This holiday season is all about gifting for the mind, body, and soul. For all the Pilates lovers in your life, I’m sharing my favorite things to gift AND add to your own wishlist! From classes to accessories to post-workout goodness, this list has it all. Speaking from experience, any of these would be exceptionally well received on that special gift-giving day!
This piece of equipment is a must for Pilates lovers who want to practice in the comfort of their own home or who still want to practice while traveling. Rumor has it that Joseph Pilates made the first magic circle from the ring on a beer keg. Since then, the design has been dialed in to provide users with the perfect balance of comfort and resistance for an effective and efficient workout. So for us, this is at the top of our list as the perfect pilates gift this holiday season! We love the Balanced Body Circle, and we think you'll love it too.
Bala Bangles and Bars:
These versatile, adorable, and effective weights are at the top of all of our wish lists this season! First, let's talk about the color options...love! The bangles come in 1 or 2-pound options and look more like a bracelet than a weight, making it easy to sport them all day for constant and comfortable resistance. The Bala Bars are 3 pounds each and provide your Pilates lover with ‘an ergonomic design and even weight distribution for a balanced, user-friendly workout.’ These are so easy to transport and comfortable to use that you'll want to take them everywhere.
If you've used the gear, gotten back into class, or are just feeling a little sore, we suggest the Theragun mini for post-workout recovery. This hand-held massager is a miracle worker for working out all of those knots or relaxing tight muscles after an intense workout. Great for yourself, or a top pick for gift-giving as well!
Who doesn't love receiving a new pair of leggings and a cute tank, whether they do Pilates or not. Our favorite stores in town, Green Envy & Mendy's, carry the best brands like ALO, Varley, Aviator Nation and Z-supply. These brands are made for moving and are equally great as your post-workout leisure outfits that will keep your Pilates lover happy and covered.
These leg warmers are another one of our absolute favorite Pilates accessories on colder Vermont days. As a female-owned and operated business, they are on a mission to empower and inspire you to be wholly, authentically, and happily YOU! Pair them with your favorite leggings, and you are good to go! They are available for purchase at the studio.
We've fallen in love with Biologique-Recherche and are obsessed with their Miscellaire Water. It's a great quick cleanse to refresh your skin after a workout so that sweat doesn't sit on the skin and clog pores.
A Gift-Certificate to the Body Lab!
Last but not least, what's the most important thing to a Pilates fan? The workout! That's why a gift certificate from The Body Lab is where we'll wrap this gift guide. OK… it's a little shameless self-promotion here, but we happen to think we have the best Pilates studio and instructors in the area. So, why not give a friend or family member the gift of health and wellness? Connect with the studio here to purchase for yourself or that special Pilates-loving someone this season!