Tis the Season for Pilates: Gift Ideas They’ll Actually Love
Tis the season to frantically Google gift ideas…or is that just us?
The holiday season is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, but for most people, gifts can be a major stressor. It’s a fine line. You want your gifts to be useful…but not boring-useful (no one wants a vacuum cleaner).
For the fitness-lover or aspiring Pilates enthusiast in your life, we’ve got some suggestions for holiday gifts your loved ones will actually want. Fun, beautiful, thoughtful gifts that they’ll use in the new year, with no cleaning products in sight.
Let’s dive in and discover amazing gifts that will make this holiday season extra special. And if you think a loved one would like more than one of these products, why not make them a Pilates-themed gift bag?
All of these gifts can be found in the retail sections of our five studio locations across the DMV!
1 . Fun, Functional Grip Socks
We know, we know – socks? For a holiday gift? It’s a bit on the nose. But the Tavi grip socks we carry in our studios aren’t just regular socks. Grip socks are a safety requirement in all of our studios, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.
Tavi grip socks are a fun and functional Pilates accessory, ideal for practitioners at every level.
2. Bala Bangles
Bala Bangles are perfect for intermediate-advanced Pilates enthusiasts who want to push themselves to the next level with just a bit of added resistance.
Beyond Pilates, these weighted bands can be added to any workout routine, from Yoga to cardio. Bala Bangles add a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout.
3. MoveActive Light Resistance Band
We LOVE this resistance band from MoveActive. With a thicker band made from a cotton-blend fabric, this light resistance band is great for working out without constantly trying to avoid slipping or band rolling (if you know, you know). It’s perfect for Pilates, lower body training, and HIIT workouts, and it takes up practically zero space.
Don’t take our word for it – check out the online reviews!
4. Pilates Reformer Mat
Extra grippy and easy to clean, a Pilates Reformer Mat is a great gift for reformer Pilates lovers at any level. They provide an extra layer between you and the reformer with added grip and padding, while also acting as an easy-to-clean surface that is just for you (aka, no more sweating directly onto the reformer). Whether it’s a vegan leather or natural cork mat, these mats from MoveActive are a quality gift for anyone with a reformer Pilates studio membership.
5. Winter Athleisure Apparel
Let’s be honest. When it’s mid-January, dark at 4:30 pm, and freaking cold, it’s hard to convince yourself to leave the house. Warm, cozy athleisure apparel is fashionable, comfortable, and just motivating enough to get you out of the house for some much-needed exercise.
Whether it’s an elegant matching set or the softest quarter-zip pullover, RTR Pilates stocks winter apparel that will take you from your couch to the studio to anywhere life takes you. It’s a thoughtful gift for a little comfort this winter.
Stop by any of our studio locations to find gifts that give a little extra comfort this winter.
6. RTR Pilates Class Packages
RTR Pilates class packages are the PERFECT gift for the aspiring fitness enthusiast in your life. With RTR Pilates, you can gift someone an introductory month of unlimited classes for just $129, as well as monthly memberships, a class package, or a single drop-in.
Now, this gift is amazing, but a quick reminder: no one wants to be told they should work out more if they haven’t expressed any interest in fitness (we’re just trying to prevent some arguments here).
A class pass is the ideal holiday gift for:
- College students home for the holidays
- Your loved one who wants to spend more quality time with you (workout buddies are the best buddies)
- Yogis who want to build up their strength
- Sport-lovers recovering from injury
- Athletes who want to cross-train
- A family member who’s expressed interest in trying Pilates
- At-home mat Pilates practitioners
- Someone with a fitness goal as their New Year’s resolution
Bonus tip: for the ultimate gift, combine an introductory membership with the accessories they need (grip socks, apparel, etc.) to create the perfect present with zero added work for the receiver.
Visit our website or stop by any of our studios in person to give the gift of Pilates this holiday season!
From stylish apparel to essential Pilates accessories and introductory packages, we have everything you need to make this holiday season unforgettable. Visit us today to celebrate the season of giving with gifts that celebrate the amazing people in our lives.