Pilates Inspiration – The Royal Ballet

Well I could write an article on the mighty psoas or the wonder that is Franklin Balls, or I could just post an extract from Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, featuring Laura Morera and Eric Underwood from The Royal Ballet.  They’re dancing to The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes.  For more information on Chroma, go here.

I’ll post articles on the psoas and Franklin Balls soon.  In the meantime, enjoy Morera and Underwood working their psoas off…

 

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Summer Toe Socks

Find of the week!  Just when you thought you couldn’t be freaked out by toe socks enough, check out these beauties – the half-toe Bella grip socks by Toesox.  Perfect for those who can’t decide whether to do Pilates in bare feet or socks.  Useful tread on the sole for a firm grip, nice lace trim and lots of holes to keep your feet cool and show off your toes.

Cheapest source in the UK is here on eBay, where they’re available in three colours and two UK sizes (small – 3 to 5.5 – and medium – 6 to 8.5).  They cost £10.25 including postage and packing.

To close, here’s Jack Johnson with an appropriately themed track…