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As people continue to look for ways to stay active without setting foot in a gym or studio, one of the best gifts you can give this year is a way to help your loved ones freshen up their home workout routine and boost their motivation to stay active.
From dumbbells and yoga blocks to fitness trackers and smart home gyms, there are plenty of at-home fitness gifts to suit everyone on your list.
We rounded up the best at-home fitness gifts to suit a range of ages, fitness levels, and budgets using the following criteria:
- Recommendation. First and foremost, all of the products on our list come highly recommended by our trusted colleagues.
- Quality and value. From water bottles and headphones to cardio equipment and virtual fitness subscriptions, we included high quality items that are useful on a daily or weekly basis.
- Price. We know budgets can vary, so we included gifts at a range of price points.
- Vetting. All the products included have been vetted to ensure that they meet Healthline’s medical and business standards.
Here are our picks for the best at-home fitness gifts of 2021.
Resistance bands are great for building strength and improving alignment. They’re also lightweight and portable, so you can stash them in your bag for quick, on-the-go workouts.
What’s more, resistance bands are highly versatile, making them suitable for intense workouts and gentle stretches.
While there are many resistance bands to choose from, Healthline Senior Nutrition Editor Lisa Valente recommends the Te-Rich Resistance Bands, remarking, “I’ve had rubbery elastic resistance bands before that ripped or never felt great. These fabric ones are such a nice upgrade for doing some basic strength training at home. I even keep one in my office and just do banded walks down the hall for some extra movement between meetings.”
The bands come in three resistance levels and are made of comfortable cotton material with latex grips to help keep them in place.
Free weights are an excellent way to build strength, increase stability, and improve coordination. They also make a great gift for people looking to incorporate more strength training into their routine.
The Spri dumbbells are available as singles or in pairs with weights ranging from 3–50 pounds (1.36–23 kg).
The rubber dumbbells protect the floor and reduce noise, while the textured chrome handles offer a comfortable grip.
These dumbbells are a go-to piece of equipment for Healthline Editor II Chelsea Logan who raves, “They’re easy to grip, and the hexagonal shape means they stay put when you set them down. Plus, they’re really durable, and the metal grip is easier to clean than vinyl.”
Lightweight and portable, the Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block is ideal for any yoga lover on your gift list.
Blocks offer support, stability, and safety