Fitness fanatics are picky about their gear. Level up your loved one’s workout with any of these tech-forward, functional gifts they’re sure to love.
On Running Cloudmaster ($170)
Put a literal spring in your favorite runner’s step with these ultra-cushioned trainers. Whether worn on power walks or marathon runs, its impressive stack height and responsive rocker offer a game-changing experience they’ll notice from day one.
Cure Hydrating Electrolyte Mix ($18)
When it comes to recovery, electrolytes are a must. Swap out those sugary mixes with this plant-based, no-sugar-added option. The Starter Kit offers the brand’s four top-selling flavors so your loved one can find their new favorite.
Heat Healer Infrared Sauna Blanket ($598)
Whether they’re looking to burn some extra calories, calm a stressed mind, score some muscle relief or all of the above, this high-tech, wellness-focused blanket (it’s designed with 96 jade and tourmaline stones, too) checks every box and brings the benefits of an infrared sauna home.
Hyperice Normatec 3 Legs ($800)
The ultimate sigh of relief for overworked legs, these science-backed recovery boots offer dynamic air compression and pulse massage patterns for increased circulation, reduced swelling and fresh-feeling legs faster. The tech is unmatched but the instructions are simple: Zip in, power on and customize your session with the Bluetooth-connected app, which offers everything from 15 minute massages to more intense 45-minute sessions.
obé Fitness (Subscriptions vary)
The virtual fitness platform that catapulted to fame during the pandemic, obé has since remained a staple for many of us to stay fit and healthy (and have fun!), and a subscription makes the perfect gift. With 20 live classes daily and more than 8,000 on-demand workouts available 24/7, there’s never an excuse not to break a sweat—all you need is a phone, laptop or TV. It’s great for fitness fanatics and beginners because there’s truly a workout for everyone.
WHOOP 4.0 (memberships start at $30 monthly)
Much more than your average health tracker, WHOOP is designed to be worn day and night and offers a number of features that are tailored to fitness novices and data-dependent athletes alike. Among them: a vibrating wake-up feature for optimized sleep, goal setting, personalized coaching, and seamless integration with your other devices to broadcast blood oxygen levels, skin temperature readings and heart rate metrics.
ŌURA Gen3 Horizon (starts at $349, $6 monthly membership)
Currently worn by Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Prince Harry and Jennifer Aniston, ŌURA is the ultimate in functional jewelry. The fitness and wellness tracker’s third iteration is now sleeker than ever, featuring a perfectly round design and now available in a much-requested rose gold finish.
FaceGym 5-Piece Mini Training Stick & Pouch Kit ($75)
Each of these four skin-care sticks are motion-activated, so you don’t have to worry about sweating off your skin care. In fact, sweat and heat activate the ingredients—think charcoal, spirulina and pink clay—and work to improve skin health for up to six hours after your workout wraps.
Peloton Guide ($295 or $13 monthly)
For the friend who can’t get enough of their Peloton, this addition to the brand’s fitness portfolio offers a leveled-up strength-training experience. The AI-enabled device uses machine learning and smart camera technology to track movement, body activity and rep counting for an even stronger workout.
ROLL Recovery R8 Deep Tissue Massage Roller ($139)
Sometimes a foam roller just won’t cut it. Upgrade your recovery routine with this athlete-approved, customizable tool that utilizes spring technology and a self-adjusting design for a deep muscle massage when and where you need it most.