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Unique Yoga Gifts: 23 Gift Ideas (2020)

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So, you’re looking for the best yoga gifts in the UK? 

We know how important it is for you to get the perfect gift for your friend or family member, whether they're a beginner to yoga or have many years of experience. 

That's why we have put together a large range of different products, so that you're not limited to only a few ideas. We have even gone the extra mile and split them up into categories to make it easier for you. 

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Yoga Mat Cleaners

Below you will find the best yoga mat cleaners on the market. Whether you're a member of a large yoga studio or a more independant class, cleaning your yoga mat is always important. You should always keep your own mat clean, but when you're practising yoga in studios and gyms with shared equipment, hygeine is especially important. This is due to the bacteria that can be transferred back and forth between everyone who uses it. 

Like with any piece of fitness equipment, a mat needs to be cleaned with a disinfecting cleaner, which will help to prevent the spread of any harmful germs. Want to find out more about keeping the germs at bay in the gym? Check out our article on gym etiquette

With that being said, let’s jump right into the cleaning products that we have listed on our guide to gifts for yoga lovers. 

1. CleanKit Sportswear Detergent 

Price: £12.00

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If you’re looking for gifts for yoga lovers in the UK, then look no further! This spray is armed with built-in patented technology, along with a formulation that destroys odours by preventing bacteria sticking to any sportswear. This approach will mean that the odour-causing bacteria can be washed away in just 30 degrees.

The formulation has been designed specifically to ensure that the yoga mats that it is used on maintain their shape and colour, all while the odour-causing bacteria is completely eradicated. It's ideal for any type of yoga mat.

2.OkieOkie 100% Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner 

Price: £9.90

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This mat cleaner is made out of a smart and fully cleansing formulation that will ensure your yoga mat lasts for much longer than it would otherwise. The ingredients include rosemary, eucalyptus, and phytoncide, which help to rid the mat of germs or residues which can cause allergic reactions.

The spray is designed to clean yoga mats perfectly by getting rid of any unpleasant bacteria that could impact the health of those using it, and would certainly be one of the more unique yoga gifts to give. 

Whether the person you're gifting is an experienced yoga instructor, or they're just getting into yoga, this cleaning spray will no doubt be a useful gift for them to use. It includes a fresh-smelling lime scent which has aromatherapy benefits, that in turn leave the user feeling calm and energised. 

One of the best reasons why the yoga mat cleaner is a must-have that it you get an incredbile value for your money. This product in particular includes a free cleaning towel, which can also be used to wipe and clean yoga blocks if the person that you're gifting owns those too! 

3. Yogacleaner for the non-slip yoga mat

Price: £6.25 

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Yogacleaner is an eco-friendly spray that cleans and disinfects non-slip yoga mats easily and effectively. This product contains a range of active ingredients, such as rapeseed, essential oils, and natural substances to ensure clean surfaces and a yoga mat that smells amazing after use.  

This product in particular would be one of the most ideal gifts for yoga enthusiasts who are also big on cleanliness! 

4. YogaMatters Revive Yoga Mat Cleaner 

Price: £15.00 

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If you’re looking for yoga-themed gifts then this mat cleaner from YogaMatters is handmade, and also inspired by the picturesque location of the Norfolk Coast. 

The product contains natural anti-bacterial properties which will help to purify any yoga mat, as well as keeping it hygienic and ready for the next session in an instant. 

The spray is made out of natural ingredients, it comes in a 300ml recyclable spray bottle, and is made in the UK (so there aren't too many air miles for this product). It would be one of the most ideal gifts for yoga teachers, especially if they're looking to keep germs at bay during their workshops. 

5.Yoga Cleaner - Rosemary

Price: £6.25

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This cleaner contains an effective blend of rapeseed and pure essential oils. The natural ingredients contain an antibacterial effect to clean non-slip yoga mats. 

The yoga mat spray removes bacteria, odours, dirt and sweat deposits. The spray dries up quickly and therefore the yoga mat can be rolled up again after a relatively short time without the sticking effect. This would be one of the more ideal yoga and meditation gifts for yogis!

Yoga mats

A yoga mat would be an ideal gift for those who are just getting into yoga, as well as more advanced yogis looking to upgrade their mat.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect yoga mat for your loved one, you can always take a look at our extensive list of the best yoga mats for more options!

There is no other yoga accessory that is as important as a yoga mat, as it represents the space in which our minds may experience some relief from the chaos and stress of everyday life.  

If you ever practice yoga on grass, sand, or even a blanket, you will know that any standing postures like the Warrior II or III will require more strength than flexibility. It takes a lot of effort to prevent your hands and feet from sliding away from one another. 

