A gift guide for the fitness-oriented on your list

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Where to shop Academy Sports and Outdoors: Multiple area locations Backwoods, 2727 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817-332-2423 Brown Bag Etc.: 2912 Pulido St., Fort Worth, 817-735-9361 Dick’s Sporting Goods, 3891 S. Cooper St., Arlington, 817-987-4800, and 1101 Melbourne Road, Hurst, 817-590-0740 Jake’s Loft, 1275 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 433, Southlake, 817-310-0882 Luke’s Locker: 2600 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817-877-1448 Lululemon, 1540 S. University Drive, Unit 110, Fort Worth, 817-882-8075, and 207 Grand Ave., Unit 112, Southlake, 817-488-8035 Sports Authority: Multiple area locations Whole Earth Provision Co., 321 State St., Southlake, 817-442-9132 Whole Foods, 801 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, 817-461-9362

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Being fit has never been so fashionable. Ensure that the exercise enthusiasts in your life are sporting the latest gear to help them maximize their workout results and look chic at the gym.

No sweat

Give the yogi in your life Lululemon’s The Hot (Towel) Mat. Designed with an absorbent microfiber towel top and a rubber base, this mat has anti-slip super powers for even the sweatiest of Bikram classes. And even better, the mat can be tossed in the washing machine for easy cleaning. $58, Lululemon.

Core curriculum

The workout doesn’t have to stop at the gym. With the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, your fit friends can work their cores at work. This chiropractor-developed chair is meant to strengthen core muscles while improving posture, all without ever leaving your desk. $78.98, www.gaiam.com.

H20 to go

Fill up the Klean Kanteen with cold water in the morning, and it will still be icy for your afternoon workout. The stainless-steel water bottle incorporates a high-performance vacuum insulation system that keeps hot drinks warm for six hours and iced drinks cold for 24. And it’s BPA-, phthalate-, lead- and toxin-free. $27.95, Backwoods, Whole Foods, Jake’s Loft, Whole Earth Provision Co.

Rock and roll

With the SKLZ AccuRoller Adjustable Massage Stick, you can help fitness-minded folks prep and recover from even the most strenuous of exercise sessions. The roller works in a variety of configurations to help compress and stretch pre- or post-workout, aiming to improve flexibility and promote muscle recovery. $39.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Sports Authority.

Head gear

Fit fashionistas will look great at the gym with any of Sweaty Bands’ patterned, no-slip headbands. Both stylish and functional, these headbands are pretty and incredibly durable, sure to stay in place no how much you sweat. $15, Luke’s Locker, Brown Bag Etc.

Hand in hand

Your run-loving friends will be wowed with warm digits when they sport their North Face Ultra Runner’s Gloves. The gloves fit like a dream, and are designed for warmth, comfort and breathability during outdoor exercise. $40, www.thenorthface.com.

On track

The newest Nike+ FuelBand SE allows exercise enthusiasts to get the most out of every movement. The does-it-all bracelet monitors workout intensity, counts steps, tells time and allows for sleep tracking, displaying progress in real time and connecting wirelessly to the Nike mobile app. $149, www.nike.com.

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