A new year is approaching, which means it’s time to set some goals.
Getting in shape is one of the most popular resolutions, so why not get a head start? These 8 fitness gifts are the perfect motivation to help you step up your fitness game in 2017! We've included pictures with direct links to each of the products' websites, so simply click and enjoy!
The weather is changing, which means your wardrobe is too. Hitting the gym in shorts and a tank isn’t really an option in December, which is why you need some athletic wear! Workout clothing is a great gift option for your Christmas list. Having cute (and functional) workout clothes is the perfect way to get motivated and head to the gym. Check out our handpicked fitness fashion favorites here!
Everyone knows how much of a hassle earbuds can be. They get in the way, tangle easily and aren’t the best option for exercising. Wireless earbuds are catching on quickly, especially in the fitness world. They are sometimes a little expensive, but they are so worth it. Just imagine a run in which you don’t have to worry about your cord hitting you in the face. Must be nice. Here are some of our favorite options!
An Armband or Running Belt
It doesn’t matter if you run, walk, lift or bike, holding a phone isn’t ideal for exercising. Period. Looking for a quick fix? Try picking up an armband or belt. They are generally cheap, and they let you focus on your workout, not on your phone’s positioning. Browse these websites to find some of the best!
You may think asking people for gift cards is a Christmas cop-out, but listen for a second. Although they may be small, they are mighty. Gift cards are so easy to buy, and you are guaranteed to love your gift because you’ll pick it out! If you tend to be an indecisive shopper, this option will give you the freedom to take all the time you need. All you have to do is name the place. This site even has discounted gift cards for sale so make sure to include it on your list!
Hit the ground running with a new pair of running shoes this year! A good pair is essential to a great workout, especially if cardio is your go-to. The shoes you wear while working out can boost your whole routine — or ruin it. You want to make sure that the pair you choose won’t hold you back. Here are some options!
An Athletic Watch
Contrary to popular belief, a watch isn’t used only to tell time. Athletic watches can now do everything under the sun, including reminding you to get up and move. If you need that extra kick, a good athletic watch is the perfect thing for you. You can monitor your steps, heart rate and progress, which is great when starting a new fitness journey. Check out these sites and find your fit.
Setting and sticking to goals is pretty hard. It takes self-discipline and drive if you really want to see progress. When starting a new fitness journey, it’s always nice to have that extra push from someone who motivates you and holds you accountable. Auburn Strong is your person. This 12-week challenge offered by Auburn University Campus Recreation is an amazing opportunity that includes fitness assessments, weigh-ins, a Group Fit Pass, cooking workshops, and semi-personal training — the whole nine yards. This program is designed to not only address your physical health, but your mental health as well. If you are ready to make a lifestyle change and become a healthier version of you, then consider adding this to your Christmas list. If you’re interested, read more here!
A Water Bottle
Dependable water bottles should be a necessity for any active person. If you haven’t invested in one yet, now’s the time. Not only are water bottles great for fitness, but they’re also useful for your everyday life. Prices range depending on features, but any bottle will really do the trick. Take a look below to see our favorites!
Own any of these already? Know of anything we should add to the list? Comment below or message us on social media @AuburnCampusRec.
Have a wonderful holiday season and, as always...
Be well, Auburn.
Photography: Abby C.
Working for BeWell is a perfect fit for Hannah as she is able to combine two of her favorite things—people and writing—and call it work! Hannah enjoys listening to Coldplay, thrift shopping, laughing, and sneaking free chocolate at marketing events! Her favorite ways to work off the stolen treats are running on the track and all things cardio at The Rec.
A definite night owl (and by no means a morning person unless coffee is involved), you will rarely find Hannah at Campus Recreation before noon. Hannah plans to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Look for her some day at Vogue, Glamour, or Cosmopolitan.