Every family’s got one, the fitness fanatic. The one who’s a slave to the strava, the one who loves to talk AT you about their next triathlon. We all know they type, they’ve got the basics covered, all the gear to go night running and dumbbells that would put a gym to shame, so how do you win when it comes to buying them a Christmas present? Well, let’s imagine money is no object and feast your eyes on our five fantasy gifts for the fitness fanatic in your family...
New Peloton Bike+, £2,295
David Beckham, Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, three of the finest sportsmen to ever have lived, are all fully-fledged members of the Peloton tribe. Hollywood is all in too, with the likes of Kate Hudson, Hugh Jackman and Leonardo DiCaprio being huge believers. So your relative will be in top company with this exercise bike that revolutionised home workouts and now, following lockdown, has over one million subscribers worldwide. It's basically an entire gym, personal trainer, exercise class and one of the best bikes in the business, all rolled neatly into one global phenomenon.
Echelon Smart Rower, £1,199.99
This is no ordinary rowing machine, this is a smart rowing machine. It’s basically a Peloton but in the form of a rower. Well, if the formula is a winner, don’t go messing with it. There’s more than 900 on-demand classes available, which can be filtered by duration, experience level and instructor, and there are live classes broadcast throughout the day. Plus it can be easily paired with Fitbit or strava accounts. An extra bonus for the strava slave in the family.
Technogym Bench, £1170
Basically this is a gym in a box, compact, complete, and very, very neat. It combines elastic bands, hexagon dumbbells, weighted knuckles and a training mat, all together in one nifty box-cum-bench. It can help you perform over 200 different types of all body exercises, now if that’s not a challenge for Mr Triathlon to tackle, we don’t know what it is. And when they’re done it all fits away neat and tidy, so you’d never know it was even there...until they start telling you all about it, again.
Versace Boxing Gloves, £2,205
Yes that’s right dahlings, Versace do boxing gloves, and they are exactly as you would hope they would be. Pure indulgence. Hand crafted from 100% lamb leather, these beauties are part of Versace’s Barocco Collection. They are dressed in an opulent gold flower print, which is synonymous with the iconic fashion powerhouse, on a black background. And to finish off they are lined and padded with lamb leather. Boxing gloves, but not as we know them. Knockout.
Taurus Curved Treadmill Run-X, £2,873
It’s a running machine with curves. Because it’s not motorised it allows the runner to have total control, is much better for them and burns off more calories. And it’s built to take on the highest levels of endurance training. If you think about it, this really is a running machine for people who don’t use/like running machines. Like that family member who bangs on about their triathlons, give them this for Christman and you’ll never hear another word...maybe.