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Fitness Gifts For Women

Updated on April 26, 2014

Active Women Love Gifts to Help them Keep Fit

Sometimes people automatically buy chocolates or flowers as a gift fior women, but many modern women are interested in keeping themselves fit and would appreciate a gift that takes that into account. They may be a gym junkie or someone who likes to exercise at home, they could be an older person who justs likes to get out and walk. They may know a lot about fitness and be lean and toned, or they might just be starting out on a fitness program in order to lose a few kilos for a special occasion, or to get back some flexibility as they age. Whatever their interest on fitness is, there are lots of gifts, big and small, inexpensive and expensive, for you to choose from. A gym membership is a good gift for some, but there are also exercise balls, mats, yoga gear and sports clothing, towels, waterbottles, subsciptions to health and fitness magazines, books, DVDs, fitness gadgets, and weights to work out with.

Read on to get some ideas. If you can't find what you are looking for then use the Amazon search box near the bottom of the page for even more options.

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Fitness Balls

Balance balls can strengthen and tone your core and exercise your abs, back, hips, glutes, arms and other muscles. They are a great addition to any fitness routine and come in different colours and sizes.

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit - Includes 65cm Anti-Burst Stability Exercise Yoga Ball, Air Pump, Workout Program
Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit - Includes 65cm Anti-Burst Stability Exercise Yoga Ball, Air Pump, Workout Program

The Gaiam balance ball comes in three different sizes. The 65 cm ball is green and is suitable for users from 5 feet 4 inch to 6 feet tall. The 75 cm ball is blue and is suitable for larger users while the 55 cm ball is purple and good for children. They come with a DVD workout video, and an air pump.



Pedometers are useful gadgets for active women.
Pedometers are useful gadgets for active women.

There are lots of gadgets that are very useful for women who want to be fit. Some of the most popular are heart-rate monitors and pedometers and their are also fat testers and sleep monitors. Choose the right gift and it will get lots of use.

Fitness Gadgets

Omron Hj-113 Pocket Pedometer, Walking Style, Black
Omron Hj-113 Pocket Pedometer, Walking Style, Black

This pocket pedometer counts your steps, which is very handy for anyone on a fitness program. It measures steps, aerobic steps, distance in miles, calories and fat grams burned, and stores them for 7 days. Everyone should have one and this is very well priced.

Wahoo BLUEHR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone and Android
Wahoo BLUEHR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone and Android

This heart-rate monitor tracks your heart rate, maximum heart rate, average heart rate, time spent in each heart rate zone and calories burned. It is built for Bluetooth Smart iOS devices including iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch, iPad and more. It works with a range of popular fitness apps to transform your iPhone into a training device.


Magazine Subscriptions

Magazines are a great way to keep up with the latest fitness trends and gear. A magazine subscription makes a great gift fior a woman with a busy lifestyle.

Exercise Mats

HemingWeigh Extra Thick Foam Exercise Mat
HemingWeigh Extra Thick Foam Exercise Mat

The handle on this makes it very easy to carry.


Yoga Gear

Most women like specialised clothing to exercise in. There are some nice yoga pants available. If the lady in your life likes to run then why not get her a stylish track suit or a nice warm jacket for winter. Clothes always make a great gift. Go to the Amazon search box at the bottom of the page to find more options.

Weight Equipment

Women use weights to help with fat loss and toning. As well as the traditional dumbbells and barbells, kettlebells are becoming increasingly popular and are available in a wide range of weights. There are also resistance bands and wrist and leg weights to use while exercising.

Fitness DVDs

Fort those who would rather get fit at home than go to the gym, exercise DVDs are a great way to learn and motivate yourself.

Fitness Gift Poll

What do you think is the best fitness gift for a woman?

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    • brianvallois lm profile image

      brianvallois lm 

      4 years ago

      How about a water bobble..

    • ahlaj77 profile image


      4 years ago

      Great ideas!!

    • rawwwwwws lm profile image

      rawwwwwws lm 

      5 years ago


    • mrdata profile image


      5 years ago

      Valuable lens and Health is a Must for us to reach our goals in life.

      Happy holidays and best wishes for 2013!

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      Moe Wood 

      5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Great fitness gift ideas! I would also add Adult Sized Hula Hoops! Great fun and a good workout. The collapsible ones take up almost no room when put away.

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      5 years ago

      These are great gift ideas. I personally would love to get a Jazzercise membership as a gift.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      5 years ago

      You have many good gift ideas here.

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      These fitness gifts are a great idea. I may pick something out for one of our daughters.

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      shawnhi77 lm 

      5 years ago

      Really so good things.

    • choosehappy profile image


      5 years ago from US

      As a fitness freak ;)---these are some great ideas. I have the bodyfit media gadget, but the fitbit (featured above) is really awesome too!


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