By Marianne Magno
Thinking of giving the gift of fitness this year to your aspiring gym buddy? Here are some weird, tacky gifts you'll want to cross off your shopping list immediately.
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Ditch the suit, your friend will thank you.
There's nothing like showing your appreciation to your loved one by telling her you think she needs to sweat more while looking like a space cadet. We'd rather get a day pass to a spa. ($12.99, Amazon.com)
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The only belt we want is a trendy faux snakeskin one.
Waist Trimmer Belt
If you wouldn't want to give (or receive) a girdle as a present, then you should cross this waist-slimming belt off your shopping list. We think belly dancing and Pilates are more fun ways to work your abs, anyway. ($12.99, Amazon.com)
Fun fact: This thing isn't even battery operated! Talk about misleading.
We still can't sit through a commercial for this free weight without feeling like we're watching something inappropriate. Avoid getting strange looks at the holiday party and give a spiffy set of dumbbells or kettlebells instead.Read More »from The Worst Fitness Gifts to Give or Get This Season