It’s a great time to be a kettlebell enthusiast.
The popularity of kettlebell training has exploded over the last several years … and with this uptick in popularity has all kinds of cool gear to make your KB workouts more efficient and fun been created.
That being said, knowing exactly what to get for the KB lover in your life can still be tough … so I’ve come up with this list of 10 gift ideas for the kettlebell enthusiast to get your holiday/kettlebell gift-giving thoughts started:
Kettlebells, books, + DVD’s: A somewhat obvious starting point – but not to be overlooked. Most folks have a new KB book or DVD they want – or a new kettlebell size they need for their collection.
Heart Rate Monitor: Heart rate monitors allow exercisers to establish a target zone and maintain their goals by monitoring their progress on a daily basis. This would give a person who has begun to workout or has the desire to challenge themselves further the ability to accurately gauge their growth.
Gymboss Timer: The beauty of this inexpensive supplemental workout tool is that it can help a person plan and execute their kettlebell workouts, giving them an opportunity to exercise as if they were in a boot camp class because it takes thinking out of the picture. This timer creates structured intervals for a person to move through with any form of workout.
ForestVanceTraining Kettlebell-Themed Apparel: Browse our website with different clothing items and accessories, giving that special someone a way to express their enthusiasm outside of the gym.
Vibram Five Fingers: A type of minimalist shoe manufactured by Vibram, originally marketed as a more “natural” alternative for different outdoors activities (sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and as a camp or after-hike shoe). The footwear has thin, flexible soles that are contoured to the shape of the human foot, including visible individual sections for the toes. Perfect for kettlebell training.
Kettlebell FitDeck Exercise Cards: If you know someone who enjoys working out at home, but is searching for a way to mix up their options, these cards are a great opportunity for them to have variety and create their own workouts. Multiple ‘themes’ of these cards exist, including kettlebells and body weight training.
Jump Rope: This is a great present for a person who is unable to get into the gym on a daily basis, and works out from home because it creates a self controlled cardio workout with very little required space.
Foam Roller: If you know someone who works out often, you can be pretty sure that they deal with aching muscles and soreness, that is where the foam roller comes in. This tool causes self-myofascial release to occur, breaking up tension in muscles and giving a person the benefit of being able to work out regularly with less pain.
MP3 Player: This would make a great present for someone who works out by themselves at the gym or outside, music is a great form of motivation and this provides a person with a great variety to choose from.
Massage Gift Certificate: Massages can help break down lactic acid, loosen up tight muscles, and increase blood flow. This is very beneficial to people who workout often because it can alleviate current pain and help prevent future pain.
In conclusion, more cool stuff exists now than ever before for the kettlebell lover. This is a short list of gift ideas to get you thinking about what to get for the kettlebell enthusiast in your life this year. Happy holidays to you!
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