A yoga mat will do more than just provide you with a surface to practice on, as it will also help you to have a space that’s truly yours.

It’s vital to pick a mat that will be high-quality, long-lasting, and portable for your loved one, as this will make it more likely for them to use it as their go-to piece of equipment. Let’s take a look at the mats that we have carefully selected, and find some ideal gifts for yoga enthusiasts! 

6. Yoga Suede Mat

Price: £69.00

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This soft and supportive mat is 3mm thick, which would be the ideal thickness for yoga practice! Unlike other mats which are normally made out of foam, this is made out of vegan soft suede and tree rubber underside, making it one of the most ideal yoga gifts in the UK for vegans.  

The mat provides a unique surface which will naturally wear in and become a little rougher and provide more grip when activated with sweat or even a little water will help you on your way. 

What’s great about this product is that there is an eco-friendly tube ready for practice or take it with you to your local yoga studio. Thinking of becoming a yoga instructor? Find out more in our guide on how to become a yoga instructor! 

In terms of the care of the yoga mat, this mat can be wiped down with a soft cloth and water. It could be easily washed with cold water in a washing machine. All the user would need to do is to hang it to dry and roll it up loosely so that it is ready to be stored away for the next practice, making it one of the great gifts for yoga lovers in the UK. 

7. The Classic Cork Yoga Mat - Cork Yogis

Price: £65.00

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This yoga mat from Cork Yogis is a natural product, and has 2mm non-slip, flexible rubber bottom. The natural cork is 1mm thick so would be an ideal mat for yoga pratice (some are way too thin!). If you did not know, cork is a completely natural, recurring and easily renewable material. 

The mat is made out of cork oak, which is usually grown in the Mediterranean region and has a lifespan of 250 years, and if you’re looking for unique yoga gifts, this is certainly one of them. 

You may think that it would be not sustainable in using yoga mats but in fact, it can be harvested without harming the tree. In fact, it actually grows back every few years, only about 50% of the bark is removed at the time before harvesting. 

This yoga mat is also biodegradable and will break down into the environment at the end of its life cycle. Unlike the PVC or foam mats, you don’t have to worry about breathing any toxic air anymore and is one of the best yoga gifts on the market!  

What’s great about cork yoga mats is the waxy substance which cork contains suberin and has the property of naturally repelling small vermin or insects so it would be ideal for people prone to allergic reactions and definitely one of the best yoga gifts to buy for your loved ones. 

8. Yoga Matters - Organic Cotton Mat

Price: £6.00

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If you’re looking for gifts for yoga lovers then look no further! Yogamatters organic cotton yoga mat boasts a strong rib weave structure with a smart white border design. It comes in a range of colours and features the Yogamatters embroidery detail. 

There is a mat strap which will allow you to carry your yoga mat over the shoulder or across your chest with ease. Once the strap is released you will be able to use it as a yoga belt to extend and lengthen your reach poses such as a forward bend or a cow face pose. 

If you want to expand your yoga equipment, try and do some research about complete yoga kits to help you on your journey and would be ideal if you’re looking for yoga gifts in the UK!

9. Domyos City Yoga Mat

Price: £6.99

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If you are looking for gifts for yoga teachers then you have definitely come to the right place. This yoga mat has a waffle foam for better hand and foot grip. The mat also has 2 elastic bands which will help you keep the mat rolled up.

If you are looking for a mat with a gentle yoga practice where the transitions are slower and poses are less physically intense then this mat could be suitable for you.

Normally a mat between 5mm and 8mm thick will provide you with enough cushioning for your spine and joints. 

If you were looking for a mat which would be for dynamic yoga where the transitions are fast and the intensity will be high. However, this mat may not be suitable even though the thickness is correct as you will need more of a grip in order to transition faster. As we mentioned earlier, it would be ideal for yoga teachers but also if you’re looking for gifts for yoga enthusiasts as well! 

10. Liforme Yoga Mat

Price: £100.00

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If you really want a yoga mat to last for your loved one, you should consider investing in a Liforme Yoga mat. It has a unique, original patented alignment system which is intelligently designed to guide and align anyone who is new to yoga or even an expert. 

You will be able to benefit from the groundbreaking Liforme material which will give superior grip whilst practising yoga. This yoga mat is a premium non-slip mat to be one of the grippiest mats on the market. Even in dynamic yoga sessions, this yoga mat can withstand the quick transitions without you falling over! This would be ideal as yoga gifts for women or men! 

This yoga mat is made out of eco-friendly materials and processes. The mats are PVC free and have no nasty substances, that way your skin will be protected. All of the outer packagings of the mat is recyclable and all of the materials have been sourced and manufactured in a responsible way. 

