Yearning for a winter wonderland (even if you're in sunny San Francisco like me)? Spending your nights sipping hot chocolate and binge-watching Hallmark holidays movies? It’s hard to believe the season of candy canes, kissing under the mistletoe, and peppermint lattes has arrived.
And you know what that means…
Yes, lots of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You crooning through your speakers 🎵🎼. But, it also means checking off all the boxes on your holiday shopping list.
10 At-Home Pilates Equipment & Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season
So, what about the Pilates buff in your life? If your best gal pal, parent, or partner has embraced this mindful approach to whole-body fitness, then a gift that elevates their Pilates practice and encourages their commitment to self-care is guaranteed to make them feel merry and bright all season long.
Oh, and if you’re a Pilates enthusiast yourself, or even a beginner just starting to embark on your wellness journey (I applaud you!), you’ll definitely want to add some of these items to your holiday wish list.
From warm, cozy Pilates sweatshirts to a vibrant new mat, here’s a little inspiration to help kick-start your holiday shopping.
1. Leggings, Workout Sets, and Activewear
Everyone loves adding fun designs and a pop of color to their exercise gear. And for many, the motivation to get up and get moving starts with feeling comfy and confident in their workout apparel. From sports bras to leggings to joggers, there are endless possibilities when it comes to making the heart happy, boosting feel-good endorphins, and supporting mindful movement. Need a place to start? Outdoor Voices is one of my favorite go-to’s for activewear – and you can enjoy 20% off your first purchase with the code: DOER-HANDE.
2. A Foam Roller
With tons of options to choose from, a foam roller is a must-have for anyone who practices Pilates. It can be utilized to address sore muscles and ease tightness after exercising, encouraging a faster recovery. It works by releasing pressure and loosening up knots in problem areas like the back, glutes, hamstrings, and calves – ultimately increasing your overall flexibility. Additionally, rollers can be used as a versatile fitness tool while working out as it strengthens body awareness, provides stability for core-related movements, stabilizes the spine, and offers supplemental support for therapeutic exercises.
3. Encourage Goal-Setting & Self-Care
Journaling is a great way to write down goals, achievements, and track your wellness journey. What’s more, by putting self-limiting beliefs and body image struggles down on paper, you can remove those thoughts from your mind and replace them with uplifting, positive views instead. #NoPainNoGain accounts and social media have warped many people’s perceptions of what it means to truly love and respect one’s body. Journaling provides an outlet for shifting your perspective and building better habits – leading to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Try Fitlosophy’s Fitspiration Journals, which feature wellness tips, motivational quotes, and more!
4. Pilates/Yoga Mat
A classic staple for the Pilates practitioner. A mat can truly make or break the impact of your practice – and spoiling a friend or loved one with a stylish new mat will amplify an already irreplaceable experience. The one here from Society6 is lightweight, durable, non-slip, and comes with matching accessories!
5. Subscription Boxes = The Ultimate Care Package
For some, picking out specific gifts is...well, overwhelming – especially with the abundance of alluring options out there. The good news? You can let the experts do all the selecting for you. There are tons of monthly and quarterly subscriptions boxes geared specifically towards the themes of wellness and exercise.
a | TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box
Curated by therapists and featured on sites and programs like Forbes, NBC News, ABC News, and Good Morning America, the subscription box includes 6-8 wellness products. From essential oils to aromatherapy to self-pampering, TheraBox was created to fulfill the following mission: “to inspire happier lives through practical joy boosting activities & thoughtful self care products! Each box is curated by therapists and includes a happiness activity inspired by neuroscience & positive psychology research in addition to full sized wellness items for the mind, body and soul! We believe self care = self love.”
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of the month
b | FabFitFun
Also featured on outlets like CBS News, Forbes, InStyle, and Real Simple, FabFitFun delivers seasonal boxes filled with a section of 8-10 full-size products that span the gamut – fitness, wellness, home, beauty, and fashion. In addition to the quarterly box, subscribers are given access to year-round perks, including the FabFit Fun online community, FabFitFunTV, their video streaming service that provides on-demand wellness content, members-only shopping deals, and more.
Price: $49.99/box or subscribe annually for $179.99/year
Shipping and Billing: More information can be found here.
6. Balanced Body Pilates Circle
This resistance ring is the perfect addition to your at-home Pilates equipment. Promoting gentle and mindful movements, the Pilates Circle allows you to perform a variety of exercises for your legs, upper body, and midsection. It’s great for those who want to take their Pilates practice up a notch.
7. Return to Life Welcome Mat
This incredibly charming welcome mat is the perfect gift for your favorite Pilates instructor or any Pilates lover in your circle of friends and family. Return To Life Through Contrology was penned by Pilates’ founder, Joseph Pilates, in 1945 and provides readers with compelling insight into the exercises and poses he developed for his workout system, as well as philosophy surrounding a balanced body and mind.
The term “Return to Life,” coined by Joseph, serves as a universal reminder of the myriad of benefits derived from practicing pilates – and the importance of achieving a deep connection between the body, mind, and spirit. The mat is not only chic and stylish, but it’s an uplifting message about holistic health and the power of mindful breathing.
8. Pilates Tote Bag
Pilates Nerd® has a store full of Pilates-related goodies – from tank tops to water bottles to my favorite – their burlap tote bag. Fashioned with the phrase, “I’m totes going to Pilates,” the bag not only makes a statement but it’s functional as well. Use it to pack your workout gear, for a beach day, as an overnight bag, or as your everyday go-to tote. They also have apparel for men, women, and kids.
9. A Lot of Pilates Unisex Sweatshirt
Whether you live in a colder climate or you’re lounging around the house, why not do it in style with this warm and cozy sweater that’s giving off positive Pilates vibes.
There are so many gift ideas to consider when it comes to the Pilates enthusiast in your life – but these will certainly help you get started.
10. LSP Online Pilates Programs
Looking for the ultimate way to show how much you care this holiday season? Treat the Pilates lover in your life to one of my online programs.
a | Pilates for Beginners (e-Book + Video Program) Give my on-demand pilates program as a present to your loved ones. This includes instant, unlimited access to my easy-to-follow pilates program for beginners. Let's Start Pilates provides a realistic, balanced approach to building strength, stability, and flexibility. Restore and rejuvenate your mind and body from the inside out with low-impact exercises, gentle guidance, and support. Buy here.
b | TPC's 2 Month Pilates Membership (At-Home Pilates Workouts) Give my on-demand pilates membership as a present to your loved ones. This includes instant, unlimited access to the membership for two months. (Valid until March 1st, 2021) You will receive an email from me after purchase with all the details and a 100% off coupon code for your gift recipient. The Pilates Club is an online Pilates membership that makes it easy for you to move better, live better and feel better with access to a library of Pilates workouts that promote controlled, low-impact movements to build strength, improve posture, enhance flexibility, and create a more toned, leaner look. Buy here.
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