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Great Gift Ideas For The Fitness Fanatic

Updated on February 17, 2014

Great Gift Idea #1: Sandisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

Fitness addicts love to play music when they are exercising on an aerobics machine or using weights. It seems to help minimize exercise boredom.

Criteria for selection of an MP3 player for the fitness addict is that it's small, easy to load and use, plays a great selection of music, and tunes into FM radio frequencies. The Sandisk Sansa Clip meets these requirements perfectly, making it one of the perfect xmas present ideas for the fitness fanatic.

If you are wondering about the requirent for a radio, think about the inside of most fitness clubs. The aerobics equipment is usually facing TV screens. Tuning into the voice on these TVs requires an FM radio. And the wee Sandisk Sansa Clip comes equipped with one.

Gift Idea #2 - The Fitbit Force (Fitness Tracker)

If you have decided that losing weight is a major goal, tracking your progress is a major motivator. You need to keep your mini fitness goals on target.

The Fitbit Force tracks the following fitness stats:

  • Steps taken
  • Stairs climbed
  • Distance traveled
  • Time elapsed
  • Calories burned
  • Very active minutes

This device also sets up competitions with your peers who have like goals. Now, you will be accountable for hitting those targets before your friends do.

Refer to this article - Fitbit Force Wireless Activity Sleep Wristband - Fitness Meets Technology for details.

Gift Idea #3 - Garmin 305 Forerunner Sports Watch

This is the coolest gift you can give the athlete on your list. And here's why -

The Garmin 305 Forerunner Sports Watch tracks just about everything the serious athlete could possibly care about AND it fits on your wrist! Instead of walking around with a book recording workout routine statistics, the 305 Sports Watch wearer does it automatically.

Need to record heart rate? No problem!

Need to record lap times? No problem!

Need to record calories burned? No problems.

Bottom line - it records a multitude of statistics so you can monitor performance and find out if you're meeting fitness targets.

And - does Garmin sound familiar - the 305 Forerunner is a GPS receiver as well as a perfect training buddy.

Now if the watch could just wipe your forehead after a training session . . .

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