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Pilates mat work, also known as Pilates mat or traditional Pilates mat work, is a method of physical exercise practised standing on a mat. Pilates is a form of fitness developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The method focuses on strengthening the deep muscles of the trunk, enhancing spinal mobility and developing body awareness.
Here are the benefits of Mat Pilates:
Prenatal yoga and Prenatal Pilates is tailored to pregnant women and focuses on the specific needs of their growing bodies. Prenatals classes incorporate gentle postures, breathing techniques, muscle strengthening and relaxation exercises to help relieve back pain, strengthen pelvic floor muscles, promote flexibility and reduce stress.
It is advisable to consult a health professional before beginning any yoga or pilates practice during pregnancy or after childbirth, to ensure that the practice is suitable for your individual situation.
Post-natals classes are designed to help new mothers regain strength, balance and well-being after childbirth.
Post-natal yoga & pilates sessions focus on pelvic floor strengthening, gentle abdominal strengthening, postural realignment, relaxation and stress reduction. Post-natal yoga also promotes reconnection with the body, physical recovery, calming the mind and emotional support during this time of transition.
These practices enable women to maintain gentle physical activity, relax, strengthen their bodies and cultivate greater self-awareness throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Pilates MOTR is a variation of Pilates using a portable and highly versatile device called MOTR (Mouvement On The Roller). This small device visually resembles a Pilates roller, but has the same features as a reformer (adjustable ropes, straps and resistance). Think of the Pilates MOTR as a combination of Pilates floor, Pilates Reformer and Barre Fitness.
Here are the benefits of Pilates MOTR:
To take this course, you’ll need to be in good basic physical condition. All movements are accessible, but we don’t recommend this type of training if you have significant injuries. On the other hand, this class is perfect if you want to improve strength, coordination and balance.