Mat Classes

Mat 1

Do you need to strengthen your core, but don’t really know what that is all about? Have you finally realized that core muscles aren’t really strengthened with just a couple of crunches? The “core” includes all the supportive muscles of your spine. If you are new to Pilates and need to strengthen your core, then Mat level 1 is the perfect place to start. This class includes functional flowing movements to engage and strengthen your core safely and effectively.

Mat 2

If you have a general sense of body awareness and core control and are ready for an extra challenge, then take Mat 2. There are many dimensions and layers of core muscles. Mat Level 2 strives to target every layer of your core with the use of props, added repetitions, or challenging maneuvers. From classic Pilates exercises to contemporary variations, this class will challenge your deepest core muscles.

Ugi

Wondering what UGI is all about? The UGI (U Got It) ball is the size of a beach ball, with the squish of a bean bag, and the bounce back of a stress ball. This class uses the UGI ball as a functional fitness training tool to combine strength, cardio, and core training into a fun and challenging Pilates mat routine. Try it out!

Hula

Practicing Hula Hooping and Pilates movements both activate and strengthen the core. Additional benefits of combining both forms of exercises improves posture and balance, body awareness, and increases circulation, thus energizes the body and calms the mind. Incorporating the Hula Hoop with Pilates creates a unique blend of exercise and fun while toning and strengthening your body.

 

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Benefits:

  • Greater muscular endurance
  • Maintain spine health
  • Increase flexibility
  • Ease joint pain
  • Tone muscle

Locations Offered:

  • Shirlington
  • Courthouse
  • Falls Church