the real deal. They love the pockets. They love the durability. They love the colors. These hold up just as well as any other name brand. Buy them you will not be sorry!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in men's sizes S—3XL and 34 colors).

    9. An ab roller, because your dad deserves another core activity that doesn't only involve crunches. This lil' gadget, which has a comfy grip and doesn't make a lot of noise, is great for balance and stability.

    A model rolls out a black ab roller on a gym floor
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    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    10. And core sliders, so your dad can give their abs some love and get a killer workout at home. Do planks, push-ups, and more core moves with these tiny helpers.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been in fitness for years and have used many different devices for core workouts. The felt on wooden floors had just enough grip to stay where you needed when you applied pressure. The plastic side has just enough of a bump to allow for comfortable hand placement as well. Solid build quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

    11. An instructional yoga mat that'll be perf for your dad's a.m. or p.m. Vinyasa flow. This mat is printed with many poses, including Warrior II and Revolved Triangle, and has a nonslip surface to prevent sliding.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this mat and have been using it for about two weeks now. It's pretty wonderful, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new yoga mat. I'm just a beginner, but I think the length of it is fantastic. You can really stretch out and do all the poses. I also like the thickness of it. It's nice and cushy and it helps support my knees and back when moving from one pose to the other." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $56.

    12. A quick-dry golf polo shirt your dad will love to wear on and off the course. This polo comes in 33 colors and has a quick-dry moisture-wicking knit fabric. They'll avoid unwanted sweat *and* sunburns with this piece of sporty clothing.

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    Promising review: "I bought one of these for my dad in red because he wears polos all the time and prefers nice bright colors. The shirt is made well and the quick-dry fabric means you don't have to iron it when you take it out of the dryer. For the price, it is a great deal. Looks great and is lightweight, perfect for a hot summer day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in men's sizes XS—XXL and 33 colors).

    13. A reflective jacket, so your dad can stay warm and be seen by cars while they bike ride at night. It has multiple storage pockets and three breathable layers, which make it perf for cycling.

    A reviewer wears a neon yellow reflective jacket while bike riding on a street
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    Promising review: "I bought this reflective jacket for my girlfriend's dad since he gets off at 12:30 a.m. from work and rides his bike home. I actually drove by him one night when he was going home and I honestly could not miss him and was glad he was wearing it. This is a good reflective jacket and people will definitely see you." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in men's sizes S—XXL and seven colors).

    14. A pair of lightweight training sneakers for your dad's daily fitness grind. These shoes are designed for high-impact activities and heavy lifting: a removable Hyperlift insert helps boost stability, while an enhanced grip helps boost traction. Yes to functional *and* durable footwear!

    Nike

    Promising review: "I have officially transitioned to the Metcon 5. They are the all-time functional fitness shoes for me and probably every athlete out there! The wide toe box allows my toes to have ample room to have a solid base for squats, burpees and sprints. The stable insoles and flat sturdy base at the heels have truly improved my form." —Nike Customer

    Get them from Nike for $89.97+ (available in men's sizes 3.5—22 and 14 colors).

    15. A comfy double-seat kayak, because your dad may want to take their workout to the great outdoors and spend some time at a lake.

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    This kayak comes with two aluminum oars and a high output air pump as well!

    Promising review: "Dad and I had a blast on this thing for Father's Day. We are both apartment dwellers and don’t have space to store a 'real' kayak, but, my experience with this was far better than any one I’ve had with a real one. Very comfortable, easy to maneuver. Easy inflation, we brought a small cooler and backpack and still had enough room to feel totally relaxed on the water. This kayak is a no brainer if you’re thinking about it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $87.54.

    16. A set of emoji golf balls for your dad who takes golf a little too seriously. These mini golf balls work great for backyard putting greens and they'll be a step up from boring equipment.

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    Promising review: "These are a great gift to give any avid golfer in your life. I've given these as gifts two times now, and the reaction I get is priceless. In fact, the semi-pro golfer I gave them to uses them for special occasions. These are a coveted item for him. Highly recommended." —Amazon Customer

    Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $11.95.

    17. A digital sports watch for your dad to wear while they exercise on the treadmill or go for a run. They'll be able to see the day/date, lap time, and military time on this nifty gadget.

    A model wears a yellow and black Armitron Sport Digital Chronograph Watch on their wrist
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    Promising review: "Overall it’s great, bought as a gift for my girlfriend's father, he coaches football and his team colors are red and black. The watch works great as far as we have seen. I think it’s a nice sporty watch at a great price."Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in seven colors).

    18. A pair of sturdy hiking boots, so your dad can comfortably walk on rough terrain and outdoor trails. With excellent traction and contoured heel cups, they'll avoid slipping and blisters during their outdoor adventure.

