With Mothers Day around the corner, people up and down the country are rushing out to their local retailers on the search for chocolates, wine, and other indulgent gifts for their beloved mums.
But what about the fitness fanatics, the yoga mums, and the long-distance runners, the zero-carb cousins who don't want chocolate, the CrossFit queens who don’t want champagne?
For all of those who are looking for the best gifts for the loved ones in their lives who prioritise health and fitness, we have researched the best gift ideas for the beginning of 2022.
The world of fitness tech has evolved drastically in the last decade, and even old school equipment like the traditional dumbbells are being re-imagined and innovated.
So without further ado, here are the best fitness tech gifts for women.
For the Committed Gym Bunny - Pulseroll Pro Massage Gun
Massage guns are the next big thing in the fitness industry. They help to stimulate blood flow to the muscles, which can aid in restoration and recovery and can reduce DOMS and inflammation.
They can also aid in improving the range of motion of your muscles and drastically reduce your chances of injury.
There are a lot of cheap garbage massage guns on the market currently, but the Pro Massage Gun from Pulesrolll stands head and shoulders above the competition.
It has a 12mm amplitude and a massive stall force of 50LBS. This means you get a strong, powerful motion that helps remove knots in the muscles. In addition, it has four separate speed settings, which means it can be used by everyone, from beginners to advanced athletes.
It also boasts a battery life of three hours on the highest setting and five hours on the lowest, which means you don’t have to charge it every day like other guns on the market.
There are four heads included in the package too, which means you can adapt the massage gun to your needs, including a pneumatic head. This attachment offers a similar style of massage to a soft-tissue massage, perfect for full-body massage sessions.
Next, you have a spinal head, which is designed for spinal massages to relieve back pain and release any tightness in the spine.
You also get a bullet head, which gives a much more intense targeted massage, perfect for specific pain points and targeting individual problem areas.
Then you have the flathead, which provides a more spread out pressure, great for larger muscles groups like the quads.
The entire package is lightweight and compact, which means you can throw it in your gym bag without it taking up much space.
A good massage gun is quickly becoming the norm for all serious gym buffs, and Pulseroll is at the forefront of this technology.
For the Runner - Garmin Fenix 6S PRO
It doesn't matter if you are starting out on your running journey or you are already a competitive pavement stopper; the Garmin Fenix 6S PRO is an incredible bit of tech.
It accurately tracks all of your running metrics, including the distance you traveled, the speed and pace you are moving, and the time your run took to complete.
This is pretty standard for a fitness tracker, but it doesn't stop there; the Fenix 6S PRO can even track your VO2 max, which is your body's full capacity for oxygen in the blood during exercise.
Besides the excellent level of tracked metrics that the Fenix 6S Pro can track, it also motivates you by providing tailored workouts that have been calculated by the watch's advanced algorithm system based on your performance that week.
Then you have the built-in GPS system, which provides a real-time map system that you can use to navigate. This GPS can even track your elevation and speed and has a cool emergency “back to start feature,” which will direct you back to where you started your run. It also has an incident detection system that detects if you have injured yourself and texts your location to your emergency contacts.
In terms of durability, the watch can survive underwater up to a pressure of 100 meters and has a battery life of 9 days of normal use and 25 hours of continuous GPS.
The cherry on top of the cake is the integration with over 20 apps and music apps that allow you to listen to your music when running, track your sleep and stress and even play running games on the go.
For The Utterly Hydrated - HidrateSpark STEEL Smart Water Bottle
Drinking enough water every day seems simple, but for many, it can be a difficult task.
Luckily, HidrateSpark has the solution. The STEEL smart water bottle connects to your smartphone and offers a tracking system to monitor your daily water consumption.
It will also remind you to drink water when it detects you haven't drunk enough that day. Even if you don’t have your smartphone to hand, the smart LED light system will glow to alert you that you need to hydrate.
For the Weightloss Wonders - Withings Smart Scales
Nothing is more satisfying on a weight-loss journey than seeing the numbers drop on your scales.
To take things further, this high-tech bit of kit performs a composition scan when you step on the platform. Withings Smart Scales can give you a much more detailed breakdown of your weight change and offers data on things like your water retention, fat loss, and muscle mass gain.
What's more, it hooks up to your phone and uploads your data to the app so you can track and access your data whenever you want to look at your progress for some motivation.
For the Super-Smoothie Senoritas - NUTRiBULLET 600 Series
It can be hard to get on top of your diet, which means we take every advantage we can get.
When you need to increase your fruit and veg intake, a great way to do so is to turn to tasty, delicious smoothies. To do this, we need a sensational smoothie-making machine such as the NUTRiBULLET 600 Series.
There is a reason why the most popular blenders on the market are from the NutriBullet range.
They are incredibly powerful, easy to clean and have a lifetime guarantee. Whether you are making a mixed berry iced smoothie or a peanut butter banana protein shake, the NutriBullet 600 series has the power for the job, meaning you will be enjoying your chosen beverage in seconds.
If your mum really deserves to be spoiled this mothers day, then ditch the flowers and chocolate for a gift she’ll really appreciate, one which supports her health for years to come.
Our top choice is the Pro Massage Gun; not only will it support her in the gym by speeding up recovery, it also improves range of motion which will help keep her fit and mobile for many years to come. It is also a fantastic relaxation tool; for a mum who’s always on the go, you really can’t do better than the gifts of relaxation and health.
She deserves it!