It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And by that we mean the moment we release our annual holiday gift guide!
Hive’s professionals have dug deep to come up with the ultimate gifts for the fitness enthusiast in your life.
Check out our top picks for 2015 — and may your holidays be bright!
Momentum “Street” Bike
If you’re spinning your wheels trying to figure out what to get someone who’s been extra nice this year, consider Momentum’s Street bike. This upright ride blends classic looks with modern functionality, including a lightweight aluminum frame, easy gearing and powerful brakes. The 700c aluminum wheels are perfect for carving city corners.
Nick (Personal Trainer)
If all you want for Christmas is better posture, Nick has just the gift for you: Lumo Lift, a small, lightweight sensor that gently vibrates every time you slouch. Clip it on your shirt, calibrate it to your perfect posture, and you’ll be standing tall in no time. A high-tech (and more discrete) alternative to a book on your head, this clever gadget also doubles as an activity tracker.
Liz (Personal Trainer) and Marlo (Pilates Instructor)
Liz and Marlo join the chorus clamoring for NutriBullet, the compact-sized kitchen accessory that that pulverizes fruits and veggies, extracting their maximum nutritional value. Unlike traditional blenders and juicers, the NutriBullet can also break down stems, seeds and skins to silky smoothness — a definite plus, because the parts we throw away are often those jam-packed with nutrients.
Kathy (Pilates Instructor)
Gaiam Restore Hot & Cold Foot roller
Kathy loves this versatile roller for aching feet. The ergonomic design contours to your arch, while the textured surface kneads out tightness. Place it in hot water or freeze it for 20 minutes of relief from plantar fasciitis, heels spurs and everyday wear and tear.
Meaghan (Spinning Instructor)
The Rolex of fitness trackers, the Surge helps you reach peak performance with built-in GPS, multisport functionality and an automatic heart rate monitor. Keep track of your workouts, your sleep and your daily activity from a wrist-based command central that also keeps you connected with call and text notifications.
Kendra (Personal Trainer)
Here’s an ideal present for the on-the-go fitness lover on your list: the Portable Kettlebell, a soft-but-durable training solution when you can’t hit the gym. Fill the nylon bag with sand, water, gravel, dry rice — even wet dirt. It comes in three sizes, with capacities ranging from 15 to 45 pounds. When emptied, the PKB weighs less than 10 ounces and can be easily rolled and packed for travel.
Nicole (Yoga Instructor)
Spiralizer Elite Spiral Slicer
If you know someone who’s resolved to eat better in 2016, this heavy-duty tool will help them stick to their guns. With a few cranks of the handle, you can create spiral slices from firm fruits and vegetables, including apples, onions and carrots. Even fussy eaters can’t withstand the temptation of a curlicue cuke.
Kathleen (Fitness Director)
Asics DS Gel Trainer 20
Kathleen loves these uptempo running shoes because they offer solid support for both daily training and racing in a super-lightweight package. Weighing in at just 8 ounces, the DS Gel Trainer 20 has a high-tech midsole that can help you avoid overpronating, too.