From workout clothes to tech, foam rollers to supplements, here’s our pick of the perfect gifts for gym lovers and fitness obsessives this holiday season.
2020 has been a testing time for people who love to exercise, with gyms shut for most of the year. Home workouts have become more popular than ever thanks to the need to burn off stress and calories in your own house and garden.
At Innermost, we’re experts on the latest fitness trends, accessories and must-haves for the perfect workout. As the creators of the best nutrition products on the market, you know you can trust us to guide you to the best workout-related gifts to give your fitness-obsessed loved ones - or to sneak into your stocking and keep for yourself.
The best all-rounder yoga mat
This bestselling yoga mat sold out during the first lockdown of 2020, so make you get yours before they inevitably sell out before Christmas too. Not only is this mat soft, lightweight and very, very grippy, thanks to the natural latex it's made of, it’s an ideal workout gift as it can be used from anywhere.
The best protein around
Christmas can be a draining time and it’s important to preserve your energy. This protein was specifically developed for people who push themselves further and faster than others, but aren’t willing to compromise to get where they want to go. It’s formulated to rehydrate and restore energy, and support muscle growth and repair, and it tastes delicious. Don’t tackle a festive season without it.
Comfortable joggers perfect for exercise
One of the best activewear brands around, these joggers are well priced, exceptionally comfortable (especially as the waistband on your usual trousers is a little tighter than usual at this time of year) and great for cold weather workouts. A great activewear gift for all.
DNA analysis to improve your performance
Want to take your workouts and diet to the next level? DNA Fit is an award-winning health analysis system that guides users through improving their diet and exercises routines by analysing their genetics and suggesting bespoke advice.
A sustainable and stylish bike helmet
The road is your catwalk. This chicly minimalist helmet is made from recycled and sustainable materials, and once its reached the end of its life span Dashel will part-exchange it for a new one and use the recycled parts to make more.
Resistance bands that you can’t resist
Irresistibly brightly coloured, these bands are versatile, strong and endlessly adaptable. You can use them for everything from Pilates to cardio to stretching to lifting, and you can be sure that they won’t snap, get sticky or roll at the edges.
A nootropic to relax and calm
Christmas is a stressful time and 2020 has been a stressful year. Help your body to relax with these nootropics which contain research-backed ingredients to reduce stress and help you to sleep like an angel.
Something to roll the pain away
Sore? Tight muscles? We got you. This top-notch foam roller will help you iron out the kinks and knots in your body left behind by your impressively tough workout.
Stylish weights with a strong heritage
A personal set of dumbbells is a great workout gift, and this company has been making weights for 80 years, so you can trust they know what they’re doing. With cast-iron weights and a plastic spinlock to prevent unwanted movement, you’ll be gaining muscle in no time.
A mask to protect you
In this current climate, it’s good to have a mask handy for your workout in case you need it. This one is designed to fit flawlessly, is protective yet breathable and has skin-cooling technology so it won’t make your face sweaty. Don’t venture inside without it on.
Headphones that will stay put
If you like to listen to music while you sweat, forget all other headphones and stick with these. They fit well even when you’re doing hot yoga, the sound quality is unparalleled and they’re easy to set up.
Hair ties you won't be able to live without
Small but mighty, those with long hair know the frustration of scrunchies that won’t stay put or fabric hair ties that are no match for your sweat. invisibobbles are an elastic hair ring that will keep your locks where you want them and won’t damage or crease hair. A perfect gift and stocking stuffer.
A detox booster to give your body what it’s craving
Once you’ve overindulged on chocolate, Christmas pudding, roast potatoes and champagne, your body will be crying out for some help. This booster contains ten of the most highly-regarded health-boosting ingredients which help to support your immune system, target free radicals and maintain a healthy pH balance. Don’t tackle your festive hangover without it.