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26 Best Fitness Gifts for 2020 – Gift Ideas for Gym Lovers

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If you’re looking for the best fitness gifts for men and women in 2020, this is the guide for you.

Since the start of the year, we’ve seen the popularity of home gyms and home fitness routines skyrocket, as commercial gyms go into lockdown.

So, with home workouts and socially-distanced fitness becoming the new normal for many of us, which gifts can help gym lovers enjoy their new routines, while still achieving their fitness goals?

Listed below, you’ll find a carefully curated list of the top 26 fitness gifts for 2020. Ranging from self-cleaning water bottles, to suspension trainers for bodyweight workouts, and the latest fitness tech.


Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

Powerbeats Pro

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The Powerbeats Pro earphones are designed to provide high quality audio even while exercising, thanks to the secure-fit earhooks. A single charge delivers up to 9 hours of listening time, or up to 24 hours if using the charging case.

  • Multiple eartip options for a customized fit
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Up to 9 hours of listening time
  • Available in a choice of 7 colors

Volume and track controls can be found on each earbud, for total control during your workout. Their lightweight design means they weigh just 20g, and are fitted with an Apple H1 chip for improved Bluetooth connection speed and fewer dropouts.


Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit Charge 4

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a swimproof activity monitor that can also track your sleep quality, heart rate, and workout intensity. Battery life is up to 7 days on a full charge, or 5 hours of continuous GPS use, and can be fully recharged in just 2 hours.

  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Saves 7 days of minute-by-minute heart rate and motion data
  • Small fits wrists 5.5″ to 7.1″ in circumference
  • Large fits wrists 7.1″ to 8.7″ in circumference

Find a style you love thanks to the interchangeable bands and a customizable clockface that can be downloaded via the Fitbit app.

Each Fitbit Charge 4 includes both of the classic wristbands (small and large) and a charging cable. You will also receive a woven reflective version of the bands if you purchase the special edition.


NutriBullet Pro

NutriBullet Pro

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The NutriBullet Pro 900 is an upgraded version of the NutriBullet 600. The additional 300 watts of power delivers stronger performance than the original, while dishwasher-safe cups make for easy cleaning.

  • Optimized 900-watt motor and nutrient extraction blades
  • Create shakes and smoothies in seconds from whole foods
  • Easy to clean blades with soap and water, cups in dishwasher

The 900 series has a max capacity of 32oz, compared to 24oz with the original NutriBullet 600 model. This means it’s quicker to make more portions of delicious soups, ice creams, nut butters, desserts, and more. For a limited time you can buy the NutriBullet Pro in a range of colors, including berry, champagne, coral, and rose gold.


LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

LARQ Insulated Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Cleaning water bottles can be a hassle, which is why LARQ’s self-cleaning design is such a great idea. Any water inside the bottle is automatically purified every 2 hours using UV-C light. This neutralizes 99.9999% of harmful bacteria.

  • Available in 2 sizes: 500 ml and 740 ml
  • Available in a range of colors
  • Activates UV-C every 2 hours to stay clean
  • Keep liquids cold for 24 hours, hot for 12 hours

Not only does the LARQ bottle keep your water clean, it also reduces reliance on single-use plastic bottles, and there’s no need for replacement filters. The design also looks great, and is available in a variety of colors, including Monaco blue, Himalayan pink, and a limited edition Sahara gold.


BlenderBottle Classic V2 Shaker Bottle

BlenderBottle Classic V2 Shaker Bottle

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
The BlenderBottle V2 has a 20-ounce capacity, includes a stainless steel BlenderBall for improved mixing of protein shakes, smoothies, and supplements.

  • 20-ounce capacity (markings up to 14oz)
  • Easy to clean (dishwasher safe)
  • Ergonomic carry loop
  • Also available in 28-ounce and 45-ounce sizes
  • Replacement BlenderBalls can be purchased separately
  • Flip cap snaps securely shut for shaking and transportation

Compared to the V1 bottle, the BlenderBottle V2 has a simpler shape that makes it easier for the BlenderBall to mix protein powders. It also fits in most cup holders, and is available in a variety of colors, including black, clear, navy, and white.


Garmin Forerunner 35

Garmin Forerunner 35

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The Forerunner 35 is one of the bestselling GPS running watches from Garmin, which uses Garmin Elevate™ technology to monitor your heart rate. GPS tracks your distance, pace, intervals, location, and more.

