With the holiday season approaching, people are beginning to rack their brains for the perfect gift to give. We all have that friend who has everything, but what they probably don’t have is commercial grade fitness equipment. Contrary to popular belief, giving gym equipment doesn’t imply that you think your friend/family should shed some pounds, it shows that you care about their health and want to give them easy access to fitness. There is no greater gift than the gift of fitness and health, so here’s why we think gym equipment is the best gift you can give during this holiday season.
- It’s practical
There is nothing worse than giving a gift and seeing it collect dust. It is also terrible when the receiver has to force himself/herself to use a gift that they don’t really want to use. The wonderful thing about fitness equipment is that it is for everyone. Almost any one of any age or fitness level can work out on the basic gym machines like an elliptical or a treadmill. Even if the primary gift receiver isn’t using it, there’s a high probability that someone else in the household would utilize it.
- It’s beneficial
We previously discussed the amazing benefits of working out so we are now just reminding you that working out is great for your health in so many ways. A chocolate fountain may be a pretty cool novelty gift, but wouldn’t a gift that improves someone’s life be so much better? A longer and healthier life is the best present for the future.
- It will help them keep their New Year’s resolution
Hands down, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get in shape. Coincidentally, this is also the most broken resolution and for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is inconvenience. With full-time jobs, it can be difficult to find time to change your outfit and drive all the way to a gym just for an hour long workout. This excuse will no longer be viable once you gift your friends and family a sweet piece of gym equipment.
What equipment should I buy?
If you’re not opposed to spoiling the surprise, you should take time to ask the gift-receiver what type of fitness equipment they desire. If you’re planning to shock and awe, here are a few tips on how to determine which piece of gym equipment would be the best fit for your receiver. First, you have to figure out how much space they have available. If they have a wide open garage not used for parking, any piece of equipment would be perfectly fine. For users who do not have a large amount of space, the best cardio machine would be a spin or indoor bike. Users with more room can opt for either an elliptical or a treadmill. Make sure to avoid steppers and stepmills if the person you’re gifting to has a low ceiling.
For further details, check out our post on which cardio machine is best for you. Once you’ve decided that buying fitness equipment as a gift is a wonderful idea, save some major money at our Holiday Gym Equipment Sale!