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10 presents for the fitness buff in your life

It’s too early to be thinking about Christmas but as Roy Keane would say, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail.’

DO YOU HAVE a friend who just committed to dropping 15 pounds or a cousin who is training for his first 10K?

From wireless headphones to the perfect outdoor running gear, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the fitness buff in your life.

10 presents for the fitness buff in your life
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  • Give something personal with a monogrammed gym duffel bag

    Add a personal touch to Nike's standard 25.75" x 12 x 12 duffel bag with a monogram above the signature "Swoosh." There is space for up to three letters, and 12 colours of thread to choose from.
  • Start building an in-home gym with an elliptical machine

    If you're feeling generous, spring for the Nautilus E514 Elliptical Trainer. Rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports, it has 17 different programs, including four "heart rate" programs designed to use with the machine's heart rate monitoring features. It's also pretty compact, meaning it can even fit in a small apartment or bedroom.Source: Walmart
  • Sweat with a crowd at spinning class

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  • Tone those muscles with a set of kettlebells

    Kettlebell training is great for the fitness buff who wants to improve muscle tone and build endurance. This set of 5-, 10-, and 15-pound kettlebells by Tone Fitness also look pretty.They come with a training DVD for first-time kettlebell users as well.Source: Amazon
  • Keep quenched with a roomy Camelbak

    Camelbak's Fourteener 26, with plenty of space for water and cargo, is the perfect present for a serious hiker. It holds 100 ounces of water, has a suspension harness, and weighs just over two pounds.Source: Sports Authority
  • Stay safe and comfy in a state-of-the-art helmet

    Bicycling Magazine picked the Specialized S3 helmet as its editors' choice winner for 2012, and with good reason. The helmet is extremely light and has a neat adjustment system that helps straps lie flat. It's also well-ventilated and has a removable visor.Source: Mike's Bikes
  • Chill out with a spa gift certificate

  • Stay warm on outdoor jogs with trendy Lululemon gear

    For her, Lululemon's Bundle Up jacket has soft fleece, water-resistant panels, and a removable hood, making it ideal for winter runs. For him, try the lightweight Training Jacket with a special opening for headphones in the front pocket.Source: Lululemon
  • Keep track of heart rate and distance with the ultimate sports watch

    Garmin's 310XT is one of the most powerful sports watches on the market. Not only is this model waterproof, making it a great gift for a swimmer, it also calculates calories burned and has a built-in GPS to measure distance and navigate a running route.Source: REI
  • Avoid tangled headphones while running with a pair of wireless earbuds

    The BackseatGo Bluetooth headset by Plantronics are super-light, and can be used for phone calls as well as listening to music. They come with several sets of earbud tips, each in a different size, so they'll be snug in any pair of ears.Source: Best Buy

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