What is Mat Pilates and What are the Benefits?

What is Mat Pilates?

Pilates is a workout that strengthens your core muscles, tones your muscles, and can be done anywhere. But what is mat Pilates, and how can you add it into your routine? Let’s dive into that now.

What are the Benefits of Mat Pilates?

Pilates is a mind, body, and spirit practice with benefits that include improved posture, better coordination and balance, increased lung capacity, improved concentration and focus, increased body awareness, stress management, and injury prevention. Mat work is a great choice for everyone from Pilates beginners to advanced students because the exercises not only can build in difficulty, but every exercise can be modified to decrease or increase the level of challenge. Practicing Mat Pilates helps build a strong, balanced body and increases flexibility. As you progress in your practice you will notice improvements in breathing, focus, stress management, and body awareness. Mat Pilates is perfect for beginners because you only need your own body, a mat, and some floor space to start.