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31 Clever Health And Fitness Gifts That Are Actually Useful

What to get for the exerciser who has everything.

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1. Basketball That Coaches You

This smart basketball works with an app to analyze ball-handling and shooting skills and provide skill-based basketball workouts. ($174.95)

2. Ropeless Jump Rope

A great “rope” for experienced jumpers who travel and/or need something on hand for practicing in tight spaces. ($27.99)

3. All Of The Dumbbells

You want your bod to get swole, not your household clutter. That’s where this fully adjustable dumbbell system comes in, offering a ton of variety (from three to 24 pounds in three-pound increments) without taking up a ton of room. ($149)

4. Lock That Uses Words Instead of Numbers

If language were made of numerals we’d probably never forget combinations. But we speak letters and words, just like this lock. ($7.73)

5. GPS Watch With An Emergency Alert System

The Bia does all the usual GPS watch stuff like measure pace and distance and sync with fitness apps. But it’s designed to be less bulky and easier to use than most of its competitors. It also has a safety feature that allows the wearer to share their location throughout their run and alert emergency contacts when they’re lost or in danger. ($279)

6. Wireless Headphones That Keep Your Ears Warm

These ear warmers mean never again having to choose between frozen ears or listening to music as you run or cycle. ($80)

7. Self-Massage Tool For Those Hard-To-Reach Aches

When your regular sports masseuse is unavailable or, um, a fictitious character from your daydreams, treat post-workout stiffness and knots with a self-massager designed to get everywhere. Your neck, your back… ($32.95)

8. Stylish Activity Tracker

The Misfit Shine can be worn as a watch, pendant, or necklace and allows users to track steps and fitness activities (walking, running, cycling, swimming, tennis, etc.), monitor their sleep, set daily goals, and keep a photo food journal. Quantify yourself (fashionably)! ($79)

9. Smoothie Maker That Blends Right Into Your Sports Bottle

Scram, extraneous kitchen accessories. This all-in-one solution is tres convenient. ($29.59)

10. Carrier That Makes Toting a Yoga Mat Not Awkward

It’s time to get off the emotional roller coaster of trying to find a way to conveniently carry a yoga mat or stuff it into your backpack. This lightweight carrier is where it’s at. ($9.58)

11. Sweatproof Bluetooth Earbuds

Go ahead and sprint, jump, tumble, and practice handstands. These babies will not come out of your ears. ($169.95)

12. Crazy Durable Water Bottle That Tracks Your Hydration

Let this bad boy fly off the treadmill or get knocked around in the weight room because it’s super durable. A built-in meter tracks water consumption and the lid flips open with a push of a button, so one-handed, mid-workout sipping isn’t just possible, it’s probable. ($13.53)

13. Touchscreen-Ready Running Gloves That Eliminate Snot Rockets

These breathable, cozy running gloves have touchscreen-ready fingertips. Plus, a micro suede thumb means you can wipe your nose mid-run. ($27.99 - $35.00)

14. Pancakes That Pump You Up

This protein-packed pancake mix begs the question: Why shouldn’t lazy Sunday brunch be all about gainz? ($24.99)

15. Waterproof iPod and Earbuds For Underwater Listening

 

Listen to this iPod underwater and flip-turn to your heart’s content; these earbuds are designed to stay in place during and between laps. (iPod: $125, Earbuds: $39.95)

16. App-Controlled Bike Lock

With Skylock you can lock and unlock your bike, get alerts when the lock is tampered with, and automatically notify emergency contacts in the event of a crash, all via mobile app. ($159)

17. The Running Tracker That’s Also A Media Player, Coach, and Workout Buddy

The Adidas Smart Run miCoach does the work of a few different devices. It allows the wearer to: access training plans created by elite coaches, track all run-related data, listen to music, and enjoy the comfort of a strapless heart-rate monitor, all in a single wrist-worn device. ($353.47)

18. Moisture-Wicking Drawers

There’s nothing more unmentionable than underwear that gets damp, clammy, and bunched up during hard workouts. These breathable undies are designed to stay driest and odorless-est where you sweat most. ($13/pair)

19. Tiny Multipurpose Gadget For All Your Keys

This keychain alternative houses every single key in your life in an ultra lightweight, jingle-free, compact design tiny enough to keep in the smallest of pockets while working out. (Starts at $29)

20. Grips For Less Slippery Handlebars

These absorbent grips mean less contact with sweat that belongs to other people as well as not slippery-i-fying handlebars while you perspire your way through that indoor cycling workout. ($8)

21. So-Much-More-Than-A-Gym-Tote Gym Tote

No need to carry bags on bags on bags on bags to carry sneakers, gym essentials, jewelry, and other stuff. This tote has a separate compartments for sneakers, a sleeve for a yoga mat or a jacket, an umbrella pocket, and lots of compartments and pockets for assorted accessories. ($163)

22. Fast-Drying, All-Weather Socks

No matter how sweaty the workout, these lightweight, breathable socks will keep feet warm in winter, cool in summer and will never slip or bunch. ($15/pair)

23. Compact Warmers For Toasty Hands, Feet, and Body

Disposable hand, foot, and body warmers generate hours of heat to keep you comfortable during walks, runs, hikes, and bike rides in the bitter cold. (Overnighter Kit for 2: $7)

24. Rope That Counts Your Jumps

Go ahead, let your mind wander during your workout; this rope will count your jumps for you. ($8.29)

25. Towel That Cools You Off

After (or during) a hot or humid workout, dip this towel in warm water, wait a sec for while it gets nice and cool, wrap it around your neck (or wherever) and enjoy sweet relief. ($10)

26. Dry Shampoo For Quick ‘N Easy Post-Workout Freshening Up

No time for a post-workout shower? No problem. Dry shampoo is a gym bag essential that makes a killer stocking stuffer. ($4.89)

27. Monthly Subscription To A Box of Surprise Assorted Goodies

Each month Bulu Box sends samples of of health- and wellness-related products like healthy snacks, gym gift cards, and workouts. Recipients try samples to decide what they want buy. ($10/box)

28. Intro To Workout Recovery Kit For The Self-Care Newbie

This kit has the tools and instructions to teach exercisers how to stay loose and pain- and injury-free as they train. ($69.99)

29. Sweat-Repelling Yoga Mat

Hot yoga will be less soggy and stinky with a mat that wicks moisture and seals in odor. ($58)

30. Towel That’s As Grossed Out By Gym Germs As You Are

One side of this towel is labeled “gym,” the other, “skin,” ensuring that you’ll never again blot your face with the same side of the towel that you used to wipe down the stationary bike after Sweaty Betty was done with her ride. ($25)

31. Cool(ing) Bandana

Wearing a self-cooling bandana during a long workout in the heat or a stuffy gym means looking as great as you feel. ($3.59)

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