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/ October 2019
Jihan Thompson, Contributor

9 Fitness Gifts for Active Women in 2019

We’ve got the best gift ideas for all the women on your list.

Holiday shopping for women, especially women who seem to have everything, can be tricky business. But workout clothes can be a sleeper hit as a fitness gift for active women in your life, from your mom to your sister-in-law to your niece. If you have an exercise-loving family member or friend who craves the endorphin high of a challenging workout, odds are they can always use more workout gear, whether that’s a new pair of tights, an upgraded sports bra, or simply a versatile workout bag. 
And since most of us recommit to our fitness goals after the holidays, this is the perfect way to send them back into the gym with the best gear to help them look and feel their best. And it doesn’t matter what they like to do: We’ve got options for everyone, from running and yoga to barre and kickboxing, we’ve collected the most versatile options that will surprise and delight every woman on your list. The best part: You can build a complete head-to-toe workout gift from our selections or just pick a piece to add to her collection. Either way, you’re sure to win her over with any items on this list. And if you need even more fitness gift suggestions, shop our full collection of ideas here.

Reebok Lux 3/4 Colorblocked Tights 2.0 

If all her workout tights are boring black and bit too worn in, help her add a little pop of color to perk up her next workout with this Instagram-worthy, color-blocked design. Given how popular color-block workout tights are these days, she’s bound to look and feel great when she rocks these for her next run or class, which makes them a refreshingly fun fitness gift. But it’s more than just fashion with the Reebok Lux Tights 2.0. In fact, these women's training tights have a versatile shape built for any workout, whether she’s doing some creative cardio or spending a demanding afternoon in the gym. The durable, sweat-wicking fabric helps her stay cool and dry, while the curved, flatlock seams offer chafe-reducing comfort. Plus, she’ll love the wide, mid-rise waist that helps hold her in and won’t slip down when she hits a set of squats. There’s a good chance these become her go-to leggings for everyday wear, too. 

Reebok CrossFit Burnout Tee 

If you’re looking for a fitness gift for active women who like to get outdoors for some of their workouts, they’ll need solid layering basics to create a warm, dry look no matter the conditions. As the temps drop and she requires more coverage, this long sleeve tee shirt will be exactly what she’ll need to add to her rotation when she wants to head outdoors. Designed to keep her cool and dry as she challenges herself with every move, this long sleeve tee shirt is made of lightweight, sweat-wicking jersey. And the choppy angles of the tank's print give a nod to CrossFit's do-it-yourself style that she already represents. It’ll be light enough for her to wear it on its own in the gym or layer it up when she wants to take her workouts outside. Oh, and did you notice how cute it is? It’s a workout tee that won’t feel like a workout tee. As a fitness gift, we suggest pairing this tee with a pair of tights or shorts to help her complete the look.

Reebok Puremove Bra

Buying someone a sports bra as a fitness gift might not be an obvious choice but we all know that when you stumble across one of the best sports bras out there, you’re going to want to tell your girlfriends about it. And that’s exactly what we have here. We don’t like to brag, but the Reebok PureMove Sports Bra was named one of the world's “Best Inventions of 2018” by TIME magazine. Challenging what we expect a high-impact sports bra to be, the PureMove Bra has a minimalist, sleek design with free-cut edges for a barely-there feel. This design is made possible by revolutionary fabric with Motion Sense technology that reacts to her every movement. In short, it’s the perfect sports bra. And our community thinks so, too. With more than 250 five-star reviews, the PureMove Bra gets its highest marks for excellent comfort and no chafing. In other words, you can’t go wrong with this fitness gift. Just keep in mind that because it’s designed to fit close to your body like a second skin, we suggest going with her normal bra size, if not a half size smaller.

ACTIVCHILL Graphic Tank Top

The ActivChill Tank Top will quickly become an essential in your athleisure rotation. This high-performance tank will allow you to maximize your full potential. The material of this top has been created to circulate air flow and wick sweat away to keep you cool when you turn up the intensity of your workout. You’ll stay cool and comfortable due to ActivChill mesh fabric that provides ventilation throughout the back of the top. This tank makes for a great runner gift for her because it’s foolproof and simple enough to throw on and get going. Pair this top with leggings and you’ll be out the door and ready to run. The slim-fit, stretchy design of the ActivChill Tank Top is lightweight and will keep you feeling your best during any workout. This tank is ideal gift for its simplicity and minimalist look.

