7 Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Fit Dad

By Kyle Milligan / June 9, 2017
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Have a fit dad? Know a fit dad? Are YOU a fit dad? Well, Father’s Day 2017 is right around the corner so I have come up with 7 Father’s Day gift ideas for the fit dad! I hope my girlfriend reads this post…I’m no dad but there is definitely a gift I want in here.

1. Foam Roller

Foam Roller

A foam roller is one of the most underrated and overlooked fitness products I can think of. A perfect Father’s Day gift for your fit dad!

I can’t say enough about the value of a quality foam roller. Probably one of the most critical things in my DAILY pre AND post-workout routine. That’s right, I foam roll before AND after workouts. If Dad is doing compound lifts, he is constantly utilizing his core and your lower back. As a result (especially as he gets older) he can get a sore back if he doesn’t take care of himself. Having a quality foam roller will help him get the kinks out of his lower back and keep him flexible. I’ve also heard it can help get rid of cellulite.


2. Fire Team Fit Weightlifting Belt

Fire Team Fit Weightlifting Belt

A weight lifting belt is a great way to help maintain form and keep your fit dad’s back healthy

Since this post is for the fit dads (and me if my girlfriend is reading) on Father’s Day, I expect a fit dad to be right hovering somewhere between his late 20s and early 50s. For that very narrow market (he said sarcastically) we want to keep his back healthy. Regardless of age, one can benefit from the use of a lifting belt. As I push for new PRs on squat and deadlift this fall (bulking season) I’m going to be utilizing a lifting belt A LOT. I don’t want to paralyze myself trying to get swole and juicy. If I get laid up with all this mass I’ll just turn into a blob. Not a good look.

Fire Team Fit Weightlifting Belt

3. Fuelshaker Bottle

red fuelshaker bottle

Fuelshaker bottles are great for any busy fitness enthusiast. Carry your workout powders in your bottle. Plus tons of colors to choose from!

For busy dads on the go, the Fuelshaker is the perfect, low-budget gift. It’s a shaker bottle that allows Dad to carry his workout powders with him at all times until he’s ready to use them. I have 3 Fuelshakers of my own that I purchased way back in March. Fuelshaker bottles come in a tons of different colors too. I have two reds and a Carolina blue one.


4. LG Electronics Tone Pro HBS-750 Bluetooth Wireless Headset


LG Bluetooth wireless headphones

This is the same pair of LG Bluetooth wireless headphones I have used for years and beat the hell out of. Still work great! Amazing value!

My Bluetooth headphones are without a doubt, one of the single greatest investments of my lifetime. If you look at pretty much any picture of me anywhere you can see that they with me just about every second of the day.

They are obviously fantastic for wireless musical enjoyment at the gym but they are also great for listening to books on Audible, hands-free phone calls, or watching YouTube at work. I don’t think I’ve gotten more mileage or bang for my buck out of anything I’ve ever bought than my LG wireless Bluetooth headphones.

LG Bluetooth Headset

Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headset

If you don’t think your dad would be a fan of the LG style above, Jaybird’s are very popular in the fitness community.

Jaybird x3 sport bluetooth headphone

Jaybird’s are very popular in the fitness world, and have no extra parts. Just the earbuds!

Jaybird Earbuds

Jaybird offers wireless gym headphones that don’t have the dock for earbuds.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

If Dad prefers over the ear, maybe he would appreciate some new Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Mic, Black/Silver

I have tried Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones and they sound amazing . They also offer a much cheaper alternative to $300 Beats by Dre.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Whatever you do, make sure you verify the headphones you get are BLUETOOTH. That’s the whole point and convenience.

5. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)


So this is one of those products that I am hoping my girlfriend is reading. I’m not a dad yet, but I would LOVE to have these. My uncle has some and they are THE COOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN. With these adjustable dumbbell sets, you get an ENTIRE rack of dumbbells, in one dumbbell!

While the dumbbells are racked, you just adjust the desired weight setting, and lift them up. You’ll pick up only the amount of weight you’ve selected. Then you can return them to the rack and change weight.

  • You can change weight from 5 to 52.5 pounds
  • Weights adjust in 2.5-pound increments for the first 25 pounds
  • You can do an entire workout without moving

I’ve had dumbbells in my home before and they were such a painful mess to deal with and switch around that I put them away in a closet and left them there until I quit my job and sold everything I owned to become a starving writer.

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

6. Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews

Bigger Leaner Stronger Book

I recommend Bigger Leaner Stronger about once every other article. Best fitness book of all time.

I’ve written about my experience with Bigger Leaner Stronger at length. This book changed my life and I love Mike Matthews for it. You might be saying, “a fit dad doesn’t need a book on how to be fit,” but let me tell you a one sentence story… I had been lifting since I was sixteen, but it wasn’t until I learned the nutrition and weight training lessons of Bigger Leaner Stronger in my mid-20s that I was able to effectively develop abs in a matter of weeks.

Bigger Leaner Stronger

7. How to Get Abs in 28 Days by Kyle Milligan

How to Get Abs in 28 Days Cover

This short book is my condensed guide of fitness and dietary knowledge, and the personal strategy I use to get abs in 4 weeks, trim off my belly and shred fat fast. As my gift to you for Father’s Day 2017, I’m going to add a discount promo code. That promo code is DADBOD and is good through Father’s Day 2017 only.

Get Abs in 28 Days
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Kyle Milligan

I'm Kyle Milligan. I really enjoy writing. I wrote a couple novels (The Hang-Ups and Hangovers series) and now I blog frequently on a bunch of different websites. I also enjoy lifting heavy things and and writing about it.

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