It's that time of year. The time of year that family wonders "what in the world does she even want?" It's hard for me to think of something that I want for myself. Maybe it's because I'm so hyper focused on the KIDS. So, I've decided this year to do a gift guide not for kids (maybe I'll do that too if I find the motivation), but for the active adult in your life. Maybe you'll get a few ideas for yourself as well!
This is on my list for the studio! I have a chain that the contractor left that is solidly into the metal beam so I wanted to find something fun to hang from it. How fun would this be for adults and children to play with? I'd love to have one at my house as well. Hmmmm... I wonder if they ever have BOGO deals?! I really am digging Yogapeutics and their hammocks look awesome. I also love that they do a lot of work with kids! Happy to support a small business like this one appears to be!
Pull Up bar
We love ours! Before we got our hallway monkey bars, the kids used to have contests of who could hang for the longest. Here is our now 3 year old as a 1 year old hanging. Cropped because she was completely nude. Here is the one we have.
Pull Up assister
I would love something like this so that I could work on my ability to do a pull up!
I love this thing! We use it at the studio and we have one at home at we use all the time as well. You could purchase Katy Bowman's BOSU BOOTCAMP for whoever lucky duck on your list gets one of these and they'll be all set!
Climbing or some other adventure outing gift card
My family has a membership at our local climbing gym and we really enjoy climbing together! Our climbing place is called Vertical Endeavors. They have auto-belay which means I can hook the 6 and 8 year old in and they can climb and I can climb next to them. It's pretty nifty!
On that note, I think that many people already have plenty of STUFF so a gift card for some sort of adventure or activity is honestly one of the best ideas for a gift, in my book! Whether it be a membership at a park that you'd love to frequent, or a hiking trip, or WHATEVER. Get creative!!
Yoga Tune Up Set
THIS looks amazing! I have Jill Millers The Roll Model book and it is fantastic! I also have several of her YTU therapy ball products and they are all excellent. Such wonderful self care. I've been "rolling" almost daily, lately. And really enjoying it. I recently did a self care session for a group of doulas during a retreat and the contented sighs were great!
ANY/ALL of Katy Bowman's books and movement snacks
And there are quite a few of them!! Heck, get someone all of them, they're all fantastic. I believe that every human being needs to read Move Your DNA. Just sayin'. Her new Diastasis Recti handbook is on pre-sale right now. The studio will have copies of all of her books for sale shortly. Here is a link to the publisher where you can order! You can get them on Amazon as well.
She also has great alignment snacks, which are short videos you can follow along with from home. I have all of them and think they are great to cycle through. Even if you *know everything there is to know about alignment* (you don't and I don't), it's so nice to follow along with a video every once in a while. And I learn new nuggets of truth every time I do one of these. It's like your body and brain need to do something ten gazillion times for certain things to click. Why as a movement specialist I have to MOVE A LOT MYSELF to really understand best how to teach others. Practice what I preach, yo. Okay, here's the ALIGNMENT SNACKS link
Did you know that I'm not the only one who does this work? I have colleagues all over the world! Find one HERE! And if you are local to me, I can make you up a sweet gift certificate if you want to buy a session or a package of sessions for a loved one. Give the gift of alignment and health!
Okay okay, this one isn't movement oriented. But I really want one! I have 4 kids, a business, a home and I we like to eat a whole foods based healthy diet. Meaning- lots of prep! Sometimes it's 4pm and I.have.no.idea.what.is.for.dinner. Or it's 5pm and I have no idea. I have friends who swear by pressure cooking. So, I'm hoping to give it a shot! Let me know if you've tried it and if you like it, or not.
It should be noted that I do not get anything for endorsing any of these products. I just think they look cool! I am an affiliate for the alignment snacks
Mama Aligned is Lindsay McCoy.