So Christmas is almost upon us and there are bound to be a few people still looking for little gifts to buy for the fitness lovers in their life. With this is mind I thought it would be worth sharing a few little fitness gifts that I wouldn’t mind receiving in my stocking this year. All the gifts listed below are £15 or less and I have included the link to where you can buy them online.
For the fitness foodie
Get The Glow – Madeleine Shaw – £10
Nutrition plays a major part in leading a healthy lifestyle and Madeleine Shaw has created a fantastic book full of recipes that can help you lead a healthier life. A friend of mine swears by her book and having had a read through it I can see why. The book is all about how food should nourish your body, removing the need for a fad diets. This is a perfect stocking present for anyone looking to eat better in 2016.
To find out more about the book and Madeleine click here http://madeleineshaw.com/
For the dedicated trainer
Wolverson LaCrosse Ball – £3
My personal trainer Alex recently introduced me to the joys of a Wolverson LaCrosse ball. I am currently working on my mobility and he got me to use one to release the tension in my back and hips. The ball is no bigger than a tennis ball can be used to target exact points of muscle tension. It is the perfect gift for someone who trains a lot and suffers from muscular tightness.
To find out more about the ball click here http://www.wolverson-fitness.co.uk/LaCrosse-Ball_A18A3I.aspx
For the cycling enthusiast
Boardman Skull Cap – £14.99
My dad is a huge cycling enthusiast and despite turning 65 in 2015 he still cycles 20 to 30 miles a day. Whilst researching his Christmas present I discovered this great stocking filler for anyone who will be cycling in the horrible British winter weather over the next few months. The Boardman Skull Cap fits underneath the rider’s helmet and will keep the wearers head warm thanks to its brushed fleece inner layer.
To check out the skull cap click here http://www.halfords.com/cycling/cycling-clothing/base-layers-thermals/boardman-skull-cap
For the runner in your family
Nike Knitted Tech 2.0 Gloves – £15
Whether for someone who runs regularly or for a beginner, these Nike running gloves would be a brilliant Christmas gift. I was bought a pair of the original Nike Knitted Tech gloves a couple of years ago and I love them. They are lightweight and keep your hands warm without ever making your hands sweaty. This new style looks great and comes in two colours, if I had a choice I would definitely go for the red.
To check out the gloves and the rest of the Nike winter running range click here http://store.nike.com/gb/en_gb/pd/knitted-tech-gloves/pid-10878017/pgid-11154547
For the cardio junkie
Reebok Speed Skipping Rope – £4.99
Skipping is one of the best forms of cardio and can burn up to 900 calories an hour. This speed skipping rope from Reebok is the perfect stocking filler for anyone who likes to mix up his or her training. Skipping is great fun and such a simple way to improve cardio fitness. You could also buy the recipient the Rocky soundtrack to really motivate them.
To pick up a Reebok Speed Skipping rope please click here http://www.johnlewis.com/reebok-speed-skipping-rope-pink/p231725648?sku=231725648&kpid=231725648&s_kenid=b6152e69-fbf3-4832-9349-92e4c4aa1a5e&s_kwcid=403×916650&tmad=c&tmcampid=73
So those are my five great fitness stocking fillers, happy shopping