Best Holiday Gifts 2020!

Would you believe that this will be the 3rd ANNUAL “best gifts” blog? How time flies when you’re having fun. And yeah, amidst all of the heinous stuff going on, this is one of my oasis’s.



…but I digress.

So, yes, it’s that time again. The time to look at that fitness friend of yours, be it a spouse, child, co-worker, whatever, and get them something to feed their interest, or obsession, whichever way you see it. I say, even if their interest slides into the obsessive zone, that in the great big world of obsessions, to be obsessed with something healthy isn’t the biggest tragedy the world has ever seen. Shakespeare wouldn’t even give it a second look.



Sorry, I started a mini-rant there. Apologies.

OK, here we go. If no particular order, here are my top 10 Holiday fitness gifts, 2020!

10. Workout Mask

A workout mask? Of course, it’s 2020 people. Working out in a mask is totally possible. Yes, possible. Not always fun, but possible. And when the gyms open back up ( here in Cali we’re closed again. Thanks Gavin) This mask fits perfectly, has skin-cooling technology, and is both protective yet easy to breathe in. 

9.Adjustable Kettle bell

The only thing cooler than doing kettlebell swings in the comfort of your home gym? Being able to switch between different weights without a whole rack of bells. This smart adjustable kettlebell gives you workout guidance through a connected app, too. A kettlebell with an app.

Yup, we’ve gotten to this point.

8. Self cleaning water bottle.

The biggest problem with reusable water bottles is that they can get really dirty and they’re hard to clean. This new bottle from LARQ self-sanitizes the water and bottle using a built-in light.

7. Dry hair shampoo.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Living Proof
I list this as a public service. Seems to me it would be easier to simply shave your head, but that’s just my perspective. I’m told that this is the only one out there that actually removes the sweat and oil out of your hair. Actually, pretty cool.

6. Mini treadmill

Having a tiny living space is no longer an excuse to not own a treadmill. This one from UMAY folds up for easy storage so that it can be slipped under a couch or bed. Or into your closet, where it sits un-used for 5-10 years ( you know who you are) . But at least this one would take up less space.

5. A Mace

No, really. A mace. A metal bar with a ball at the end. No spikes, but you can’t have everything. Workout tool? Home protection? You choose. Their ad says “you’ll have a totally different experience than you ever could with any other type of implement”. No, really?

4. Weight Vest

The weight vest is back. Go to any gym or running trail. People are wearing weight vests. One of the best of the bunch is this ultra-comfortable unit from Hyperwear. The Hypervest goes on like a coat and zips easily. Cords on the sides make for easy tightening to your body, so you don’t look like a box once you put this on. Like being svelte was really a goal in using a weight vest.

3. Portable shower

Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower
So I guess this is in case you want to hit the club right after a run? Actually this could be cool for you obstacle course / mud run folks. You can keep this portable, foot-pump shower in your car for those times when you just can’t wait to get home to rinse off.

2. NFL leggings

NFL Limited Edition 3D Printed Leggings
USD $37.69

I just want someone to buy Bengals leggings.



  1. Supplements!

Nutrilite™ Double X™ Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient Supplement – 31-Day Refill
$59.00/ month supply

Yes, I really think they make a difference. Unless you have a perfect diet, every day. In which case I’m not talking to you. And yes I think that Nutrilite Double X is one of the best ones out there. Is it worth the money? If you care enough to take a supplement, why would you not care how’s made, what’s in it and how it could benefit you? Do your homework, especially in these pandemic times.

So ends the lecture.

OK, there’s my list. I hope this helps with that “hard to buy for” fitness dude or dudette. Have a great week and let me know if you actually buy one of these.

I’m looking hard at the mace.

Talk later,


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