The mat is longer, wider, and thicker giving a rare opportunity for yogis to have the space they’ve always wanted. It provides the perfect balance between firm stability and comfortable cushioning whilst staying lightweight, which would be ideal if you’re looking for unique yoga gifts. 

It’s also great that the mat comes with a bag so that it can be carried and protected. You will be able to use it outside or even at the local yoga studio with ease. If you, your friend or your family member want to become a yoga instructor as a future career path, be sure to check out OriGym's UK comparison of yoga teacher insurance as this should be your first port of call!

11. Wondercore Smart Training Mat

Price: £14.99

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This mat from Wondercore will help you enhance your workout with the added comfort and support. It’s a lightweight mat so you can roll it up and take it anywhere with you. 

There’s also plenty of cushion support so it would be ideal for any back or hip exercises whilst performing yoga. 

There’s a chance to pair it up with the WonderCore Smart which would be useful to target your upper, middle and lower abs and your obliques, and would be one of the more suitable yoga themed gifts if your friend or member of your family is into yoga. 

Fitness Trackers

If you’re struggling to find yoga gifts for women or men that follow an exercise program alongside their regular yoga practice, then you're definitely in the right place.

Fitness trackers are a great option for these yogis, and we even have a list of the top kids fitness trackers incase you're buying for multiple friends or family members at the same time! 

One of the greatest advantages of fitness trackers is the ability to see the progress made in each individual session. The tracker will be able to display metrics like the calories that have been burned, as well as allowing the user to set and manage fitness goals, which in turn makes them easier to achieve. 

Trackers can also be used to log food and water intake, which is an important part of any fitness journey. Nutrition is just as important as working out when trying to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle, and is often overlooked by those looking to achieve this! 

We're certain that after taking a look at the products we've selected, you'll agree that trackers are one of the best gifts for yoga enthusiasts. 

12. Fitbit Versa 2

Price: £199.99

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If you’re looking for gifts for yoga men or women then look no further! The Fitbit Versa has Amazon Alexa built-in so you will be able to check the weather, set timers and alarms. 

You can always check the time and see real-time exercise statistics with just a glance, even when your hands are full. 

You will get a continuous heart rate tracking and it follows trends over time and you will be able to see in real-time your heart rate zones. You can also control the Spotify app through your Versa. 

You will be able to access your favourite apps with all just a tap. You can track your heart rate as you sleep so you will have a better understanding of how your sleep quality is each night. 

You will also be able to receive notifications from your smartphone and you can also pay without your wallet with the Fitbit Pay app. 

There are 15+ exercise modes so you don’t need to just use it for yoga, you will be able to use it with other exercises such as swimming, running and more. What’s useful about the Versa is the availability of using guided breathing sessions. This would be great for a post-yoga session to help your body relax after a workout and would be ideal gifts for yoga.

You won’t even need to charge the device that often as you will have a long-lasting battery life with the Versa for up to 6 days. You can also have on-screen workouts that will play from your wrist to guide and coach you through each move. 

The Versa 2 lightweight design will ensure that you will be comfortable wearing the band all day and night. You can even customise your very own smartwatch with the accessory bands to suit your preference and style. 

13. Fitbit Charge 4

Price: £129.00 

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If you’re looking for gifts for a yoga teacher then the Fitbit Charge 4 may be for you! It is both compatible with android and apple users. There is also a built-in GPS, you can leave your phone behind and explore with the pace and distance in the fitness tracker. 

There is an active zone feature which alerts you to which heart rate zone, you’ll be able to analyse to see if you’re working hard enough to reach your goals. 

The Charge 4 tracks your time in light, deep and REM sleep stages which will be good to understand your sleep score in the Fitbit app. 

You can also connect the call, calendar and smartphone app alerts. You will also be able to get a 24/7 heart rate to better track the calorie burn, you would be able to optimise workouts and uncover personalised health trends that inspire you to make moves on your health and fitness goals. 

What’s great about this specific product is that during this difficult time, they are offering a 90-day free trial of premium to help you stay active, sleep well and manage stress and is definitely one of the best yoga gifts to buy. 

 

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14. Letsfit Activity Tracker

Price: £21.00

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This fitness tracker from Letsfit accurately records all-day activities like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. This activity tracker will also help you to track your sleep data so you can get a better understanding of how to sleep more effectively. 

If you’re looking for yoga teacher gifts, this will be able to keep phones out of sight and your friend or family member's goals in focus. It will be able to sync a smartphone so you can see any incoming calls or texts and it will be sent straight to the fitness tracker. 

