Health & Fitness | June 8, 2022 8:53 am

12 Superb Father’s Day Gifts for the Fitness-Obsessed Dad

Everyday running shoes, recovery devices, workout shorts and more

A sampling of the best fitness gifts for Father's Day
Treat yourself to some top-notch workout gear.
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Father’s Day is quickly approaching (June 19th), and if you’re stuck on what to get the fitness junkie in your life, or unsure what to treat your health-conscious self to this holiday, look no further.

Below, you’ll find a sampling of the best gifts for the fitness-obsessed dad, from workout gear and recovery essentials to activewear and fitness tech. And rest assured these wellness items are the cream of the crop — they’re the ones we use ourselves, after all.

Best Buy

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker

Track your activity, sleep and stress levels with the best-selling Fitbit Charge 5. Among its many capabilities, the slim device will optimize your workouts, keep you informed about your health (with features like heart rate monitoring) and maybe even help you sleep better. 

Public Rec

Public Rec Zero Short

If you or dad haven’t yet hopped on the Public Rec train, you’re seriously missing out on the Chicago-based brand’s impressively comfortable and fully innovative line of activewear. The Zero Shorts are a warm-weather workout must-have: lightweight, vented and short


Theragun Prime by Therabody

Using advanced sound insulation to reduce and release post-workout or everyday tension and soreness, the Theragun Prime —  the top-rated, ultra-quiet smart percussive therapy device — is a recovery essential. 


Mirror Basic

Whether you’re into morning yoga or a sweat-fueled HIIT workout, Mirror — the sleek, minimalist exercise mirror we very much enjoy ourselves — is the all-in-one home gym you need.


Plankpad PRO

For the dad who hates planks, this sleek, German-designed balance board makes the awful exercise fun. (Or at least tricks you into thinking so.)


Vuori Strato Tech Polo

Here lies the softest polo ever made. Whether you’re hitting the greens or the bar, the Strato Tech Polo will wick away sweat, offer UPF 30+ protection and look good while doing it.


On Cloudmonster Shoe

Whether you’re a marathon, 5k or three-times-around-the-block type runner, On’s recently released running shoe, the Cloudmonster, is a comfortable, reliable and “flawless everyday running shoe.” 


Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

We’re Feetures fanatics, and you will be too after sliding on a pair of the performance sock brand’s no-show compression socks that features thin cushioning and an anatomical design for a customized fit. 


Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask

Stay hydrated with this double-wall insulated, handheld water bottle that allows you to comfortably sip ice-cold water on long runs.  



No, not a vape! The Lumen is a metabolism monitoring device that’ll help you burn fat by analyzing the concentration of CO2 in your breath and delivering you personalized meal plans daily.


TRX All-in-One Suspension Trainer

If you can’t make it to the gym every day or prefer to work out from home, the TRX Suspension System is as good as it gets. It’s easy to install, ideal for exercise fundamentals and low impact for when you’re trying to build up muscle groups both small and large.


Bravo Sierra Discovery Kit

Keep this 3-piece grooming set from military-tested brand Bravo Sierra in your gym bag and never worry about smelling funky on your post-workout commute again.