Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gifts For Fitness Freaks!

Trying to motivate someone to get active? Want to start off the New Year with some motivation? Need to find a gift for that fitness freak of a friend? Or perhaps you want to get yourself something for a change!

Keep at least a little active during the festive seasons to get that head start on your NY resolutions!

Here's my list of fantastic and useful gifts for the aspiring fit and healthy!

There are hundreds of band excersises
They're lightweight, easy to pack and can be used almost anywhere - it the car, in a hotel or even on the beach. These inexpensive and versatile bands are fantastic for all fitness level and provide variety.

PRICE: R50 - R200 for single bands. R300+ for a simple kit. Up to R1000 for advanced kits.

How To Use: Exercising with resistance bands.

R49.99 for Maxed Latex Aerobic Band
(in blue or pink)

Sportsmans Warehouse
R299.95 for Men's Health, Women's Health and Nike Resistance Band Kits. Some come with exercise DVD.
(Nike Kit pictured)

Berrie Fitness
R60 for a single 2.5kg resistance band
R1209.95 for an entire Group Kit.

(Basic Kit pictured)

There are a bunch of nifty earphones that go above and beyond the simple tangle of wires. Listening to music while you're active is made easy with these clever gadgets.

Skullcandy Chops
from the website"The Chops...deliver secure-fitting sound that stays put whether hitting the gym, shredding the gnar, or battling an apocalyptic zombie invasion. Because everybody knows that your chances of surviving a zombie outbreak without a dramatic soundtrack are bleak at best."

Buy from:
iShopOnline - R107.11
Phoenix Tech - R155 
Sportman's Warehouse - R199.95

Jabra Sport Headset
Main feature: exercise with wireless music and calls - no tangled wires getting caught on everything! Built-in FM radio; US Military Grade rain, shock and dust proof; wind-shielded microphone and works with most fitness apps.

Buy from:
iWarehouse - R799  (delivery in 1-2 days)
Expansys - R989 (delivery in 5 days)
The Gadget Shop - R1549

Jump Ropes are portal, lightweight and great for a quick workout to burn off those extra festive-season indulgences. Skip for just 10 minutes twice a day to keep the flab at bay.

Mr Price Sport - R29.99 to R39.99 for basic ropes in plastic or leather. Available in black, blue, pink and light blue.

Total Sports - R139 for digital ropes that include features such as:

  • calorie count
  • sport times
  • training functions
  • beeper alert

A collection of items all conveniently put together to make a perfect gift. All mostly portal - good for those who travel often or prefer home work-outs! 

At Sportaman's Warehouse
From R199

Bear Grylls Basic Survival Kit
Cape Union Mart - R375


  • Waterproof Bag
  • Gerber Mini-Paraframe Knife
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Fire Starter
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Snare Wire
  • Emergency Cord
  • Tinder (Cotton Ball)

Gaiam Eco Total Body Balance Ball Kit
Includes exercise ball, resistance band and a workout DVD.

Sportman's Warehouse
Small: R349.95
Medium: R379.95
Large: R399.95

Jillian Michaels Vinyl Kettlebell Set
Sportsmans Warehouse - R499.95


  • 2.3kg, 4.5kg and 6.8kg kettlebells (5, 10, 15lb)
  • Storage tray
  • Instructional DVD
  • Exercise chart

Men's Health Get Back In Shape Kit
Men's Health or Sportmans Warehouse - R599


  • Supreme Push-up & Upper Body Strength Bar
  • Power Ab Wheel
  • Get Back In Shape Workout
  • How To Master the Pull-up
  • The 5 Rules Of Lean Eating

Disclaimer: All information and prices correct at time of publishing. Prices and availability are subject to change depending on each supplier's policies.