Fathers who enjoy fitness are sometimes hard to buy gifts for. This list will give you some great ideas for your dad's special day if he is a fitness buff, or wants to be one.
The classic book by Bill Phillips is the best fitness book for helping people get started with strength and cardiovascular training. Following the Body for Life regimen has helped hundreds of thousands of men lose weight and improve their overall fitness and body shape. This is a must have book for a dad who wants to start or improve his approach to personal fitness.
Master Sun Lu Tang is the trainer in this great Tai chi video for anyone interested in this fun approach to fitness. Dad will learn 73 different Tai Chi movements and be able to follow several different Tai Chi regimens. For those who are into or are thinking about getting into Tai Chi, this is a great DVD gift.
I am a huge fan of exercise tubes and resistance bands. I don’t have room in my house for a weight set, but I use the exercise tubes all the time to help build upper body muscle. This set has three tubes with handles at varying levels of resistance. They are also light weight and convenient and can be put easily into a suitcase for traveling.
These are superb earbud headphones for exercising. Just plug into your MP3 player or iPod and listen to music along the way. The noise cancelling quality of these earbuds is extraordinary and will work in almost any environment, even jogging on a busy highway.
This is a great little arm band case for your dad’s iPod or MP3 player. It straps comfortably on his arm and holds his device securely while he is running, jogging or biking. For any dad who likes to listen to music or other audio while exercising, this would be a great gift.
DietMaster is the gold standard of nutrition software. This program will help your dad analyze his eating habits, dietary needs, and diet planning. Based on the information he inputs, DietMaster will provide eating guides, exercise recommendations and other inputs for your fitness program. You can then also track activity, weight loss, and fitness condition.