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PILATES MATWORK
BEGINNERS | INTERMEDIATE
INTERMEDIATE MATWORK CLASS
   
 
This class is for those who have previously attended pilates classes. 
All pilates matwork classes are run in courses of 6.


There are 34 original Pilates exercises performed on the mat.
The mat work is the most accessible part of the Pilates Method and requires no equipment other than a mat or padded surface to protect the delicate vertebrae of your spine.
There is no special attire or footwear required. You need only dress comfortably in clothing that allows you to move easily and your Instructor to supervise your form.

Aims:
• To advance from the Beginners class by repeating the 18 exercises learned in beginners class but offering variations, progressions and challenges.

• Adding 13 new exercises to the class to create a vigorous yet smooth-flowing workout for intermediate level students who have already mastered torso stabilization and abdominal contraction, in all positions of spinal flexion or extension, both standing and lying down.

Objectives:
To learn 13 intermediate level mat exercises and how to incorporate them into the beginner-level sequence.  For more challenge, Mat work classes at the Intermediate level will take you through a dynamic, full-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and core strength, with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups.  Programming may vary from session to session to include, Dyna Bands, Foam Rollers, Chi Balls and Fitness Circles.  

As with the beginner’s level class, your Instructor will guide into the optimal anatomical placement of your body, will help you take a closer look at your “Powerhouse” and the Shoulder Girdle, both in rest and motion and demonstrate how this relates to the goal of the method and ultimately your own personal goals.

Your Instructor will also teach you how to increase efficient flowing movement within and between exercises. Efficient flowing movement is integral to other principles within the Pilates method (centering, concentration, control, precision, and breathing). Read more on Pilates.com
   
 
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