6 gift ideas for your fitness-loving father

This weekend is Father’s Day, which means it’s time to pick out a gift for the man who has everything. You can only buy a man so many ties.

So whether you’re Dad is an iron-clad triathlete, prefers a casual walk around the block, or considers watching his favorite teams play a close game a form of cardio, we’ve tracked down a good gift for him.

Ready, set, shop.

  1. A fitness tracker he’ll actually wear. If your dad isn’t really the fitness bracelet type, this tracker can be hidden just about anywhere. And the best part about FitBit is that you can track your activity with friends (or dads). Nothing like a bit of father-daughter competition to keep the whole fam healthy. $119.

  1. An iPod Shuffle. If your dad prefers to keep it simple, you can pick up an iPod shuffle to give him the musical motivation he needs without. Bonus: you probably won’t even have to teach him how to use it.  $49.

  1. Some retro gear from his favorite team. Okay, so maybe wearing vintage sportswear won’t make Dad fit. But the way he screams at the TV, it’s obvious he already thinks he’s part of the team anyway – might as well give him the threads to match. Prices vary.

  1. Schedule a father-daughter run. Quality time with Dad while getting fit… there’s a gift that’s good for everyone. Since the chance of getting him to agree to SoulCycle is pretty slim, look up a local 5k, 10k, or half marathon and suggest the two of you run and/or train together.
  1. Workout watch. A watch for Dad may seem a bit unoriginal, but this combination tracker/compass/time-teller is anything but ordinary. Perfect for hikers and wanders, it tracks your route so you can always retrace your steps. How does the gift of never getting lost again sound?  $125.

  1. A workout bag for grownups. If dad’s still sporting his college gym bag, give him an upgrade. This one will also look good for his business trips. $274.


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