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Sign up for a mat Pilates class at our Sippy Downs studio to begin your Pilates journey! We offer our clients a selection of class packages for mat Pilates in Sippy Downs, allowing you to tailor your workout schedule to suit you better.

Trying Pilates for the first time? Mat Pilates is a great way to start! Unlike reformer Pilates, a mat Pilates class requires nothing more than you, your mat, and your Pilates instructor. At an entry-level, using the Pilates mat helps you develop and an understanding of and ability to exercise proper breathing and motion control, which are crucial elements of the Pilates workout. The mat Pilates exercises follow a sequence that, when done properly, can really engage your entire body, providing a great workout without too much impact on you, unlike exercises such as running or weight lifting.

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Mat Pilates is a full-body workout that focuses on enhancing control over your core muscles. Essentially, mat Pilates by itself is not as intense as reformer pilates, but it still helps you achieve an effective workout with relatively little impact on your joints. It requires less space compared to reformer pilates—all you need is a mat!

At Club Pilates, we aim to provide an individualised, unique Pilates experience to help our clients get the maximum benefit from this popular exercise method.

The Pilates Mat Workout

The mat was one of the first tools Joseph Pilates included in his fitness programme when he developed Pilates after World War I. Though more of a support and protective measure during Pilates exercises, the mat is crucial to ensuring your workout is successful and that you don’t hurt yourself during your session.

Mat Pilates classes are what most Pilates beginners start with. Unlike the reformer or TRX exercises, the mat workout doesn’t require any additional equipment or apparatuses. However, this doesn’t mean that mat Pilates exercises are easy – many people who try Pilates for the first time on a mat still have to learn and adapt to the techniques used during Pilates exercises.

As your instructor will remind you, breathing plays a crucial role in your mat Pilates class exercises. Breathing from your belly and not your chest allows an influx of oxygen to make your movements easier. By concentrating on your breathing this intently, you may also enjoy benefits of mindfulness, relaxtion and a reduction in the amount of stress or anxiety you feel. Over time, you may see this type of thinking become the norm well after your mat Pilates class ends!

It can be difficult to learn and master the core principles of Pilates: concentration, control, precision, breathing, centering and flow. Pilates exercises rely heavily on these principles and by adopting them into your workout, you’re guaranteed better results!

Some of our favourite mat Pilates exercises include:

The Scissor-Kick

Also known as just the scissors, the scissor kick is an advanced mat Pilates exercise that requires a lot of shoulder and pelvic stability, while also requiring hip flexibility. The workout targets your upper and lower abs, as well as your obliques, and really builds on your core strength and your ability to maintain balance and posture.

The Hundred

This common mat Pilates exercise is one of the first Joseph Pilates introduced to his fitness programme and is one you will often do in your Pilates class. It earned its name from the hundred beats you do with your arms during this exercise. It makes a great starting workout as it requires you to implement the breathing technique required in Pilates exercises to ensure a proper workout. In order to do the Hundred properly, you will need to coordinate your breathing with your movements.

The Criss-Cross

The criss-cross is another popular mat Pilates exercise that works your abdominal muscles and places a focus on your obliques, which are important muscles to work out if you want to build your abdomen or define your waist. Like the Hundred, this exercise requires you to control your breathing and motions carefully while moving your legs and upper torso.

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Pilates was developed by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates, from whom the practice takes its name, and was originally intended to improve one’s strength and core in an effort to fight illnesses or injury.

The Pilates practice has become popular since its introduction in the 1920s and is practiced all around the world today. It is a form of low-impact exercise that works your body and aims to strengthen your muscles and core while also improving flexibility and balance. Unlike many exercises, Pilates requires you to move slowly and precisely while making use of proper breathing. 

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Follow these principles to maximise your results:

Mastering these principles will help you see greater results from your Pilates workouts. Get a free intro class now!

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Pilates has come a long way from it’s original intended use of treating the ill or injured, and is now globally used as an intense but low-impact workout that provides great results. Mat Pilates in Noosa is a great way to exercise without putting too much pressure on your joins, making it an effective way to strengthen your core and tone your body without over-exerting yourself.

Every exercise completed in your Pilates class promotes proper skeletal alignment. In addition, they strengthen the muscles which are responsible for good posture. The good posture you get from Pilates allows you to move more freely, breathe easier and avoid health complications associated with poor posture such as poor blood circulation, backache, neck pain and tightness in the chest.

Each exercise ensures that all the muscles in the body get targeted and that no muscle groups are ignored. The best part is that you develop functional strength and endurance you can apply to everyday life. Along with increasing your muscular strength and tone, Pilates strengthens your joints and improves flexibility. This overall improvement in your physical state makes you less likely to be injured during exercise or from activities of daily living.

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Get Started with Club Pilates

At Club Pilates, you can live your best life and love it! No matter your age or experience level, you can experience the benefits of this program. We welcome both longtime Pilates converts as well as newcomers. At Club Pilates, we’ve drawn inspiration from the very best styles across Europe and North America.

Join us to experience the difference that mat Pilates in Sippy Downs can make. Message us now for more information. We look forward to welcoming you into our beautiful space where you can transform both your body and your mind. Take action today and experience the difference that expert, guided Pilates can make to your health and well being. Come in to Club Pilates today and book your first session.

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A 4-Pack Membership is the perfect choice for those looking to supplement an existing training program or for clients who want to work out once per week to build and maintain a solid Pilates foundation.

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The 8-Pack Membership makes Club Pilates your go-to workout and the core of a solid fitness routine. Members who attend at least two classes per week typically see great results faster than anticipated and develop a thorough understanding of core Pilates fundamentals.

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Plan to work out three times per week or more? The Unlimited Membership is the perfect way to meet your fitness goals. With unlimited access to your favorite Club Pilates studio, you can keep your fitness commitments with ease.

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You don’t want to deal with monthly dues – you just want to work out. Our prepaid Annual Membership is the hassle-free option for total access to your favorite Club Pilates studio without monthly payments. Commit to your Pilates program for an entire year!

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Private Training at Club Pilates

Everybody needs Pilates. And your body will respond best to programming that is specifically built for you. At the start of your Private Training journey, a knowledgeable instructor will evaluate your current physical activity level, injury profile, posture and your overall health to build a Pilates workout to help you achieve your goals. Your instructor will personalize a Pilates practice so you can start moving better, feeling better and living better. Find out what your body needs with a Free Private Training Assessment. Contact the front desk or your favorite instructor to get started.