My Favorite Equipment for At-Home Pilates Workouts

While barre will always be my first love, pilates is my second and I love my at-home pilates workouts.  Just like barre, you can get a great workout at home with no equipment at all.  In fact, the classical pilates mat class uses no equipment, just your body and a mat.  However, I think adding in some fun equipment here and there can really amp up your workout and makes it more interesting and fun.  Here is my essential list for My Favorite Equipment for At-Home Pilates Workouts.

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My Favorite Equipment for At-Home Barre Workouts

So you’ve decided at-home workouts are for you and now you want to know where to get started!  For me, creating an effective at-home workout is all about having the right equipment.  While you can definitely get an amazing workout at home with no equipment, I love adding a little extra resistance, support and interest by adding in some fun equipment.  Today I have my favorite equipment for at-home barre workouts.

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Are Online Workouts for You?

The latest fitness craze these days isn’t HIIT workouts or before-work dance parties, it is something much closer to home.  Online workouts have been steadily increasing with more and more people opting for streaming services rather than spending on gyms or studios.  Last year, payments to online workouts jumped to 7.7% up from 4.8% two years earlier.  Meanwhile, full-service gyms, which hold the largest stake, have declined their share from 78% in 2014 to 73% in 2016.

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Pilates for Your Feet

Ok before you just yawn and click out of this page, hear me out!  Pilates is known for strengthening the core, but it also can work wonders for your feet.  If the eyes are the gateway to the soul, the feet are the gateway to your physical being.  Foot health can relate to the health of you back, hips, knees and necks.  How we stand on our feet can impact how we balance on our pelvis up through our spine.  Not only that how we use our feet can impact how we use our core!

 

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Washing your Workout Clothes With Roux Maison

I know we’ve already talked about the proper way to wash workout wear but I recently found a product that I swear by and I felt I needed to update you all!  It all started when I recently shelled out a bit of cash to purchase some really cute Kate Spade and Beyond Yoga Activewear.  The problem was that I felt like the clothes were getting a little bit eaten up by the wash.  They were so soft when I bought them but I felt like they pilled a bit when I put them through the wash.  I decided that I needed a high quality detergent made to get rid of the lovely smells of working out and the ick of the sweat without damaging the amazing fabrics or compromising the fabric technology.  Sounds impossible, right?

Well, a little bit of research led me to Roux Maison.  I immediately fell in love with their Sport Detergent.

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