@shaunpolera and @mcflurrywoo leading an ab workout at Alo House.

5 Gifts For The Athletic Men In Your Life

Fool-proof gifts they'll actually love

Let’s be real. Shopping for the men in our lives is harder than keeping up with Emily Sferra in her Barre to the Core class (which is tough with a capital T — you can take our word for it).

Whether they raised you, grew up with you, work with you, workout with you, make out with you, or would take on the world with you, odds are they already have the ties, the hats, and all the fishing gear they need. The question is what can we get them that 1. they’ll actually use 2. they’ll actually love and 3. will give them a little surprise?

The good news? We have the answer. Actually, we have 5, fool-proof, ready-to-go answers awaiting your next birthday, holiday, Father’s Day, anniversary, or thank-you-for-holding-my-hand-even-when-I'm-cranky gift.

If the men in your life enjoy breaking a sweat — or wearing clothes that make them look like they do — these our top 5 fave gifts to give that’ll sub out the high-school basketball gym shorts and cut-off tees.

These guys have helped us through growing pains and hard days and celebrated our every victory, so we know they deserve something good. Rest assured, these pieces get the job done — we know because we’re slowing decking out the men in our lives in Alo and they not only look top-notch, but they keep hinting at the fact they want more.

Here’s our top 5 fave gifts to get the gym-loving men in your life (and we promise, they’ll actually love)…


As much as we love our dad’s vintage 70s rock t-shirts — which we will be stealing after gifting him with this — we want the men in our life look and feel good when they meet us for coffee after the gym. The Triumph Muscle Tank not only levels up their performance during back and bicep days but is also easy to wear wherever they’re headed. Pro tip: pair with the Stability 2-in-1 Pant for an all-day sleek outfit that men of all ages and fitness levels love.

@pierre_abena wearing the Triumph Muscle Tank and Stability 2-in-1 Pant during a home workout.


For quick errands, nights spent camping, and date nights on the beach, we know that guys put comfort over everything. Alo says, “why do they have to choose between comfort and style”? The Highline Hoodie and Highline Cargo Sweatpant delivers comfort, functionality (thanks to 5 pockets for keys, wallet, and whatever else it is that guys carry around), and effortless style.

@matthew_noszka wearing the Highline Hoodie and Highline Cargo Sweatpant in Chalk Blue during a bike ride around town.


The easiest and most effective gift for guys? New shorts. If we had a penny for every time a guy told us that he’s tried countless brands and styles over the years and his search has finally come to an end — we'd be loudly singing "I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it” with our girl Ariana. The Chill Short is for lounging and getting to-and-from while the Traction Short is built for keeping things cool during ultra-sweaty studio sessions.

@kupahjames wearing the Traction Short in Atomic Orange and @jt_zen wearing the Chill Shorts in Purple Haze while showing off their muscles in front of the Alo Boxing Station at Alo House.


There’s nothing quite like a good, casual tee. The issue is that men’s t-shirts so often look like undershirts as opposed to a versatile piece that pair perfectly with jeans and sneakers or joggers and slides. The Triumph Crew Neck Tee has become a staple for the men in our lives — whether it’s for a nice dinner out with his fave slacks or a round of mini golf with the Torrent Track Sweatpants, this tee is a men’s must.

A man wearing the Torrent Track Sweatpant in Baltic green and Triumph Crew Neck Tee in White for a casual-cool street outfit


To run to the gym, to walk the dogs, to climb mountains, to do all the things men do — the Idol Hooded Runner. Made from high-tech performance fabric that’s comfy, breathable, and ultra-lightweight, this runner checks all the boxes for an everyday piece that men look for.

@chris_avey wearing the Idol Hooded Runner while hiking through a cloudy mountain range.

They spoil us (even on the days when we woke up on the wrong side of the bed), so we figured it’s time we spoil them. Follow @AloMen for more inspo on gifting ideas and tag us and show us your men are getting their Alo on!