Usually taught as part of a group class, mat exercises primarily focus on strengthening the muscles of the trunk and hip and increasing the flexibility of both the spine and hips. While the scope of the mat program is limited compared to the machines, there are many mat exercises that illustrate the Pilates principles.
“One year ago I walked into Caramellos pilates or should I say limped in!!! Today I am back on my feet 30 pounds lighter and back doing the things I enjoy like tennis and golf.”
-Betsy Stein, Bellmore