Pilates class, what to wear
It can be daunting to walk into a Pilates studio for the first time. A quick glance around will reveal a variety of intimidating, even scary-looking, contraptions. You might find yourself wondering how your body could possibly engage with them.
Rest assured that Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on building core strength which is suitable for all fitness levels. It is also a professional, client-centered practice. A friendly and knowledgeable trainer will greet you at our studio.
Online Pilates classes in the comfort of your home you can do in your Pajamas! :)
Pilates Class Outfits for Women. The first priority should always be the comfort factor more than anything else. Keep your attire simple (at least at first) while you figure out what works best for you. Here are some tips to help you dress for Pilates success:
Avoid tie-backs and belts. Tie-back tops can be uncomfortable when you are lying on your back. Ties, belts, drawstrings, and tassels can get caught in the springs of Pilates equipment and cause an injury.
Eschew embellishments. Choose workout wear that is free of metal or plastic adornments. Zippers, buckles, clasps, buttons, or other trimmings can severely damage the upholstered Pilates equipment. Repairs are costly and can cause downtime for the studio.
Go fresh-faced. Makeup can stain the surfaces of the Pilates equipment.
Opt for unscented products. Studios often request that clients refrain from wearing strong scents. Many people are sensitive to perfumes and strongly scented deodorants, lotions, and sprays.
Remove accessories or jewelry. Long necklaces, belts, and dangling bracelets can be distracting as well as dangerous if they get caught up in the equipment.
Skip shoes. Pilates is usually done barefoot, no fancy footwear needed. If you prefer to wear socks, buy a pair with grippy bottoms to ensure your feet do not slip.
Tame your mane. If your hair is long, make sure it is tied back out of your face.
Think form-fitting, not baggy. Choose workout clothing that is stretchy but not baggy. Your instructor needs to see the alignment of your bones and how your muscles are engaging. Clothing with seams and stitching that follow the center line and sidelines of your body can also help you and your instructors assess your alignment and symmetry during class.
Looking forward to meeting you!