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My Studio Style: Jenn Seracuse


Jenn SeracuseAs the head of Pilates at Pilates ProWorks’ New York studio, Jenn Seracuse is passionate about teaching movement and alignment—and about what she wears while doing it.

“Everyone else wears suits to work,” she says. “For me, I spend probably 85 percent of my clothes budget on fitness clothes, just because I wear them every single day.”

She keeps her outfits simple with one pop of flair—like a backless top or patterned legging—and tries to choose fitted items that will allow students to see her body move when she demos proper pike form.

And while Seracuse says her closet used to be “a sea of Lululemon,” she’s been excited by the expanding options, from indie brands (like Splits 59, one of her faves) and more fashionable pieces from athletic apparel purveyors (like Nike). Here’s what she’s currently wearing to work out:

1. Free People Intimately Fishnet Racer Back Bra ($28) I’m obsessed with this sports bra. It’s not the most supportive, so it’s not for anything high-impact. But I love the fishnet-mesh back. I wear it with a low-back tank probably once a week.

Jenn Seracuse
Jenn Seracuse at work. She’s wearing her Splits 59 Devon tank and Free People mesh-back bra.

2. Splits 59 Devon Scoop Back Tank ($65) I love this because you show some skin, but it’s tasteful. You can wear a fun sports bra underneath, like the Free People one, and show off the back.

3. Blake Brody Flats. I wear the Darrel, but they’re an older model, close to the Taylor ($98) that she has now. They’re great for teaching in, because I’m very mobile during class. I’m on a machine, off a machine, demoing on the floor, walking around. I really like that they have a bit of arch support, so you’re not collapsing in on your ankles. And they’re cute! She just came out with ones called the Jennifer ($105) that I probably need.

4. Lululemon Wunder Unders ($72-98) These are just my classic, go-to pants. I own them in a few different colors, and I’ve always gone back to them. They’re exactly the kind I like, they fit me the best, and hug and don’t hug in all the right places. —Lisa Elaine Held