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Gift ideas for the athletes in your family

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(WJBK) -- Here are several gift ideas for the athlete in your life courtesy of Robert Daliege from the Sports Authority in Auburn Hills.

Sports gifts for kids

Pro Mini Hoop XL Streetball

Ultimate indoor/outdoor over-the-door attaching mini-hoop w/ spring-action steel break-away rim and 23x16 inch polycarbonate shatter proof backboard.  Streetball themed design with real chain net.  $49.99

Speedminton
Exciting fusion game, called Speedminton, combining the best elements of tennis, badminton and racquetball.  $19.99

StarKick
Waist-attached soccer game that allows kids to kick a ball connected by a cord to a belt around their waist and have it come back to them at the same speed as they kicked it.  $12.99

Sport Radar
Measure the velocity of just about any ball or puck you can throw, shoot, kick or hit with the highly accurate Sport Radar. No need to hold the radar.  The Sport Radar sits on the ground or a bench and keeps track of a whole session of speed, including current speed, average session speed, top session speed, and top speed of all time. Perfect for use behind goals, nets, and rebounders.  $99.99

Hi-Viz Football
Through color, number and letter cues you will train your eyes to understand the rotation and movement of the ball so that seeing the ball all the way into the hands becomes second nature.  $29.99

Health & Fitness Gifts

Core Pushup
The Core Pushup is an excellent instability strength training device that increases the intensity of pushups and planks and maximize upper body and core strength.  The steel platform and balance ball combination create an unstable surface for a variety of strength training exercises including 7 configurations printed directly on the platform. The durable balance ball inflates/deflates for variable difficulty.  $59.99

Aquajogger
The Aquajogger is a fantastic in-water exercise system that comfortably suspends you at shoulder level in deep water allowing you to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water exercise. The Aquajogger components allow the person working out to determine the level of resistance they want for their leg and arm motions, ranging everywhere from very low, approximating a walk, to very strenuous, similar to a full-body fitness machine workout only without the joint discomfort and machinery. Makes low-impact, in-water exercise much more enjoyable, effective and beneficial. $44.95 and up.

ePulse2
The ePulse2 is the world's first strapless, armband continuous heart rate monitor, pedometer and calorimeter.  Until now, dynamic heart rate monitors required an uncomfortable chest strap and special watch practically restricting their use to serious athletes.  ePulse2 is the first device to make this technology practical and convenient for anyone who exercises or is interested in tracking calories burned or monitoring heart rate or step counting while conducting any type of activity from running to walking or simply doing daily chores.  Included features are continuous heart rate and exercise calories burned tracking, target heart rate zones, exercise time, stop watch w/ split times, calculation of max/min/avg heart rate, calorie count down, day/night OLED display.  Since the ePulse2 does not require any chest strap or special watch, it is great for any fitness activity.  Powered by rechargeable battery.  $89.99

Nufoot
Nufoot is a revolution in footwear.  Made from sturdy neoprene, they are water-proof, super stretchy and comfortable footwear allowing people to simultaneously enjoy the stability of walking barefoot, the comfort of walking in socks and the protection of walking in shoes.  Additional features include ergonomic designs and anti-skid soles.  Comes in multiple sizes and colors for men and women.  $9.99/pair

TRAINERmat
TRAINERmat is the first exercise training mat designed to guide users through an entire body workout for the easiest and most effective at home workout possible.  TRAINERmat details 24 exercises in graphics on its surface so you can maximize your workout.  The practice exercises printed on the mat fall into four different categories: Pillar Preparation, Movement Preparation, Movement Skills, and Regeneration.  $29.99

Power Strapz
Power Strapz is the answer to the question of how to get a great workout anytime, anywhere, when there are no barbells, dumbbells, or nautilus machines around.  All you need is a solid door closed into the frame or a sturdy pole and you can weight train inside or outside, using your own body weight.  With Power Strapz, you can do hundreds of different exercises, for upper and lower body, anytime, anywhere; at home, the office, a hotel room or in the park.  Additional features include padded handles and padded foot/arm harnesses for maximum comfort, numeric door anchor system for quick and consistent length adjustment and alignment and a carry bag and two heavy-duty independent straps for wider range of movement and exercises.  $44.99

HOPZ
Develop core and lower body fitness and endurance in the comfort of your own home with the HOPZ leap trainer. HOPZ resistance training will help you to develop explosive leg drive and power and strengthen key muscles in your lower body.  HOPZ consists of resistance bands that quickly attach and release to ankle straps and belt rings.  The ankle straps have built in show harnesses to keep the bands in place.  Adjustable belt fits most weight sizes.  Durable bands with resistance up to 40 lbs.  $59.99

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