Mat classes incorporate all the key principles of Pilates such as postural alignment, breathing, core stability, controlled movement and flexibility. The floor exercises may also be combined with props such as weights, chi-balls, therabands and foam rollers, to increase resistance and aid movement. The main goals of Pilates Mat classes are improved flexibility, muscle tone & strength, spinal support, low back health, postural control and body-mind awareness.
Group Mat classes are for general health, fitness and vitality. Different class levels are offered to suit all ages and fitness levels. Clients progress through levels as they get stronger and more proficient with their technique.
All New clients require a Pilates Fitness Screen and Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS). Depending on your previous experience you will also need 1-3 x Pilates Mat 1:1. As an alternative to the 1:1s you can do either the Beginners Mat Course at Glynde or the Beginners Reformer Course at St Peters.
Mat classes are offered at Stirling, Parkside and Glynde. The Beginners Mat Course is only offered at Glynde. Ongoing Mat class levels are Gentle, Open, Intermediate, Trim & Tone.
You will not find this level of experience, knowledge, passion and commitment to Pilates anywhere else in Adelaide.
Mat Class Types
Classes have fewer repetitions of each exercise and the focus is on correct technique & body alignment. Class runs at a slower pace and has more stretching. It is suitable for beginners, those with mild or long-term injuries (not acute), those with poor balance and coordination, Pregnant and early post-natal, Osteopenia (mild low bone density), Pelvic floor weakness.