Fit gift ideasPublished on December 1, 2017

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  • Ab roller
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Boxing gloves and pads
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Slam ball
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Med ball
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

Who needs diamonds when you can rock a boxing glove instead? Give the fitness enthusiast in your life something they will really love this holiday season.

TAKE YOUR PLANK TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH AN EXERCISE WHEEL – it’s inexpensive and effective! Whether you start in the advanced standing position or the beginners’ kneeling position, you are sure to get results from this compact ab roller that tucks easily out of sight, making it ideal for home use. Under $15 at Walmart.

GIVE THE GIFT OF ENDORPHINS WITH THE RELEASE OF ANGER AND FRUSTRATION! Boxing is great for the upper body and core. You can easily find a pair of gloves and pads at stores like Play It Again Sports, SportsChek and Fitness Depot. It’s an ideal gift for the whole family.

THE MED BALL AND THE SLAM BALL can both be found at Fitness Depot. While they look incredibly similar, there is a massive difference between the two of them. A slam ball is usually filled with sand and acts as dead weight, whereas the medicine ball bounces back towards you and rolls much easier.

USE THE MED BALL FOR TRICEP PUSHUPS, AND LET THE SLAM BALL HELP TO TARGET THE BACKSIDE by doing a one leg hip thrust. Place toes on the ball and lift hips off the ground, but beware of a possible immediate Charley horse muscle spasm.


Lianne Laing

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