Gift Ideas for the Fitness Loving Friend!

Holiday festivities may look a bit different this year…but finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones is still game on! Today I am sharing my favorite gift ideas for the workout loving babes on your list. The wide world of athleisure and gym gadgets can be daunting. As a fitness instructor/modern day Jane Fonda, I am confident these picks will impress even the ultimate workout junkie!

~Chic Home Equipment 

Chances are your fitness-obsessed friends have tricked out their at-home workout spaces this past year. Bala bangles are the chicest way to add an extra oomph to your home workouts. Yes, they are pricier than the average ankle weights you can find at Target, but the difference is major! Bala bangles are fully adjustable, super comfortable, super cute, and can be worn on the wrists or ankles, making them super versatile. I have a one pound set I like to wear on my wrists for cardio dance classes, and a 2 pound set I wear on my ankles for Pilates. Sorry to use the overused work OBSESSED…but I am simply obsessed! Bala Bangles are available in a wide variety of fun colors.

The Power Ring is the latest invention by Bala. At 10 pounds, the power ring is perfect for more than 75 unique exercises. Again, fitness equipment never looked so cool! Like the bangles, the ring is super smooth and comfortable to use. A variety of colors are available, including sleek black and classic nude. I couldn’t resist the Barbie pink! You can shop Bala products at Carbon38, and use the code JCHEZ20 for a discount at checkout.

~A Fabulous Yoga Mat

The perfect yoga mat is an essential component to a fabulous home gym. As a yoga and pilates instructor, I spend A LOT of time on my mat…and am very particular about it! I have tried endless styles on the quest to find the best option possible. Drumroll please for the big winner!

Yoga Zeal’s eco-friendly suede-like mats are known for being luxuriously soft, and they magically grip the more you sweat. Functional and fashionable, a variety of fun colors and prints are offered. I went with this pretty pink scallop number, but the palm print is next on my personal wishlist! Yoga Zeal also offers ultra thick mats, great for anyone on your list with sensitive knees or joints.

~Sweet Speakers

Rocking out your favorite jams is the best workout motivation. My hubs treated me to this Marshall Bluetooth home speaker a few years ago, and it is the best! I love the vintage-look, polished gold hardware, and the sound is fantastic. One of those gifts I didn’t know I needed…but I use it daily! A variety of sizes and colors and available at Urban Outfitters. 

~Super Stylish Swag!

Hardcore exercise hunnies can never have too many pairs of stylish leggings. Since workout wear is my professional “uniform”…I have become quite the expert over the years! The Carbon38 Takara style is a cult favorite among many for good reason. This flattering style is perfect for Barre class to Brunch days. Offered in a variety of fun colors and fits, you can’t go wrong!

Another activewear brand I adore is Beach Riot. Beach Riot leggings are super comfortable, and they offer the cutest prints and matching sets. This top and matching leggings are one of my current favorites!

What fashionable workout girl would not want to add a pair of metallic gold leggings to their collection? I am crazy about these babies by Heroine Sport, also sold at Carbon38. They may look too good to be functional…but they are actually great for workouts. Throw on a sweater and a pair of boots…cozy never looked so cool!

~Bombshell Barre Socks and LegWarmers!

Make your best barre loving babes day with the gift of sparkly barre socks. These nude and black gems from Carbon38 are my favorites…they are even prettier in real life! Seal the ballet babe deal with a pair of leg warmers. Free People is a fabulous source for great quality leg warmers, like this nude and mustard pair.

~Killer Sneakers!

Much like the notion that one can never have too many leggings…I believe the same to be true for sneakers!  My MVP is the Techloom Bliss style by APL, also offered at the great Carbon38. I have recommended this style to many of my clients and students, and it is always a crowd pleaser! They slide on like a cozy sock, and magically offer amazing support while being super lightweight. My parents gifted me a pair a few years ago…I wear them every week…and they still look brand new!

I will cut myself off before this turns into a short novel! The majority of these gifts that I recommended, (and endless more amazing options!) are from Carbon38. Don’t forget to use my discount code JCHEZ20 at the checkout for a discount. As always, don’t be shy to reach out to me with any sizing or styling questions!

“The greatest gift you can give a loved one is your love and attention. Bonus points: stylish spandex.”~ME


Julz Chez


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