Hey, Thank You for checking our blog. We have scene increased interest in Pilates. It's a latest form of exercise. Many celebrities are also doing pilates.First of all let me introduce pilates in easy words.Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasises proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.Pilates in new form of workout which is becoming famous gradually.
It is quite obvious to be nervous about the workout and the surroundings. But another issue that most people face is about their outfit. People aren't always certain about what to wear for a Pilates class to ensure that they reaping maximum benefits. Not only clothes but you should also be careful about your footwear while doing Pilates. Let us tell you what you should wear for your Pilates class.
Pilates is form of workout which is done in indoor environment. Most of the times people don’t wear shoes during pilates. It’s convenient to do workout barefoot. In Pilates, we are dealing with very precise alignment and articulation of the joints.. When someone is wearing shoes, it only stands to reason that it is not possible to achieve the same degree of articulation and the same precision of movement and alignment compared to when someone is barefoot.
if you find yourself slipping during class, you may need to consider picking up a pair of Pilates shoes or socks.
Shoes should be very minimal with no cushioning to provide grip during workout. They should be flexible, light weight, breathable with thin sole.Their rubber soles will keep you from slipping so that you can focus on the class without fear of embarrassment or injury.
Traditionally, Pilates is performed barefoot. The benefits of going barefoot include a lower chance of slipping (and therefore injury) and more natural movements which are not restricted by footwear.
Entering into a Pilates class for the first time can be intimidating. We call on Pilates to bring us greater control of our muscles and our movements.
We have seen two types of footwear in pilates which are benificial during your pilates class.
- ANCHORS TO YOUR FOOT. That means no bunching, no twisting, and no slipping so you can get down to doing what you love...only better.
- MIMICS NATURE. And the movement of your feet, toes and all. We believe in embracing the natural balance you get from spreading your toes.
- CREATES HYGIENIC BARRIER. While still allowing your toes to feel free and uninhibited. Leave those germs where they belong.
- AMPLIFIES YOUR WORKOUT. By activating your foot muscles, and allowing you to push your body to its edge.
- ELIMINATES FRICTION. And chafing, and blisters, and moisture between your toes, while promoting circulation on your morning run.
1. Pilates socks (Toe socks)
These socks provide a hygienic barrier between your feet and Pilates Equipment. We call on Pilates to bring us greater control of our muscles and our movements. While we explore the beauty of form on the reformer, Cadillac and chair, our core is engaged and our bodies build internal heat. Before long, the fluid movements make our palms and feet a little sweaty. It’s hard to stay in control when you’re losing your grip. That's why so many Pilates studios require non slip socks for student safety and equipment cleanliness.
2. Vibram Five Fingers
Vibrams are minimalistic barefoot footwear. Their latest offering geared towards feminine, indoor alternative fitness. Stylish, Sleek and Snazzy, can be used across a variety of activities. The V-Soul falls within our "max feel product philosophy", providing maximum potential articulation and ground feel. Equipped with an adjustable, secure fit, it is also very open, light and flexible. Best uses for this shoe are functional fitness, plyometrics, Pilates and Yoga, among other activities. They provided needed protection but natural movement which is needed in pilates. shoes are usually made with breathable material and are shaped in a way that the top of the foot is not entirely covered to prevent feet from getting too hot.