10 Health & Fitness Stocking Stuffers Under $70

Okay, this list should really be called "9 Fitness Stocking Stuffers Under $30 + 1 70-dollar item" because everything on this list is $29.99 or under with the exception of one.  But oh well.  So if you need some ideas for what to get the fitness buff or health nut on your Christmas list this year, check these out.  Click on the individual images under each heading or the "Find it here" link to be directed to the websites for purchase.  Happy shopping!

10 Health & Fitness Stocking Stuffers Under $70

10 Health & Fitness Stocking Stuffers Under $70

1 | GymBoss Interval Timer

I definitely need to invest in one of these in the near future (surprised I don't have one yet!).  They're perfect for those HIIT workouts, AMRAPs, and Tabata workouts that require a timed interval.  You don't have to fumble with a stopwatch and remember how many rounds you've done.  Great for at home or in the gym.

Price: $27.95 | Find it here

2 | Dr. Cool's 3" Cooling Compression Wrap

This little wrap is perfect for small injuries on the wrists or ankles, and can even be used on your head for headache relief.  You wet the underside of the wrap and place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then wrap it around the injured area.  It stays in place with velcro and is machine washable.  Plus, it comes in that fun vibrant yellow!  (And also black.)

Price: $19.99 (on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods; originally $24.99) | Find it here

3 | Contigo Water Bottle with Storage Compartment

Is it just me, or how many times do you go to the gym with your purse, gym bag, wallet, etc. and have to put everything in a locker?  If you're going for a quick gym trip, this water bottle is perfect!  It has a nice handy compartment to hold your money, key(s), a credit card, ID, gym pass, or whatever other small item you might need on you.  Oh, and of course your water.

Price: $12.99 | Find it here

4 | Fit & Fresh Lunch To Go Storage Containers

I have some of these containers at home and they're perfect for on-the-go lunches and snacks. You don't have to worry about packing ice packs in addition to your food containers since these babies have a snap-in ice pack right in the lid!  They come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for portion control, too.

Price: $12.99 for the Lunch To Go kit pictured (other sizes vary) | Find it here

5 | Perfect Pushup Swivel Push Up Handles

Perfect Pushup Swivel Push Up Handles

I've used these a few times in my training and I love them!  They're great for really isolating your pecs and they allow for a deeper push up than you'd otherwise get if you did them on the floor.  The handles swivel, so you can target slightly different muscle groups depending on how your hands are rotated.  Not to mention they're great for anyone with wrist issues since your wrists stay in a neutral position compared to being flexed on the floor.

Price: $29.99 for the pair | Find it here

6 | OmniBall Omni-directional Rolling Workout Balls

Okay, this is the most expensive item on this list, and I wasn't going to include it because of their price, but they're just too cool NOT to include.  (And yes, these are the Omniballs that were featured on Sweat, Inc.)  I have never used them personally (they're not available for purchase until 12/15), but I've seen what types of workouts can be done with these and wow.  All I have to say is I want a pair!  They're kind of like your ab roller machine, but better because they roll in 360˚ instead of just forward and back.  The straps allow for a multitude of exercise combinations to target your abs, arms, legs, you name it.  And yeah, they might be a little big to actually fit into the stocking, but they're small enough to count in this list, don't you think?

Price: $69.95 for the pair (limited quantities available starting December 15, 2015) | Find it here

7 | ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipes

There are times when we all need to get to where we're going from the gym in no time flat, am I right?  These wipes will freshen you up in a hurry so you don't need to spend precious time in the shower.  They are thick like a wash cloth and disposable like a baby wipe (but don't smell like it).  Of course, they won't work on hair, so ladies, you might have to stick with the dry shampoo + top knot for post-gym errands or meetings, but hey, at least your body will be fresh!

Price: $9.99 for a box of 10 | Find them here

8 | Lekue Silicon Food Steamer Case (serves 3-4 people)

Lekue 3-4 Person Silicon Steam Case

My mom got one of these for Christmas a few years ago and I thought (and still think) it's the coolest thing.  It's a silicon steamer that you can cook pretty much anything in.  Fish, veggies, pasta, stews, you name it.  It's oven-safe, too, so you can also bake in it.  It comes with a cookbook full of good-sounding recipes that are all great for those of us trying to stay on track with our healthy eating.  The one pictured is the larger version which serves 3-4 people (also great for weekly meal prep for 1), and there's a smaller version that serves 1-2 people.

