Gifts for the Excerise Nut


In our continuing Christmas gift guide series it’s not the turn of the exercise nut, what can you buy somebody who loves doing sport more than watching (yeah strange I know).


Virtual Distance Football

Virtual Distance Football

Every wanted to know exactly how far that killer touch down pass was, now you can with the Virtual Distance Football.

Take your pass to new lengths – and measure your distance – with advanced sensor technology built into this sure-grip football.

  • Sensor accurately determines distance ball is thrown
  • Oversize readout shows distance
  • Comfort grip for throwing ease
  • Durable foam construction
  • Advanced electronics register a distance readout upon impact of the throw
  • Digital LCD display
  • Accurate to within 1 yard

Cost : $19.95
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The Powerball

The original gyroscopic wrist exerciser, the powerball.

The Dyna-Flex Powerball is the Ultimate hand, wrist and arm exerciser! This Dyna-Flex Powerball strength training Gyro exerciser is one of the most effective exercise tools for strengthening wrist and arm muscles. Whether you play sports, an instrument or are just interested in general fitness this Dyna-Flex Powerball is definitely for you. Build strength and coordination as the Powerball generates from 32lbs to 35lbs of torque when speeds of 9,000 – 13,000 RPM’s are reached. By activating the gyro, a dynamism (motion) is created, which will activate its Blue LED lights, located in the interior of the gyro. The faster the unit runs, the brighter the lights will be until the whole hand is engulfed in a bright glow! Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes the ultimate hand, wrist and arm exerciser, the Dyna-Flex Powerball.

Cost : $34.95
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Ropeless Jump Rope

Ropeless Jump Rope

Skipping is hard, take boxers and girls for example. Now can you skip indoors thanks to the Ropeless Jump Rope

This ropeless jump rope allows you to skip rope in limited space indoors and will not interrupt the flow of your workout routine by getting caught in your feet. You can input your height and weight into the device, and the LCD on one of the handheld units informs you of calories burned, jump repetitions, and exercise time, or the device has a “talking” mode that informs you of exercise progress

Cost : $59.95
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Gravity-Defying Boots

Gravity-Defying Boots

These look cool, Gravity-Defying Boots, just think you’ll be able to bounce down to A&E Christmas morning.

Children and adults alike will enjoy leaping around the home or yard with our high-bounce boots, which buckle over athletic shoes for a fun, balance-building activity that burns calories and strengthens leg muscles. A patented rubber T-spring system transforms walking, jumping, or running, into an exhilarating bounce. Gentle on joints and bones, the boots have a high-traction, non-marking tread for use indoors or out.

Cost : $139.95
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Garmin Forerunner

Garmin Forerunner 305 (GPS, Personal Trainer and Heart Rate Monitor)

If you’re buying for somebody who takes their sport seriously you probably don’t get more serious that this, the Garmin Forerunner 305 Wrist-Mounted GPS Navigator and Personal Training Device with Heart Rate Monitor. Review:
Just when you thought Garmin had cornered the market on powerful, affordable, and effective wrist-mounted GPS devices, here comes the Forerunner 305. The release of this device is a major achievement from a design and technology perspective. This isn’t just marketing-speak; the Forerunner 305 is the most accurate, most reliable wrist-mounted performance and GPS tracking tool we’ve ever tested. Yes, it’s that good. While no device this compact can do everything (yet), the 305 pushes the boundaries of what is possible from something strapped around your wrist.

Cost :$205.97 reduced from $376.99
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OSIM iGallop

The horse riding exercise machine, the iGallop (and no it’s not by Apple)

The fun and easy way to exercise your abs at home!
Exercising your abdominal muscles usually means hard, boring work. iGallop™ abs exercise equipment makes shaping and toning fun—and automatic—by moving your body in multiple directions. Ordinary exercise equipment for abs and thighs can be tedious and ineffective. iGallop™ gives a great core body workout and is fun to ride!

Cost : $299 (reduced from $599)
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2 reviews or comments

Tanya – Naperville fitness equipment Says: November 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Great post and your timing couldn’t be better with the holidays right around the corner! I am really intrigued by the virtual distance football. This would make such a great gift for my brother and my husband…. basically ANY guy!

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