MyFitnessPal’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the Fit Fan

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MyFitnessPal’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the Fit Fan

From the hottest apparel to the latest workout trends, your jock’s wish list is likely a mile long this holiday season. But how are you to know what’s worth the money and what will end up in the back of the closet? Lucky for you, we’re here to help.

Make the holidays more active for your favorite athlete or outdoors enthusiast this year. These gifts are sure to help the recipient live healthier, sweat more often and enjoy each active moment more.


Polk Boom Bit Wearable Bluetooth Speaker


Keep your fit fan safe and connected with this compact and lightweight wearable Bluetooth speaker. A spring steel clip securely attaches to clothing or a backpack, allowing her to run, bike or commute while still hearing traffic, people and other hazards around her.

Available in five colors, the speaker also includes the ability to talk hands-free when a call comes in and is made of a tough, rubberized material to withstand the elements — and an unfortunate fall every now and then. A USB connection lets her easily charge the device by plugging it into a computer or wall charger.



ClassPass Subscription

Starts at $50/week

Barre today. Boxing tomorrow. CrossFit the day after that. If your fit friend can’t choose a favorite workout, give her the gift of options.

ClassPass lets her visit the gym, studio or facility of her choice without purchasing a long-term membership everywhere she goes. With more than 8,500 facilities available in 39 cities, she can get in a sweat no matter where she finds herself.



Ministry Apparel Future Forward Dress Shirt 


Sweat-wicking fibers. Every-direction stretch. No ironing or dry cleaning. Meet Ministry Apparel: performance clothes for the workday.

This holiday season, pick up the Future Forward Dress Shirt and help him cruise from one celebration to the next in style. From last-minute emails to after-hours festivities, Ministry Apparel sweat-wicking materials will keep him cool and hold their shape so he looks sharp in every setting.

Sponsored by Ministry Apparel



UA Women’s On the Run Tote


This durable yet stylish bag will be your fit gal’s constant companion. From the gym to work to happy hour, your active lady can easily haul all the essentials and look polished in the process.

UA Storm technology provides waterproof protection for her gear, and multiple inner pockets keep items organized and handy. The tote comes in 7 different colors, so your fit fan can go minimalist or colorfully display her vibrant personality.



Unbroken Designs Like a Girl Emoji Necklace


Help your favorite fit gal show her love of fitness with this simple but powerful necklace. The 18-inch silver-plated chain and charm can be dressed up or down and complements the toned physique your lady worked so hard for. The extender even has a kettlebell charm on the end to fully round out the badassery of this piece.



MELT Method Soft Foam Roller


The foam roller is the recovery tool everyone loves to hate, but your fit guy can learn to actually like foam rolling with this roller from MELT Method.

With a much softer feel than your average foam roller, he can say goodbye to unnecessary discomfort when rolling his muscles after a tough workout, while still rehydrating connective tissue, reducing inflammation and promoting recovery. At 36 inches across, it’s long enough to hit all his sore spots without having to continuously reposition the roller.



Gone For a Run Love to Run Shoe Necklace


For the runner gal in your life, this sterling silver necklace perfectly illustrates her love of the sport without saying a word. The handcrafted piece features a delicate chain that beautifully suspends the charm above your runner’s chest.

The necklace is wrapped up and gift boxed, so once it’s ordered, all you have to do is present the perfect gift.



UA Storm Swacket

Starts at $79.99

Part sweatshirt. Part jacket. The Swacket can do both.

Combining the warmth and comfort of a sweatshirt and the protection of a jacket, the swacket features UA Storm technology to keep him dry and wind-resistant bonded fleece to keep him warm. Reflective details will help him be seen in low-light conditions, and an inner phone pocket keep his valuables secure during movement.





In a world where most people never leave their phone behind, carrying devices during runs, rides and workouts is basically a given. And with the invention of fitness tracking apps and up-to-the-second GPS capabilities, why would anyone ever want to go without?

The FlipBelt holds your fitness lover’s phone, keys and other essentials tight to his body with no bouncing or falling out. An internal hook lets him clip his keys to the belt for an added layer of security.



Custom Yoga Mat

Starts at $50

Your favorite yogi will love the added personal touch to her yoga mat, and she’ll never have to worry about picking up the wrong one after class. With 20 different mat colors and and 23 thread colors to choose from, the customization options are plenty. Embroidery options include full names, initials or a single letter.

All mats are 1/4 inch thick and made of durable, nonslip material that will withstand even the sweatiest of hot yoga classes.



UA Charged Bandit 2 Running Shoes


Meet everyone’s new favorite running shoe. The Charged Bandit 2 not only looks good, but it also provides just what a runner needs during training sessions of any type or distance.

The addition of Under Armour’s Charged Cushioning® blends comfort and performance, allowing for firm support under the heel and soft flexion near the forefoot.  With a super soft and stretchy upper and next-to-skin fit, your runner will probably never want to take these off.



Personal Training or Running Coach Sessions

Prices vary

Take the guesswork out of exercise this holiday season (and beyond) by gifting sessions with a personal trainer or running coach.

If your fit fan is already a gym member, ask about personal trainer packages at the front desk of his or her gym. Many trainers specialize in certain kinds of workouts (or recovery from injuries, if necessary), so make sure to ask questions before picking one.

To find a running coach, head online and use the Road Runners Club of America’s Find a Coach tool. Members of your area’s running club (and even folks at a nearby running shoe store) are usually well connected to the local running scene and can also suggest certified certified coaches who live close to your runner.



DailyBurn Subscription

(Get 30 days free + 50% off your second month when you sign up through

People are busy these days. DailyBurn gets it. When your exercise lover can’t find time to leave the house or needs to fit in a quick workout while traveling, a subscription to this streaming exercise video service will help her stay on track.

Each video is 30 minutes long and can be live streamed (every day at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) or played on demand. The service offers everything from yoga and Pilates to cardio and HIIT, providing a little something for everyone.


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