There’s a built-in USB plug which makes it easy to charge with any USB port to make it easy to charge anywhere. 

You will be able to use an app called ‘Very Fit Pro’ so you will be able to track data and line charts and also set yourself goals. You could also combine it with a heart rate monitor to track your data even more accurately. 

15. Honor Band 5

Price: £31.99

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The smartwatch from Honor Band 5 can detect a whole range of sporting activities. There’s a new blood oxygen function within the Honor Band you will be able to analyse your physical condition and list your very own exercise programme and ideal yoga teacher gifts if you’re struggling with ideas. 

The Honor Band 5 Pedometer watch provides a better training experience, the real-time tracking of heart rate reduces the risk of exercise, running time, distance and speed. You can also receive notifications of any incoming calls or SMS messages.

16. Huawei Band 4 

Price: £23.83

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The Huawei Band 4 would be one of the most ideal gifts for yoga as it has a built-in USB interface so you would be able to charge it anywhere and anytime. The charge can last up to 6 days on a single charge which would be very useful. 

The Huawei Band 4 has 9 sports modes to choose from including yoga, it also has water and sweat resistant properties so you can wear even in hot yoga sessions. After a long hot yoga session, it’s best to fill up on the necessary electrolytes that would be lost via sweat. Find out more about hydration tablets in our guide and product list! 

Yoga Towels

A yoga towel is an accessory that you may feel has an exaggerated role at first glance, but you would soon realise how important they are for yoga sessions if you were to try one yourself! They're pretty ideal when it comes to yoga and meditation gifts for that reason, especially if your friend or family member is fond of handy accessories. 

In case you didn’t know, a yoga towel is a piece of highly absorbent cloth that keeps the user dry during intense workouts, as well as improving grip by soaking up excess moisture and sweat. 

They're generally made out of microfiber material which is known for its wicking quality, and are used to soak up moisture from the body and the yoga mat during the session.

No matter how good a yoga mat is, the majority of them are not made specifically for hot yoga, for example, which means that grip can be compromised and the user could slip at any moment. This is where yoga towels come in! 

A yoga towel will help to bring the hygiene practice surrounding yoga sessions to a new level. It will prevent any build ups of bacteria as well as general wear and tear of the yoga mat. The towel will also save the time and effort of constantly cleaning the mat, and make cleaning easier in general.

A yoga towel will also add more padding for the user's joints during yoga, which can be helpful if their mat happens to be quite thin or if their joints need extra support. Also, if the texture of their mat isn’t to their liking, they could also use a yoga towel as a soft material replacement. 

Yoga towels are multi-purpose, and sometimes used when travelling or for outdoor practice. They could even be used at home if you've got carpet rather than a solid floor. 

17. Yogitoes Mat Towel

Price: From £40.00

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This yoga towel has a grip with patented Skidless Technology that uses 100% silicone grips. It’s also sustainable, soft, hygienic and absorbent and would be one of the great gifts for yoga lovers. 

All of the dyes are free from lead and heavy-metals. It’s also great to know that they have thought of using recycled materials as it’s made out of 8+ plastic water bottles. 

The Yogitoes yoga towels will prevent slipping, it will prevent any movement or sweat to make you slip. It also comes in a choice of 24 patterns and colours so it would be great gifts for your yoga teacher.

18. IUGA Yoga Towel

Price: £19.95

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This premium non-slip and super absorbent yoga towel is made out of 100% premium microfibre. It acts as an ideal moisture-absorbent towel to wipe away perspiration and create a slip-free surface. You can stay focused on your mind, body and breath through entire sessions, making it one of the best yoga gifts on the market. 

There is a handy corner pocket design so there are no more distractions or readjustments, you will simply just hook the corner pockets underneath the mat. When the towel is fully stretched, it will allow you to fully focus your mind on the body practices. 

The IUGA machine washable yoga towels provide a layer between you and your mat which will save you time on cleaning the mats. You will be able to throw the towel with the rest of the laundry and it’s ready to go for your next yoga class, at home or at the yoga studio. 

The yoga towel is the perfect size for almost all yoga mats. It’s a lightweight towel yet it’s 30% thicker than the average yoga towel. The textured weave strikes the perfect balance between grip and softness. IUGA has gone the extra mile and supplied a hand towel which would add value to your yoga practice and you. 

IUGA believe you won’t need to look anywhere else as they offer a lifetime guarantee on the product and amazing customer service and this product would be great gifts for yoga men or women! 

19. Ewedoos Yoga Towels

Price: £17.95

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This yoga towel from Ewedoos is ideal for Bikram/hot yoga where you will need a tool to absorb your sweat so that this yoga gift will be dry enough to stay in place and balanced on the mat. 

