December 15, 2021

The best fitness gifts of 2021

Shopping for the fitness enthusiast in your life? There's no need to feel weighed down by all the exercise equipment and gym gear on the market. To find the best gift, flex your research skills and take a look at this list of the best fitness gifts of 2021.

An adjustable kettlebell

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

Bowflex Selectech 840 Kettlebell

This Bowflex kettlebell features a unique design that saves space while still offering a broad weight range of 8 to 40 pounds. It takes seconds to transition between weights, thanks to the quick and efficient dial system. Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods and Bowflex.


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A personal blender


NutriBullet 600w Nutrient Extractor

Stay energized with this Nutribullet, a personal blender. Its to-go accessories make it a formidable workout partner. It's ideal for blending pre- and post-workout smoothies and shakes, and it's made with dishwasher-safe components for easy cleaning. Also available at Macy's, Best Buy and directly from Nutribullet.


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A premium massage gun


Theragun Pro

This high-end, handheld massage gun uses percussive technology to deliver a deep-tissue massage after tough workouts. It aids in recovery and provides much-needed relief, and it operates quietly for relaxing, stress-free use. Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods.

A new fitness tracker

Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker

Fitbit Luxe

Fitbit's latest fitness tracker has a sleek new aesthetic that can be worn anywhere, including to the gym and at work. The updated design tracks health information, including sleep quality and stress level, and it comes with a free 6-month membership to Fitbit Premium.

A high-end yoga mat

Manduka PRO Yoga Mat

Manduka PRO Yoga Mat

The Manduka Pro is a premium yoga mat made with ultra-dense cushioning that is both responsive and supportive. It has a grippy backing that prevents the mat from slipping on hard floors. Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods and Backcountry.

An affordable indoor cycling bike


Schwinn IC4 Exercise Bike

This well-received Schwinn bike features a large, smooth flywheel for an enjoyable, low-impact workout. Users can connect their smartphone or tablet to enjoy interactive cycling classes through popular apps like JRNY, Peloton and Zwift. Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods.

A pair of wearable weights

Bala Bangles

Bala Bangles

A new alternative to light free weights, Bala Bangles offer gentle, hands-free resistance as wrist or ankle weights. With an adjustable design and soft silicone construction, Bala Bangles have a secure, comfortable fit.  Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods.

A convenient shaker bottle


BlenderBottle Shaker Bottle

This cleverly designed shaker lets users enjoy shakes, smoothies and other concoctions on the go. Consider this option as a gift. It’s inexpensive, easy to clean and will last through years of use. Also available at iHerb and BlenderBottle.

A best-selling gym bag

Under Armour Adult Undeniable Duffle

Under Armour Adult Undeniable Duffel 4.0 Gym Bag

The best-selling Under Armour gym bag offers a high level of organization through unique compartments, including a vented pocket for laundry or footwear. It's made with rugged, weather-resistant material. Also available at Macy's and Dick's Sporting Goods.

A comfortable waist pack



Even with a low-profile design, Flipbelt has four compartments to hold the bare essentials, like smartphones, keys and ID cards. Made with ultra-smooth Lycra, Flipbelt offers a snug, bounce-free fit without chafing skin.

A hydration backpack

CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack

CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack

From walking to cycling to hiking, this hydration backpack is an easy way to stay hydrated without lugging bulky water bottles. The updated design holds 20% more water per sip, and the mouthpiece is well-received for its comfortable design.


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A set of noise-cancelling earbuds

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro offer an immersive sound experience through active noise cancellation and adaptive EQ, which tunes music to the shape of the ear. The earbuds are sweat-resistant and have a stay-put design so users can listen to jams while they push through tough high-impact workouts.


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A smart scale

Withings Body+ - Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Withings Body+ Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale

This smart scale, which transmits information to a companion app, is a useful tool for tracking BMI, muscle and bone mass and weight. It lets users create up to eight profiles and automatically syncs with popular fitness apps like MyFitnessPal, Apple Health and Google Fit. 

A roll of kinesiology tape

KT Tape Original Cotton Elastic Kinesiology Therapeutic Athletic Tape

KT Tape Original Cotton Elastic Athletic Tape

KT Tape is used by many athletes to support muscles and joints, particularly during high-impact activity. A single strip may offer up to three days of support, including when wearers shower, swim or sweat. 


A running leash for dogs

Tuff Mutt Hands Free Dog Leash

Tuff Mutt Hands-Free Dog Leash

It's easy for dogs and their owners to enjoy more comfortable runs together with this hands-free leash. It has reflective stitching to boost visibility to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and fellow runners. Also available at Chewy.


Anthony Marcusa is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. 


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