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Although we don’t actually need an excuse to celebrate the wonderful women and moms (or mom-type figures) in our lives, Mother’s Day is a great reminder to do just that.
This year, skip the go-to “flowers and a card” and give her the gift of wellness. Whether she wants to meditate on the mat, step up her weekly workouts, or feel trendier at the gym, these Mother’s Day presents will show her you’re all about supporting her goals for a healthy, positive life. Check out our list of inspired picks for wellness-loving moms of all ages!
At class or at home, this mat from Manduka will definitely elevate her practice, no matter her yoga flow. Lightweight and sweat-resistant (perfect for hot yoga!), this is a great gift for eco-friendly moms looking for a stylish, long-lasting, sustainable option.
For the mom trying to add more zen to her space, this diffuser from Saje creates a soothing atmosphere using the natural power of essential oils. Whether she loves lemon or needs calming vibes with a little lavender, help her cultivate positive energy naturally—wherever she may be.
Help mom curb that coffee intake and tap into the power of superfoods with a Mushroom Matcha mix from Four Sigmatic! From brewing a cup to start her day, sipping it in the afternoon to battle that mid-day slump, or even adding it into her delicious recipe of chocolate chip cookies, this tasty plant-based mix will leave her feeling balanced, calm, and ready to take on anything.
Give the gift of self-care and support her beauty routine with naturally soothing products from LATHER. Energize the senses and help you (and your mom) achieve the ultimate spa vibes with a Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist or a Revive & Thrive Awakening Balm. We guarantee she will feel ahh-mazing.
Whether she’s headed to Pilates or packing for yoga class, this classic tote from lululemon is an easy way to keep mom trendy and functional while storing anything she might need for her next workout. Plus, it’s the perfect great overnight bag for her quick weekend getaway!
Made for moms who are always on the move, these sleek and comfortable headphones from Jaybird are sure to support her active lifestyle. Built to endure all the elements, they deliver an unparalleled custom sound experience and are *super* easy to connect and recharge—especially for the moms who aren’t exactly tech-savvy.
As a fun reminder to hydrate, give your favorite gal the gift of H2O with a water bottle as bright as her personality! Perfect for at work or on-the-go, this bold pick from S’well is not only stylish but eco-friendly as well. Fun fact: the 25oz can hold an entire bottle of wine. Rosé all day, anyone?
Improve her yoga practice and wellness routine with these ridiculously comfy and super cute leggings! Complete with unique details and moisture-wicking properties to handle all the sweat (and errands), your mom will be unstoppable on the mat—and in life.
When she’s steppin’ out at the park or is planning a day at the beach, make sure her skin is protected from the sun with this weightless, mineral-based sunscreen from Kopari. Helping to shield against UVA, UVB, and blue (HEV) light rays, their sunscreen makes it easy for her to put her best face forward and always keep her skin protected.
Whether you want to treat your mom to a relaxing day at your favorite spa, book blowouts together, or spend quality time sweatin’ it out in cycling class, MINDBODY is a great gift for your mom— and you! You can easily book the workouts, wellness services, and beauty appointments she wants through the MINDBODY app or MINDBODY.io. Plus, you can purchase a gift card to her go-to studio or business so she can tap into self-care whenever her schedule allows.
To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.
Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.
If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.
Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.
Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.
Here’s what you all had to say.
According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.
I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.
Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.
Here’s what they had to say.
“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights
“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center
“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio
“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates
I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.
Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.