Fitness gifts for the dad who wants to be the next American Ninja Warrior

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Over the years, Father’s Day gifts have become more and more mundane and impersonal. A new tie (typical…), a button-down shirt (he’s probably got enough), or a new wallet (he’ll lose it) are the traditional fallbacks many kids will purchase this June. There’s nothing wrong with these classics — but after you’ve gotten your deserving dad those gifts once, it’s time to move on. 

And speaking of deserving dads, no one can deny that a father who sets a healthy example for his kids is at the top of the list. Whether he’s a Crossfit pro or a treadmill titan, fitness gifts are always a fun alternative for any dad who teeters on the gym-rat line. Why not give him a gift that makes him feel strong, healthy and happy all year-round?

Here are a few fitness gifts for Father’s Day that’ll inspire him to live his best American Ninja Warrior life.

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“Best DAD EVER” water bottle with water tracker

Help Dad stay hydrated with this 34-ounce water bottle and tracker. We love this fitness gift because it lets Dad know how much water he should be drinking at all points throughout the day. Good motivation to get chuggin’!




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Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch

The latest activity-focused smartwatch is perfect for any fitness-oriented, tech-curious dad. It’ll help him track his progress, get his steps in, and establish some healthier habits. Plus, the sleek design makes him look extra cool while doing it.

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Yes4All 105 lb Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Set

This affordable dumbbell weight set helps Dad get back into his fitness routine. If he’s been putting in the work for years, it’s a little at-home boost.

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Healthy Skoop Daily Greens

Fathers have busy schedules: Working, running kids to extracurricular activities, household chores… For times when dad’s diet comes last on his priority list, this supplemental mix made with organic fruits and veggies helps him stay in Ninja Warrior form.

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Gym Junkie Coffee Mug

Everyone likes a good cuppa joe before a tough morning workout. Give Dad a dose of humor along with his caffeine fix with this hilarious dishwasher- and microwave-safe coffee mug that lets everyone know how much of a gym rat he is.

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Hyperwear Hyper Vest PRO Unisex 10-Pound Adjustable Weighted Vest

This professional-grade weight vest will help Dad take his training to the next level. Whether he wears it for an intense Crossfit session or just a walk around the block, this weighted vest will increase the intensity of any workout.

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Onnit Sandbags

Dad will never throw out his back lifting that baby-turned-toddler again because he’s been engaging his core with these durable sandbags. They’re the ultimate workout must-have because they encourage him to mimic many of the movements we do in everyday life, so muscles strengthen naturally.

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Original Worm Massage Roller

If your father’s job keeps him sitting at a desk all day, he’ll absolutely love this massager. It helps relieve stiffness and pain caused by sitting too long, injury or even the weather. It weighs less than a pound, so it’s easy to take along on work trips.

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PowerDot 2.0 Smart Electric Muscle Stimulator

How cool is this at-home muscle stimulator? The PowerDot is perfect for any fitness-minded papa who needs a little extra help recovering after an intense workout session. It’s linked to an app via Bluetooth, so he can personalize the experience and track his recovery data all in one place.

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