Pilates Essentials - The Perfect Pieces for Your Next Pilates Class
Pilates has become a significant part of people’s day to day lives on a global scale! This is due to its amazing ability to strengthen people’s bodies and encourage them to move more mindfully. Whether it be reformer pilates or mat work, it’s a phenomenon we don’t see slowing any time soon. Now that our lives have changed so dramatically, its more important than ever to keep moving for our physical and mental wellbeing. The best part about Pilates is that its one of the best workouts to do from home. All you need is a yoga mat and you can get started!
We love mixing up our workouts by adding in a pilates class here and there and of course getting some mat work in at home! So we thought we’d let you know some of our favourite activewear tops, leggings and accessory pieces that we love to wear whilst doing Pilates, that you might just love too!
Okay, this may be an obvious one but arguably the most important… the Pilates Lab Grip Socks are a must!
We are obsessed with matching sets at the moment so look no further than NEW pieces by Alo Yoga, an uber-popular US brand that is making waves among Australian activewear connoisseurs. We’re crushing on the Alosoft Lavish Bra and High Waist 7/8 Lounge Legging in Zinc Heather!
The Alosoft Lavish Bra comes in Alo Yoga’s signature Alosoft fabric with moisture-wicking properties which lets it breathe, plus a four-way stretch for pieces that effortlessly move with your body. The Lavish Bra has medium support and they’ve also added a ribbed chest band that sits snug for support but also comfort - a must-have activewear top!
The Alo Yoga 7/8 leggings have all the same benefits - seriously soft fabric… tick! four-way stretch… tick! Moisture-wicking properties… tick! We also love that all Alo Yoga activewear is tested by their staff in house, suitable for reformer and mat pilates AND environmentally friendly… quadruple tick!
Need something with a little more all-round support? We definitely recommend the Nimble Ready For Action Bra! This sports bra has a higher neckline and wide back straps which we love! Made from recycled PET/Spandex, it’s super soft and lightweight for that second-skin sensation. Be it reformer or mat, this will keep you feeling secure and supported during your workout.
Hydrate in style! We love S’Well bottles for all our active and everyday life pursuits.
S'well bottles are triple-layered with a vacuum-insulated construction, designed to keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12! Made from high-grade stainless steel with a condensation-free exterior so not to drip on to your hands, on your floor, or in your bag on the way to class. These guys are also BPA free and reusable - yay for working to help our environment!
What’s an Australian activewear wardrobe without a piece of PE NATION. We find ourselves reaching for our PE Nation Shuffle Tanks for pilates classes because of their higher crew neckline, relaxed fit and lower cut armholes for increased movement and added ventilation. These tanks are made from lightweight single jersey fabric for ultimate breathability during your pilates flow!
For an added bonus, the Shuffle Tanks can be paired back with shorts or jeans for an everyday active look! One of our fave activewear tops!
Our last pilates must-have is the Kavala Full Length Legging. Kavala listened to the feedback and made their most popular legging fit in all black! We hear you, we hear you… “I have 100 black leggings already” BUT we think these Kavala Onyx leggings are perfect for pilates. Super high-waisted, hugging you in all the right places to give the slimmest fit, these leggings are breathable, no-sweat, quick-dry and oh so soft!
A perfect all-rounder for all types of mat work and pilates-based movement!
Shop all of these perfect pilates pieces and more in store and online now!