Health & Fitness Gift Guide
Share the gift of health and fitness this holiday season! Our gift guide features products recommended by acac team members so that you can buy the perfect present for someone (or for yourself!) knowing that it’s been reviewed by an acac expert. There’s something for everyone on this list – from the techie, to the yogi, to the everyday gym goer.
For the Techie
66 Audio BTS: $59.99
Differentiate your fitness finesse with the BTS Sport Wireless Headphones. These headphones set themselves apart from other market models with their budget-friendly price, extraordinary battery life, and multifunction controls that allow you to answer phone calls, pause music, control third party apps and more. BTS also includes Multipoint technology that has the capability to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor: $79.95
Monitor your heart rate while you train with this Bluetooth-enabled sensor. Strongly recommended for cycling class participants!
Under Armour Armour39® Module & Chest Strap: $114.99
This is not your average fitness tracker. Armour39® is a strap that wraps around your ribcage to accurately capture and track every motion during a workout. The device measures a wide range of workout statistics including your heart rate, calories burned, and intensity level, transmitting all data in real time to smartphone apps like Armour39®, MapMyFitness, or Watch. Compare your workouts over time with the tracker’s calendar feature that stores data for 120 days.
Garmin Forerunner series: $119.99 – $449.99
Choose from a variety of models for the running companion that matches your style. The Forerunner series is designed with increased battery life, GPS accuracy, water resistance, and allows for a hands-free fitness experience. Sync to Garmin Connect to track progress, earn virtual badges for achievements, compete with friends and family, and receive training plans.
Jaybird x2 Wireless Buds: $179.95
These buds are perfect for the athlete who dislikes the monstrosity of Beats® or similar models. Sweat-proof and micro-sized, your ears will be happy in any element.
Polar M400 GPS Running Watch: $229.95
Take your running to a new level with the Polar M400. This running watch is designed with Polar Flow technology to increase personalization and tracking capabilities. Set goals, reach targets, and interact with other athletes using the Flow web service and mobile app. Plus: purchase the pink model and enjoy the comfort of a smaller wristband.
Beats Solo2 Wireless: $299.95
Voted Best of the Year by USA Today® two years running, this pair of headphones is made for life on the go. Its wireless capability has a Bluetooth range of 30 feet, a built-in mic for all of your conversing needs, and a twelve hour battery cycle that will keep your tunes running even when your feet stop.
For the Runner
Nike Free 5.0: $100
Modeled after the barefoot running experience, this shoe is built with lightweight conditioning and flex points that create a more natural experience for your foot.
Solomon Speedcross 3 W: $104
Take your speed to the trails with the Solomon Speedcross 3 W! These lightweight shoes are infused with CONTRAGRIP® technology for a no-slip running experience in any element or condition; Quicklace technology allows the runner to lace up with a single motion for a secure and tight fit. You’ll never have to worry about losing your shoe ever again!
Runner’s World: $19.97
For the Yogi
Manduka: $48 – $124
If you’re looking for your soul mat(e)… look no further than Manduka! Shop between the Pro, eKO, and LiveON collections to find the perfect mat for your lifestyle.
Jade Yoga Harmony Mat: $77.50
This Philadelphia-based brand is a favorite among our West Chester team! Jade is committed to environmental causes and philanthropy; a tree is planted for every yoga mat purchased (over 850,000 since 2000!). Try the Harmony Mat for a sleek, non-slippery mat made from sustainable materials. Available in thirteen eye-popping colors— including three that donate to charitable causes.
Yoloha Yoga Cork Mat: $119
Experience a new level of yoga with this natural cork mat that protects our environment and gives back to the community. Hand-made in the USA, its unique surface is made with 100% recyclable materials and harms no trees in the manufacturing process. PLUS: for the same price, you can buy the Giving Cork Yoga Mat and your purchase will provide a mat for a child in need thanks to the Holistic Life Foundation.
A staple in workout apparel, lululemon is more than a store—it’s a community of fitness devotees. From yoga education to the &go collection for the woman on the go… there’s something for everyone.
Yoga Journal: $27
For the Swimmer
Bathing cap: $12.95
Swim caps do more than keep your hair out of your face; they reduce water resistance levels and help improve one’s speed in the water. Bonuses of wearing a swim cap also include warmth in cold water and less chemical damage to one’s hair. Check out this floral bathing cap if you want to look stylish while swimming.
Speedo® Aquatic Fitness Gloves: $22.99
Accessories like aquatic fitness gloves are seriously underrated! Webbed gloves — like this Speedo model — increase water resistance and create a more advanced stroke for the swimmer and a total body workout.
For the Foodie
Eating Well: $9.99
Cooked by Michael Pollan
Power Foods cookbook: $16.99
Eat This, Not That: $4.99 – $9.99
Meal of the Month
Make your own bread-, soup-, or dinner-of-the-month club for someone special in your life.
For the Everyday Gym Goer
Spotify: $9.99 / month
Spotify Premium brings the world of music to your fingertips. Search for any artist at any time to find the perfect soundtrack for YOU!
Contigo water bottles: $9.99 – $22.99
Contigo keeps it simple, but reliable. Their one button technology creates a smooth, leak-proof drinking experience while spicing up your beverage with bright colors and different models. Try the Thermalock Glacier and experience 18 hours of cold water.
300 movie soundtrack: $10.99
Unleash the Spartan within as you workout to the ancient tunes of Tyler Bates’ 300 soundtrack.
Fitness Gear Foam Roller: $29.99
A foam roller, or massage wand, is a must-have for any serious athlete. Rid yourself of leg cramps and improve balance with this smooth, textured foam roller — perfect for functional training.
TJ Maxx gift card
Get a great fitness wardrobe for less! TJ Maxx carries designer brands at everyday prices.