With the new year fast approaching, a surplus of food, drinks, and calories at large are likely to make their way in your holiday forecast- not only is this okay, but it’s encouraged!
After all, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest extent. With that being said, it’s important to consider your post-holiday fitness gameplan to return back to reality and combat an inflating waistline fueled by abundant consumption.
Whether you’re seeking a last minute gift for a loved one, or want to reward yourself for making it through the better half of December, giving the gift of fitness is the best way to kick off the new year with well-meaning deliberation. To help you get a leg up on the rest of the ‘New Year Resolution-ers’ I’ve teamed up with Sport chek to bring you a list of 5 gifts that are guaranteed to help you reach your fitness goals for the year ahead.
I’ve always been a ‘by the numbers’ kind of guy; I believe that the best way to guarantee progression in or out of the gym, is to keep track of the details. As painstakingly meticulous as this may sound, tracking daily activity is made easy with the Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit’s first fully loaded smartwatch tracks everything from running and cycling, to daily movement and sleep. The Fitbit Ionic not only tracks activity, but can also display smartphone notifications, store and play 300+ songs, and make credit or debit payments using a built-in NFC chip. Whether you’re looking to stay on top of your movement, or simply looking for a better way to play music and manage notifications, the Fitbit Ionic has you covered.
If you’re planning on storing all of those songs while on the go or in the gym, you’ll want a pair of headphones that can match your pace. The Fitbit Flyer WIreless Fitness Headphones pack premium sound into a comfortable, sweatproof design- and with interchangeable fitting options, and up to 6 hours of battery life, you can train longer without getting tuned out
Let’s face it, Winter is a less than ideal time to train outdoors, especially when January rolls around and the mercury inevitably drops- but that shouldn’t stop you from chasing down your New Year goals. One of the best ways to combat the cold without sacrificing speed and endurance, is with an insulating, breathable, and sweat-wicking base layer. The Under Armour Coldgear Reactor Running Shirt does it all, keeping you warm and dry, whether you’re going for distance or speed.
Possibly the most understated training garment, the right pair of pants should bend and flex with, not against you. The Nike Therma Running pant delivers unparalleled flexibility, with just the right amount of stretch, combating sub-zero temperatures by wicking away moisture and insulating heat.
The last thing you want when training outdoors, is to lose traction. Whether you’re accelerating, pivoting, or coming to an abrupt halt, the Nike Pegasus 34 Shield Running Shoes provide optimal fit, comfort, cushion, and traction. The rubber outsole help absorb impact and provide multi-surface traction, while the water-repellant meshing keeps you dry and comfortable, even in the slickest of conditions.
As the old saying goes, failure to prepare is preparing to fail- make sure you’re one step ahead of the competition this holiday season with the right gear from Sport chek.