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Christmas fitness gifts ideas

Published 20th Nov 2023

For gym lovers to newbies

Whether there’s someone on your Christmas list who practically lives in the gym or one who’s only just starting out, we’ve made sure this gift guide caters to them all.

From affordable gym gear to chef-cooked meal prep, a fitness app that'll keep them on track and even the luxury of a sports massage at home, you’ll be able to tick their Christmas gift off your list in no time.


Put them in a spin

Spin class voucher, from £25

For those who like to pedal their way to good health, a spin class gift card in the heart of London will always be appreciated. We’d love to give Psycle London a try – an immersive, energetic studio set to make movement moreish.

Having set out as a ride studio, spin is at its core. But they have other options if your giftee prefers, including barre, HIIT, reformer and yoga. It’s also easy to get to with studios dotted around the city – Oxford Circus, Shoreditch, Clapham, Notting Hill and Victoria. So if someone you know is looking for a hub of energy to excite their workouts, Psycle is a great place to start.


Upgrade their home gym

Home gym equipment 

London gyms can be pretty pricey, so it’s no surprise if some of your friends would rather get their downward dog on in the comfort of their living room. Anyone come to mind? If so, help set up their perfect home gym with some fresh new equipment.

Depending on your budget, start with some stylish sportswear. Our picks are TALA and Represent for incredible quality combined with styles you’ll want to wear out and about as well as on the mat. And for affordable equipment, take a look at Core Balance Fitness. With everything from pilates balls to dumbbells, rollers to acupressure mats, there’s something for everyone.

For non-slip exercise, we love SweatyBetty for the Supergrip Align mats – ideal for yoga. Or if you’re willing to really splash out (lucky them!) a Peloton bike is about as impressive as a home gym can get.


Pocket-sized personal trainer

Fitness app gift card, from £24.99

For the friend who doesn’t have time for the gym and usually has to squeeze in a workout during their lunch break, a fitness app subscription could be exactly what they need.

Like a pocket-sized personal trainer, we love the Shreddy app for making fitness simple. With quick 10 minute workout options and weekly challenges, the app is great for someone who struggles keeping up with fitness plans.

As well as workouts, there are meal plans and a fitness community to keep users motivated. The challenges and progress tracking make it unlike most fitness apps out there, so it’s easier for your mate to keep their fitness up – even with the busiest of schedules.

Thai massage therapist stretches client's legs on traditional thai massage mat in London flat

Workout recovery at home

At-home sports massage gift card, from £20

True fitness fans understand the value of recovery after a big workout. It helps decrease the chances of getting injured, so skipping the gym won’t become a problem.

But it’s easy for this type of self care to slip off the list when life in the city gets in the way. That’s where your Christmas gift comes in – with an Urban gift card, you can send a professional sports massage therapist to their door and ease post-workout aches. The perfect choice for both men and women who hate having to skip leg day.


Vitamin gummies

Yumi Nutrition gummies, from £14.99

Alongside working out and eating well, vitamin supplements are a great way to support your body with the nutrients it needs to stay strong. If you’re unsure which to get as a gift, Yumi Nutrition makes it easy with its categorised gummy pots – they have options to support problems like sleep, gut health, energy and more.

They’re only little, so work as a great stocking filler for the fitness-enthusiast in your life who lacks certain vitamins. 

Use code URBAN30 for 30% off the full range


Energy-boosting snack hamper

Protein hamper, from £39.99

Working out is all well and good, but anyone into fitness will tell you how much diet can play a big part. And with the amount of energy you're burning, healthy snacks are key.

But it’s very easy for city life to make snacking unhealthy and expensive. With that in mind, we have the perfect gift for a friend who loves to eat healthy but has a busy schedule – a protein-packed snack hamper.

This hamper from Barnardo's has an impressive selection of 25 protein-fuelled snacks from brands including FUEL10K, Brave, Eat Natural and more.

And not to mention you'll be doing your bit too – 100% of the profits from Barnardo's are used to help the UK's most vulnerable children, young people and families.

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