Shorts and a tank top or sports bra is most recommended. Pole Sports consists of many leveraged tricks and wherever your skin touches, you will grip. Wherever your clothing makes contact with the pole, you will slide. You are certainly welcome to wear leggings or layered workout gear, however, be sure to bring shorts in case you would like to change. Athletic wear is required. The Power Pole Sports training system is taught in bare feet, however you may also wear athletic gear (such as ankle guards) as you see fit. Also, you should remove your jewelry. Wearing rings, watches, bracelets and even anklets will impede your grip and may damage the pole, or your jewelry itself. Also do not wear lotion. This will drastically impede your grip.