Mother's Day Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life
by Cheryl S. Grant
Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to gift your mom the things she truly wants and deserves. While it can sometimes seem like a tall order to find the perfect Mother's Day gifts for the matriarch in your family, there are many great options you can choose from — especially if she's into fitness! With everything mothers do for those around them, it's important they also make time for some self-care. So what better gift to give than the gift of health and wellness? Whether she loves running, heading to the gym, or the latest fitness gadgets, these Mother's Day gifts are items she can use again and again!
1. Lightweight Dumbbells
Lightweight dumbbells are great if she's into working out in front of the television or likes to go for walks. They can add resistance to her workout, and they're easy to store away.
Headphones are a must-have whether she likes to go for a run on the treadmill or hit the elliptical. She can listen to her favorite tunes, enjoy an audiobook, or check out the latest and greatest podcast. Nothing makes the time go by fast on the treadmill like some motivating music!
3. Water Bottle
A water bottle may seem like a dull gift, but having the right one can help ensure that she stays hydrated while working out. Choose a lightweight bottle that will fit inside the cup holders at the gym or on her bicycle.
4. Sports Bras
Never underestimate the importance of a good sports bra! They can cut down on the discomfort that bouncing around may cause while exercising. Just make sure you find one in her size and opt for a moisture-wicking fabric!
5. Fitness Trackers
Fitness trackers have come a long way, and many can do more than just count steps. Some models can remind users to take moments during the day to move around or take some cleansing breaths. There are models that can track heart rate, keep a record of sleep patterns, or even remind us to stay hydrated!
While there may be lots of sneakers on the market to choose from, it is very important to get ones that are suited to the workout your mom will be doing. If your mom loves running, choose a shoe that is specific to that. These tend to be lighter than other types and provide support to the areas that will be engaged. There are also shoes that are made for those who like walking or weight training. These shoes often have extra heel and arch support.
7. Foam Rollers
Foam rollers are great because they can help the body recover after a tough workout session. Choose one that has medium firmness, as they are universal and can massage the muscles with a moderate amount of cushioning!
Gym bags are essential to making sure you have everything you need when you arrive at the gym. Backpacks are a useful alternative to the typical gym bag because they provide balance. Instead of having one side of her body weighed down by all her gym equipment, a backpack can distribute the weight more evenly!
9. Gift Card
If she doesn't already belong to a gym, getting her a Planet Fitness Black Card is a no-brainer. She can use it at any location, work with a trainer for free, and bring you along as a guest without any extra fees. What better way is there to spend time with your mom than getting healthy together?
Mothers do a lot for everyone in their lives, but it's important they take some time for themselves as well. So, show your mom some love and appreciation this Mother's Day by giving her the gift of wellness!