The Ultimate 2013 Father’s Day Fitness Gift Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner. You know, the day of fun ties and steaks for dad. And now that I’m a dad, I’m very excited about receiving some well-deserved gifts. Here is my wish list! But, in my opinion, it’s perfect for any fitness focused dads out there!

Gift Ideas for Your Dad

1. Camelbak bottle

This Cambelbak water bottle is by far the best and it can hold up to a liter of water. Not sure how much water dad should be drinking? Include this article about how much water you really need with the gift.

2. Nike Fuel Band

I love Nike. Their products are high quality and always have a sleek and trendy design. This definitely holds true with the Nike Fuel Band. It just looks cool. It’s the athlete’s version of a Fitbit. It tracks your activity with a nifty progress system that has you level-up with each workout. It’s probably the most active video game out there.

3. Pandora One subscription

I’m an avid user of Pandora Radio at the gym. The Pandora One Subscription is $36 a year. The biggest perk of the subscription is that it’s ad-free, meaning all the irritating between-song advertisements from the free version are gone. Well worth it.

4. Under Armour shirts

At the gym, I’ve always been a huge hoodie guy, until I realized my love for Under Armour. Their shirts are comfortable and well made. Plus, they look cool and the “Heatgear” product line keeps you even cooler during a high-intensity workout.

5. Beats By Dre Headphones

Okay, these headphones are expensive, but totally worth it. These “noise canceling” headphones are perfect for concentrating on your routine at the gym. Beats By Dre have some of the best sound quality on the market and their slick make will have any dad jamming in style.

6. Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon

This is one of the most clear and concise books for starting on your weight loss or fitness journey. Working Out Sucks is a three-part book that covers typical exercise problems, how to overcome them, and a full 21-day plan that incorporates both nutrition and fitness!

7. Polar HRM

I’ve worked out with a heart rate monitor for over two years. It’s one of those things that you don’t ever care about until you have one. Then, once you start, you can’t exercise without it. The Polar Heart Rate Monitor accurately reports the amount of calories you burn and your heart rate. I’ve tried many monitors, but Polar is by far the best and the most cost effective for its features.

8. Anytime Fitness Gym Membership

This is a must. When you’re a member of a 24 hour gym, there are [no excuses] ( to miss a workout, there’s always time. I suggest this to anyone serious about getting in shape (or not serious… because you will be).

Of course as a Dad, the best gift is….

…the gift of being a Dad.Wink

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Tony Posnanski is a renowned blogger, chef, and Anytime Fitness member. Tony was once 400 pounds but has lost 200 pounds. He writes about weight loss, fitness, motivation and more on his blog The Anti Jared.