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Beginner Pilates Mat Workout – Setting up the Foundation

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: Beginner, Postpartum Friendly, Prenatal Friendly

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Focus : 

This beginner Pilates mat workout focuses on setting up the foundation of movement. From breath, to alignment, to pre-Pilates exercises to learn to initiate from certain muscle groups and begin to feel and move from your core. We will work methodically so you can build your confidence, understand more about the Pilates method, the exercises and lay a solid foundation for the rest of your movement. A great class for ALL who are brand new to Pilates, also great for prenatal or postpartum, or for those who want to come back to the basics and rework their foundation.

PRENATAL NOTE: If, you are pregnant following this workout, please make sure to follow the advice of your doctor, listen to your body, and for the prone exercises you will sit on your knees instead of lying on your belly.

The Course of this Class :

Our beginner Pilates mat class today will spend a lot of time in the beginning on breath work, pelvic positioning, bridging and forward folds. We’ll move through toe taps, and other such pre-Pilates exercises which are gentle to the spine and as much as they set in a foundation to our practice they are also great exercises for prenatal, postpartum or when you are having an achy back. This can help release those muscles, bring blood flow and oxygen into an achy area. We move methodically today. You’ll learn Spine twist and Saw, Roll over, Roll up, Swan and a few others. These exercises are simple but the foundation to ALL we do, including all the fun and crazy contemporary, creative variations. It is key to learn these first and then build upon them in your own practice.

Let us know below in comments how you liked class and certainly, let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to have covered in this beginner series! Requests being taken! 👇🏼

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Goals : 

Learn the basics of Pilates on the mat: breath, alignment, posture, individual exercises, exercise flow. Build a strong foundation for a successful, results driven, Pilates practice. Learn a new breath pattern while exercising to energize your body, fill up your lungs and allow your core to stay engaged throughout the exercises. Understand the key importance that your pelvis plays as an integral part of your core, tied into low back, glutes, and hips leading to happy backs and happy hips.

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