10 Of The Best Stocking Stuffers For Fitness Lovers

Christmas is a time for indulgence, which is perfect if you’re bulking over the winter months. But if you’re trying to stick to your targets over the festive season, Christmas can be a bit of a nightmare. Navigating your way through nights out, cheese boards and office chocolates for a good couple of months can definitely push your willpower to the limit.

And if this sounds like you, or someone you know, we’re with you. That’s why we’ve put together our top 10 Christmas stocking fillers for fitness fanatics everywhere. So that this year, you can make sure that the only thing you gain this Christmas, is the motivation to stay on track.

Ultimate stocking fillers

Massage ball

Whether you’re a runner, weightlifter or simply prone to tight muscles, these Lacrosse Massage Balls are massively helpful in getting rid of knots and tension. Use them to apply pressure to areas that are stiff or where you have reduced mobility to get back to your full strength and range of motion.

Runners especially can get very tight muscles around their legs, hips and glutes. So, these are great for those with TFL and ITB issues. They’re also great for helping muscles to recover. So, if you’re noticing there are days when you can’t quite get into a full squat, or that DOMs are inhibiting you training, these are ideal for helping you maintain your progression. Just throw one into your gym bag and take it out whenever you need.

Resistance bands

The best thing about Resistance Bands is that they are so versatile. Use them with your barbell for strength training, on their own for rehabilitation and wrap them round your pull up bar for assisted chin ups. They come in different thicknesses, so you can get the right one for your level and bodyweight.

The key benefit to resistance bands is that they are designed for improvement – no matter what stage you’re at on your fitness journey. Because the tension increases as you stretch them, they challenge the easier parts of your reps, without straining the harder parts.

For example, in squats and push ups. The band slackens off as you come down, but as you push back up and reach the top, they tighten up and add an extra layer of difficulty. This is ideal for anyone looking to push past their one rep max and improve the quality of their training.

young man using a green resistance band across his chest

Weightlifting gloves

It’s not until you start lifting, that you realise how important grip strength is. And how tough weight bars can be on your hands. Pull up bars especially can give you blisters when you first start out.

To prevent any unwanted bar burns, get kitted out with a pair of these Weightlifting Gloves. They’re thick, hard-wearing and padded for extra comfort, but they don’t restrict your movement, making them ideal for weightlifters, powerlifters and anyone building up their strength.

young man wearing orange and black weightlifting gloves

Skipping rope

There’s a reason why boxers skip. It’s such a simple and effective way of getting your heartrate up for an intense cardio workout. And considering Skipping Ropes are so light and easy to carry round, they really are a great addition to your training.

They’re also great for calorie burning. And unlike running, you don’t need to head out for miles and miles to work up a sweat.

You can also use them to skip in-between sets to maintain a high heart rate while strength training.

young man using a premium silver and black aluminium skipping rope

Weightlifting belt

Lifting heavy? High impact training can really take its toll on your joints. These Pro Range Weight Lifting Belts help to support your lower back, so you can reduce risk of injury without compromising your workout.

Available in four different sizes, they’re strong and great for those who love to lift.

Neoprene ankle and wrist weights

Love to run? Go to a weekly HIIT class? How ever you choose to train, take it up a notch with these Ankle and Wrist Weights. They’re light enough to make sure they don’t restrict your movement, but heavy enough to add an extra level of resistance to your cardio training. Great for building strength while you burn calories – and fantastic for Christmas stockings!

Weightlifting wrist straps

Whether you’re an advanced lifter, or just starting out, Weightlifting Straps are really useful. They make sure that your grip doesn’t limit how much you lift. They’re great for deadlifting and they’ll also help ensure the bar doesn’t slip out of your hand.

Another essential bit of kit that’s perfect for Christmas stockings!

Barbell squat pad

Doing squats regularly can take a bit of getting used to. And your shoulder blades – no matter your size – will feel the impact of a 20kg bar – and that’s without the weights!

Avoid having to pad out your upper body with an oversized hoodie each time you go to the gym and ask for a Barbell Squat Pad this Christmas. They’re light and easy to slip into your gym bag. Available in different colours, just slip one onto the bar to protect your upper back from heavy weights and regular training.

man lifting heavy weights on an olympic bar using a barbell squat pad

Core sliders

These are great bits of kit, simply because they’re so simple and so versatile. Another easy bit of kit to slip into your gym bag – or just have at home. They’re double sided so can be used on either wooden floors or carpet.

Not to be underestimated, Core Sliders are extremely tough to use. And they’re not just for working your abs either. Place them under your feet to lunge, squat, mountain climb and hip bridge, and under your hands for a variety of push ups.

young woman with her hands on core sliders doing a workout

Gift voucher

Not quite sure what to get the fitness buff in your life? Or want to make sure you get exactly what you want? We do gift vouchers starting from £50 right up to £500. So, whether you fancy a new weight bench or want all the power rack essentials for your garage gym, vouchers are the perfect solution for Christmas.

And it doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced weightlifter, or are planning to start in the New Year, these stocking fillers are perfect for Christmas. Put them on your wish list, send a link round your family as a subtle hint or simply rejoice in the fact that you FINALLY know what to get the fitness fanatic in your life this December.

For more Christmas gift inspiration as well as ideas for that home gym you’ve been thinking about, head over to our Instagram and Facebook pages @Mirafitofficial.