These gifts are appropriate for you to give as an individual or if a group of people pool together to make a nice gift…I’ve tried to list a variety of things at various price points.
A Watch or a Heart Rate Monitor Receiver ($100-$150) Fitness pros are hard on their watches. A nice waterproof watch with a second hand for taking pulse rates or a heart rate monitor calorie counter watch is a lovely thoughtful and functional gift. A Nike sportband or similar would also fit the bill. How about an interval timer from GymBoss.com ($25) for your Bootcamp Sergeant?
A Gym Bag– ($40-$120) You can stuff this with a monogrammed white towel if you want to be fancy, and some power bars, a hair brush and some hair accessories and notepad or reusable water bottle..or simply give a nice bag. Yogis might appreciate a special mat strap or mat bag. Some great bargains on gym bags can be had at places like Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s.
Spa Basket ($20-$60) Aromatherapy bath salts, a soothing CD with relaxing music, a fitness magazine and a bath poof for washing off sweaty muscles. Sephora sometimes even has some holiday bath products from Philosophy that might make a nice gift.
Massage Gift Certificate ($40-$80)
Jewelry ($25+) Barbell earrings, or dumbbell necklace or weight plate bracelet are all nifty. I found some great stuff on ebay, overstock and Fashletics.com
Athletic apparel ($25+) Gift certificates to stores like Lululemon, Athleta or Big 5 Sporting Goods. If there’s a charity close to their heart you may also find t-shirts and sports apparel supporting them like breast cancer awareness fitness gear. A sweatshirt to put on after a hot class on a cold day is a nice touch.
Tunes ($10+) ITunes Gift cards fit everyone. Other ideas for aerobics instructors include specially designed and licensed music for instructors and gyms such as that found on powermusic.com or dynamix.com.
Cook Books ($15-$20) Canyon Ranch Cookbook, Eat Clean Diet Cookbook..and many other healthy natural food cookbooks.