The yoga towel secures your towel to the mat, this will place all the attention to the yoga practice. There will be no more distracting, repositioning or bunching during the practice. 

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The Yoga Towel is made from 100% premium microfibre which acts as an ideal moisture absorbent towel to wipe away perspiration and create a slip-free surface so it can help the mind, body and breath through the entire session and definitely one of the cool yoga gifts to think of purchasing. 

The hot yoga towel has the perfect size for all kinds of yoga mats. It is also a great yoga companion for travel when you are away from your home. All you need to do is to hook this innovative yoga towel onto the mat, you will have the chance for a marvellous experience in yoga practice. 

They even offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you are not happy with the Ewedoos product, all you need to do is to get in touch with the company and they’ll do their best to take care of you. 

Yoga Wheels 

Yoga wheels are definitely one of the cool yoga gifts to purchase, and for your friend or family member to recieve!

They're a revolutionary yoga prop designed to be versatile, and they come in a variety of sizes based on the goals of the individual or their purpose for using it. 

Yoga wheels help those who use them to gain flexibility, mobility, strength, and stability, which is ideal for enhancing any fitness routine. 

Let’s take a look at the products that we've chosen, so that you can decide from the best on the market!  

20. IVIM Yoga Wheel

Price: £29.09

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This yoga wheel from IVIM is one of the strongest wheels on the market, it is definitely made to last. Unlike other wheels, it has a strong inner tube which will help you roll with ease and safely. The wheel is made out foam TPE which is eco-friendly. The cushion is grippy and keeps it shape. 

The yoga wheel will help you release tension between the shoulder blades or under the feet. This will also release tension in the back, chest, abdomen and hip flexors. The yoga wheel will help provide strong support in yoga poses, stretching backbends and improve flexibility. 

One great thing about this product is that each one comes with a basic pose guide and has a 3-year guarantee. 

21. Yoga Studio Yoga Wheel

Price: £20.00 

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This product is a premium yoga wheel which is perfect as gifts for a yoga teacher or student. This wheel is a perfect prop for all yogis to add to their daily tool which can be used at home, at the studio or even at a gym. 

The wheel will help stretch and open your chest, shoulders, back, hips and psoas. It will also help improve and build your core and back strength. 

The wheel will improve and maintain balance, it will perfect the hard backbend poses with ease and you could potentially use this as balancing support for handstands.

Yoga Journal 

In comparison to the other types of yoga gifts that we've mentioned, putting pen to paper after practicing yoga can have a number of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits. Yoga in itself is a form of mental wellbeing to many of those who pratice it, so keeping a yoga journal can be incredibly beneficial for them! 

Research has shown that writing helps us to reduce emotional and physical stress. When you incorporate it with a journal, which acts as a personal record of progress as well as deeper thoughts and feelings, writing can help anyone to feel more confident and less stressed. 

It will aid a greater sense of self-confidence both on and off the mat, so it’s definitely one of the most unique yoga gifts out there. 

22. Yoga Ladies Notebook 

Price: £16.99 

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If you’re looking for yoga gifts for women then look no further! This thoughtful gift will help any keen yoga enthusiast to write down their big ideas or even little reminders, anything that inspires your loved one throughout the day. 

There are two options to choose from the hardback or the softback options, you could even go further and customise if you want lined, dotted or plain paper inside. You could personalise the cover, a fun title or even a special tribute to your loved one! 

23. I Love Yoga Notebook

Price: £5.99 

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If you’re looking for a notebook which is slightly different then this might be for you. This yoga notebook comes with inspirational and funny yoga quotes as you progress through the notebook. 

The paperback notebook would be lined so whoever you want to give it to would enable to write down what type of flows that have been done for the day or even if you would want to get something off your chest, there would be plenty of space for you to write down your thoughts. 

Conclusion

We hope that you've enjoyed our list of the best yoga gifts for your friends, family, or even for treating yourself! 

It’s always tricky to find the right gift for your loved one, but armed with the advice that we've put together in this article we hope that you're able to narrow down your ideas. 

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Written by Zac Yeo

Fitness Content Executive, OriGym

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With a BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations from Kingston University and previous experience working in the finance sector, Zac’s passion for fitness brought him to OriGym, and ultimately led him to become a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist. With a keen interest in developing consumer trends, Zac enjoys the creation of deep, insightful content catering to new trends and has contributed to various publications including the Daily Star. Outside of work, Zac can be found watching football, either in-person supporting Charlton Athletic or virtually on Fifa.

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