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Wear formfitting clothes for your Pilates classes

Wear formfitting clothes for your Pilates classes

Even if you typically prefer loose-fitting workout wear, you're going to want to wear body-hugging options for Pilates classes.

"This way, the instructor can see your movements better and your clothes don't get caught in springs or other equipment," says Carrie Samper, national Pilates training manager at Equinox.

"And leave the shorts at home too,” Samper adds. “There are many exercises in Pilates where you are lying down and your legs are moving above you…so you don't want the shorts to ride up." Instead, wear capris or leggings with a tank top or fitted long-sleeved shirt.

As for footwear, you can either be barefoot or wear socks for your session. Most studios have their own suggested protocol. Find it on the studio’s website, or ask the front desk when you check in for your class.

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