10 Holiday Fitness Gifts

All those holiday parties can lead to weight gain and bad habits. Luckily, Get-Fit Guy has 10 holiday gift ideas to help you and your loved ones with fitness, weight loss, muscle gain, and healthy living.

Ben Greenfield
5-minute read
Episode #117

There’s nothing like the holidays to make you think about fitness. After all, you’ll need something to get you inspired to exercise once January 1st rolls around, right? And while it is, of course, an ideal and healthy plan to actually stay fit during the holidays (which you learn more about in How to Stay Fit During the Holidays), most people gain on average, during the 8-week holiday period, about 1.5 pounds of pure fat.

Last year, I wrote a fitness holiday shopping list that featured 16 Killer Resources to Buy With Your Holiday Gift . And this year, I’m going to give you 10 of my favorite holiday fitness gifts, and tell you exactly how to use them.;

#1. SetStarter The SetStarter interval timer is a simple stocking stuffer. You’ve learned the value of High Intensity Interval Training, and the SetStarter is a timer that you literally wear on your finger or thumb which vibrates and/or beeps at specific intervals to remind you when to go hard and when to go easy. You can see me demonstrating it in this video – and as you can see, it’s small and affordable, and encourages the best form of cardio: interval training. Get-Fit Guy listeners and readers can get a10% discount by using the code “10 percent” at SetStarter.com.

#2. MostFit Suspension Trainer – TRX classes are popping up at gyms around the world, and basically involve a series of exercises performed while using a suspension strap that is either attached to your feet or that you hold with your hands. Here’s a video of me demonstrating a suspension trainer workout with a device very similar to the TRX, but a bit more wallet-friendly – the MostFit Suspension Trainer. The biggest advantage of a suspension trainer is that they’re highly portable and good for travel anywhere, and they could also technically fit into a stocking.


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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.