How do I prepare for Pilates?
Every individual’s body is unique and has its own strengths and unique challenges.
Whether you rarely exercise or are a committed fitness practitioner, Pilates is designed for every individual so there is no time like the present to get started.
Simply come to the practice of Pilates with an open mind and a willingness to challenge yourself physically and mentally.
What do I wear?
Ultimately, you should wear clothing that makes you comfortable and will not restrict a full range of motion.
Having said that, Pilates movement is dependent on proper alignment of the spine, pelvis, hips, knees, and shoulders. Bloom encourages you to wear clothing that allows you and the teacher to watch what is happening in your body during movement.
Pilates is generally done barefoot but socks or Pilates footies or toe socks may be worn. All Pilates apparatus is thoroughly wiped down after each session.
Two important suggestions for a comfortable work out:
1. Consider tops that are longer or pants with a suitable waist band for coverage during deep bends.
2. If you like wearing shorts, we suggest they are lined to ensure coverage during movements where you are lying down.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes and lotions. They are very difficult to remove from the equipment.
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