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Birthday Gift Ideas for Women In Fitness

Fit woman relaxes on seaside promenade after running and training on a road by the sea.

If you have a special woman in your life who repeatedly impresses you with her sporty lifestyle, you need to get her a present that really leans into her interests!

I’m always a sucker for giving gifts that truly highlights the recipients personality, hobbies and interests — but I especially encourage it when it’s a hobby that is healthy for their mind and soul.

Even if she only heads out for a run once or twice or week, or likes to go to Wednesday morning yoga sessions, encouraging fitness is a great way to make sure she feels supported and seen with all her hard work.

That is why this edition of my gift-giving guides will cover 13 fantastic 50th birthday gift ideas for women who just love fitness, sports or working out.

Let’s get into it!

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Gift her some updated gear with a sick smartwatch

If she doesn't have one already, or she is getting too old, this is probably the greatest gift you can get a fitness junkie.

A Garmin or Apple Watch will allow her to easily track her workouts, monitor her heart rates, connect her music and do everything else you need for the perfect workout.

(if she's a runner I'd go with the garmin)

Woman with smartwatch wearable technology

Make sure she's got the cutest outfits on when working out with some personalized athletic gear

Why just get her sports gear when you could get her customized or engraved gear with her name and initials?

Depending on which climate you're in, get him a light runner or biking jacket with his name on it that is sure to stand out!

Mature Woman Running Around Autumn Field

Gift her a new and useful resistance band set

Regardless of what sort of athlete your recipient is, getting a pair of resistance bands allows her to do cross-training that can be hugely beneficial.

Combine these with something else on this list and you have a solid gift lined up!

resistance band exercise on white background

Encourage active recovery by gifting her a massage gun

These guns are absolute life savers for the hobby athlete who's age is starting to pile on.

Her body might not recover as quickly as it did back in the day, so having a massage gun to help the post work-out recovery.

Regardless of sport, this little tool is a game-changer.

Trust me.

Gun shock vibration percussion massage therapy. Young sporty woman practicing self-massaging

... or encourage not so active recovery with a sports massage!

Speaking of recovery and massages: pay for a professional sports massage!

A lot of great massage places allow you to buy a gift certificate for a number of massages. These are great options for any hobby athlete to ensure they continuously take care of their bodies.

Mature woman having ayurvedic massage

Restock her pantry and body with protein powder, nutrition bars or Gu

All fitness junkies need some help in their nutrition to make sure they're doing everything they can to optimize their bodies.

Regardless of whichever activities your lucky recipient partakes in, protein powder, nutrition bars or some good ol' Gu are wonderful options to help her intake of the right stuff!

Scoop of protein powder, sports drink in glass, shaker and heavy black dumbell.

Gift her some gains with adjustable dumbbells

Get some of these adjustable dumbbells for some good old strength training!

It doesn't matter if your recipient isn't a gym rat because even if she prefers running, swimming, biking, tennis, or softball, cross-training is an important part of any sport!

Closeup shot of two dumbells placed on dark wooden surface

Improve her workout regimen with personal training sessions by a certified PT

Invest in a couple of sessions with a professional trainer relating to their sport!

This is a great opportunity for them to learn a lot in a short time, or help boost some confidence for the next race or athletic goal

Personal trainers are all over the place in different price ranges. Check them out on sites like these!

People exercising with coach in class

Gift her a yoga mat with alignment guides to make sure she's stretching right!

These yoga mats with alignment guides are fantastic additions to the stretch room.

Combine it with a foam roller set and you got yourself a gift kit that they'll appreciate both emotionally and physically.

Woman doing yoga

Make sure she's lookin' fine while running with some running or biking sunglasses

Get her some nice UV-protecting sports sunglasses!

These are game changers for any runner or biker doing their summer workouts, or that happen to live in warmer climates where the sun likes to be a little bothersome.

Portrait of beautiful young adult caucasian woman in sport suit, hat, sunglasses smiling looking

Bless her with new memories by gifting her an outdoor adventure experience

Sometimes a good memory is the best gift, so bless them with an adventure experience in the great outdoors!

Take them rock climbing or zip-lining, or alternatively: offer to cover the sign-up for their next race!

Woman racing on bike outdoors

Gift her every 50 year old's greatest blessing: an electric muscle stimulator

Again, a 50-year-old fitness junkie is most likely starting to experience the drawbacks of having an older body.

These electric muscle stimulators are amazing additions to the recovery routine, and help with both muscle activation and injury prevention.

Even better is that most likely they don't own this already, because it's yet to become widespread and common.

She'll never stop using it, and her body will thank you.

Detail of an abdominal electrical stimulator for muscles device in use on a woman's abs

Encourage some after-workout yoga with this headstand bench

Whether it's to do literal headstands, which would be wildly impressive, or just have another tool to play with different yoga poses, this headstand bench is just awesome.

I use it every day for my post-workout stretches, and it's a great way to build up to poses that you'd usually not be able to do without.

It's great for both beginners and advanced yoga lovers, or just as a tool to help her stretch.


13 Sporty Birthday Gift Ideas for Women In Fitness

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for her upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

If you’re not sold on any of these, that’s okay! We happen to have lots of other guides for you to browse through right here.

Good luck!

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