If you’re in a relationship this time of year, there’s probably a burning question in the back of your mind. “What should I get my swolemate for Valentine’s Day?”
You won't risk ruining their gains with chocolate. Dinner and flowers could work, but maybe you want to try something new. How about tapping into that love for fitness you both have? After all, isn’t that what brought you crazy kids together in the first place?
We’ve compiled a list of 12 must-have fitness gadgets and ideas to help you pick the perfect gift for your swolemate this Valentine’s day.
Choose from Nike’s Dri-FIT options to Under Armour’s compression clothing line. You’re sure to find some excellent workout attire that will please your swolemate. As a fellow fitness addict, you can appreciate that you can never have too many outfits devoted to your passion. So we added one more suggestion that will actually help keep your mate safe. If your loved one runs at night get them reflective clothing. You can choose anything from reflective tanks to tights.
With so many fitness trackers out there, you want to make sure you’re getting your swolemate one with all the features! With GPS capabilities, a heart rate monitor, a sleep tracker and about 5 days worth of battery life (without GPS), 5 hours (with GPS) the FitBit is a great, affordable option. Add on the fact that this wristband, sports watch is compatible with Windows, Android, Apple, iOS, and Web. Another popular fitness tracker is the Apple Watch which syncs beautifully with your Apple devices.
When it comes to your swolemate, don’t settle for just any meal prep bag, get them the very best! We may be a bit biased with this one, but seriously the ISOBAG is the BEST meal prep bag on the market. It's made in the USA and passes rigorous quality control before it leaves our warehouse. Invest in a bag that will last years, not months, because that’s the kind of lasting relationship your swolemate deserves. Choose from compact cubes to 6-meal bags, or even duffle bags that serve as both a gym bag and meal prep bag.
Most workout buffs keep their energy and intensity alive with the perfect workout playlist. They likely use headphones, pumping music directly into their ears. Invest in their stamina and get them a pair of noise proof/sweatproof, high-quality earbuds. Check out Bose QuietComfort earbuds.
Has your partner been hinting that they’d like to try a new workout class? Maybe the class costs a little more than they’re willing to spend on themselves. Use whatever reason they haven’t made an effort, to your advantage. Book them a few sessions of their ideal fitness class.
We all know that staying hydrated is essential, especially during a workout.
Drinking water helps regulate body temperature, maintain blood pressure, lubricates joints and so much more! Take care of your loved one by keeping them stocked with a reusable water container.
If your swolemate is a yogi get them a fresh new yoga mat. The Gaiam Sol Dry-Grip Yoga Mat may seem a bit pricey, but considering its non-slip and has moisture-wicking capabilities, it is a perfect gift for every yogi, especially if they’re interested in hot yoga.
Make their nutritional meal prep easy with a slow cooker. Instead of slaving away all day on Sunday to prepare their meals for the week, now your swolemate can throw everything into their slow cooker.
Treat yourself and your swolemate to a couples massage together. You both can relax and relieve any strain on your muscles from your day at the gym.
This is an especially helpful and useful gift if your swolemate is more interested in nature’s gym than the typical indoor gym. Paracord is the ultimate handy tool that can be used to make a tourniquet or splint in a pinch, tie down a shelter, and even replace a shoelace.
Forget buying your swolemate a new pair of lifting gloves, and opt for a pair of lifting straps instead. These will give your partner a competitive edge and help improve their lifting ability by taking secondary muscles out of the equation. Best of all, they’ll never have to worry about injuring their wrists with too much weight or strain, because they’ll never have to hold weights in their hands again.
Even the most dedicated gym-goer could use the extra boost of a personal trainer. Help your swolemate to develop a more active routine with the help of a personal trainer, who will give them solid, and non-judgmental support as they gain additional accountability and motivation.
Want to hit the gym with your swolemate? Take a look at these couple workout ideas.