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My fitness mantra is simple: sweat every day. I love to sweat because it means I am moving the body, releasing toxins, improving my mood and strengthening the immune system. One of my favorite places to get my sweat on is in Pilates class because of the many benefits, like lean and strong muscles, decreased back pain, improved posture, and a powerful core. As you move through the movements, it doesn’t take long for the heart rate to increase and your internal heat to rise. Slowly, the skin begins to drip with sweat.
Sweating is the body's way of thermoregulating. When you’re hot, your body wants to cool itself down. That’s a good thing, but what’s not a good thing is the risk of injury involved when sweaty palms and feet start to slip.
Have you ever tried to hold a plank or lunge on the reformer with wet feet, or do pike on the Pilates chair with wet hands? It’s awful! Your heart knows you can do it. Your body wants to do it. But your mind is distracted. You might think:
My feet are slipping.
I can't hold this.
I have to readjust.
I hate to sweat.
Pilates is the practice of control. How you can you keep that control when you are slipping through the movements? Your safety shouldn’t be compromised when the answer is simple–grip socks!
Pilates socks, like ToeSox, and gloves are the functional and must-have accessory that make your sweaty workout better–whether you’re in Pilates, barre or yoga class.
Stay safe, stay put, and stay stronger during dynamic movements and steady holds. Sweat happens, but don't let it suck the life out of your Pilates workout.