Pilates mat work is fun because we use props (or toys, as call them). Props improve internal feedback and awareness, prompting you to self-correct and find optimal alignment in your movement patterns. Mat classes utilize the ring, roller, balls, bands, Barre, Orbit, Arc or Step Barrel, which add variety and interest to your movement experience.
Despite widespread belief that mat classes are easy, they are actually more challenging than the Reformer because the only support against gravity is your own body strength. Consequently, you practice more functional, everyday movements.
Each class begins with warm-up exercises and progress toward more challenging movements. We provide mats for you, but you can bring your own if you prefer.