Cork yoga mats are hot right now. Why? They are non-slip, made from recycled cork that is naturally anti-microbial, and resists mould and mildew.
A water bottle has become an accessory, not just a necessity for anyone who is on the go. Cue the gorgeous and practical Future Bottle by BBBYO. They are made from the highest grade stainless steel, they keep your water cool for 24 hours, they are available in a range of stylish colours, and come with a clever and cute carry cover.
Props Athletics gloves put the old, cumbersome weight lifting gloves to shame. The close fit, knitted gloves are made from Coolmax yarn to absorb sweat and feature silicone on the palms for grip, whilst still allowing you plenty of room to move.
Give them a Speed Rope. They are super lightweight to carry and will have them working up a sweat anywhere from their hotel room to a local park, gym, or CrossFit box.
The Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch is a great gift for the man or woman in your life who is dedicated to health and fitness. It is an activity tracker, it also charts GPS and heart rate and it’s compatible with a smartphone, so loved ones can track their runs when they are out on the trail alone.
A pair of compression tights are a really useful gift to give to your fit friend who travels a lot. I wear SKINS compression tights on long haul flights and then I have them to train in once I am on the ground in a new destination. The Hubby also has a few pairs, he wears them under his training shorts, snowboarding or hiking pants and now wouldn’t run or ride without them. They roll up easily in a suitcase, can be washed quickly, and dry overnight. That’s without mentioning all of the health benefits of the compression technology they feature.
A healthy sampling service is a great way to inspire a loved one to try some new, healthy food options. Boxes feature a number of tasty and nutritious products that vary each month. Buy them a one-month subscription to a Goodness Me Box or a Retreat Yourself Box.
Treat them to a one-month subscription to ClassPass. ClassPass is a membership-based program that allows you to try out new classes at gyms and studios around the world. Perfect for people who can’t commit to a contract, those who travel a lot, or simply find themselves in a training rut.
Runners and hikers will love the SpiBelt. We always travel with one. It fits our hotel room key, phone, GoPro, and some money for a post-run coffee. It’s comfortable to wear while running and very discreet.
If you are anything like us, those tiny gym towels just don’t cut it. The Towel from Lululemon is made from super-absorbent microfibre so you can use it for extra grip doing a Bikram class or simply carry it as a sweat towel during a big gym session. These were designed with men in mind but I know plenty of ladies who would find these to be a very handy size too.
Mi Goals Goal Digger Journals are also a thoughtful gift for those with larger life and career goals that they want to focus on.
A beautifully scented candle is always a welcome gift. Give a friend a travel candle so they can take them on holiday to lift their yoga or recovery space.
Know someone constantly running between their corporate job and the gym? A large workout bag from Under Amour like this sleek design for women (that could double as a weekender) and this very masculine duffle for men could make their day, every day.
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Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller.
She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health.
As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her appetite for adventure.
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