To help you get the most from your feet, particularly when you’re practising Pilates with me online from home, I’m offering a pair of toe socks (size 4-11) and a pair of Sweaty Betty Pilates socks (one size) to the winner of a prize draw.
To enter please carry out one or both of these two Pilateasy-peasy steps:
Sweaty Betty has just launched a new range of work-out gear for Spring Summer 2015, aimed at those who enjoy yoga and Pilates. The Yoga Retreat collection consists of vests, jumpsuits/all-in-ones, capris and harem pants, swimwear, shorts, hoodies and sweat tops in a black, white and coral pink colour palette. It’s a nice addition to their Yoga Looks range, which is also worth checking out.
You can purchase online for delivery at home, or they have a shop in Bristol if you want to see the range in the flesh before you buy, or use their free click and collect service.
A number of clients have asked me where they can buy Pilates socks. With their special rubberised grip soles, Pilates socks are useful when exercising on cold, slippy wooden studio floors. Here are a few recommendations…
Cheap and cheerful
At £2.89 including postage, Fitness Basics offer a good budget pair of Pilates/Yoga socks. They are available in a range of colours and in both the five-toe (as shown above) and regular sock design.
Good brand, mid-range price
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) socks are specially designed for Pilates and have the benefit of a seamless toe and a unique reflexology point non-slip sole. A well-designed sock requiring a bit more of an investment than the budget pair – £7.99 plus £2.95 for postage and packaging.
High Street Brand with a price to match
Specially designed for Pilates with a nifty over-foot elastic to keep it in place throughout the class, Sweaty Betty‘s Pilates socks cost £12. Available in a range of colours, they are currently on offer – two pairs for £20. Home delivery is of course extra (£4) or free if you visit their Bristol shop at 59 Queen’s Road, BS8 1QL.