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:
The Christmas 2019 holiday season is just around the corner which means a change to the usual class timetable. There will be no Pilates classes running at The Wellbeing Studio from SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER to WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY inclusive.
To clarify, the last Pilates class of the year will be the 1000 session on Saturday 21 December. The first Pilates class of 2020 will be the 1230 session on Thursday 2 January.
Remember, you can CHECK AVAILABILITY AND BOOK IN for Pilates classes at any time via the Availability page of my website.
Looking for a last-minute stocking filler? How about a pair of Winter toe socks?
Wintery weather is now upon us so for those who’d prefer a longer, less draughty pair of toe socks I now have a limited stock of mid-calf-length toe socks in a variety of plain and striped colours…
The toe socks are unisex and fit sizes 4-11 (35-46). The price is £8. The normal retail price including postage is £9.45 for the plain socks and £10.45 for the striped socks so a decent saving.
Toe socks offer a number of benefits. For me the key one is that they allow the foot to work effectively and efficiently by separating the toes, increasing their mobility and improving the flow of neural information between the foot and the brain.
Toe socks also encourage blood to circulate properly throughout the foot keeping them warmer and making them less prone to cramping.
For full details of the benefits, composition and washing instructions, see below…
The toe socks can be purchased from me in the studio when you come to class. If you’d like me to save you a pair, please email or text me or use the contact form.
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For those who have been asking, the Pilates toe socks and cover socks are now back in stock. Finally! These include two new colourways – for goth types, black with a grey stripe on the cuff and for would-be hippies, rainbow stripe.
For further information on the toe socks and cover socks and why they are beneficial, please check out this page on my website.
The toe socks cost £6.50 per pair (RRP £8.25). This is the last time they will be available at this price as the supplier is increasing his prices.
The cover socks are £8 per pair (RRP £12).
You can buy the socks from me when you come to class. Stocks are limited so to secure a pair, you might want to contact me before the class and I will put the socks aside for you. Alternatively, if you’re Clevedon-based you can contact me to arrange to pay online and I’ll deliver the socks to your home within 24 hours of purchase.
For the Black Friday weekend only, I have a special offer on Pilates toe socks and cover socks.
The toe socks have been reduced to £6 (recommended retail price £8.25) and the cover socks to £7 (rrp £12) per pair. This offer is only available to clients and valid until midnight on Sunday 25th November 2018 and while stocks last.
The toe socks are available in two colours – plain black and turquoise stripe.
The cover socks are available in slate grey.
To buy a pair of toe socks or cover socks for yourself or as a Christmas gift, please contact me before midnight on Sunday 25th November 2018 detailing how many socks you’d like and in what colour. I will then set them aside for you to pay for and pick up when you next come to class.
For more information on the toe socks and cover socks – sizing, material, design, washing instructions etc – and why they are more beneficial than conventional socks, please read this news item.
I am often asked what socks I recommend to do Pilates in. My answer every time is toe socks, and not just when you come to class. I wear them most days. Why? In the same way it’s hard to use your fingers when you wear mittens, it is also very difficult to use your toes properly in conventional socks.
Below is a slightly corny video highlighting the benefits of toe socks. For those who like a corn-free, bulleted list, here you go…
Why Toe Socks Are Good For You
the separation of the toes brings greater awareness of the feet. In other words, it helps your brain talk to your feet better and move them correctly;
using our toes and feet more effectively promotes good posture and improves balance;
being able to move the toes more freely improves the circulation in the feet and as a result, helps them keep warm better and naturally;
toe socks help prevent the growth of bacteria, which can lead to unpleasant odours, Athlete’s Foot and other fungus related problems;
separation of the toes helps to avoid friction between them and the blisters that can result.
Unfortunately, toe socks can be much more expensive than regular socks. For this reason I’ve bought a stock of them, which are now available to buy at below the recommended retail price. I’ve chosen the brand of socks I wear most days and have done for many years, so they’re well-tested.
I have stripy turquoise socks (see image of the actual sock at the top of the page) and plain black ones (actual sock shown in the photo below).
The toe socks are:
very stretchy ensuring a good fit for sizes UK 4-11, EU 35-46;
made from 90% cotton and 10% elastane;
machine washable just like conventional socks (at 30°C with like colours);
thin enough to fit into all types of shoe;
easy to put on;
seam-free for greater comfort.
The cost per pair from me is £6.50. The usual recommended retail price including postage would be £8.25 so a decent saving.
I’ve chosen toe socks without a grip sole because in class we do a lot of sliding of the feet along the mat. I’ve found that grip soles tend to inhibit this movement and in some instances, make the socks come off.
For those that would like the benefit of toe socks but with extra grip for certain exercises, e.g. balances in standing, I have in stock Pilates cover socks available to buy too. I sometimes wear these over my toe socks, for warmth as much as the extra grip. Lots of people wear their Pilates cover socks on their own. Here’s what they look like…
They normally retail at £12 per pair. I have a limited stock of the slate grey ones (actual sock shown in the pictures above and below) available for £8. Deal!
The Pilates cover socks are:
made of a soft, sweat-wicking cotton blend;
grip panel on the sole;
low-cut heel and toe with cross strap across the foot;
machine washable (at 40°C with like colours).
Want to buy a pair? Two easy options. You can buy the socks from me when you come to class. To secure a pair, you might want to contact me before the class and I will put the socks aside for you. Alternatively, if you’re Clevedon-based, you can contact me to arrange to pay online and I’ll deliver the socks to your home within 24 hours of purchase.
To close, here’s Little Feat, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt…yes, I’m really spoiling you…