A dozen red roses? Yawn. This Feb. 14, treat your special someone to a gift that’s out of the (heart-shaped) box. These eight gift ideas are perfect for the fitness-loving guy or gal in your life – or yourself. We won’t tell.
The Gift of Massage
After an especially intense exercise sesh, nothing beats a massage to knead your aching muscles, get the blood flowing, and help maintain proper alignment. If you’re looking to save, try a foam roller that allows you to control the massage pressure. Or, if you’re looking to splurge, surprise your sweetie with a spa day. Whether you prefer a deep tissue massage or a relaxing Swedish technique, massages can help relieve stress and lower your blood pressure. Bonus: Massages can also prevent sport or workout injuries, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
A Personally Curated Workout Mix
Totally thoughtful, and completely free! Surprise your S.O. by uploading a new workout mix to his or her iPod. Choose a mix of upbeat, romantic songs with significance that will get the heart rate up, all while also paying a heartfelt homage to your relationship.
Don’t watch your loved one suffer through untangling his or her headphone cords. There are plenty of premium wireless earbud options that only look sleek and keep the pace bumpin’, but will also minimize distractions during a workout.
A Workout Package
Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than caring about someone’s health, including your own. If you or your sweetie is ready to transform your body, or just keep it in tip-top shape, now is the time to join ILKB. Our classes are fun, challenging and exciting, and even include partner drills that get you both burning calories and having a blast. Visit our website to find a studio near you.
A heart rate monitor may not seem as swoon-worthy as roses, but it’s definitely more thoughtful! Another fun techie gift ideas include a FitBit, which can track personal metrics like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes throughout the day. You can even get yourself and your companion one and start a friendly competition.
Who doesn’t love a pair of sweet kicks? Wearing the proper footwear is vital to getting the most out of your workout, so why not treat your favorite person’s feet to a new pair of athletic shoes – we recommend festive red or hot pink. And while socks may not seem like the sultriest of Valentine’s Day gifts,, compression socks are a thoughtful (and useful) present for anyone training for a long run or race.
What gift are you going to get your fitness loving Valentine? Tell us in the comments!