  • Built-in GPS, accelerometer, and heart rate monitor
  • Sports profiles for running, indoor running, cycling, and cardio
  • Battery life: Up to 9 days on watch mode. 13 hours training mode
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 140-200 mm
  • Colors available include black, limelight, and frost blue

In addition to the fitness features, the Forerunner 35 has a host of useful tech built-in. This includes smart notifications, automatic upload of your workout data to Garmin Connect, music controls, and even allow your friends and family to follow your runs in real time.


Theragun Mini

TheraGun Mini

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
Used by professional sports teams worldwide, the Theragun percussive therapy products are designed for deep muscle massage treatments from the convenience of your own home. Percussive therapy can help relax tight muscles, break up scar tissue, and minimize muscle soreness and tension.

  • QuietForce Technology
  • 3 Speeds (1750, 2100, and 2400 PPM)
  • 150-minute battery life
  • QX35 compact brushless motor
  • 1 attachment: Standard ball

The Theragun Mini uses a powerful, yet quiet, QX35 motor. This is packed into a compact size that’s discrete, easy to carry, and ergonomically designed to be comfortable in your grip. If you need a wider range of attachments, you might prefer to invest in the Theragun Prime (4 attachments), Theragun Elite (5 attachments), or even Theragun Pro (7 attachments).


Schwinn Airdyne Pro

Schwinn Airdyne Pro

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Fan bikes are designed for intense cardio workouts that deliver high levels of calorie burning in a short amount of time. The Schwinn Airdyne bikes are market-leaders in this category, with the Airdyne Pro being their top-of-the-line model.

  • Custom designed 26 blade fan for more calorie burning
  • 9 programmable workout options
  • Console with tachometer to provide added motivation
  • Built-in HIIT programs, such as 20/10 and 30/90
  • Maximum user weight: 350 lbs
  • Warranty Info: Frame (10 years), Parts (2 years), Labor (6 months)

The heavy-duty commercial grade construction has made the Airdyne Pro a popular addition to MMA gyms and fitness centers across the country. Couple this with the ability to provide an effective HIIT workout with virtually unlimited air resistance, and you have a machine that’s capable of burning calories faster than any treadmill or elliptical.


Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
Apple AirPods are currently the world’s most popular wireless earphones, and are able to sense when they’re in your ears so that the music can pause when you take them out. The H1 chip is the same as in their PowerBeats Pro earphones, which helps deliver a stable, low-latency connection for high-quality sound.

  • Comfortable universal fit
  • Wireless charging case included
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”
  • More than 24 hours battery life with charging case
  • Up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge

If you need active noise cancellation and a customizable fit, we’d definitely recommend the AirPods Pro. But the standard AirPods are still deliver excellent sound quality and are Qi-compatible. This means you can charge them with a wireless Qi charger mat instead of relying on a lightning cable.


Track Your Fitness and Nutrition Planners

Track Your Fitness and Nutrition Planners

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Standard ruled notebooks don’t really cater for the way workouts are structured, with reps, sets, exercise lists, etc. Recording your workouts in a logbook can be a great way to track your progress.

  • 126 daily workout pages per book
  • Detailed tracking of exercises, reps, sets, start/end time, etc.
  • Constructed with a sturdy wire binding and laminated cover
  • Food Tracking logbook also available

The ‘Track Your Fitness’ journal has been carefully designed to make it easy to record every detail of your workouts, including cardio, weight training, start/end times, and a notes section for how you felt the workout went.

The fitness journal also has detailed guides of the best exercises for targeting each muscle group, and pages dedicated to setting and tracking specific goals, such as your 1-rep max on the deadlift.


TRX Suspension Trainer

TRX Suspension Trainer

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
Bodyweight workouts can be an incredibly effective low-cost way of building strength and muscle tone from home. The TRX suspension trainer provides you with a wider range of exercise options, and lets you tailor the resistance based on the angles you choose.

  • Includes TRX Suspension strap, Anchor, and Door Anchor
  • Single anchor point for easy set up and versatility
  • 35 page full-color TRX workout guide provided
  • Mesh travel pouch for portability

The TRX Suspension Trainer is quick and easy to set up, whether you anchor off a door, rafter beam, or any secured elevation point. Their patented locking loop technology also means you can maximise your workout without risk of slipping, while the handles and foot cradles are padded for maximum comfort and durability.


