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What should I give my personal trainer for Christmas?

Tyler Spraul is the director of UX and the head trainer for Exercise.com. He has his Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine and is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a former All-American soccer player and still coaches soccer today. In his free time, he enjoys reading, learning, and living the dad life. He has been featured in Shape, Healthline, HuffPost, Women's...

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UPDATED: Aug 25, 2020

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  • Some Christmas gifts for personal trainers are easy to get and give.
  • Other gifts let you show off your creative flair.
  • There’s a gift for every price point.
  • If you’re stumped about the perfect gift, you can ask your personal trainer questions about their fitness interests.

When the holidays roll around, you might start to wonder what Santa brings a personal trainer for Christmas. You want to give your personal trainer a gift that shows your appreciation for what they do for you. Ideally, the gift should also reflect your trainer’s enthusiasm for their work in the fitness industry.

Some great gifts for personal trainers give you the chance to explore your creative side. Other gifts are as easy as purchasing a gift card. Below are some ideas for things that you can give your personal trainer for Christmas.

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Fitness Subscription Box

Personal trainers love to buy fitness products. What’s even better than buying a new gadget or nutrition supplement is having new products arrive in the mail each month. You can get your personal trainer a subscription to a club that delivers fitness products to their door each month. Most trainers like running, lifting weights, or competing in triathlons.

There are a variety of boxes on the market so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for. In many cases, the companies that offer the subscription boxes have multiple options that allow you to choose the plan that fits your budget. You can choose the type of box you’re looking for and the number of months you want to gift your trainer with a subscription.

Gift Card to the Local Fitness Store

Whether your local fitness store is a local favorite or a national chain, there’s a good chance that your personal trainer loves to go there and look around. Your trainer probably has a wish list of things they hope to purchase one day from the fitness store, so a gift card is sure to be a hit.

A gift card lets them pick out what’s most important to them, and it doesn’t take a lot of work on your part. They’ll be sure to tell you a story about their fun trip to the fitness store to pick out the perfect gift.

Race Entry

Trainers love to have goals. They love to set them for themselves, and they love to help you pursue your goals too. Giving your personal trainer a race entry can show them that you support their efforts to meet their goals while they work with you to reach yours. A great gift can be an entry to a local race or another fitness event.

This gift might require a little bit of planning and discussion with your trainer because you want to get them an entry to an event that works for them. You can research possible options in your area and ask your trainer what event they want to enter the most. You can even go the extra mile and show up to cheer them on when race day arrives.

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Local Treats

After a long day of working hard with clients, every trainer has a few things that they like to do to relax. You might consider treating them to a gift card to the local coffee shop or a gift card to the health food store. They’ll appreciate the chance to unwind.

All the Little Things

There are a few different ways that you can go if you want to create a personal gift. If you’re creative, you can create a gift of healthy snacks and treats. You could also make a gift basket out of things that fitness enthusiasts love to have around, such as lip balm, socks, tissues, granola bars, and a few bottles of water. To make the gift, grab a basket from a craft store, fill it with the goods, cover it with plastic wrap, and tie it with a ribbon.

The Latest Fitness Fad

Personal trainers love to stay up on the latest fitness gadgets. There are many more new items and gadgets on your trainer’s wish list than they could ever afford. If you treat them to one of the newest products, your Christmas gift is sure to be a hit.

A Pair of Socks

Socks are something that every fitness buff loves to have. They’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest pair for their workout. Getting a pair of socks from you could be Christmas for your trainer both literally and figuratively. You can find the right pair online or at any local sports store. Your trainer may appreciate a generic pair for everyday training and a specialty pair for a competition or race.

Custom Yoga Mat

All athletes end up on a yoga mat at some point. They might use the mat to practice yoga, or they might use it for stretching. Either way, they’ll appreciate a mat with their name on it. A custom yoga mat is a gift that lasts a long time and a gift that reminds your trainer that they make a difference in the lives of their clients.

A Massage Certificate

After a long day of working with clients, your trainer is bound to have some aches and pains. Most personal trainers appreciate a good sports massage after a long day of work.

You can purchase a certificate for 30, 60, or even 90 minutes, so there’s a gift at every price point in this category.

Many massage therapists offer massages that are sport-specific to help with injuries or aches and pains.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I find a personal trainer?

You can either search directly online, ask your local gym, or use our PRO membership to access online personal trainers.

Can personal trainers come to your house?

Yes! Some personal trainers do train clients in their own homes.

What if I don’t like my personal trainer?

That’s completely okay! Finding a personal trainer that you connect with is important. If you do not like your personal trainer, make sure that you cancel any upcoming appointments to avoid being charged and either ask your gym for a new trainer or ask friends or family if they have any recommendations.

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