Fitness Pros Reveal Their Christmas Wishlists
Fitness Pros Reveal Their Christmas Wishlists

Fitness Pros Reveal Their Christmas Wishlists


Christmas is a time to indulge – but that doesn’t mean you then have to start the new year on the back foot. From high-tech trainers and smart accessories to kitchen gadgets and on-trend activewear, this is what the health experts want to power them into 2024…

Tom Cheeseman


“Like many coaches, I have a trainer obsession, and Nike’s Vaporfly 3s are at the top of my wishlist. With a carbon-plated sole, they help you run faster and more efficiently, just like long-distance legend Eliud Kipchoge. I’m also asking for a top-up of Matt Lovell’s Alpha Greens Superfood Powder, the perfect addition to the Christmas festivities, and Steve Peters’ new book, A Path Through The Jungle. I recommend his first book, The Chimp Paradox, to all my clients. The way he breaks down complex science into manageable chunks makes reading a joy as you learn strategies to implement into everyday life.”


Lee Mullins

Founder Of Workshop Gymnasium

“Recovery is big news in the fitness world, and it doesn’t get better than a traditional sauna. My blow-the-budget Christmas gift would be the Vidalux Hybrid, a Finnish sauna with infrared tech for supercharged muscle recovery. I’d also love to find Hyperice’s Venom 2 Shoulder under the tree – a clever tool that combines heat with vibration to loosen knots, alleviate soreness and melt away stress – as well as a lifetime supply of Monks deodorant and Roam beef protein bars.”


Jeff Boadi

Health coach

“I love making soup at this time of the year – it’s a great way to eat seasonally and pack nutrients into your diet – but my blender needs an upgrade. I have my eye on Ninja Kitchen’s Hand Blender. I’d also love a knife set to see me through the festive cooking and entertaining that’s to come. As every home cook knows, a good knife set is vital to getting the job done, and ProCook’s set looks like the thing to take my vegetable prep to new levels of efficiency. A pair of Vivobarefoot Motus Strength shoes would also be great. I’ve been wearing Vivobarefoot for three years now – they allow you to feel the ground beneath your feet and promote your foot’s natural shape and movement.”

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Ben Parker

Co-Founder & Head Coach At Runna

“I’m signed up for an Ironman next year and would love a Garmin Enduro 2 for Christmas. It has the longest battery life of all Garmin watches – perfect for a full day of racing – and you can upload your own courses onto it. I’d also be very happy with a pair of Hoka Rocket X2s for my training. Hoka shoes are the perfect balance of comfort and speed, and the carbon plate in the new X2s will allow me to push myself that bit further. I’ll be using our own Runna app to support my training – a subscription would make a great gift for someone gearing up for their first marathon.”


Alex Nicholl

Director At BXR

“I’ve pushed myself physically this year and achieved my third Ironman in Barcelona. I’m going for my fourth next year, so need a pair of wheels like Cervelo’s P5 Triathlon Bike to match my ambition. Hard training means I need to prioritise recovery and nutrition, so I’m hoping to receive a Pulse Roll mini massage gun, which is great for on-the-go muscle soreness, and a top-up of Free Soul’s vegan protein powder. Free Soul’s protein is the best I’ve tried and, in my opinion, you can never have too much protein, especially if you’re training hard.” 


Dan Savage

Trainer At A Body Forever

“A Whoop band is the ultimate Christmas gift. A recovery-focused fitness tracker, it’s perfect for those who take their health seriously. Data syncs with an app on your phone, where you’ll find a wealth of health and fitness stats to help you optimise your training, sleep and lifestyle to perform at your best. Nothing beats finding a pair of trainers under the tree and, for me, it doesn’t get better than On’s Cloudeclipse. The plush cushioning and forefoot rocker deliver a smooth rolling motion, ideal for those looking to up their running game. The book I’m giving to friends and family is The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, which provides valuable lessons on life, happiness and wealth.”


Michael Doughty

Co-Founder Of Hylo Athletics

“I’m in the process of fitting out a camper van to take my family on adventures, so I’m asking for a portable fire pit to keep us warm and fed. Fire is the best remedy for a stressful day, and I love cooking over one. I’m also asking for a Yeti flask to keep me hydrated. I’m on the road a fair bit and a reusable flask for hot and cold drinks will help me with my hydration goals. I’d love to find a nice notebook in my stocking, too. Writing down priorities and thoughts helps me decompress and stay present.”


Rod Buchanan

Founder Of Bod By Rod

“An air fryer is top of my wishlist. Meal prep can be such a mundane task, but I’m hoping an air fryer will not only speed this up but also inspire me to be more creative with tasty, nutritious meals. I’d also be very happy to receive the On x Loewe trainers – I’ve had my eye on them for ages – as well as tickets to a far-flung destination. Every year, I crave winter sun – it’s medicine for my mind and soul. A Mexican getaway would be the dream.”


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