WHAT IS PILATES MAT CLASS?
Pilates is based on a series of exercises that improve core strength and balance the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels. The exercises in a Pilates mat class follow a set of defining principles:
2. Centering - focusing on movements coming from a strong core.
3. Concentration - focusing on body awareness.
4. Control - focusing on movements that are performed in a controlled manner.
5. Precision - the quality of movements over the quantity.
6. Flow - movements that flow into each other to increase endurance.
While the class is called a pilates mat class, the exercises can be performed in standing, sitting, and lying positions.
Exercises using equipment can be incorporated into a Pilates mat class, such as resistance bands and Power Circles to add variety and varying levels of intensity.
Each time you come, you will be guaranteed a full body piliates workout, where you will be challenged according to your level in every session.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
CLASS TIMES. Class times can be found on our Group Fitness timetable in the foyer, on printed copies at
reception, or on our web site.
WHERE TO GO. Mind and Body Studio on Level 2.
WHAT TO WEAR Wear comfortable workout gear that allows you to move easily. The exercises are carried out in bare feet, or with socks if you prefer.
WHAT TO BRING. A sweat towel and a drink bottle. Mats are provided.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE? This type of exercise is suitable for every age and gender, from professional athlete to pregnant mum, or a keen individual wishing to shape up.
HOW COORDINATED DO I NEED TO BE? No coordination required.
NEED MORE HELP OR INFO? Talk to your Pilates instructor. Your instructor is there to help you get the most out of your Pilates class.