I am constantly amazed at how time flies when you’re having fun.
Change of “job status”.
You know, that kind of fun.
But here we are, at the 4th year of this particular edition. Why I didn’t pick “The Girls of Practically Well” instead I have no idea. Eh, it’s been done before.
But I bet it would have boosted my followers.
C’est la Vie, and I digress….
So, who makes the list this year? And are they really the “10 Best?”
Probably not. Maybe just the 10 that caught my eye. So here, in no particular order, are MY top 10 Holiday Fitness gifts for 2021.
10. KARECEL RECHARGEABLE HAND WARMERS
Amazon , $25
With three heat settings between 104 to 131 degrees, this little hand-held device takes away the stiff, cold feelings of fingers in seconds and works for up to three hours. Bonus: It will also re-charge your cell phone. See, you think I made last last part up. But no, seriously, if you want to warm your hands AND charge your cell phone at the same time, the little gem is for you.
9. THERAGUN MINI (RED)
Buy it – $199
Percussive therapy is a hit (pun intended) of the fitness community, since it allows users to give themselves massage therapy on an as-needed basis. Three speeds of pulsing last up to 150 minutes on one charge. C’mon guys, Cristiano Renaldo is doing it. At least he’s being paid to act like he’s doing it. And I’m glad to see that he’s finding some side work to make a little extra money.
8. GAIAM RESTORE LOOP BAND KIT
Buy it- $15
These are the new big thing, wrapping one of these around your thighs and doing squats. You know what else is a new big thing? Watching people fall over because they have bound their legs together. Comedy is hard, but sometimes it is SO simple. This set of light, medium and heavy resistance bands come with a downloadable exercise guide.
7. HIGHERDOSE INFRARED SAUNA BLANKET V3
Buy it- $499
According to the ad, this is “a non-toxic sauna blanket that is inset with a layer of healing amethyst and tourmaline, as well as layers of clay and charcoal to generate negative ions and a charcoal layer to heighten detoxification. Users lay back for as little as 15 minutes inside this Velcro-closure heated blanket and voila, deep comfort.”
Amethyst , tourmaline, negative ions, heightened detoxification, voila………freaking voila.
Only $500? It’s a freaking steal.
6. UnderArmour Sports mask
This cooling UnderArmour Sportsmask, specifically designed for athletes, which has an adjustable nose bridge for a closer fit and is made of soft, sweat-wicking IsoChill fabric. Of course UnderArmor has a sports mask. And actually I’m surprised that it’s only $25. Cool. Or “Isochill”, whatever…
5. HARBINGER WOMEN’S 5” FOAM CORE BELT
Dick’s Sporting Goods- $28
This is NOT a back brace. Of course not. It’s way too cute & pink to be a back brace. But it does make sure her back and abdomen are properly supported when she’s deadlifting multiples of her body weight. Or him. There’s nothing wrong with a pink back brace…uh…”core belt” on a guy. Don’t be so narrow-minded people.
4. YES4ALL 3 IN 1 WOODEN PLYO BOX
What? A wooden box? I’m gonna spend $125 on a wooden box, Bob? Well, my short-sighted friend, this is not just a wooden box, no siree! This super-strong wooden box has got three heights to utilize: 20”, 24” and 30”. The pre-drilled holes aid in quick assembly, and rounded corners leave you free to expend maximum effort without fear of getting hurt. And you can do step-ups, single leg squats and ( as the ad says)…more. So, there’s that. Which is nice.
3. TANGRAM SMART ROPE LED
Buy It- $80
According to the fine folks at Tangram…”The classic jump rope gets a high-tech makeover with this smart rope that has shiny metal handles and LED lights that display your workout stats in real time. You can even track your workouts with the makers’ mobile fitness platform”. C’mon, the folks at your “Glow in the dark” Zumba class are gonna be green with envy..
2. ALEXANTA EXERCISE DICE
Umm, I love these. Seriously. Craps & working out? SO good. Make a game of mixing up your fitness routine with these multi-sided dice that command you perform “1 Minute Plank,” “25 Calf Raises” or ( heaven forbid) “15 lunges.”
- PURE FITNESS 40 LB. ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT VEST IN BLACK
Pure Fitness- $120
This Velcro-fastened vest has 40 individual weights
to add and subtract for runs, HIIT workouts and general bad assery. You know what? I see these everywhere now! I thought at first that there were a lot of former military folks here in So. California. But no, weighing yourself down with these vests is the next step after wrist & ankle weights, I guess. I don’t really see the need for me. I drink beer.
Nutrilite Double X Supplement
Nutrilite™ Double X™ supplement is packed with; 12 essential vitamins,10 essential minerals & 22 plant concentrates, which help support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones and immune system. Yeah, I know, I used to work for them. But I actually believe in supplementation in general and the Nutrilite brand in particular. And, in addition, me posting this makes my friend Sam all kinds of happy, and Sam actually reads “P.W.”on a semi-regular basis. So there, that’s for you Sam, happy holidays 🙂
So that’s it. Another year of helping you with your holiday shopping for that fitness dude or dudette. No need to thank me. It’s part of the gig. Now, get back to your black Friday frenzy of consumption.