Pilates is a low-impact exercise that builds strength, aid in flexibility, are gentle on the joints, tones the muscles, and creates a long, lean body frame. Mat Pilates was the first form of Pilates that existed, and the only equipment needed? – Yourself. A mat on the floor allows you to do a fantastic series of exercises without Pilates machines. Mat exercises are a challenging workout in its own right due to the flow of movement, attention and focus, plus the engagement of the core muscles. It also burns fat and boosts mental health and vitality.
Generally, the goal of a mat Pilates class is to strengthen the body’s “powerhouse,” a Pilates term that refers to your abdominals, lower back muscles, pelvic floor, hips and glutes. Pilates connects your breath to the exercise, allowing that influx of oxygen to better complete each movement. As you concentrate on your breathing technique, the mind can benefit from mindfulness, relaxation and stress release during and after class.
Pilates mat work is the totality of core workouts. Mat work is popular for small or larger groups of people. The mat workouts are flourishing in fitness studios because the Pilates machines take up a lot of space and initially are an expensive layout.
Don’t think just because you are not working out on a Reformer or taking your body for a spin on the Cadillac that your transformation won’t be wow. A regular correct and focused mat workout will get any “body” ready for a date with Matt Damon!