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Over the last few years, pilates has become the new “it” exercise. Loved for its low-impact moves and multitude of health benefits, I’ve been consistently doing pilates for years and finally feel inspired to work out. Not only do I feel stronger than ever, but I love that I don’t have to torture myself in a high-intensity interval training or weight-lifting class to see real results.
If someone in your life has also become obsessed with pilates, the holiday season is the perfect time to really wow them with a gift that they’ll actually use. Keep scrolling to shop 12 gifts for pilates lovers that this pilates lover would recommend 10/10 times.
The Slim Racerback Cropped Tank from Beyond Yoga has to top my list because it is, without a doubt, my favorite workout top of all time. Comfortable, supportive and ultra-flattering, this super soft tank comes in a bunch of colors. I have several, and even after a ton of wear and tear (and machine-washing), they still look fresh.
2. Bala Pilates Gift Set, $154
I incorporate Bala’s weighted bangles into my at-home workouts, but I might have to upgrade to the brand’s new pilates kit. It comes with a set of 2-pound bangles, a ball, resistance bands and a cute bag to hold it all. Available in two colorways, this set is perfect for newbies and pros alike.
If you’re looking to stick to a lower price point, you can’t go wrong with high-quality grip socks. These socks are designed to be used on pilates reformers for added stability and support. This pair from Toesox is sleek and comes in four sizes.
4. Dagne Dover Vida Cotton Tote Bag, $155
This tote from Dagne Dover has space for everything your active friend could need, including a bottle holder, ID pocket and detachable key leash. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and has a wipeable interior lining making it an ideal gym bag.
Help your friend cool off after a workout by gifting them Tower 28’s SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray. This anti-inflammatory and antibacterial facial spray works to refresh and purify skin and can be used anytime.
6. Wundacore Resistance Ring, $69
This exercise ring, created by Amy Jordan (aka the founder of Wundabar Pilates!), is sure to amp up any pilates workout. The silicone ring can be used during every move from inner thigh bridges to lunge twists and squats to help you find deep core work in all positions.
You can never go wrong when gifting loungewear, and this hoodie is at the top of my wishlist this year. This sweatshirt, like all of the brand’s designs, is sustainably made. And as the brand’s name suggests, “with every item purchased, The Giving Movement donates $4 to charity.”
8. Takeya Sport Water Bottle, $39.99
While a water bottle might not seem like an exciting gift, trust me, this one is fantastic. From its spout lid that’s easy to open and close sans leaks to its silicone base that won’t make a noise when you put it down in a quiet studio, everything about this triple-insulated bottle is thoughtfully designed.
9. JOJA Synchronized Bodysuit, $84
This bodysuit is ideal to wear to pilates class but cute enough to wear out and about! Available in tan, black and blue, this ribbed bodysuit features a cut-out back and a scoop neckline — imagine your favorite workout tank and biker shorts rolled into one.
10. Melissa Wood Health membership, $99 for one year
When I can’t make it to an in-person class or am traveling, I use my Melissa Wood Health membership. From pilates and yoga classes to meditation and breathwork videos, the MWH platform has something for everyone. I love that the workouts range from five minutes to 45, so you can curate your ideal workout.
11. Year of Ours Tie Front Long Sleeve, $58
I always like to wear an extra layer over my sports bra or tank top when warming up before my muscles really get going, and this one from Year of Ours is my new favorite. It comes in cream and chocolate colors and makes me feel like a ballerina.
12. Tavi Cozy Short, $58
If your pilates-loving friend already has a workout routine, there’s a good chance she already owns her favorite pair of leggings — so gift her shorts instead! Tavi’s Cozy Short can be worn as loungewear or sleepwear and are, you might’ve guessed, incredibly comfortable.
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