    A model wears a pair of Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots outside
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    Promising review: "The Salomon Men's X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boot is an amazing boot. Putting them on, I literally felt that my feet where being wrapped in warm kittens and as I moved around in them, it felt like I was walking on clouds and not rocky terrain." —REI Customer

    Get them at REI for $165 (available in men's sizes 7—14 and three colors).

    19. A running pouch belt that'll hold all of your dad's essentials (think keys, cellphone, and earbuds) while they walk, run, or jog. The best part? It's designed to NOT bounce during movement, so all their personal items will be secure.

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    Promising review: "This is the most amazing running accessory! I just tried it on and went for a run. It holds my phone and my keys easily with space left over for an energy bar, a small tube of sunscreen, etc. It is extremely comfortable and discreet. I had it right on the outside waistline of my running shorts and forgot I was even wearing it! It stayed up the entire time. If it does move around, it is a breeze to adjust to a perfect fit." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    20. Exercise cards, so your dad can mix up his bodyweight circuits with different movements (squat curls, lunges, etc.). They'll target muscles all around their body and get a killer sweat session with this fun deck!

    A model uses a set of exercise cards with dumbbells
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    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband as a birthday gift. He prefers to work out at home. I thought this would be a good gift for him for ideas. (We have a weight bench, kettle bells and free weights.) He loves it. He said the pictures and workout ideas are great." —Amazon Customer

    Get a deck from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two volumes).

    21. A workout T-shirt for your dad who's a fan of The Office and Dwight-friendly fitness. Phonebook ripping can technically count as a workout, am I right?

    A model wears a black T-shirt that says "Dwight's Gym For Muscles"
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    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in men's sizes S—3XL and 11 colors).

    22. A pair of woven running pants that your dad can wear for exercising *and* lounging. They're made with lightweight and Dri-FIT technology fabric, which helps wick away sweat and elevate comfort.

    A model wears Nike Essential Men's Woven Running Pants in a blue shade
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    Promising review: "I was having a hard time finding workout pants that were a light gray color but not a fleece or jersey material. These are exactly the pants I was looking for. They're labeled as running pants, but I use them for pickleball and just hanging out." —Nike Customer

    Get them from Nike for $70 (available in men's sizes S—2XL Tall and six colors).

    23. A "smart" gym bag for your dad that'll do more than just stash essentials: This fitness accessory has a built-in activated charcoal deodorizer, a *ventilated* shoe compartment, a USB port for electronics, AND has backpack straps.

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    Promising review: "I was in search of a new gym bag, something that was in the medium size range that wasn't too bulky or too small. I noticed the bag had multiple options with the classic tote straps, shoulder strap and my favorite the backpack straps! I do CrossFit, so I always have my sneakers and my lifters which go in the shoe compartment!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. A colorful training ball for your dad who's obsessed with FIFA and all things soccer. Its textured outer coating and vibrant design make it a cool piece of equipment, especially if you guys are working out more at home.

    Adidas' Finale Top Training Ball covered in white stars, a colorful print, and an Adidas black logo
    Adidas

    Get it from Adidas for $28.

    25. Polarized sunglasses, so your dad can enjoy their bike ride, walk, or long run without glaring or fogging. The lenses have 100% UV400 protection coating, which will help shield their eyes from the sun.

    A reviewer wears a pair of Torege Polarized Sports Sunglasses on a bike ride
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    These sunglasses also come with interchangeable lenses, a carrying case, and lens cleaner!

    Promising review: "All I can say is that I am amazed at the quality of these glasses for a fraction of the cost of 'name-brand' styles. They came with a whole slew of interchangeable lenses, a great carrying case, and lens cleaner, everyone that sees me in them comments on how great they look. The durability seems spot on, and I've used them for a few cycling rides and the clarity has been great, and have had zero issues with fogging." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in six colors).

    26. A Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker to help your dad monitor their heart rate, steps, calories burned, and sleep stats on a daily basis. Their workout activity data is also automatically recorded and syncs with an app, so they can stick to their wellness goals.

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    It's also Bluetooth-compatible, so your dad can get notifications for incoming calls and texts!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love, my Fitbit! It is accurate as far as I can tell. I love that it tracks my sleep and will track workouts without me turning it on to record through the app." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A classic baseball cap, because your dad can look stylish and get a lil' shade during workouts. This cap features a signature Champion logo on the front and an adjustable closure in the back.

    Model wears navy Champion baseball cap with a pink shirt
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    28. A pitching machine that your dad and siblings will adore for the backyard: It pitches on a 7-second cycle and will work great for play and practice AND comes with six balls. Yes to fam baseball time!

    A Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball Pitching Machine in a backyard
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    Promising review: "This little pitching machine packs a lot of power! My 5-year-old absolutely loves it. Once he got the hang of it, he was hitting balls all over the yard. This was a great gift and worth every penny. If you have a child who likes baseball this is a must-have." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.84

    You, after gifting your fitness-obsessed dad the perf Father's Day present:

    TBS

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