While this store mainly sells workout equipment and weights, you can find smaller gifts for your athletic friend here as well. Whether a yogi, runner or Soul Cycler, find him or her the perfect item to enhance workouts at Fitness Resource located at 7025 Arlington Rd. in Bethesda, Md.
Grip socks ‒ $12.99
Help your yogi friends maintain their downward dogs with a pair of grip socks. Made of pure cotton but very thick, their feet will be at the perfect temperature and their body in the perfect pose.
Total body Pilates ‒ $39.99
For your friend who likes to avoid the gym for the comfort of his or her own dorm room, this kit will do the trick. It contains a 5-millimeter-thick Pilates mat, a 6-foot-long workout band, a supporting pillow and a DVD with three 20-minute workouts focusing on the upper body, lower body and abs. The shop owner said this Pilates mat is twice as thick as the standard yoga mat, delivering extra cushioning during the workout.
Sport Wash ‒ $9.99
For the gym rat friend who can never quite get the sweat out of their workout clothes despite multiple washings, give them Sport Wash. The affordable detergent removes residue from workout clothes while still leaving the fabric unharmed. While most regular detergents only mask the stinky smell on fabric, which will later come out the moment you put your shirt back on, this detergent can literally eliminate the smell. Sport Wash also prevents the clothes from shrinking or getting loose.