BalanceFrom GoYoga High Density Yoga Mat

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The BalanceFrom GoYoga series includes some of the best yoga mats on Amazon, with over 30,000 positive reviews for this design alone. Being designed from 12mm thick, anti-slip high density foam means you have a durable yoga mat that will last for years (2-year warranty included).

BalanceFrom GoYoga High Density Yoga Mat
  • 12mm extra thick material
  • Double sided non-slip surfaces
  • 1/2″ thick premium mat for added comfort
  • Free yoga mat strap included
  • 2-year warranty
  • Dimensions: 71″ long x 24″ wide

The mat can be easily cleaned with soap and water, and weighing in at just over 1 kg means it’s easy to transport and store. Measuring 71″ long and 24″ wide ensures you have plenty of space to work with, and while the premium mat thickness provides added comfort to your spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors.


Trigger Point Foam Roller

Trigger Point Foam Roller

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Foam rollers are designed to help relieve tightness, soreness, inflammation, and even increase range of motion in your joints. At time of writing, the Trigger Point foam roller has a nearly flawless 5 star rating on Amazon after 6,000 reviews.

  • Firm compression to feel like a sports massage
  • GRID pattern to channel blood and oxygen to repair muscles
  • Muscle groups targetted include calves, quads, back, and lats
  • Dimensions: 13″ L x 5.5″ W
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Every aspect of the Trigger Point foam roller design has been carefully considered. The grid features 3 ‘zones’; high and firm nodules that emulate finger tip pressure, tubular sections similar to the shape of fingers, and lower, flatter sections to apply similar pressure to that of a palm.


Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch

Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The Fitbit Sense smartwatch is designed to track every aspect of your health, including activity and stress levels, nutrition, and sleep quality. A built-in GPS enables you to track important information about your running and cycling. This includes pace, distance, route taken, and which zone your heart rate was in at specific times.

  • Built-in GPS and skin temperature sensor
  • Custom AMOLED display with laser-bonded Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Battery life: 6+ day battery and fast charge
  • Interchangeable strap to customize your style
  • Water-resistant to 50 metres

The Fitbit Sense is packed with useful and unique features, such as the EDA Scan app, which detects electrodermal activity as an indicator of stress. An ECG app is also available to detect heart rhythm irregularity, while a skin temperature sensor logs skin temperature at night so you can detect trends over time.

A free 6-month Fitbit Premium trial is included with every purchase, providing personalized insights and advanced analytics into your fitness and health data.


Fat Gripz

Fat Gripz

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
It’s hard to underestimate the importance of grip strength. Having a strong grip carries over to virtually every exercise, from deadlifts and pull ups, to bicep curls and even the bench press.

Fat Gripz are designed to make the bar that you’re gripping thicker, to activate more muscle fibres and build strength in your grip and forearms. They fit around all dumbbells, barbells (1 inch, olympic, E-Z curl), cable attachments, and exercise bands.

  • Each set contains two Fat Gripz
  • Designed to create a thicker bar diameter
  • Helps improve your forearm strength and grip strength
  • Made from a military-grade compound for added durability
  • Odor free

Fat Gripz are available in 3 sizes, to cater for different hand sizes and grip strengths. Fat Gripz Ones have an outside diameter of 1 3/4″, while Fat Gripz measures 2 1/4″ and Fat Gripz Extreme measures 2 3/4″. You can easily tell the difference, as Fat Gripz Ones are black in color, Fat Gripz are blue, and Fat Gripz Extreme are red.


Hydro Flask

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
Hydro Flask develop some of the most popular insulated water bottles in the world, with TempShield technology to protect temperatures. This helps ensure cold liquids stay cold for up to 24 hours, while hot liquids stay hot for up to 6 hours.

Hydro Flask
  • TempShield technology for insulation
  • Honeycomb insulation inside the lid for temperature control
  • Stainless steel collar
  • Powder coat is dishwasher safe to preserve the color
  • Made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure a pure taste
  • Colors include Black, Olive, White, Watermelon
  • Dimensions: 9.8″ H x 3.56″ W x 3.56″ L
  • BPA-Free
  • Sizes: 32 oz (946 ml) or 40 oz (1180 ml)
  • Straw with 32 oz only (Flex cap: 20 oz, 32 oz, 40 oz, 60 oz)

The Hydro Flask is available in several different variations, but their most popular is the Wide Mouth Straw Lid 2.0, in the 946 ml size. Other variations include the 21 oz (621 ml) size, and a Wide Mouth Flex Cap in place of the Straw Lid.

