Entries in Pilates Clothing (24)
Some instructors swear by Crocs, others won’t enter a studio without lacing up their MBTs. So when I recently began teaching Pilates, I gave myself the challenge of identifying the perfect footwear to wear. I tried tennis shoes, flip-flops, socks and barefeet… Then I found what may be my Cinderella slipper—the recently released Rainier Ballet Flat by Terrasoles. This fleece slip-on shoe is made in-part of recycled materials and features a thick rubber sole. When I first saw it, my immediate reaction was “Ooh, a slipper I can wear outside!” which is just the right mix of comfort and function. The design allows me to point my feet, easily slide the shoes on and off, and safely brace some of the machines’ moving parts with my feet. Pick up your own pair for $49.95 at Dillards or planetshoes.com.
While you’re there, look into CafePress’ sellers program, which allows you to sell a variety of products—emblazoned with your own logo or slogan—with no upfront costs and no inventory to carry or manage. You can link to your shop from your Web site or keep samples in your studio to sell to clients. Or check into similar services, including Spreadshirt, Zazzle and Printfection.
Just in time for the holidays, the latest crop of Pilates-inspired T-shirts has hit the market, and the catchy slogans are better than ever. These clever designs would make the perfect gift for favorite clients and teachers, and you may want to pick one up for yourself, too. Pictured below are five of our favorites. Visit on each company’s website to order the shirts and to see more designs.
“Pilates Mat Workout” T-shirt by we pilates,$26
Visit wepilates.com to see more designs and to order.
Pilates Pro Bonus: Receive a 10-percent discount for mentioning the code PPRO. Call 225-769-6298 to order.
“Contrology Freak” by Joe’s Pila-T-Shop, $30
Visit joespila-t-shop.com to see more designs and to order.
Pilates Pro Bonus: To receive 20-percent off all purchases made before December 19, enter this coupon code: joe-pro1.
“Use Your Core” T-shirt by Do More Pilates, $25
Visit domorepilates.com to see more designs and to order.
“Without Pilates I’ll Just Die” by Maya Michelle Designs, $30
Visit mayamichelledesigns.com to see more designs. For ordering information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilates Pro Bonus: Mention this article to Maya Michelle and receive $2 off this shirt.
“Roll Like A Ball” by Pilates Classic, $38 each, or $28 each when ordering 12 or more
Visit pilatesclassic.com to see more designs and to order.
“Pilates Girl” by Pilatees.com, $19.99 (studio logos can be added to shirts for no additional charge)
Visit pilatees.com to see more designs and to order.
The New York Times included a review of Pilates socks in today’s Fashion & Style section (written by Pilates Pro’s own Jessica Cassity). Gina Papalia, owner of Grasshopper Pilates in New York, tested five pairs—each designed to grip the machines—for comfort and performance. Her favorite? Adidas Core Fitness Sock ($8 at Adidas stores).
Do you wear socks in the studio? If so, do you have a favorite brand? (Click “Post a Comment” to answer.)