Christmas is a time when many people talk about turning over a new leaf. Be it the excessive intake of mince pies and Christmas party boozing, or a resolution they’ve been meaning to get around to, the number of new gym memberships soars at the start of each new year, and here’s betting you have a friend or loved one who’s thinking about making a couple of healthy lifestyle changes.
You know our mantra: fuel that ambition! And a thoughtful fitness Christmas gift could well be the perfect way to help that loved one take a step to achieving their New Year’s resolution.
Whether they’re already an avid gym-goer or just have good intentions at this point, here are a few gift ideas that could save you stressing about present ideas and will help them achieve their health goals.
Christmas Fitness Gifts
Clothes are always a welcome gift at Christmas, especially for the gym. Okay, so the clothes don’t make the athlete, but the right gear can enhance performance. Also, if the person in question is an avid gym-goer, they’ll be needing plenty of fresh gear.
Not sure what gym clothes to get? If you’re shopping for the elite, compression gear is pricier, but worth every penny. If it’s a gym newbie you’re buying for, sweats are a good place to start (and also make comfy home wear if they don’t quite live up to their New Year resolution.
✓ Workout Accessories
There are a few bits of kit that the average weightlifter takes for granted, beginning with a decent bottle for water and a shaker for whey protein. Gym accessories could make the perfect stocking fillers for gym-goers who didn’t even realize they needed them.
A few essentials include:
☐ 1/2 Gallon Hydrator – it is important to drink plenty of water when working out and during the day, making this the perfect accessory for any gym-goer
☐ Klickbox – getting your diet right is just as important as going to the gym on a regular basis. Tupperware allows you to take your pre-prepared meals wherever you go, making the Klickbox an accessory essential
✓ Exercise Equipment
If the person you’re buying for is wanting to take their new healthy lifestyle one step at a time and aren’t quite ready for a gym membership yet, some very worthy stocking fillers might be a few pieces of home exercise equipment.
A few essentials include:
☐ Lifting Belt– performing heavy compound lifts will help you to put on muscle, but performing these lifts with poor form will lead to injury. A lifting belt can add support to your lifts and help avoid injury
☐ Lifting Straps – when performing heavy compound lifts, sometimes your grip strength gives out before your muscles do. Lifting straps will help you make sure you’re working out your muscles to fatigue
☐ Dipping Belt – when performing pulls ups and tricep dips it can get to the point where you can perform multiple reps with ease. Wearing a dipping belt and adding weight to it will make these exercises harder and work your muscles much more
✓ Essential Supplements
Both long-time bodybuilders and gym-newcomers need to pay close attention to their nutritional intake, so it’s no surprise that supplements are incredibly popular among the bodybuilding crowd. When it comes to sporting performance, nutrition is fuel and fuel is essential for achieving health gains. Here are a very essential supplements the fitness enthusiast in your life should definitely be unwrapping on Christmas day:
☐ Impact Whey Protein – protein is essential for muscle growth, recovery and maintenance, and you can’t go wrong with Myprotein Impact Whey. With over 80% protein content per serving, and available in a number of great flavors this really is the perfect Christmas gift
☐ Creatine – this supplement is one of the most researched on the market and is proven to help improve strength and muscle growth and mass
☐ BCAAs – available in a number of great tasting flavors, amino acids help aid recovery and can be drunk at anytime during the day to help enhance protein synthesis to promote muscle growth and repair
☐ MYPRE – pre-workout is a great addition to any gym-goers stack. Even the most committed gym enthusiast will have days when they feel tired and lethargic and don’t want to go to the gym. MYPRE will help them get in the gym even when they don’t want to, with its energy inducing formula!
If you were struggling on what to buy the fitness enthusiast in your life then worry no more because Myprotein has got your covered! Make sure they open something they really appreciate this Christmas and help them reach their goals in the New Year!