That, my friends, is love in the air. All the love. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and chances are that you have some pretty strong feelings on the subject. Most likely, you fall into one of two camps: you either love it or you hate it. Either way, it’s here.
Most of the time, we hate it because you don’t have that someone special to share it with. A soulmate with which to share your hopes and dreams and… stuff. However, if you consider the gym a second home, then chances pretty high are that you do have a “swolemate”.
According to the highly reputable contributors at Urban Dictionary, swolemate can be defined as the following:
(Noun) Your life-long gym partner. The one you simply can’t lift without. You would never dare let someone else spot you once you’ve found your true swolemate. You and your swolemate grow together, both literally and figuratively.
Isn’t that great? But if you are just figuring this out, then you’re probably on a time crunch to find that perfect gift to show your swolemate how much you care. Fear not, procrastinators! We have you covered with 5 gifts that your swolemate is sure to love.
In a perfect world you would be there for every major moment with your swolemate. You would always be there with a spot, to film their PRs, and help them do the correct math. This is why we love this phone case. It is magnetized which means you can stick your phone to the rig and go! Never miscalculate your percentages or miss filming a PR when you’re alone again. Because we all know, “Pics or it didn’t happen”.
I get it, you want to be able to help your swolemate in all aspects, but when it comes to recovery and sleep, there isn’t a whole lot you can do directly. Enter those sweet smelling epsom salts! Epsom salt baths can be shown to help reduce inflammation and lavender has been shown to have a calming effect that can help your swolemate PR their sleep.
Ever go to high five your swolemate and not realize until your entire arm spasms in sharp pain that your hand ripped on that last rep? Or maybe that gentle caress turned into a medical emergency because your hand looks and feels like sandpaper? This is probably going to happen SOMETIMES, but this awesome hand care kit will have your hands feeling great and allow you to still kick butt in the gym. Believe us, this is a great gift for all parties.
Most people aren’t for matching their friend/partner/swolemate past the age of 18 and let’s not assume that you and your swolemate are married… How do you let the world know that they are yours? Try these shoes on for size. No really. These are classics that can take you two from squatting heavy to a healthy protein packed lunch after. It’s a subtle way of letting the world know that that swolemate is your swolemate. And y’all, the red is so festive.
Pyur Labs Refuel Whey Protein – Strawberry Creme
Want to get your swolemate something sweet to let them know how you feel? Chocolates and strawberries? No way! You can’t help your swolemate ride the Gain Train if they are eating an 8” x 11” heart-shaped box full of chocolate. This must be why the universe created Pyur Labs. Their whey proteins are packed full of everything needed to recover after a tough workout. And did we mention that it tastes delicious? Your swolemate is going to love the thought you put into getting them something as sweet as they are without derailing their progress. AND this one is available for purchase at CrossFit Roux. It’s a win/win.
There you have it, folks.
5 awesome gifts to show your swolemate just how much they mean to you. And just in case you can’t find the words to say to tell them how much their encouragement means, we have some awesome printable Valentine’s for the one you simply couldn’t lift without.