Price: $29.03 (on sale on Amazon; originally $55) | Find it here

9 | GRID Mini Foam Roller

Oh, the foam roller.  This is one piece of necessary fitness equipment I have yet to add to my collection.  I came across these mini rollers in my online search the other day and thought how perfect are these for travel!  A typical foam roller is about the size of a rolled up yoga mat, so traveling with it may not be ideal.  These little guys would fit perfectly in a suitcase, though, and you'd still get your SMR (self myofascial release) benefits on the go.

Price: $24.99 | Find it here

10 | SKLZ Accupoint Tissue Massager

Along the same lines as the mini foam roller above, this massager is perfect to fit in your travel bag, gym bag, or to use at home.  Compared to a foam roller, I think these ball-shaped massagers are better at targeting the small areas in your back, around your spine, shoulders, and neck.  And because they're ball shaped, they can massage those areas deeper than a flat foam roller can. 

Price: $14.99 | Find it here

There you have it!  I hope this gives you an idea for what to get the fitness enthusiast and/or health nut on your list for Christmas.  :)

Readers: chat with me!  Have you ever used any of the products listed here?  (I'm sure a lot of you have!)  How do you like them?  Anything new here that you'd like to have?  What's on your fitness Christmas list this year?  Would you add anything to this list?

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way, nor does it contain any affiliate links.  These are all products that I either have used, currently use, or would like to use/have in the future.  I wanted to share this list with you in hopes of inspiring a healthier holiday season and give you some gift ideas before it's too late!

12 Days of Fitness Challenge Starts TOMORROW!

Happy (almost) 12 Days of Fitness to you all!  I'm so excited to be launching the first fitness challenge on the blog tomorrow, and for those of you who are signed up for the challenge, I'm excited to help keep you motivated and moving this holiday season!  Can't wait to get started!

As a reminder, the challenge will run for 12 days starting tomorrow, December 22, and will consist of learning and doing one new exercise per day.  The challenge will be to fit in these exercises where you can throughout your day.  These aren't going to be full-on workouts, but instead simple exercises using little to no equipment that you can do virtually anywhere.  So there are no excuses!  I wanted to make this a doable challenge what with our busy holiday schedules filled with travel, family and friend gatherings, cooking, gift-giving, etc.  I know some of you may not have time to get to the gym or your exercise classes, or you may just need a little push to get you moving.  That's what I'm here for!  

ACCOUNTABILITY:  A major goal of this challenge is to get you up and moving during the stressful and mostly-sedentary holiday season, so I expect you all to check in (don't worry - I'll be checking in myself, too)!  If you're on social media, use hashtag #12daysfit so we can encourage each other!  If you're on Instagram, take a snapshot of yourself doing the exercise and be sure to tag me so I can follow along too (@infitinhealth).  Not on Facebook or Instagram?  No worries!  To keep you accountable without social media, I'd like you to comment on the blog post for that day with your progress. :)

SOME FUN:  Throughout the 12 days, I'll be sending special emails to everyone who signed up with other, mini challenges, quotes, motivational tips, and other fun things!  So make sure you subscribe if you haven't yet so you don't miss out on these special notices!  Pass the word along to your friends and family so they too can take part in a healthier holiday!

Here's to making our 2014 holiday season the best yet with some physical activity and healthier choices!  I can't wait to start with you all!

12 Days of Fitness Challenge Announcement!

Hi Everyone!  I've been MIA recently on the blog, but that's partly because I am working on some exciting new fitness challenges for you all!  I have many that are a work in progress and will be starting in the new year, so you have some fun and exciting things to look forward to!

The first one, though, is ready to launch!  The "12 Days of Fitness" challenge will start Monday, December 22, 2014 and will go through the new year to Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Check out the page here for more information and to sign up!  I firmly believe that the best gift you can give your loved ones is yourself, and the best gift you can give yourself is health.  So get your friends and family involved in becoming healthier by being more active this holiday season!

That's it for my post this week.  I likely won't be posting next Sunday as my Group Fitness Instructor certification exam is that following Monday so I'll be cramming all day every day from now until then.  Make sure to sign up for the challenge, and pass the word along to friends and family.  :)  In the meantime, remember to check out the other workouts and motivational tips posted here and stay tuned for some exciting new fitness adventures!  Here's to a healthy and happy holiday season ahead!