the 10 best holiday gifts for pilates lovers

Give the gift of movement this season, with these gift ideas for the Pilates lover in your life (even if that person is you!).


APPAREL


1) COMFY GRIP SOCKS


Grip socks might not be your favorite things to wear, but let my favorite brand - Pointe Studio - change your mind. The thickness and softness of these socks is unmatched by any other brand of grip sock I've tried, plus the designs are very 80's airport-carpet chic. If Urban Outfitters made grip socks, these would be it.


------> If you buy your socks from Simply Workout, use my code 'GOLUCKE' for 20% off!



2) THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT TOP


Alo Yoga makes this extremely comfy, simple top that is perfect for Pilates. I love the exposed shoulders to watch my alignment in the mirror and the interesting hem makes it even more flattering. It's a perfect class to street top!


------> You can get the top at Carbon38 plus get 15% off your first purchase of $100 with the code 'KHAYLAJOR'!


3) A CUTE GRAPHIC TEE


In case people aren't sure what your favorite workout is, let this t-shirt do the talking. The simple design is an instant conversation starter and the Pilates studio that makes them is a really unique female-owned business out of NYC.



4) LIGHTWEIGHT COVER-UP


Doubling as a cozy jacket to wear while warming up and a reminder that movement is always the answer! Featuring the quote "Change happens through movement, and movement heals" by Joseph Pilates. I love supporting this small business out of Arizona and have purchased a few great sweatshirts from her.


gear


1) PERSONAL PILATES LOOPS


If you've ever wondered how often the Pilates loops are changed in a studio, the answer is most likely: not often. Coming in to save the day is Good Citizen, a female-owned small business out of Los Angeles that creates their own cute and customizable Pilates loops so you never have to worry about touching someone else's germs or sweat! Just bring them with you to class and switch out the loops before you start!



2) MY FAVE WATER BOTTLE


I'm more likely to drink water if A) the bottle is cute enough to carry around and B) it has a straw. That's why I love Corkcicle and their sport canteen - it has a straw attachment, a ring for easy carrying, and is triple-insulated! Stay hydrated and help save the planet!


3) PILATES ART PRINTS


I found these gorgeous anatomical Pilates illustrations on Instagram and fell in love! These original watercolor prints are perfect for a home gym, office, or studio. Designed by Pilates instructor Melanie Bermudez out of Southern California.



RECOVERY


1) CBD PAIN CREAM


This brand of CBD pain relief cream was created by a dancer in LA and is meant to help sore, tired muscles recover after exercise. Recommended by so many dancer friends of mine, I've used this cream to help relax my muscles from after-Pilates-class soreness. Plus, choose from the 500 or 300 mg based on the strength you need!


2) VIBRATION THERAPY BALL


Self-massage with an extra punch, this mini sphere from Hyperice is my favorite of all the vibration technology products I've tried because it's so small and versatile. I use it for all the things I use my normal tennis ball or yoga tune-up ball for, with the added bonus of the vibration. It's also TSA-approved and small enough to travel so this thing comes with me everywhere!


3) YOGA TUNE-UP BALLS


These are the quintessential balls for rolling out/warming up your back, glutes, feet, and more. Can't spring for the vibrating version above? These guys are the perfect stocking stuffers. I take them with me on airplanes, long car rides, and generally try to use every day as either the start or end to my workout.



So there are 10 holiday gift ideas for the Pilates lover in your life! Pair any of these ideas with a class pack to their favorite studio and they'll definitely owe you one ;)


~ Peace, love, and stretch your hip flexors! xo, Khayla