The 20 Best Fitness Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses of 2021

Support Black-owned businesses with these top picks

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"That time of the month doesn't have to interfere with your workout schedule when you have leak-proof period leggings."
"Channel the strong energy of Venus Williams in this sports bra, made with UPF 50+ material so you can crush an outdoor workout."
"Wearable as athleisure or casual wear, this stylish top is just what you need to motivate yourself to work out."
"The yogi in your life will love this diversity-celebrating mat, perfect for home workouts, yoga, or pilates."
"High-waisted and anti-slip, they provide coverage for both taller and petite ladies while promising to stay pill-free over time."
"Designed in a vibrant print, the yoga mat remains anti-slip even as you get sweatier and is thick enough to support joints."
"A period panty that can be paired with a pad or tampon, its stitch-free design prevents lines or bunching through your clothing."
"Ideal for runners of all levels, it has you covered as you hit the pavement or trails with its mesh upper and molded sockliner."
"Intensify any workout with these resistance bands, which can easily be used on-the-go or with a home workout."
"On top of the colorful, culturally-inspired design, the two layers of compression fabric work to boost performance."

While the current climate has called attention to the importance of inclusivity, it is essential to recognize that supporting communities of color shouldn’t be limited to this moment in time. True allyship comes through practice and commitment to betterment for all. A part of that can and should mean that we all make efforts to prioritize Black-owned businesses, now and always.

If you are looking for something special for that friend or family member who loves to hit the gym, we have a few things to consider. Though there are many fitness companies with products to choose from, these exceptional brands just happen to be owned by people of color. 

Here are the best fitness gifts from Black-owned businesses.

Ruby Love Period Leggings

Ruby Love Period Leggings

Classic black period leggings are a must-have staple for when you don’t want to skip a sweat sesh during that time of the month. They are made with 90-percent cotton and 10-percent lycra, so they're breathable and stretchy in all the right places. They come in women's sizes 1 through 24. 

Eleven by Venus Williams Glam Record Sports Bra

Record Sports Bra In Black

For the last two decades, Venus Williams has made a name for herself in the tennis world—she has scored seven Grand Slam singles titles. And her activewear line may just help that special person on your list feel glamorous. Sizes range from women's 0 to 16.

The Culture Fit Sweetheart Tank

The Culture Fit Sweetheart Tank

Culture Fit Clothing was founded by a group of entrepreneurs of West African descent who built their activewear line based on their love for their culture, themselves, and the world. Their reimagination of traditional West African prints into bright, feminine colors is reflected in this Pink Kente Sweetheart Tank Top. Sizes range from extra-small to extra-large.

Toned by BaggedEm In My Zen Yoga Mat

Toned by BaggedEm In My Zen Yoga Mat

If you have a curly-haired girl on your list, she will love this yoga mat as it reflects the bountiful beauty of her ringlets. Additionally, the women that created the Toned by BaggedEm mats made sure to present images that feature real body shapes. Check out the In My Zen version which is available in 0.11- and 0.19-inch options. 

The Culture Fit ZigZag Leggings

The Culture Fit ZigZag Leggings

If you have ever worn leggings, you know that they can sometimes pull and tug in certain areas leading to see-through patches. But Culture Fit’s Leggings were designed not only for comfort but for flexibility as well, allowing you to bend and stretch with confidence. Sizes range from extra-small to extra-large.

The Culture Fit Yoga Mat

The Culture Fit Yoga Mat

Navigating stress is never an easy task, but yoga is an excellent way to stymie some of its effects. Make downward dog a breeze with Culture Fit’s eco-friendly Yoga Mats that are .13 inches thick and free of latex, silicone, and PVC.

Ruby Love Bliss Seamless Women Bikini

Ruby Love Bliss Seamless Women Bikini

As important as it is to have clothing that can wick dampness away, it is just as essential to have underwear that keeps stickiness at bay. Bliss Seamless Women Bikini offers leak-proof comfort with up to 2.5 tampons worth of absorbency. The underwear is available in sizes small through 6X.

NinetyNine Products Point Sneakers

NinetyNine Products Point Sneakers

Straight out of Harlem, New York, NinetyNine Products Point sneaker is for all runners at every stage. They're just as suitable for beginners as they are for that person you know who is up every morning hitting the trail. Sizes range from 5.5 to 14 for men and 7 to 15.5 for women. 

