The Best Fitness Gifts for Women that are Actually Useful

September 28, 2016 / FITNESS
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One thing that all women have in common is that they like nice things, and that’s key when searching for fitness gifts for women. It takes some digging, but you can find super cute yet functional fitness gift ideas for her at very affordable prices.

As a certified personal trainer who works with mostly women, I’ve seeing which products women love to use. I also know what works from using them myself day in and day out!

Therefore, I’ve put together a list of the best (and affordable!) fitness gift ideas for women that will get used more than the treadmill sitting in the basement.

The Best Fitness Gifts for Women

Fitness Gifts for WomenAsics Womens GEL Noosa Tri


Stylish & Comfortable Pair of Gym Shoes

Every women loves a nice shoe, and these Asics definitely make getting a workout in fun.

They are super comfortable with just the right amount of padding for any exercise. They are also extremely flexible, which makes moving around easy and effortless.

She can even use them for long trips to the mall, carnivals, or anything else that requires a lot of walking.

They look good anywhere, not just in the gym!

They also come in a variety of colors, so if she likes bright & fun colors– that’s an option. If she likes neutrals, that’s an option too!



Fitness Gifts for WomenNon Slip Skid Toe Grips Women 4 Pack

Non-slip Exercise Socks to go Shoe Free

Women love to workout barefoot, but it’s not necessarily the best or safest idea. You need a grip beneath your feet to make sure you don’t slip and hurt yourself.

These non-slip exercise socks are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

You can workout in them without shoes because they have a grip just like gym shoes, making sure she is not slipping on sweat.

However, they are not heavy at all and give the feeling that you are still working out barefoot.

They’re also super cute and cozy!

If she works out barefoot, exercise socks are a must!



Fitness Gifts for WomenAdidas Duffel Bag

Beautiful but Functional Gym Bag

There’s just something about looking good that makes you want to leave the house, and a gym bag is a fitness girls best friend!

This gorgeous gym bag by Adidas is perfect. It comes in several colors, has a ventilated pocket that fits shoes & dirty clothes (so they receive proper airflow), and has an exterior pocket for things like a phone, wallet and keys.

It also fits a ton without being bulky or feeling heavy since the bag is the perfect size yet lightweight.

The other great thing about this bag is that it can be used for things other than the gym, like overnight trips and weekend getaways.

It’s literally the best gym bag out there and the great price makes it that much better!



Fitness Gifts for WomenFlipBelt

Flip Belt to Carry Necessities

Since no one really wants to stray too far from some of their personal items, the FlipBelt is the perfect way to keep things on you without having to put them down and without them interfering with your workout.

The FlipBelt is very slim and lightweight. You wear it over your waist band and it feels like it’s just a part of your pants. It doesn’t bounce around at all.

However, it holds a ton! You can fit your cell phone in there (it fits my iphone 6), your ID, keys, cash, credit cards, protein bars, etc.

Super convenient and very affordable!



Fitness Gifts for WomenFlipBelt Water Bottles

Flip Belt Hands Free Water Bottle

FlipBelt has also come up with this genius water bottle that holds 11oz of water and fits right in to the FlipBelt!

Seriously, how awesome is this?!

This allows you to carry your water, keys, cash, and phone right around your waist! (Don’t worry, they go in to separate compartments and wont damage or touch each other).

By the way, the water bottle is leak proof so running with it or working out in general is not an issue.



Get both the FlipBelt and FlipBelt water bottle together for a unique gift she’ll love



Fitness Gifts for WomenYogaRat YOGA TOWEL

Microfiber Sweat Towel

Whether she works out at home or at the gym, every women should have her own towel to wipe down with while she works out.

Let’s be real- the towels at the gym suck! Plus, you don’t know who’s been using them or how they’re washing them.

This Microfiber hand towel is super soft, extremely absorbent and very fast drying.

It’s like a little piece of luxury while getting your workout in.






Fitness Gifts for WomenTriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller with Free Online Instructional Videos, Original (13-inch)

Trigger Point Foam Roller for Recovery & Pain

I was introduced to Trigger Point foam rollers when I worked at a sports medicine clinic and have not been able to use any other foam roller since.

Not only do these come at a great price, but they also last forever.

