Christmas is in a week, WHAT?! Unfortunately, I haven’t made too many (I actually only made one) gift guides this year because I’ve just been procrastinating. Well, I do have a good excuse behind why I haven’t posted as frequently as I would have hoped. I’ve been focused on school and building my portfolio. Yay for adulthood creeping up on me! Now that I finally got a bit of time to squeeze in another gift guide before Christmas, I decided to put together the best fitness gifts for 2017 guide! I’m such a fitness fanatic so it’s a no-brainer that I’d be doing one of these.
This gift guide is perfect for any gym-goer, fitness enthusiast, or someone who is looking to step foot into the gym for the first time in the new year. You don’t have to be a well-seasoned fitness competitor to use any of the products before, which makes them the best fitness gifts!
Whey Isolate Protein
Everyone needs protein to build muscle and let me tell you, supplements aren’t cheap. Protein is an important building block that everyone needs, but unfortunately, not everyone gets enough protein from meats, dairy, and other food items alone. Buying someone a tub of protein is a great idea because you know they’ll be using it and that you’ll be saving them $$$.
I’m an ambassador for Beyond Yourself supplements so of course, I have to promote their products! I actually genuinely love Beyond Yourself and have been using their supplements since the beginning of my fitness journey; it’s just an added bonus that I get to represent them! I highly recommend gifting a tub or two of the Beyond Yourself Whey Isolate protein. It’s a fast absorbing protein that’s packed with 26g of protein per scoop. They come in so many different flavours that TASTE AMAZING (Vanilla Ice Cream is my favourite) but have absolutely ZERO sugar. You can help someone hit their daily protein intake, make some insane gains in the gym, and kick their cravings straight to the curb.
Branch chain amino acids are another supplement that I highly recommend to everyone. If I could only take two supplements for the rest of my life, it’d be protein and BCAA. BCAA are important for muscle function, recovery and support lean muscle growth.
Another fantastic Beyond Yourself product that I highly recommend is the Beyond Yourself AMRAP. I’ve been consistently using AMRAP for over a year because it does what it should, have a bunch of delicious flavours, 0g sugar, AND it actually has a fat burner (L-Carnitine) within it! Beyond Yourself AMRAP is the best tasting BCAA I’ve ever had and I’ve never once met anyone who disagreed with me. My favourite flavours are Peach-Mango, Strawberry-Kiwi, Pomegranate-Blueberry, and Blue Freeze.
Popeye’s Supplements Gift Card
If buying supplements for someone else is too overwhelming, it doesn’t hurt to purchase a gift card and leave the shopping up to your fitness go-getter! I get all my supplements from Popeye’s Supplement – Scarborough 🙂 (Hint: I wouldn’t mind getting a gift card to Popeye’s if my friends are reading this *wave*).
(Photo by Bodybuilding.com)
I’ve tried wrist wraps and gloves while working out, but they just didn’t work out. My teeny tiny hands have difficulties gripping the weights, especially after a long shift at work. My wrist and arms get super strained from work which can make my workouts a bit of a pain. Speaking of which, who remembers that time I went to the gym after a 9-hour shift and fractured my toe by dropping a 45lb plate on it?
Versa grips are soooo cool and I think that every lifter should get a pair! I was first introduced to them last month when I trained with my coach. She has a pair and allowed me to try deadlifting with it. It’s crazy how much it helped to prevent the bar from slipping out of my hands.
Resistant bands have been on the rise and are superb for all the booty gains! They are great to use in and out of the gym for any workouts, pre-activation exercises and stretches. Resistant bands are inexperience and make a great Christmas gift add-on. You really can’t go wrong with these! Help your girlfriend (or boyfriend) achieve the best booty ever!
Ok, so I have a bit of a legging addiction… BUT IT’S OK, at least I put most of them to good use! I wanted to share one of my favourite leggings from Lululemon that will make a great Christmas gift! The Lululemon Align Leggings are the BEST! I own four pairs and wear them all the time!!! They feel like butter on your skin, wick away all your sweat, and make your booty look AH-MAZING.
I hope you enjoyed these fitness gifts! Nothing too expensive that will break the bank, but will definitely help any fitness-goers out. If you liked these fitness gifts, feel free to share this blog post with your friends and family! Happy shopping!