People ask us all the time what we recommend for at-home fitness equipment – so we thought we’d round up some of our top choices (at all price points) in this handy-dandy gift guide: 

1) A kettlebell or two

Kettlebells are fantastic for improving core strength, coordination and developing muscle tone while keeping the movements functional and practical. Plus, they are generally affordable, fun to look at, and easy to tuck away. 

2) TRX Training System

This may look like a torture device but it’s not as scary as it looks and is one of the best at-home fitness tools on the market. The exercise possibilities are endless, and it engages many of your important joint and postural stabilizers. An awesome tool.

3) Resistance bands

If you don’t have the budget for a TRX – or need something that will fit in a stocking! – go for a simple resistance band. Not fancy, but they offer a ton of exercise and stretching possibilities and are really effective. Also, super portable – a great option for the traveller on your list.

4) A fitness tracker

There are numerous options on the market right now, so you can pick the one that meets your needs. We love those that track heart rate in addition to steps

5) A swiss ball

A swiss ball is truly portable because you can inflate and deflate it at will. It’s also versatile: you can use it as a chair, which makes you actively sit, and when you actively sit you engage your core. It forces you to sit upright which will improve your posture, because if you’re slouching on a ball – you fall. We recommend you sit on it for at least one hour per day to reap the benefits. When it comes to actual exercises with a swiss ball, book a consultation with us and we’ll show you how.

6) Personal training

The best gift you can give is the gift of accountability, motivation and support. Gifting sessions with a personal trainer is an excellent way to show your care for you loved one – and for an added bonus, you can even join them in their sessions with our semi-private workouts! Learn more about personal training with Nielsen Fitness – click here to get started today.

From my family to yours, I wish you a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

– Poul Nielsen