10 Holiday Gifts Perfect For Any Fitness Newbie

Getting started is the hardest part, especially when it comes to fitness. But it helps when you have cute gear, comforting treats and motivators. That’s where you come in. If you have a fitness newbie in your life, send them some encouragement this holiday season with these must-have gifts.

All Sport Backpack

Nice gym bags are an investment and something that a lot of newbies don’t want to buy right away. Gift your friend this beautiful blue backpack, and she’ll think of you every time she uses it to tote around her fitness gear.
Gift It: All Sport Backpack by Sweaty Betty, $115

‘Be Flawsome’ Tank

“Flawsome” is the new awesome, and the perfect reminder that a newbie (or everyone) needs to hear. This cute tank will be an awesome addition to her expanding fitness wardrobe, and it may inspire her to take on that new class she’s been too intimidated to try.
Gift It: Jackie “Be Flawsome” Graphic Tank by Vie Active, $44


If your friend appreciates a daily cup of joe, then this mug is the perfect motivator. It’s bound to be her new favorite wake-up call.
Gift It: SLAY ALL DAY Mug by Sweaty Wisdom, $16

Farm To Body Spa Tower

Self-care is important, especially when your muscles are aching after an intense workout. Show your friend that you truly care by giving her this tower of luxury that includes a soy candle, bath soak, body butter, face mask and body scrub.  
Gift It: Farm To Body Original Spa Tower by Waxing Kara, $48

Hair Tie Bracelet

Hair ties seem to be everywhere except where you need them to be. But they are an essential for any fitness newbie. These awesome bracelets by Maria Shireen, and worn by fitness superstars like Gabby Douglas, are a practical but thoughtful gift that your friend will love.
Gift It: Classic Design Steel Trio by Maria Shireen, $120



The ultimate way to show your friend that you support her new active lifestyle is by giving her what she wants most — more workout classes! Gift her one month of our Base (5 classes per month) or Core (10 classes per month) membership and let her call the shots. There’s no better way to say, “I’m proud of you!”
Gift It: ClassPass membership, prices vary 

2017 Active Living Diary

Agendas are all the rages these days. And thanks to Lorna Jane, there’s an agenda dedicated to health and wellness. Help your fitness bestie stay organized—and inspired—in the coming year with this gift.
Gift It: 2017 Active Living Diary by Lorna Jane, $40

Fishbellies Hot/Cold Bag

Fitness newbies are prone to aches and pains. (Well, aren’t we all?) This hot/cold bag is o-fish-ally the most adorable gift this year, and it will help cure your friend of her muscle woes.
Gift It: Small Fish by Fishbellies, $30

Balance Necklace

Balance seems nearly impossible most days. But this necklace will remind your friend that balance is about achieving progress, not perfection. This gold (or silver) beauty will help keep your friend in check as she takes on the new year.
Gift It: Balance Curved Tube Necklace by Dogeared, $54

Luv Buds Earbuds

You can never have too many earbuds, especially when you’re hitting up the gym daily. Add a little pizazz to your friend’s look with these brightly colored, patterned earbuds. These headphones are even specially designed to fit females, so she won’t deal with awkward headphone drama while pumping iron.
Gift It: Luv Buds Earbuds by Chic Buds, $15

Amanda Garrity is a commerce editor and content producer living in New York City. She finds every excuse to go on an adventure, whether it's in her own backyard or across the country. She enjoys hiking, pretending she's a prima ballerina and drinking an abundant amount of coffee. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.