Tis’ the season for gift-giving and family gatherings, and if you’re anything like me you’re already planning out what to get the people in your life. Athletes can be notoriously hard to buy for, between our training schedules and our busy lifestyles we can be hard to figure out when it comes to gifts. Luckily the FightCamp Trainers have taken the guesswork out of buying gifts for athletes this holiday season. Here is our list of the best gifts for athletes.
Top Holiday Gifts For Athletes
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A pair of reliable running shoes are a must-have for any athlete, and if the fitness fanatic in your life is anything like me, sometimes we hold onto old shoes for much longer than we should. So this Christmas or Hanukkah one awesome gift for the athlete in your life is a pair of reliable running shoes. Coach PJ suggests the Nike Air series, and I have to agree. I own a pair myself, and they really help keep my feet from getting sore during long roadwork.
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Kettlebells are awesome for more ergonomic, natural movement weight training and they are also way more compact than a traditional weight set. The Rogue kettlebell set is a great option for combat athletes because they’re great in value price wise and kettlebells in general are just so versatile. Having a couple of different-sized kettlebells will save your favorite athlete a ton in equipment costs down the line!
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Athletes are fantastic at pushing themselves to go that extra mile, get that extra rep, or fight that extra round. Taking care of our body afterward? Not so much. Help your workout buddy out this holiday season by getting them a massage gun (and maybe a gentle reminder that recovery is just as important as the workout). Shanie Smash recommends the Hypervolt massage gun. Let me tell you, these things work. Massage guns are great for reducing muscle soreness and releasing lactic acid buildup and tension.
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Another awesome recovery item, every athlete knows the meme about skipping leg day, and there is a good reason it exists: leg day, and especially leg recovery, sucks. Make it a little easier to resist the temptation to skip leg day by gifting your athlete (or yourself) some good compression sleeves this holiday season. I’m a big proponent of ice packs and massages, and this combines the best of both worlds.
Cryotherapy Gift Cards
Cryo is amazing, and if you’ve never done it before we highly recommend treating yourself or a loved one this holiday season. I have used it to recover from some of the hardest training days, and let me tell you even just one session goes a long way. Jess Evans was right on the money with this suggestion. Any athlete will love getting a cryo treatment after a tough workout.
Athletes love staying fit so make working out even more fun for them by gifting a connected fitness membership. Online training subscriptions give you the option to exercise out of the comfort of your own home or while traveling and on a schedule you can create for yourself. Most connected fitness memberships also come with the option of purchasing exercise equipment for the home gym. And for the boxers in your life or something new to try for your athlete, we have the perfect connected fitness membership for you to gift (wink wink nudge nudge), FightCamp!
Move Over Santa, There’s a New Best Gift Giver in Town
We hope our list helps with holiday shopping this year for the athletes in your life. If the rest of your present list is stressing you out, knock out that stress for free on the FightCamp App.
Merry everything everyone!