Exercise routines don’t have to be thrilling; ask anyone who slogs through a 6AM workout every day. But even if someone is happy with a dull routine, that doesn’t mean they will derive joy from unwrapping a sparkly gift box that contains (yawn) another pair of weights. So try these gifts instead.
Is there anything more fun than roller skating? That’s a rhetorical question. There is not. Your lucky recipient can take these snazzy wheels to a roller rink (yes, they still exist) for a fun and maybe awkward evening out, but that’s just the beginning. Show them this video of Moxi founder Michelle Steilen twirling down city streets and doing handstands on skate park ramps, and before you know it they will have new goals in fitness and in life.
Custom Skipping Rope Kit
Skipping ropes: Also a lot of fun. This kit lets you or your special someone play with an old-school-style beaded skipping rope, but this one isn’t all scuffed up and faded by the sun of a thousand recess periods. Choose up to three colours for the beads (plus the optionally cushioned handles of your choice) and enjoy a little craft project before you start skipping.
MovNat Online Coaching
Not sure how to work up the strength for those impressive roller skate tricks? Get a personal trainer to design you a custom program. MovNat provides online coaching, including video chats with your trainer. But the coolest thing they do is actually giving feedback on your form. You set up your device to take video of yourself exercising, and they can show you exactly what you need to fix. At $US279 ($367) for the first month and $US179 ($235) for the next two months of your three-month commitment, this gift is for a very special someone. But they’re worth it, right?
FitDeck Workout Cards
If you can’t afford hundreds of dollars in online coaching, maybe a stocking stuffer is more your speed. These decks have an exercise idea on every card, with complete instructions for how to perform it. Shuffle the deck, set up an interval timer, draw a new card every time it beeps, and boom! It’s a never-before-seen workout just for you.
Ready for a dance break? Want to dance while whacking everything around you with a pair of sticks? Of course you do! Try a pair of Pound Ripstix. Ideally you’d gift them along with a voucher for group classes, because they look intense. But a set with a DVD sounds almost as good.
Flaming Hula Hoop
We’ve saved this one for last not only because it’s the most exciting gift in our guide (very narrowly edging out the velvet roller skates) but also because you need to think long and hard about this one. Is that special someone really ready to handle a large flammable object? Will they find a fire juggling organisation that can help them practise with the proper precautions? We’re trusting you, reader. If that special someone is truly special enough to handle a flaming hula hoop, then you should treasure that person. And you should absolutely give them a flaming hula hoop.