Buying presents is fun, but oh boy, can it be difficult to find the perfect present! Well, if you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for your Pilates addicted mum (or dad!), sister (or brother!) or friend, then stress no more – here is my selection of the best Christmas presents for Pilates, all of which will be gratefully received, we promise.
Giving socks for Christmas may be a bit of a cliché, but good quality Pilates or yoga socks will be gratefully received by anyone who loves Pilates. Not only does it keep the feet nice and warm whilst practising during the colder winter months, it also provides grip when doing poses where the feet are helping to balance the body, such as planks, down dogs and half bridges. We’ve tried many types of Pilates and yoga socks, but we are still in search for the perfect pair! Sweaty Betty socks are quite nice – not perfect, but better than just wearing ordinary socks.
Over the years, we have tried out many mats and the best one we have found so far combines the grip of a yoga mat with the thickness of a Pilates mat from Just Be. The amazing thing? It is quite a cheap one too – only £11.99. What a bargain!
If you exercise regularly, you will know you never have enough good quality fitness leggings that are comfortable and are not transparent. You don’t have to search for Pilates specific leggings, but you want to make sure that they don’t show your pants when bending over, so yoga leggings and even running leggings work well. Our secret for a bargain is the fitness section on the TK Maxx website– we are a big fan of the 90 degrees brand, which have a high waistband and fit very well.
The gift of Pilates
And of course I may just mention here that we do some great Christmas Gift Cards, which allows access to any of the 12 week Pilates programmes anywhere, anytime. It’s a quirky gift that we think will go down well!