Unlike traditional foam rollers, the multi-dimensional surface of this foam roller replicates the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands to help channel blood, improve oxygen flow, and heal tissue.

They help her recover from injuries, relieve muscle and joint pain, and improve circulation, flexibility, balance and mobility.

These foam rollers come in gorgeous colors and patterns unlike any other foam roller I’ve seen.

(Click here to read more about foam rolling and how to use a foam roller)



Fitness Gifts for WomenFitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

Fitness Tracker for All Day Tracking

The Fitbit Charge is an amazing and stylish all day fitness tracker that any women would love to have.

Not only does it track how many steps you take, how many calories you burn and how you sleep- but it also sends you reminders to move and shows you calendar, call and text alerts.

The Fitbit charge wirelessly syncs to a smartphone with the Fitbit App so that you can track your progress and view everything you are doing fitness wise.




& 74oz Water Bottle74oz Water Bottle

Large Water Bottle to Ensure Proper Hydration

Women love water bottles. Don’t ask me why, we just do!

However, there’s no point in wasting a bunch of money on crappy water bottles. Having a high quality water bottle from the beginning is ideal.

This water bottle is seriously the perfect water bottle! It keeps water cold so she doesn’t have to drink disgusting hot water once her workout is over. It also holds 74oz of water to make sure she drinks enough water everyday.

It’s also very comfortable to carry and drink out of when you are actively working out.

You can also get 10% off of this water bottle with the code ELT10 at checkout!



Fitness Gifts for WomenWomen’s 2-in-1 Running Tights with Front and Back, Water-Resistant Pockets.

Yoga Pants with Pockets

I’m sure you already know that yoga pants are a woman’s true best friend, but these yoga pants take it a step further… they have pockets!

And, yes, that’s a pretty big deal!

These yoga pants allow her to skip the purse and securely carry her necessities right on her pants.

Aside from the awesome pocket, these yoga pants are also great quality and last a long time.

They are thick enough that you do not have to worry about them being see-through or ripping at the thighs!



Ergodyne Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana with Cooling Towel Material - Tie, Red Western6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana with Cooling Towel Material 

Self Cooling Bandana

A self cooling bandana… I mean come on, it’s genius!!

You wet this thing with cold water before you workout and then wear it as you would wear a headband. Then it’ll keep you cool during your workout!

For just a few dollars it makes you look good and also keeps you comfortable. I would pay double for this!

It’s perfect for those ladies who want to give up when they feel like they’re overheating and water just isn’t cutting it. This bandana will keep you going longer!



Bluetooth Earbuds, TaoTronics Wireless Sweatproof Sports Headphones (Bluetooth 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design with Cable Clips, 7 Hours Play Time)Wireless Sweatproof Sports Headphones 

Wireless Headphones that Don’t Interfere with Exercise

For under $30, you can get wireless headphones with amazing quality.

Why wireless? Well, it’s not fun to exercise with wires hitting your chest, tangling around your arms or just getting in the way. It’s also not as fun to workout without music.

These headphones are made for sports and are even sweat proof. This is a must for anyone who works out outside of the home or is trying to keep the volume down inside the house. 9PM exercises while baby is sleeping, anyone?



The Original Chill Pal Cooling TowelThe Original Chill Pal Cooling Towel

Cooling Towel for Post-Workout Cool Down

A cooling towel is great for when you are done with your workout and ready to cool down.

This will speed up the cooling process and will immediately make you feel 10x better since they are 20 degrees cooler than ambient air.

It’s also great for hot days spent outside of the house and long hikes.

Just wet it and wrap it around your neck or put it on your head to immediately feel a sense of relief.



Cute Workout Tanks

Last but not least are cute workout tanks! Every girls loves them, I promise. There is one for every style, so take your pick and get her the one she would like best!



The 11 Best Fitness Gifts for Women! All chosen by a certified personal trainer! Great ideas for her

  • Pamela Arsena says:
    September 28, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I really like the first pair of shoes you displayed. I love bright colors. Walking has been a godsend to me. I went from a size 14 to a size 2 walking 5 miles per day for six months. Let me tell you I went through shoes.

  • Karen says:
    December 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love Asics! I was post-op from a spinal fusion. The surgeon recommended them!

    I was looking for the info on frankincense

  • Debra Mendoza says:
    April 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for your nice description. I read your article and it is very useful.

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