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Best Fitness Gifts 2022: A Complete Guide

Best Fitness Gifts

We’ve compiled a complete list of the best fitness gifts for 2022. If you need gifts for someone who loves working out, lifting weights, CrossFit, Metcon, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), we’ve got you covered. This list offers a bunch of great options that will work for upcoming Christmas, holiday, or birthday gifts.

We’ve rigorously tested all the items on the list and know they perform well. Our team includes many athlete testers who actively participate in multiple sports. We know what’s essential to the athletes in your life. If you have follow up questions about any product on the list, ask us on Twitter or in the comments below.

We’ve also reviewed a ton of workout and cross training shoes this year and many other products not featured on this page. With that said, let’s unveil our list of the best fitness gifts.

Last updated 12.12.2022

Best Fitness Tank

Smartwool Merino Sport Ultralite Tank

  • Lightweight, stretchy Merino wool and Lyocell blend
  • Good length, no showing the belly on lifts
  • Fantastic temperature regulation and quick drying times
  • High-end look and feel
  • Works for basketball, running, or weightlifting in the gym
  • Perfect for taller athletes
Buy at Smartwool

Price: $50 (at time of publication)

Best Sandbag

Go Ruck Sand bag

GoRuck Sandbag

  • Almost indestructible 1000D Cordura nylon build
  • Various weights available
  • Includes filler bags (to avoid sand explosions)
  • Good amount of padded reinforced handles
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $40-$150 (at time of publication)

Best Percussion Massager

Hypervolt Go

Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2

  • Quietest and lightest massage gun
  • Super portable, great for carry-on luggage
  • Doesn’t pack as much punch as other Hypervolt massagers, but it’s more than enough for most people
Buy at Dick's Sporting Goods

Price: $169 $199 (at time of publication)

Best Nut Butter

justins almond butter

Justin’s Almond Butter

  • Available in both jars and squeeze packs
  • All natural and organic ingredients
  • Doesn’t separate as much as other almond butters
  • Various flavors like Classic, Honey, Vanilla, and Maple
Buy at Amazon

Price: $9.65 (at time of publication)

Best Yoga Mat

nike mastery yoga mat

Nike Mastery Yoga Mat

  • Available in regular (71″) and long (79″) lengths
  • Super grippy surface to help maintain poses
  • Not too thick, not too thin, the yoga sweet spot
  • Made with 20% recycled materials
  • Grey and Black color options
Buy at Nike

Price: $110-120 (at time of publication)

Best Fitness Short

Saxx Gainmaker

  • Relaxed fit that’s very stretchy with a semi-compression liner
  • Side pockets plus a zipper pocket and hidden phone pocket
  • Available in 7″ or 9″ length
  • Includes Saxx’s proprietary anti-chafing BallPark Pouch
  • Super durable with high-end build quality
Buy 7" version at Saxx Buy 9" version at Saxx

Price: $78 (at time of publication)

Best Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

  • No brainer price of $11
  • Perfect 2-inch diameter for feet and massaging plantar
  • Easy to target pain points in feet, calves, and hands
  • Great option for home treatment of plantar fasciitis
Buy at Amazon

Price: $11 (at time of publication)

Best Mobility Tool

Mobo Board

Mobo Board

  • Cut-out design that emphasizes the big toe is a game changer
  • Excellent build quality and durability
  • Easy to change from left to right foot
  • Perfect for improving foot, ankle, and hip mobility and stability as you watch TV
  • The website includes a ton of different exercises you can do to utilize the board to target your specific imbalances
Buy at Mobo Board

Price: $89.95 (at time of publication)

Best CrossFit or Metcon Shoe

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

  • Off the charts durability
  • Gradient density midsole for cushion in the right places
  • Comfortable, supportive upper
  • Extremely grippy traction
  • Read the full performance review here
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $125 (at time of publication)

Best Compression Socks

Lasso Socks

Lasso Performance Compression Socks

  • The crew length is perfect for working out and running
  • Top-of-the-line plantar and arch support/compression
  • Zonal SmartSupport weave compresses muscle, not bone
  • Durable, long-lasting material mix
  • Available in men’s and women’s sizes
Buy at Lasso Gear

Price: $24-30 (at time of publication)

Best Recovery Tool

Hyperice Normatec 3

  • Air compression massage for fatigued legs and feet
  • Compression treatment encourages blood flow to damaged muscles, increases circulation, and reduces soreness
  • Recover in style while watching TV or reading
  • Expensive but worth it for the massage and recovery benefits
Buy at Dick's Sporting Goods

Price: $799 (at time of publication)

Best Zero Drop Weightlifting Shoe

Xero Forza Trainer

  • High tact traction keeps you glued to the floor during lifts
  • Strap and lockdown wings keep you on top of the outsole
  • Bootie-style upper feels sock-like but still secure
  • Wide toe box allows for plenty of toe splay
Buy Men's at Xero Shoes Buy Women's at Xero Shoes

Price: $130 (at time of publication)

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