The 20 oz Flex Cap version is the only size that indicates a comfortable fit in vehicle cup holders. All Hydro Flasks are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.


Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
With more of us now working from home, it’s important to consider the health impacts of sitting for long periods of time. This is why the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair was created, to promote proper spine alignment and relieve back pain.

  • Active flexible seating to boost energy and mental focus
  • Includes 52cm exercise ball, chair base, and air pump
  • Recommended user height: 5 ft to 5ft 11 in.
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs

Although the chair base is fitted with a support bar for your back, the micro-movements from sitting on a balance ball help engage muscles used for stability. A variety of colors are available, including black, blue, grey, and purple.


Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
The Concept2 Model D has been one of the top indoor rowers for a number of years, with over 7,000 highly rated reviews on Amazon alone, and an average review rating of 4.9 out of 5. Part of the reason for its success is the performance monitor, which is now in its 5th iteration (PM5).

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
  • Flywheel design minimises noise while delivering a smooth rowing motion
  • Easily separates into two pieces for storage
  • Requires footprint of 274 cm x 122 cm
  • Maximum user weight: 500 lbs
  • Warranty: 5 years frame, 2 years on moving parts and console

The PM5 lets you track your performance, including distance, speed, pace, calories burned, and watts. The backlit display means you can clearly see important feedback, even in low light. The console also has built-in ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to pair the PM5 with a heart rate monitor.

If you’re looking for an effective cardio workout from home, you’ll struggle to find a better machine than the Concept 2 Model D. It even provides you with built-in workouts, and if you’re competitive, can take part in machine-to-machine racing.


Sunny Health and Fitness B901 Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Over the past 18 years, Sunny Health and Fitness have built a reputation for designing high-quality, affordable exercise bikes for home gyms. The B901 bike is no different, with a 40 lb flywheel and a smooth, quiet felt brake pad resistance system.

  • 40 lb chromed solid flywheel
  • Felt fabric brake pad system
  • Padded handlebars for a comfortable, slip-free ride
  • Seat to handlebar distance: 17.5″ to 22″
  • Weight capacity: 275 lbs
  • Dimensions: 46.5″ L x 18″ W x 46″ H

The Sunny B901 indoor cycling bike is a popular choice, with over 4,000 positive reviews on Amazon. The 4-way adjustable seat and multi-grip, height adjustable handlebars help you find the perfect position for cycling. Integrated transport wheels make it easier to move the bike if needed, and the levellers can be adjusted to create a stable cycling platform.


DEGOL Rapid Speed Jump Rope

DEGOL Rapid Speed Jump Rope

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
A jump rope can be an affordable way to burn 200 to 300 calories in just 15 minutes. This DEGOL design is the bestselling jump rope on Amazon, with over 20,000 reviews, thanks to its smooth ball bearing system that helps prevent the cable from twisting.

  • Ball bearing system for a smooth cable rotation
  • PVC embedded wire rope to improve comfort and durability
  • 6 inch soft EVA memory foam grips
  • Adjustable length design (up to 9 feet of rope)

The lightweight, ergonomic handles make them comfortable to hold, with two levels of EVA foam coating. Having two levels of coating creates additional grip, to prevents them slipping out of your hands.


Elvira 32oz Large Water Bottle

Elvira 32oz Large Water Bottle

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
The UV-C light and self-cleaning ability of the LARQ water bottle is certainly useful, but it’s not suitable for all budgets. If you’re looking for a bestselling, affordable water bottle, with added motivation, the Elvira 32oz design could be for you.

  • 32oz, 64oz, and 128oz (1 gallon) bottles available
  • Removable strainer to infuse fruit and tea in your drink
  • Variety of solid colors and gradients to choose from
  • Silicone sealing ring to create a 360 degree leakproof lid
  • 100% BPA and odour free

Alongside the motivational quotes, time markers have been provided to help you track whether or not you’re drinking enough water each day. The diameter of the 32oz bottle is small enough to fit in most cup holders, and the larger mouth makes it easier to clean than straw cap designs.


