10 Perfect Father’s Day Gifts To Help Dad Get & Stay Fit | Rocky Mountain Health Plans Blog



The Best Gifts and Experiences For Active Fathers

Choosing the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a tricky undertaking, but we polled the Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) team to get their top gift ideas for fit dads on the Western Slope. You’re bound to find something that dad will love at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Some dads already have everything they could possibly need, so we’ve also included a handful of memorable experiences the whole family will be happy to join. 

1. Go for a family day hike

This Father’s Day weekend, plan a day hike with Dad to one of the many scenic and peaceful trails scattered in and around Grand Junction. You could even pack a healthy picnic to enjoy from a scenic summit or overlook.

2. Adjustable kettlebell

Kettlebell workouts are great for functional fitness, but dad doesn’t need an entire set to get a great workout. This adjustable kettlebell from Target weighs 38 pounds and is adjustable in 4-pound increments starting at 16 pounds.

3. A weekend getaway on the Western Slope

What dad wouldn’t appreciate some quality time outside with his family? These five weekend getaways on the Western Slope are always a good time, or consider planning a camping trip to dad’s favorite spot.

4. Wireless Bluetooth headphones

Give dad the ability to rock out during all of his workouts, without annoying headphone cords getting in the way. The SoundSport® Free Wireless Headphones from Bose come highly recommended, but you can find high quality options at more affordable price points on Amazon.

5. Personal training sessions

Change up dad’s gym workouts with personal training sessions. A personal trainer can help him meet new fitness goals, teach him new workouts, and help him avoid injuries by making sure his form is solid.

6. A deep tissue or sports massage

Gift dad the chance to relax with a massage at a local spa. Swedish massage is a popular technique, but opt for a deep tissue or sports-centric massage for dad’s sore and overworked muscles.

7. Sun-protective clothing

Sun protection is important here in Colorado, so make it easier for dad to keep his skin safe with clothing that blocks harmful UV rays. Drive home the importance of sun protection with your dad by including a bottle of SPF designed for intense sweat sessions.

8. An outing to the local farmer’s market

Dads who love eating and cooking will have a blast at the farmer’s market. Brainstorm the type of meal you want to make, pick out ingredients together, and then cook together for some bonding time.

9. Fitness tracker

.When comparing models be sure to think about how it is used. For example, dads who hike are likely to want a different tracker than those dads who prefer swimming.

10. An exhilarating activity on the water

Your daredevil dad will never forget the time you gifted him a whitewater rafting trip on one of Colorado's most scenic stretches of water. Jet Boat Colorado is another fun option, and is located a quick 25 minutes east of Grand Junction. You both can have a blast jetting across the Colorado River on a scenic trip or an adrenaline-fueled adventure trip together.