It is always so nice receiving a gift that you know you will use time & time again! My brother once gave me some Adidas ClimaCool running shorts and I wore those things until the death of them. I only recently chucked them out as they literally had holes everywhere. My ideal Christmas gift is obviously something health and/or fitness related so I have decided to put together a list of my top 6 his & hers gift ideas for your fitness fanatic loved ones.
*priced from lowest to highest.
Nike Running Shirt: R329.
A basic, fast drying running shirt which will keep him dry while remaining cool. I found The Sweat Shop (Dunkeld) to have the cheapest price. Unfortunately you can’t order this item online. AVAILABLE HERE.
Nike Pro Two-In-One Shorts: R449.
Allowing maximum comfort and zero-chafe with their two-in-one feature. Your man can exercise for as long as he needs to without any discomfort. I found The Sweat Shop (Dunkeld) to have the cheapest price. Unfortunately you can’t order this item online. AVAILABLE HERE.
Sweaty Hamper: R467.99
- Sweat Towel: R89.99. He will love this handy gym towel with a zip compartment so that he can keep his small essentials nearby while he trains. BUY NOW.
- Nike Run Socks: R129. A pair of comfortable, supportive socks that will allow his feet to breathe while he exercises. BUY NOW.
- Adidas Cap: R249. Living in South Africa, it is so easy to put on your shoes and race out the door. Ensure that he doesn’t get sunburnt or overheat by getting him this funky, ventilated ClimaCool running cap. BUY NOW.
Iron Man Ear Phones: R570.
I have struggled for many years to find a decent pair of ear phones which fit comfortably and don’t slip out my ears the minute I start sweating. Finally, I have found these guys. Their soft, squishy silicone ear pieces mean that they can be pushed quite far into your ear and then remain there until you pull them out! Highly recommended & relatively inexpensive as far as ear phones go. He is bound to love them! BUY NOW.
Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Running Shoes: R1400.
Designed to allow the runner to unleash his natural stride, these shoes are not only easy on the eye but also incredibly comfortable & lightweight. If your budget allows it, you can’t go wrong! BUY NOW.
Tom Tom Runner GPS Watch (with built-in heart rate monitor): R2299.
Any fitness fanatic knows that this is the best way to stay motivated and reach your goals. I love this new TomTom with the built-in heart rate monitor – no more uncomfortable straps around your chest! BUY NOW.
For all my Cape Town ladies, this is a wonderful gift for your friends who have just had babies, those who are getting married soon or perhaps just those who desperately want to get into shape but can’t seem to find the time or commitment. A session with me will kickstart their health & fitness goals for the new year. You can choose how many sessions you would like to buy. CONTACT ME.
HURRY THERE IS A 50% SALE! Nike sports bra: R150.
I absolutely love my neon Nike Sports Bra! It is so comfortable, didn't break the bank and it looks very funky too! I don’t require much support though so perhaps for the bigger busted girls you would need to look for something more supportive. BUY NOW.
Adidas ClimaCool Two-In-One Running Shorts: R479.
These are purely an upgrade to my “old favourites” mentioned above. The built in tights allow for greater comfort & a zero-chafe mechanism. At the back there is a zip pocket which is also handy for small essentials. I found The Sweat Shop (Dunkeld) to have the cheapest price. Unfortunately, you can’t order this item online. AVAILABLE HERE.
Gold iPod Shuffle: R949.
I am a runner. I am strong. Nothing can stop me. UNLESS my iPod dies! It is a proven fact that listening to music while exercising can increase your endurance by 15%. Spoil her with this slim & sexy iPod Shuffle. BUY NOW.
Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Running Shoes. R1400.
How beautiful are these running shoes? They are my dream (I hope my husband is reading this!) Perfect for long distance running as well as functional fitness training. Available from the Nike Store (Rosebank/Sandton/V&A Waterfront). Phone ahead to make sure they have stock as they are often sold out. Various colours are available. BUY NOW.
Nutribullet High Speed Blender: R1849.
My Nutribullet is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I use it at least twice a day for smoothies, mash or puréed baby food. The clever design means that it’s as easy as putting your ingredients into the cup attachment, flipping it upside down, pressing it into the power base and voilà, speedy smoothies and milled grains in seconds. BUY NOW.