Peloton App

Review Rating: 5 Star Review Rating
The beauty of the Peloton fitness app is that you can workout alongside other people, virtually. Once you’ve found a fitness class you love, you can join and train in real-time with other people around the world.

Peloton App

When the workout is complete, you can track your progress with useful fitness metrics, such as pace, distance, and calories burned during a run.

  • Classes include running, outdoor, strength, yoga, and meditation
  • GPS support for pace, splits, and elevation metrics while running
  • Compatible with the Apple Watch
  • 30-day free trial available

The Peloton app is available one of two ways. Either you own a Peloton bike, in which case you have an all-access membership, or on a monthly subscription service.


Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
The Hidrate Spark 3 is the only water bottle on our list that has its own app! Sensor technology tracks your water intake and syncs your progress to the Hidrate app via Bluetooth. The bottle will also start glowing at regular intervals, or if you’re going to miss your daily water goal, to remind you to drink more water.

  • Bottle illuminates to remind you to drink more water
  • 3 light patterns to choose from
  • Track progress towards a daily water intake goal via the app
  • Track how friends and family progress towards their daily water goal
  • Water intake synced to the app via Bluetooth
  • BPA-free bottle
  • Smooth silicone sleeve for improved grip

If you forget where you placed your bottle, you can even check the app to locate your bottle from where it was last synced. Available in a choice of 3 colors (Royal Blue, Scuba, and Storm), in a 20oz size, the Hidrate Spark 3 is compatible with iOS and most Android devices.

If you’re planning on using the Spark 3 for storing water, that’s perfect. But following the company’s advice, we wouldn’t use fruit juices or put hot liquids in the bottle, as these may damage the sensor. The Hydro Flask or LARQ bottles would be a much better option for hot liquids.


Whatafit Resistance Exercise Bands

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Resistance bands can be a great way to warm up your muscles before heavy lifting, or even be a workout in themselves. Buying up weight plates or dumbbells can get expensive fast, not to mention all the space you need to store them. That’s why Whatafit Resistance Bands are such a genius idea, allowing you to quickly configure your resistance level in 10 lb increments.

Whatafit Resistance Exercise Bands
  • 5 resistance levels (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 lbs)
  • Bands can be used in combination or independently
  • Maximum resistance level is 150 lbs
  • Each band measures 48″ in length
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Made from 100% natural latex (safe, skin-friendly, durable)

These resistance bands from Whatafit are perfect for strength building, muscle toning, stretching, physical therapy, and more. The main difference between this set and other resistance band products is the band length. At 48 inches, they’re 7 inches longer than the bands from Letsfit, so consider which length suits you best before buying.


Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar

Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
Bodyweight exercises can be an incredibly effective way to train your muscles, but you also need variety. The Dip Bar from Ultimate Body Press is a lightweight and affordable way to add dips to your home workout.

  • Adjustable grip width (19 to 24 inches)
  • Folds easily for convenient storage
  • Color-coded spring-tab assembly
  • Stands 3′ tall to fit users up to 6’6″ in height
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Designed in the USA

Ergonomically angled grips put your body in the optimal position for heavy dips with minimal risk of injury, reducing shoulder and wrist strain.

The open frame design gives you enough space for bodyweight dips, or even a weighted dip belt agility trainer for added resistance. Having a grip width that’s adjustable (19 to 24 inches) makes this design from UBP one of the best dip stations on the market.


UnderArmour UA SportsMask

Review Rating: 4.5 Star Review Rating
It wouldn’t be 2020 without a mask recommendation. The UA SportsMask from UnderArmour is designed with a 3 layer system.

UnderArmour UA SportsMask

A ‘spacer fabric’ layer contains air pockets to keep the mask off your mouth and nose for better airflow. The layer closest to your skin is an ‘Iso-Chill’ layer, which feels cool against your skin. Between these layers you have an open-cell foam, which is breathable but helps to stop moisture passing through.

  • UA Iso-Chill fabric on interior lining and ear loops
  • Available in 3 colors (black, pitch gray, silver chrome)
  • Machine washable
  • Sizes from small-medium to X-large/XX-large

The UA SportsMask can be worn all day, even when playing sports. The breathable and waterproof 3 layer system sets the UnderArmour design ahead of other masks on the market, with hundreds of positive reviews already on Amazon.

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