Whether you’re visiting the gym for the first time or you have your own setup at home, it’s important to have the necessary equipment to get the results you want. Don’t have the necessary equipment or don’t even know where to begin? No problem. Here are some of the biggest fitness items that should be on your wish list this Christmas.
If you don’t already have them, dumbbells provide a great start. You can choose the weight that works best for you and move up as you go. Prices may vary depending on the size and brand, but dumbbells can start as low as just a few dollars.
2. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are great for amping up a workout. Price may also vary depending on the type and brand, but they generally go for $10-$30.
3. Weighted Arm Bands
Like resistance bands, weighted arm bands are a small but challenging item that you can add to your everyday exercises for a little resistance. At around a pound each, these arm bands usually cost between $40-$50 per pair and make a perfect stocking stuffer.
4. Assault Fitness Runner
This cardio machine will cut your treadmill time in half, and the curved tread will challenge you to exercise harder. A bit pricier, the AirRunner runs for about $3,700 on Amazon.
5. SPRI Exercise Dice
Ever have those days when motivation is hard to muster? Exercise dice will give you the boost you need. Just roll the dice and follow the instructions. You’ll get a workout for sure. Available on Amazon for $10.
6. P90X Weighted Jump Rope
It’s all about the weights. Extra weight challenges you to work harder while you perform the exercises you once thought were easy. Jumping rope is no different. The P90X weighted jump rope ranges from $20 to $30.
7. Assault AirBike
The AirBike machine puts a new spin on the classic bicycle. The fan creates resistance, so the faster you pedal, the tougher it gets. Cheaper than the AirRunner, you can snag the AirBike for $700 on Amazon.
8. Yoga Mat
The yoga mat may be simple, but no one wants to sit on the hard floor to stretch out. You will need to decide on the kind you need, though, because these mats can go anywhere from $5 to $120+ depending on the quality and brand.
9. SPRI Kettleballs
Have you outgrown the basic home dumbbells? SPRI kettleballs take it to the next level, with options at 5, 15, 35, and 50 pounds. Upgrade your lift for only $25.
10. NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer
Of course, everyone needs a treadmill. But this treadmill adds a little incline to, once again, push some resistance into your routine. A pricier option, the trainer runs for $3,000, but special financing is offered on the NordicTrack site.