Whether you’ve been charged with buying gifts for spouses, parents, kids, friends or all of the above, it’s always a daunting task. But if you’re considering buying exercise equipment for a loved one, there are many things you have to keep in mind. Foremost, their feelings about getting exercise equipment in the first place.
You should also consider their current fitness level, their fitness goals and when and where they are going to work out. Because there are so many factors in the decision, we’ve put together this gift guide. We have a wide array of equipment on sale, and one of them is bound to strike someone’s fancy.
In this guide, we cover: mini ellipticals, table-top bikes, the BackTrac, the Magic Circle, dumbbells and kettlebells.
Ideal for those beginning (or getting back into) fitness, users can stride on mini ellipticals just about anywhere. While many choose to use them at home when watching TV, they can also fit under office desks. In fact, many resort to using these compact, convenient ellipticals because they simply don’t have time to go to the gym. They have to use them at home or work. If someone already has scheduled time to work out on a regular basis, this item might not be for them.
If one’s goal is to improve their overall health or burn extra calories sans gym, mini ellipticals are a great option for that as well. Depending on one’s coordination and fitness level, we also have ellipticals that target the upper and lower body simultaneously.
In short, ellipticals cater to those who:
- Don’t have time for the gym
- Need to save space
- Want to move their legs while they work
- Want to improve their health
- Desire to burn extra calories
- Are just beginning or getting back into fitness
Regaining mobility, improving overall health and strengthening the upper and lower body are all possible with Stamina’s collection of table-top bikes. They’re compact and require little assembly. Plus, little to no coordination is required to use the bikes. These factors make it ideal for those with limited mobility who want to regain strength and endurance.
Because they are so compact (some models even fold!), the bikes can be used anywhere in a home or office. To put it simply, these bikes are great for those who:
- Are trying to gain mobility and independence
- Want to avoid the gym
- Desire to workout at home or the office
- Want build upper and lower body strength
Developed by Dr. David Vitko, the BackTrac is one of our newest editions to Stamina’s back health line. While you can’t exactly get a workout on the BackTrac, it may be the one thing that gets someone back into fitness. If you’re buying a gift for someone who’s plagued by back pain, they probably need relief to live an active life. With the BackTrac, several uses a week can reduce pain and inflammation, making everyday activities easier.
Whether you’re buying for a seasoned Pilates practitioner, a yogi or someone who enjoys bodyweight training, the Magic Circle a fun way to work out the entire body. Plus, it comes with a workout DVD. So even if you’re buying for a newbie, they’ll still be able to enjoy the AeroPilates Magic Circle.
If you’re buying for a seasoned athlete or strength-training enthusiast, the Versa-Bell Dumbbell is a great option. Because users can customize the weight in five-pound increments, they’ll be able to perform an array of core, lower body and upper body workouts at the perfect intensity. Even more, buying an entire dumbbell set takes up a lot of space. This makes the Versa-Bell perfect for users with a small workout area or perhaps no dedicated workout space at all.
In short, consider gifting the Versa-Bell Dumbbell for those who:
- Are limited on space, but not motivation
- Enjoy strength-training at home
- Need more customization
Another option for total-body strengthening, this adjustable kettlebell is compact, simple and effective. Kettlebell training is regarded as one of the best ways to strength train since many of the moves recruit the core, lower and upper body simultaneously. Although the Adjustable Kettle Versa-Bell can benefit anyone who strength trains, it’s best to have an understanding of how to use the kettlebell to avoid injury. Because of this, consider getting this gift for someone who has trained with kettlebells before or would be interested in researching the mechanics.
Just like the Versa-Bell Dumbbell, the Kettle Versa-Bell also allows for customization. In fact, it takes up even less space than the adjustable dumbbell.
All in all, this adjustable kettlebell is ideal for those who:
- Desire further customization
- Need to save space without sacrificing effective workouts
- Enjoy strength-training at home
- Enjoy using kettlebells
- Express interest in kettlebell training