Holiday Gift Guide: For the Fitness Fanatic
Co-created by pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, the Oakley Insulated Jacket ($300; oakley.com) is made from lightweight microfibers that keep the silhouette sleek.
Fit in a Flash
Firm up fast with Jay Cardiello, SHAPE’s fitness editor-at-large: His JCore Accelerated Body Transformation System Combo Package ($150; jcorebody.com) includes six DVDs and a USB drive with incredibly effective 20-minute workouts.
Runners will stay sure-footed no matter the weather with the waterproof New Balance Winter 110 training boots ($125; newbalance.com). A lug outsole provides maximum traction.
Perfect for the girl who prefers outdoor workouts, this Eton Rukus Portable Bluetooth Sound System ($100; etoncorp.com) can be connected to any smart phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth and wireless stream your music! Plus, it has a handy handle that makes it great for travel. It might be lightweight, but it speakers amplify a great sound.
Strike a Pose
Stand out from the Zen crowd with this Gaiam printed yoga mat ($22; gaiam.com).
This semi-fitted half-zip by Moving Comfort ($98; movingcomfort.com) will keep you warm, dry, and looking fashionably fit wherever your day may take you. We love the figure-flattering rushing on the sides and the great cowl neck. Not a fan of pink? It comes in black and purple too!
The raised tips of the Völkl Essenza Charisma skis ($899; skis.com) make initiating turns easier, so even beginners can swoosh downhill with confidence.
The Native Union Gripster ($50; nativeunion.com) is a unique 3-in-1 handle, stand, and protective shell perfect for work, play, and travel. Stand your iPad at any angle. Spin it for landscape or portrait view. Hang it anywhere as an instant photo frame. How will you use it?
Everyone from the gym rat to a yogi can benefit from the GRID Trigger Point Foam Roller ($40; TPTherapy.com). It can self-massage users to release tight muscles and ease body strains. Plus, unlike most foam rollers, this one is 13 inches long and 5 inches in diameter, so it's travel-friendly and easy to store!
This Athleta quilted mini ($89; athleta.gap.com) is super-streamlined and insulated, so she’ll look cool while staying warm après-ski.
Performing lunges, knee raises, and more on the Fitterfirst Soft Board Advanced ($100; fitter1.com) strengthens the core and improves balance.
The Eyes Have It All
Haven't you always wanted to have a record of your first marathon or cycling trip? This Moab Ice Pivothead Video Recording Eyewear ($299; pivothead.com) will save those memories for you. The high-tech shades come equipped with a brilliant HD video camera!
Punch It Up
The Empower Boxing Boot Camp ($60; kohls.com) has all that’s needed to score a knockout bod:
boxing gloves, a weighted ball, and a DVD featuring a dozen nonstop, two-minute rounds.
Raise a Glass
She always says she needs to drink more water, and the fashionable Eddy Glass ($25; camelbak.com) is the perfect gift to help her stay hydrated! It's dishwasher safe and comes equipped with an easy-to-grip silicone sleeve so you can grab it and hold it while on-the-go.
School of Dance
Admit it, you want to dance like a pro. Who better to learn from than the winners of MTV's first season of Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew? The ABDC champions the Jabbawockeez just came out with this at-home instructional dance DVD program ($39.95; JBWKZDVD.com) designed to challenge the body while teaching you the hottest moves. The choreography is on point and it's a killer workout!
The Quantum Scale ($59; quantumscale.com) makes it easy to track your progress and stay motivated. You don’t even have to see your weight! The first time you use the scale, it registers without displaying your weight. From that point on, it simply tells you what you’ve gained and lost. And it comes in six different colors!
Buyer beware: No matter how excited you'd be to unwrap this scale, remember that some people are super sensitive when it comes to weight. Make sure you know your giftee well—or keep this one for yourself!
Belle of the Ball
This Custom-Fit Balance Ball Chair by Gaiam ($90; opensky.com) will optimize "sitting" time by engaging your core (as you balance) and improving your posture.
Perfect for the adventure junkie (or photography enthusiast) this Lumix TS4 Tough Camera ($399; panasonic.com) is waterproof up to 40 feet, dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof!
This Reebok ZigFuel Top ($55; shop.reebok.com) is not only super stylish and comfortable, but the fabric is infused with Celliant fibers, which help optimize athletic performance and recovery!
With the CrossRope Swift Set ($45; crossrope.com), you can customize your level based on your specific training needs. Want to tone your upper body while you jump? Simply clip in your "explode cable."
This hands-free light ($99 and $149; lightandmotion.com) is perfect for any after-dark adventure. It can be used as a headlight, helmet light, bike light, or flashlight.
Give your family and friends the gift of a home gym this season! No, seriously. Body by Jake created the Get Fit Kit ($59.99; bodybyjake.com) to make fitting a total-body workout into your schedule easy and affordable. The set includes three simple, efficient fitness tools: a Body Balance Air Pod, a Rock Hard Ab Wheel, and Power Flex Tubes. Bonus: You get free shipping until December 31!