It seems everyone and their fit dog are writing articles on the top 10 gifts to buy your favourite exercising friend this year. My best advice? Unless you really know your FIT GEEK well stay away from buying into the latest trendy fitness gadget. Of course it is always the thought that counts, but we can be pretty picky when it comes to gear. So instead I give you the best of the worst. Here are a few things I suggest NOT wrapping up under the tree this year.
JumpSnap Ropeless Jump Rope
Branded as a jump rope that won’t leave you tripping or bumbling around. You can take the JumpSnap anywhere, since regular skipping ropes are apparently so bulky. Seriously? Save yourself the $40 and just jump up and down while rotating your wrists around.
Wear some exercise! Fashionable ankle and wrist weights that will turn your daily routines into resistance training! Give me a break. If you honestly think wearing a heavy piece of jewelry while you type on your computer at work will get your arms into shape for the new year, you are very mistaken.
Claiming to “Overcome training plateaus maximizing the potential of each movement” the gymSkins are basically a gloveless glove. Sounds handy, but the last thing a gym-rat wants to be doing is fiddling around with little grips each time they pick up the weights. Looking to avoid callused hands? Grab a pair of gloves. They will accomplish the same task and stay put the entire time.
Designed to activate your muscles with each step. Similar to the Shape Ups but for the beach! Thinking that throwing on a pair of sandals will give you the legs of a Victoria Secret model will likely lead to disappointment. You may want to reconsider putting these in your aunt’s stocking this year.
And for my all-time favourite, I give you the Shake Weight.
I think this one speaks for itself don’t you?