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/ October 2019
Jihan Thompson, Contributor

9 Fitness Gift ideas for a Personal Trainer in 2019

How to surprise and delight everyone’s favorite workout buddy.

Personal trainers play so many roles. Yes, they’re focused on your health and fitness and want to help you reach your goals, but they’re also part therapist, part motivational cheerleader. They do it a lot more than just plan your WODs. So how do you thank them? With more workout gear, of course! Don't forget: When they aren’t training you, they have to get in their own workouts, and they’ll need quality gear to make sure they’re operating at their peak. 
Help them look and feel their best by shopping this list of curated gifts for personal trainers that they’ll love, from simple stocking stuffers (like no-slip headbands and a better water bottle) to cozy hoodies they’ll never want to take off. We’ve got everything they’ll want to add to their already workout-inspired closet. We’ve rounded up top items for him and her, so you can pick and choose exactly what’s best for the personal trainer in your life. (Need more fresh gift ideas? Shop the full collection here.)

Men's Reebok CrossFit Hoodie

Everyone loves a hoodie. And as the temps drop, it’s a practical piece that makes for a crowd-pleasing fitness gift for personal trainers. This men's hoodie will declare your personal trainer’s commitment to evidence-based fitness with the CrossFit graphic on the back. And who doesn’t love to show off how much they rep their CrossFit Community? Let them share their CrossFit pride in this slim-fitting hoodie made of cotton-blend fleece with a drawcord-adjustable hood for warmth and coverage. It’s an all-around winner for anyone who needs an extra layer as they travel to and from the box, and frankly, it’s so cozy and comfortable they’ll probably wear it more than just to the gym.

Women's Reebok CrossFit Hoodie

If your personal trainer is a woman, we’ve got a hoodie for her, too. As the temps drop, she’ll want to layer up and stay warm for own workouts or when she’s putting you through your paces. 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 box. It's made of thick doubleknit fabric in an oversize fit. A comfy funnel neck and thumbholes at the cuffs provide extra coverage against the cold. Our favorite part: The side slits amp up the fashion, giving it a fun and funky slouchy feel. 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 gift for personal trainers that’ll deliver the comfort and coziness she’ll want in a hoodie.

Men's One Series Training Epic Shorts 

Designed for high-intensity workout sessions, these Epic shorts make for a great personal trainer gift. Why? He’ll be able to up to high-intensity demands of his workout sessions in these shorts. The sweat-wicking fabric will help balance the heat, while the stretchy build encourages a total range of motion with every rep, sprint, and post-workout stretch. And he’ll appreciate the hand pockets with a zip storage pocket for added security as he’s traveling to the gym or if he’s taking it outside. These are truly a versatile staple that ever athlete will want to have on hand for any workout, any day. 

Reebok CrossFit Myoknit Tee 

Whether your personal trainer never misses a CrossFit class or regularly sails through a brisk morning run (or both!), he’ll always need one thing: A solid basic tee for layering to keep him warm and dry throughout any workout. The Myoknit tee delivers soft comfort and effortless stretch. Made of a seamless knit fabric that gives you full freedom of movement and a distraction-free fit, its Speedwick technology also wicks sweat away from skin. Plus, he’ll love the knit-in mesh panels that add ventilation to help him stay cool. He can certainly rock this on its own or layer over it if he’s heading outside. If you want to gift him the complete the look, throw in the Myoknit shorts. 

Women's Reebok Lux High-Rise Tights 2.0

Odds are, your personal trainer lives in some form of workout tights most days. Help her expand her collection with the Reebok’s Lux High-Rise Tights 2.0—that hit right at the ankle—and 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 they still deliver on the basics you’ll want in to 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, high-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 for your personal trainer and buy her two pairs, because we think she’ll be rocking this versatile pair often. From brunch with friends to the gym to running errands, they’re a comfortable fit for anything she has to get done. Bonus: These leggings now comes in more sizes, from 2XS – 3X.

Meet You There Seamless Padded Bra 

Gifting someone a sports bra might not seem like the sort of thing you buy for someone who isn’t say, your mom or sister, but if there’s anyone who would appreciate the extra support, it’s definitely your personal trainer. And well-fitting, comfortable sports bra is tough to find. We’ll make it easy: The WOR Meet You There Seamless Padded Bra will be an instant fan favorite and help her take on the day with confidence. Under workout clothes or on full display, this women's sports bra shows where your loyalties lie with a bold Reebok graphic on the front. The seamless construction offers supreme comfort, while the racer-back cut allows for a wide range of motion with every press and pull. Women love it because it delivers max comfort and security—the two most important things in any sports bra. Pair it with a the Lux tights to complete the look or gift it on its own for your gym’s Secret Santa.  

Men & Women's Nano 9 Trainer Shoe 

Every good personal trainer needs a good pair of shoes. And if your trainer is a sneakerhead, he or she will want to add the Nano 9’s to their collection. Here’s why: The Nano 9 is the latest in the series of specially designed cross training shoes that can handle WODs, from lunges to box jumps to bench presses. 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 each sweat session. The Nano 9 will give anyone the comfort and support necessary to feel secure with every step they take around the gym, thanks to its newly engineered Flexweave that outperforms the flexibility of traditional Flexweave.
If your personal trainer isn’t into CrossFit, don’t worry. These sneakers are perfect for any exercise and can flow seamlessly from cardio kickboxing to HIIT workouts. The updated light-weave Flexweave upper offers more flexibility to handle dynamic movements. Meanwhile, the additional midsole cushioning will make sprints far more enjoyable (who would have thought sprints could be 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. And since your personal trainer probably also wants a cross training shoe that can keep up no matter what direction he or she is headed, the redesigned outsole has been split into to two pieces for improved heel-to-toe movement. They’re an all-around solid shoe that’ll make the perfect gift for anyone who wants to start the new year off on the right foot. 

One Series Metal Water Bottle 750 ML 

Need a thoughtful fitness gift for a personal trainer even if you don’t know his or her sizes? No sweat. We’ve got you covered. Hydration is key for any athlete (personal trainers included!) who wants to achieve peak performance. What can help: a solid water bottle. This water bottle holds 750 mL of liquid refreshment. It’s ideal for tough workouts and long commutes, and it has a large opening that makes filling up easy. Consider this your go-to stocking stuffer that’s both practical and sleek. 

Women's Reebok One Series Thin Headbands 

What’s one thing women often forget to bring to the gym: a headband. It’s the ideal stocking stuffer for a personal trainer who needs to have her hair pulled back and out of her face. Help her defeat sweat, tame her mane, and sport fit-focused style for an apparel hat trick that will help keep her going no matter how grueling her workout (or the one she has planned for you!). And these headbands are in a class of their own, thanks to internal silicone grips that create an invisible, stay-in-place fit she’ll appreciate. It’s a small accessory that will pull her entire look together. 
/ October 2019
Jihan Thompson, Contributor