One of my cherished memories from my kids’ childhood was reading (& singing) the My Favorite Things picture book with them. The Sound of Music also happens to be one of my mom’s favorite movies, so the whole ritual was steeped in family memories and meaning.
Similarly, our Christmas tree is full of nostalgia, not glam: ornaments that were mine as a child, some that were kid-made through the years, some old family jokes, and some memories from places we’ve visited. It’s a perfect time for me to reflect on my great good fortune and count my blessings in this life.
I also love spending time finding the perfect gifts for my favorite people. I love seeing the light in their eyes when they open something unexpectedly longed for.
We know you all love to give too, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite things that we use regularly in the studio. You might want to gift some to others, or to yourself! You can always find this list and many more items on our website at www.pilatesinholland.com/shop. You should be able to find something for even the hardest-to-buy-for recipient. And if all else fails, give them a Pilates in Holland Gift Card!
How about starting with a workout basic, the mat:
If you want to up their balance game, try the balance pad:
For an amazing foot massage, give this foot roller. It’s also awesome on your hands, wrists, & forearms!:
Or try some trigger point massage anywhere on the body:
You could also gift everyone’s favorite, the ring of pain!:
And finally, for a real splurge, get them their own Pilates chair at home:
I hope you are able to recreate old memories and create new ones with your loved ones this season.