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When I stepped inside Shannon Nadj’s Hot Pilates studio for the first time, I was honestly in awe. It felt so much more like a spa than a workout studio that, for a split second, I forgot I was there to get my ass kicked. It definitely doesn’t surprise me that celebs like Hailey Bieber, Sofia Richie, and Selena Gomez frequent the spot—from the latest Drake track blasting out the speakers to the candles burning all around the studio, it’s not a bad place to spend an hour.
During self-quarantine, I've been taking advantage of the studio's YouTube sessions and IG Live classes, so I decided to hit up Shannon and get her advice on how to make this at-home-workout lifestyle just as fun as her IRL classes. Her answer? "Create a vibe. Music is my motivation and I update my playlist daily. I turn up the heat in my house to 90°. (The studio is set to 95°, but that’s okay for now. Trust me—I sweat it up!) I burn a candle—scent is so important—and create enough space for myself to move freely."
She also recommended setting a ritual for before beginning a workout: "Before an at-home workout I have a few rituals: I burn palo santo to set the vibe, listen to a positive podcast (especially if I’m working out in the morning), and find motivation reflecting on all the amazing people around the world—that helps me look forward to my workout. Also my coffee or matcha latte!"
So if you're in need of a little inspiration yourself, continue reading for Shannon's favorite at-home workout pieces (featuring some really cute leggings), plus other essentials the fitness guru can't live without. Get a pad of paper because you'll definitely want to take notes.
At-Home Workout Essentials: