The 10 Best Gym Gear Gifts For That Special Training Partner In Your Life
Let’s just start off by making one thing clear; if you’re looking to buy that special someone gym gear gifts or something similar never (we repeat, never) buy them a scale. There’s no scale that could accurately measure how much of a bad idea that is. Trust us, we know someone who did that and unsurprisingly it did not go down well.
Now that we’ve made that public service announcement and you can confidently avoid that post-present-unwrapping fake smile, we’re good to go. The below gym gear tested by the MH team will not only make your partner’s day, but it’ll take their training to the next level, too.
These are the best gym gear gifts to give on any occasion:
adidas Adapt to Chaos Shorts
A quick scan of the QR code on the shorts connects you to a website filled with info on running groups, routes and training tips – and a playlist for your run. It’s the perfect gift if she’s into running, music and tech. And if she doesn’t have a lot of time? Even better, she’ll never have to worry about sorting out the right playlist, it’s right there.
The Mocana Nimbus Yoga Mat
Here at MH most of us aren’t small or nimble so the fact that the Mocana Nimbus is longer and wider than other mats is a winner.
Under Armour HOVR Infinite
UA asked pro distance runners what they needed and then created a neutral running shoe. Best part? The tracker built into the shoe that tracks, analyses and stores almost any running metric you can think of (pace, calories, cadence etc.).
You can get the men’s pair here.
Related: 5 Signs You Need New Running Shoes
This personal safety wearable emits a loud sound to attract attention in an emergency. It also will alert three contacts by SMS and email with the date, time and your location when activated.
SKLZ Elevation Ladder
What’s great about this speed ladder over others is that you can raise it for an extra challenge; making it impossible to cheat by stepping on the rungs.
ASICS Silver SS Top
This short-sleeved running top is made from a luxuriously soft knit and has flat seams which reduces the risk of chafing. The sleeve’s design offers plenty freedom of movement. Bonus: the fabric is quick-drying making it ideal for those hectic sweat sessions.
Get the female ASICS Silver Icon Top here.
PUMA Hybrid Astro
These are really nice and stable with great cushioning in the midsole. The tongue is more padded than usual so laces don’t cut into your foot. They’re a great all-in-one option if you’re looking for something to wear in the gym, with jeans and on a run – up to a half marathon distance. Even though the heel drop is quite high, the heel counter and cage over your mid foot make them stable enough for functional training.
Salomon Agile Wind Jacket
This lightweight jacket is perfect for short runs or hikes. The vents along the upper back allow for airflow to seep through keeping you cool as you heat up during your run.
Hi-Tec Leo Leggings
Tights so comfy your partner would wear them all day if she could. And they don’t just feel great on casual Friday, they pack a punch in the gym and on the trails too. High wasted, and 7/8 in length, they are ideal for running, pilates or HIIT workouts (no slipping down or up and no dodgy sweat marks to speak of).
Under Armour FLASH True Wireless Headphone
JBL teamed up with Under Armour to create these waterproof earbuds that stay secure in your ears no matter the activity. They deliver solid bass pep, too, but not enough to drown out the world. AmbientAware tech means you always hear just enough of everyone else to stay safe.
And there you have it! For more great gym gear gifts (or to get yourself new fitness gear), check out the October issue of Men’s Health which features our annual MH Fitness Awards 2019. We have ten pages dedicated to the best fitness gear that was tried and tested by the MH team. You can get it here.