OrganiGoLife Resistance Bands

OrganiGoLife Resistance Bands

If toned legs are on the agenda for the fitness buff in your life, then these resistance bands should be on your holiday shopping list. The soft material makes them comfortable when doing squats or leg lifts, and they come in a three-pack of small, medium, and large so you can choose your intensity.

Glamourina Sahara Legging

Glamourina Sahara Legging

Aimed at socially-conscious women and working mothers, the brand created by two moms hopes to motivate women of color to live healthy and active lifestyles. Designed with two layers of compression fabric, the Sahara leggings are perfect for the toughest of workouts. Sizes range from women's' 0 through 22. 

Ascot Manor Men’s Multi-Sport Shorts

Ascot Manor Men’s Multi-Sport Shorts

Designed for the guy who has an active lifestyle, Ascot Manor’s men’s shorts are made for multiple sports and come in sizes extra-small through 3XL.

Soleyfit Nzinga Shine Bodysuit

Soleyfit Nzinga Shine Bodysuit

Created by a Haitian-Nigerian-American and South Florida native, Soleyfit is for the fitness fashion maven on your list. The pieces are trendy yet versatile. The Nzinga Shine Bodysuit is sure to turn heads at any Zumba or cardio class. Throw a skirt over it, and it'll work great as a sleek look for dinner. Sizes range from women's 0 through 12.

Glamourina Sahara Jacket

Glamourina Sahara Jacket

Nothing is better than having a piece of clothing that does double duty. Glamourina’s Sahara reversible jacket is perfect for the person who wants to go from the gym to brunch, or vice versa. 

Powerhandz Powersuit

Powerhandz Powersuit

For those up for an added challenge in the workouts, this weighted neoprene suit may just be the answer, as it provides an extra 10 pounds of resistance. It is available in sizes extra-small through 3XL. 

KEEXS Active Unisex Sneakers

KEEXS Active Unisex Sneakers

Keexs footwear offers African-inspired casual shoes. The Active unisex sneakers are available in crisp Wyte and Black Pride. They are a great in-between shoe for someone who wants to wear sneakers without being underdressed. They come in sizes 5 through 13. 

Pop Up Sound Bath Gift Card

Pop Up Sound Bath Gift Card

We all have that person on our list who's tricky to shop for. Though a gift card can seem impersonal, gifting one that allows them to choose a virtual restorative sound bath at their convenience isn't.

The soothing sounds provided by founder and licensed Sound Therapist Jacqué Palmer take self-care to another level. She specializes in holding space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. 

Powerhandz Weighted Powerfit Fitness Gloves

Powerhandz Weighted Powerfit Fitness Gloves

Powerhandz is an athletic training and rehabilitation company created by a former medical device executive and a former professional athlete. The weighted gloves are great for both strengthening hand and arm muscles.

Ascot Manor Women’s Horizon-X Rose Tennis Dress

Ascot Manor Women’s Horizon-X Rose Tennis Dress

Ascot Manor is one of the first Black female-owned, socially-conscious active-leisurewear brands for men and women. It helps sponsor competitive junior tennis players and offers apparel to more than those who love to hold a racquet.

Their Women's A.M Club Kelly Racerback “Flex” Tennis Dress provides a classic look and is available in women's sizes 0 through 22. 

OrganiGrowHairCo Satin Hair Scrunchie

OrganiGrowHairCo Satin Hair Scrunchie

Scrunchies have gotten a reputation for not being cool—unless, of course, you are Jason Momoa. Still, this Satin Hair Scrunchie is excellent for all hair types and will keep errant strands in place during even the most challenging workout

Powerhandz Popup Defender

Powerhandz Popup Defender

Powerhandz Pop-up Defender is a collapsible 3-foot-5 statue that can simulate a real live defender for basketball, football, and soccer. It's perfect for solo training.

Why Trust Verywell Fit

As a writer, nutritionist, and gift guide expert who has covered many topics including health and fitness for 15 years, Cheryl S. Grant understands the importance of finding the right products to fit your needs. Additionally, as a biracial woman, she understands that inclusivity is essential in all spaces. 

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