Reebok CrossFit Repeat Hoodie 

Who doesn’t love a comfy hoodie? As the temps drop, she’ll want to layer up. And this women's hoodie will quickly become the staple piece she puts on to stay warm and covered on her way to and from the gym. It's made of soft French terry and cut for a slim fit. It features CrossFit-inspired graphics on the front and back, so she can share her unique CrossFit pride no matter where she is. And we have a feeling she’ll want to throw is on when she’s running errands and lounging around the house. It’s a versatile fitness gift that’ll deliver the comfort and coziness she’ll want in a hoodie all winter long.

Enhanced Active Imagiro Bag 

She can head to the gym or out for a weekend getaway with this roomy training bag. It’s spacious enough for all her workout gear and stylish enough to wear even when she’s not on her way to the gym. Plus, she’ll appreciate the inner mesh pocket provides space for small essentials, like her jewelry. And the adjustable strap offers a variety of carrying options, so she can switch from shoulder bag to backpack to crossbody seamlessly. Every gymgoer needs a durable, functional bag to haul her stuff—help her do it in style with this stunner. And to make this the ultimate fitness gift for the active women in your life, throw in a few other items from this list so you’ll be surprised when she unzips it.

Training Water Bottle 

Need a thoughtful fitness gift for an active woman even if you don’t know her sizes? No sweat. We’ve got you covered. Hydration is key for any athlete who wants to achieve peak performance. What can help: a cute water bottle. This water bottle holds 750 mL of liquid refreshment. The screw top provides easy access, and the stylish graphics offer a bold look. Consider this your go-to stocking stuffer that’s both practical and fun for anyone who has trouble hitting their eight glasses of water each day.

Reebok Nano 9 

You’ll win all the points with a gym lover when choose these training shoes for your fitness gift. The Nano 9 is the latest in the series of specially designed cross training shoes to handle WODs. With input directly from the CrossFit community to update the shoe’s design, Reebok has developed the Nano 9 to handle whatever’s on tap for her next sweat session. The Nano 9 will give her the comfort and support necessary to feel secure with every step she takes around the gym, thanks to its newly engineered Flexweave that outperforms the flexibility of traditional Flexweave. It’s an all-around superb training shoe for anyone stepping into the box. But it doesn’t stop there: These sneakers go beyond the box and are perfect for any exercise, from cardio kickboxing to HIIT workouts. Why? The updated light-weave Flexweave upper offers more flexibility to handle dynamic movements. Meanwhile, the additional midsole cushioning will make sprints far more enjoyable. And since Nano’s aren’t known for being running shoes, this is a huge plus for those who want a shoe that can take you comfortably from short runs to circuits at the gym. The Nano 9’s new technology can do both. 

Reebok Lux Tights 2.0

Whether you're trying out a new class at the gym or headed out for a casual afternoon, Reebok’s Lux Tights 2.0—that hit right at the ankle—have been reengineered to deliver a superior tights experience. Not only do they now come in high rise and sport a handy side pocket, the construction has been updated to have a no-slip waistband. And of course it still delivers on the basics you’ll want in a solid pair of tights: The durable, sweat-wicking fabric will keep her cool and dry through any challenging sweat session, while the curved, flatlock seams offer chafe-reducing comfort. She’ll appreciate that the wide, mid-rise waist helps shape and hold her in for max security through every move, from her mountain climbers to her squats. You may want to double up on this fitness gift and buy her two pairs, because we think she’ll be rocking this versatile pair everywhere, from brunch with friends to the gym to running errands. Simply put, the Lux tights 2.0 are a comfortable fit for anything she has to get done. Bonus: These leggings now comes in more sizes, from 2XS – 3X. 
/ October 2019
Jihan Thompson, Contributor