Day 27 – my own reformer session, in toe sox?

Day 27 – today wasn’t my most exciting Pilates session, I always seem to find it hard to get to a class on Fridays (lots of studios here are only open a half day) so today I did my own session on the reformer for 20 minutes.

I spend a lot of time doing long and short spines, as I had learnt a few new variations this week and wanted to make sure I had consolidated them each specifically in my head, rather then mixing them altogether into some sort of short long spine mumbo jumbo. I find this can easily happen in Pilates, particularly in you take classes and/or courses from a variety of different schools.

I don’t know why but I was also thinking today about Pilates socks. They have always reminded me of fashion on the ski fields (at least the Australian ski fields, I think the Northern Hemisphere ones are a bit more classy). In other words, you can be as bright and lairy as you want and get away with it, but everything is overpriced.  I love some of the crazy colourful designs that are unnecessarily flamboyant or over technical. Do you really need you toes popping out of the ends of your socks? But at least we can see your pedicure 🙂 My favourites are the Japanese inspired tabi version, or as I call them, sock mittens. Just the big toe separated out from the rest so you can wear your favourite thongs (flip flops in USA?) over them to class! And who said Pilates was just for the upper class….



About Laura

I am a practising physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor living in Newcastle, Australia. My interests include chronic pain, Pilates for rehabilitation, gymnastics and the brain/mind body connection. I love shopping, skiing and travelling and hate watermelon.
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