Updated: Dec 18, 2022
Not sure what to buy your Pilates-loving friend this year? Looking for great Pilates gift giving ideas? Or maybe you’re looking for a treat to get yourself? We’ve got you covered! This holiday season there are many gift ideas for any Pilates enthusiast!
You can never have too much Pilates! The best gift you can give a Pilates fan is access to more Pilates sessions. If your Pilates person is new to the exercise, why not provide them with an introduction to Pilates package? Have a Pilates buff who has been doing this kind of activity for a while? Consider a pre-paid set of equipment classes or a set of personalized, one-on-one training sessions. At Uncommon Practice Pilates, we offer a range of Pilates packages that would make the perfect gift this holiday!
Pilates Socks While most Pilates studios provide mats, many people prefer to bring their own or have a mat for exercising at home. A great gift for a Pilates lover, choose a high-quality mat that is at least ¼” thick to ½” thick and is made from anti-tear material. There are many great, vibrant colors to choose from and why not add a mat strap for easy carrying?
UP carries these brands below with a large variety of sizes and colors. Shoot us a text or email to see if we have what you need in stock!
Base 33 - These say they're for 'men,' but we recommend them to everyone b/c they have the best traction!
ToeSox - These socks have holes for each toe so a snug fit for those that want it.
Tavi Noir - A traditional long standing brand with high quality.
Pilates Mat While most Pilates studios provide mats, many people prefer to bring their own or have a mat for exercising at home. A great gift for a Pilates lover, choose a high-quality mat that is at least ¼” thick to ½” thick and is made from anti-tear material. There are many great, vibrant colors to choose from and why not add a mat strap for easy carrying?
Want the cadillac of mats? Try this one out! Airex
Thin and light, but high quality. Try out Manduka.
Keep the thickness, but watch the budget. Try out Yoga Accessories.
Mat Cleaner Yep, for every great Pilates mat, you need a good mat cleaner! We know, cleaner can be boring, but your Pilates going friend will thank you! Pilates can be hard work and keeping the mat clean is a healthy option that will ensure the Pilates mat lasts a long time. Mat cleaners should come in a convenient, small size, so it’s easily transported to and from the studio. Most mat cleaners are a pump spray and include antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to clean up that workout sweat!
Pilates Apparel Where to begin?! Pilates workouts require comfortable clothing that isn’t too baggy but also offers a good range of motion to move and stretch. Consider buying elasticized material, such includes Lycra®, whether you choose fitted leggings or looser, wide-bottom pants. Tops can be fitted tank tops, roomier tunics or even a unique t-shirt! Simplicity is key so avoid zippers and strings that can get in the way of a workout or interfere with a Pilates Reformer exercise machine. So many great colors and styles for men and women – have fun while finding the best workout gear!
Try some of our staff's fave's below:
For the seasoned pro For those that have been practicing Pilates for a long time, a surprise is always fun! Have you heard of the Oov? If you have joined us in class Emily, or one of our other instructors, might have introduced it to you! It's weird, it's fun, it's friggin tough! This is something you can use at home and combine with Pilates equipment to further challenge your practice. Check it out here.
For the newbie If you are reading this, then you have probably found the benefits of Pilates for yourself. If you want a friend or family to join you or you have someone in your life that you think would benefit from practicing Pilates, the holidays are a great time to force them into it. I mean, mildly suggest they start by finding a local studio to purchase a starter pack. As you might be able to speak to, they'll be hooked before they know it! To work with us, check out our new client deals here.