Joseph Pilates basics involve six essential principles that influenced his approach to fitness. These Pilates methods are: Centering: Physically bringing the focus to the center of the body. Pilates exercises are sourced from the center. Concentration: If you bring full attention and commitment to each exercise you will obtain maximum value from each movement. Control: Every Pilates exercise […]
What is the best Pilates teacher training program?
The best Pilates teacher training program depends on the needs of the practitioner. The easiest way to find the best fit for you is to understand your options and how they align with your goals, decide a cost you are comfortable with, and ask the right questions to make sure a program is reputable. What […]
Which is better: Mat Pilates or Pilates Reformer?
Mat Pilates or Pilates Reformer exercises each have their pros and cons. The better choice depends on your needs. Mat Pilates requires less equipment and can be performed at home or in a group setting. As a result, there is not as much supervision of your form. Ideally, you would use this Pilates method after […]
Which is Better Pilates vs. Yoga?
Comparing Pilates vs. Yoga is a case of apples vs. oranges. Both are healthy and fantastic for you. It’s a matter of which one you prefer. Yoga and Pilates work towards building a stronger mind-body connection through movement. However, yoga has religious roots and aims to connect the mind, body, and spirit. Alternatively, Pilates focuses […]
What are the best Pilates exercises for beginners?
There are countless Pilates exercises for beginners that practitioners can choose from as they begin their journey. We’ve put together this no-frill list of why you should start and what you can start with to give you some guidance through the beginning of your journey. 3 reasons why Pilates is the perfect choice for beginners […]
What Equipment is Needed for Online Pilates at Home?
Doing Pilates at home with online Pilates classes has reached an all-time high in popularity thanks to the pandemic. It is essential for Pilates students, especially beginners, to do Pilates classes with an instructor at an in-person course. Instructors provide feedback and ensure students engage the right muscle groups with the correct form to get […]
What are the health benefits for the 5 types of pilates equipment MatWorkz Pilates uses?
Pilates equipment is integral to the history of Pilates. Joseph Pilates first began his teachings using an early rendition of a Pilates reformer designed out of a hospital bed and bedsprings. Pilates incorporated equipment into the Pilates method because of its ability to benefit practitioners’ health by adapting exercises for injury, increasing resistance, targeting specific muscle […]
The History of Pilates
The history of Pilates is truly the tale of one man with a concept that he vehemently believed could change the world. The legacy of Pilates shows that he did. Joseph Pilates invested a lifetime of work into creating a movement method fueled by the drive to control the body through the mind. He anchored […]
What are Pilates Weight Loss Exercises?
Pilates weight loss exercises are simply regular Pilates exercise sequences performed with gusto. Habitual Pilates class attendance, full engagement and exertion within each movement, and Pilates’ incorporation into other healthy lifestyle practices combine to help practitioners reach their weight loss journey’s long-term goals. How do Pilates exercises help with weight loss in shaping your body? […]
4 Areas of your body you can target with Pilates
There are four main areas of the body that people can target with Pilates to shape their physique; the abs, back, glutes, hips, and pelvis. Focusing on these parts of the body helps strengthen the foundation that improves the entire body’s movement. While these areas are the focal point of Pilates sequences, it is essential […]
Why don’t more men do Pilates?
Why don’t more men do Pilates? Even though a man, Joseph Pilates, invented Pilates, there are prevalent negative stereotypes gendering this movement method fueled by a total misunderstanding of the physical benefits it has to offer regardless of how one identifies. If someone is a human interested in improving their physical and mental health Pilates is […]
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is the perfect exercise for building muscle, rehabilitating injuries, and improving posture, flexibility, and muscular imbalances across the body. Reformer Pilates is done on a unique piece of equipment called a reformer. Joseph Pilates invented the reformer to help practitioners achieve a more targeted workout on different muscle groups. The reformer consists of […]