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Label Local Holiday Shopping Guide for the Dallas Athlete

 

Athletes and the perpetually active can be tough to shop for. With constantly evolving gear, classes and technology researching and buying great items can become intimidating quickly. Label Local, however, has you covered. Read on to see the best gifts for your favorite Dallas Athlete.

If you’re trying to make someone sweat, a BEYOND500 class is the perfect gift. This course combines resistance exercises and cardio interval training to provide a full body workout that burns fat and builds muscle. The intensity of the workout also provides a metabolic boost for several hours, so the beneficial effects keep going once you’re back home, showered and recovering on the couch.

Cryotherapy is a great gift not only for athletes but for anyone looking to improve their well-being. The procedure consists of sitting in a chamber that surrounds your body with -320-degree hyper-cooled air. Cryotherapy is proven to aid in athletic and muscle recovery, improve skin condition, and reduce stress and anxiety.

We’re pretty sure it’s been proven scientifically that everyone loves Topgolf. The one way that Topgolf can become an even better experience is by beating all your friends and family mercilessly. And what’s the best way to do that? By taking lessons with one of their professional coaches. An hour class will help immensely and will provide the knowledge and skill to guarantee that you’ll be kicking ass and taking names in no time. We do want to advise you not to flaunt our skills too much if you go for a work-sponsored event. Your boss probably won’t appreciate the victory dance.

As we’ve mentioned before, Dallas isn’t a very bike-friendly city, but it can become a lot more navigable with the right set of wheels. It’s rare to find a bike that can do it all from haulin’ tail around White Rock Lake, survive Dallas’ abysmal streets and even go off-road. The bike that can most easily do it all — and look good while doing it — is the All-City Space Horse, which is carried at Transit Bikes.

All Trails Pro ($30/year)

We know, buying someone an app might seem like a half-assed gift, but this really is essential for trailblazers. Not only does it show all the trails in your area, but the pro version also allows you to save maps for offline use, record your activity and stats, see real-time weather overlays, create custom routes and stay in touch with your loved ones with the app’s lifeline feature. Whether they’re taking a stroll through Cedar Ridge Preserve or heading down to the Hill Country, this app is a must.

You clearly don’t need to be an athlete to see the Dallas Mavericks play, but seeing our hometown heroes dunk over and blaze past the competition will certainly inspire you to squeeze in an extra rep at the gym. The Mavs are better than they’ve been in a while, so this is the time to watch a game at the American Airlines Center. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a mind-boggling dunk from Dennis Smith Jr. He’s just about 6 feet 3 inches, so if he can do it, so can you… in theory.

It’s tough to look cool when running but the Phantom TI from Roka will help. These aviators were designed just down the road in Austin to endure whatever comes their way during the course of a triathlon, so they can hold their own, no matter what you put them through. They weigh just 20 grams, are made of titanium, are sweat proof and have even been ballistically tested. Did we mention they look great?

Did you know that Jack White helped open a custom baseball bat shop in Deep Ellum? True story. Warstic makes fantastic, custom bats designed to fit your specific needs. They have lots of models, but we think this one looks the coolest. As if buying a custom bat wasn’t cool enough, Warstic sponsors Native American youth teams and improves facilities. There’s no better gift for a baseball player than a bat from Warstic.