If you missed our first three gift guides, check out the ones for the experience junkie, the foodie, and the fashionista. Today’s gift guide is all about the fitness guru in your life! Because we all have that friend who is super active and always hitting the gym, going to a class, or trying some new activity. Or maybe that’s you and people never know what to get for you…in which case, point them this direction 😉


pittsburgh gift guide fitness first victory apparel
Image via: @firstvictoryapparel

Let’s face it, we all like to look good while we’re working out, right? Although sometimes it can be expensive to get that new wicking shirt, so we just make do. That’s why apparel is the perfect idea for a gift! There are plenty of places to go shopping, but one that we love is First Victory Apparel. It’s local, veteran owned, and they’re offering 25% off all this week…so hurry!

Gift certificate or classes to their favorite gym or studio

Shape Training Events
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Isn’t it always great when you don’t have to pay for something that you normally pay for? It frees up your wallet a little, which is always welcome around the holidays! A gift certificate or prepaid classes to a favorite gym or studio is a great way to support your giftee’s love of fitness. You could also get them a month of unlimited classes if they normally have to pick one or two a week but would like to go more.

A new activity or class

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Image via: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Or, maybe your pal is into trying new things…in which case they might love if you pick out some new workout for them. This would also be great if it’s an activity you can do with them, like paddle boarding, rock climbing, or even adult classes at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Healthy Ride gift certificate

pittsburgh gift guide fitness healthy ride
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We love that Healthy Ride has so many stations around the city, and we’re betting your fitness friends will, too. It’s the perfect way to get around without having to invest in your own bike! They sell clothing and some gear, too.


pittsburgh gift guide fitness thick bikes
Image via: @thickbikes, Instagram

Speaking of gear, so many healthy activities are, well, expensive. Which means there are always nice-to-have items your friends would love. Maybe blinking lights or fenders for the biker, specialty socks for your barre loving friend, or yoga blocks for the yogi.

Pittsburgh Fresh gift certificate

pittsburgh gift guide fitness pittsburgh fresh
Image via: @pittsburghfresh, Instagram

We love Pittsburgh Fresh, and we’re betting the fitness guru in your life will, too! Their healthy, filling meals are made fresh every week right here in Pittsburgh. They offer local delivery and a couple pickup locations. But the best part about them is all you have to do is heat them up…there’s no prep required!

An overnight stay at a B&B along the Great Allegheny Passage

pittsburgh gift guide fitness great allegheny passage
Image via: Lauren Roberts

If you’re shopping for the fitness friend that really has it all, get them an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast along the Great Allegheny Passage. We love Bright Morning in West Newton! There’s a restaurant a stone’s throw away, and it’s only about 15 miles from the Boston trailhead, or 30-35 miles depending on where you start in the city. Perfect for a weekend trip!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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