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Pilates, Feet, and Tucketts Toe Free Socks

PilatesJessica FonsecaComment

Our clients use our toe free socks for so many different exercises and activities. In previous posts, we discussed how our toeless socks can support yoga exercises, and how they can keep feet safe and supported during barre workouts. Now we will take a closer look at how Tucketts toe free socks can do the same during Pilates.

Feet are the core foundational landmarks of the body and have so many complex tendons, bones, and fascia elements that it is crucial to maintain them. In our post, Tucketts and Feet, we provide a glimpse of how each small foot element comes together to help with movement and mobility.

Similarly, Pilates exercises are designed to pull together intricate movement principles to create a solid foundation for the entire body. The founder of the Pilates Method of exercise, Joseph Pilates, combined his knowledge of circus training, boxing, and self-defense to build this method of movement in the 1920s. As the method evolved, Pilates increased his emphasis on the inclusion of principles such as flow, control, and centering, amongst others. Based on these ideas, it is easy to see how the exercises can be applied to the movement of feet.

Expert Pilates instructor and founder of FEET-NESS, Ilaria Cavagna, is quoted to say that once she started focusing on training her clients’ feet, their entire bodies began to transform. In her innovative, pilates-infused, foot-focused fitness program, Cavagna emphasizes centering just like Joseph Pilates. She states that with the average human body taking between 5,000 and 10,000 steps per day, stretching and strengthening the feet is vital to physical health. Luckily, Pilates exercises are known for successfully combining muscle activation and stretch in almost every movement.

Ilaria has generously offered you some discounts in celebration of Pilates Day on May 4th! Get a RESCUE LOOP (or anything in the store) for 20% off with code  TUCKETTS20

She’s also offering $50 OFF for the FEET-NESS Instructor Training Program online with code TUCKETTS (When you purchase the program RESCUE LOOP is included!)

With such a strong link between feet, PIlates movement, and health, it seems natural that our clients would use Tucketts in their practice. Let’s take a look at how our toeless socks move with Pilates.

Pilates and Feet Align

Alignment is key to proper foot functionality. It is also a key component to Pilates exercises. Ilaria Cavagna believes that proper alignment and posture are essential to a pain-free life. As we highlighted in our post on Tucketts and Feet, alignment begins with the feet and our toeless socks are uniquely designed for this kind of support.

In every Pilates movement, whether standing, kneeling, or lying down, proper alignment is addressed and corrected. Over time, our bodies tend to become misaligned from daily activities like sitting at desks, driving, standing all day, and carrying bags. Simply “standing up straight” will not lead to overall proper alignment. Pilates exercises focus on the proper placement of every part of the body to correct these misalignments and help with proper gait.

Tucketts toe free socks also help support alignment. Our supportive arch and ankle designs, like those found in our knee high socks, make it possible for Pilates instructors to notice dips in shifts in the feet. These elements also help clients feel where they need to focus their training to strengthen their feet and improve their posture.

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Free Toes Improve Pilates

In order to achieve proper alignment, Joseph Pilates and his predecessors created different types of apparatus that assist in movement. Each piece of equipment is designed to help place the body where it needs to be. The equipment, as well as the movements, demand complete concentration in order to be successful. Having full mobility in the feet and hands while performing these exercises is necessary.

Whether our clients are using the chair, reformer, cadillac, or foot corrector, Tucketts toe free design allows for full foot articulation. The ability to move and grip with the toes is needed for specific exercises like foot work on the Pilates reformer or Wunda chair.

Also, the substantial grips on the bottoms of the Tucketts socks provides slide resistance during exercises like side splits or bridging on the reformer. The stability provided by the sock ensures safety on the equipment as well as support through the movement.

This is just a small taste of the connection between feet and Pilates, and how Tucketts can make that connection even better.

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What Pilates exercises or equipment do you use your Tucketts for?

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Tucketts Customer Spotlight: Grip Sock Love

Customer SpotlightJessica FonsecaComment
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Nothing makes us happier than reading your reviews of our grip socks! Whether you use our grip socks for pilates, barre, yoga, or everyday life, your opinions mean the world to us. Most of all, we absolutely LOVE seeing Tucketts in action!

The Tucketts brand is all about inspiring customers to be happy, confident, and committed to becoming the absolute best versions of themselves. Not a day goes by that we aren’t in complete awe over the amazing things our loyal grip sock wearers accomplish, and the dedication they have to their health. We’re so moved that we want to spread the love with all of you by sharing some of the pictures and words that have lifted our hearts.

What Customers are Saying

Great Socks for Pilates!

By ilaria on June 26, 2017

Style: Allegro - Solid Grey Dot

I noticed Tucketts on a colleague of mine, they looked great and I decided to try them. They are great!
Functional, fun and elegant! I’m a real believer of the importance of the barefoot connections. As a Pilates Instructor I know that as you workout on the mat and mostly on the apparatuses the balance, the stability and the feedback that the feet give to your body is key. Tucketts are the BEST workout socks because of the freedom that they give to the toes! I love them and my clients love them too.
I highly recommend them to anybody who practices disciplines like Pilates, Yoga, Silks, Gymnastics, Gyrotonic… anything that requires bare feet.

Instagram: @treeetreee  Style:  Knee-High - Crew

Instagram: @treeetreee

Style: Knee-High - Crew

Wow!

By Devin H. on June 15, 2017

Style: Anklet - Classic Black

I’ve been doing yoga for a long time, and have many different styles of yoga socks, but I just bought these and wow! I love how there is no restriction on my toes! Very comfy. I haven’t seen any other styles like these. I’ll probably order another pair in the near future!

Great for barre and working on Pilates equipment

March 8, 2018

Style: Anklet - Cosmic Essential Black

I'm a size 8 and these fit great. These have the best grips too. These are my second pair of Tuckettes and I wear them at least 3x a week in Barre and workouts on Pilates equipment. I have had these for about 3 months and they still look pretty new. Will be purchasing more.

Instagram: @jennyg2bfit

Instagram: @jennyg2bfit

Perfect for pilates and my barre classes

By DM on June 26, 2017

Style: Allegro - Black Swan

I do a pilates based barre class and we do a lot of work that involves grip and stability and there is no other product that balances the need for me to have my feet covered yet still providing the grip of having no sock on. I love these the quality is second to none and I get so many compliments on them... I think this is going to be my go-to gift item for the holidays for my fitness loving friends

Instagram: @cecipulido.1

Instagram: @cecipulido.1

Finding inspiration in the daily routine of life can be hard, but it can also be the spark that pushes us to accomplish our life-long dreams. We want our grip socks to be a small part in giving you a solid foundation for dream chasing...and we can’t thank you enough for all of the love and support you give right back to us!

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