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What is Mat Pilates?

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

If you’re interested in trying a Mat Pilates Class in Port Moody or Coquitlam, you came to the right place. Here at Inspine Therapy - we can help you achieve your fitness goals, promote recovery after an injury, and tailor a plan to meet your needs and abilities. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how Mat Pilates can form a part of your journey to a healthier lifestyle.



What is Mat Pilates?


Mat Pilates is a popular form of exercise that uses your body weight as resistance. It’s an excellent choice for people from a broad range of backgrounds with a wide range of abilities, and you can perform a mat pilates workout just about anywhere. Mat Pilates involves a series of smooth, low-impact movements and promotes strength in limbs, the back, and core muscles.


Who can benefit from Mat Pilates?


Mat Pilates is an excellent starting point when improving strength, fitness, balance, posture, and flexibility. Here at our Pilates Studio in Coquitlam & Port Moody, we use Mat Pilates to complement a range of other active rehab methods as part of a wider recovery plan to treat injuries, reduce chronic pain, and help post-operative patients regain fitness. For all people, mat pilates can form an important part of a healthier, more active lifestyle and help with weight loss.

Even if you’re 100% healthy, Mat Pilates can be an enjoyable part of your overall fitness regime and help protect against injuries in sport or other active hobbies like dancing. Our dedicated Pilates instructors in Port Moody can help design you a custom plan based on your goals and capabilities.

What are the benefits of Mat Pilates?


Mat Pilates can help with many aspects of getting and remaining fit – no matter what your ability, stage of recovery, or current physical condition. It promotes easier movement, strength, and endurance by improving the following:

  • Breathing techniques

  • Boosts core strength and balance

  • Hand-eye coordination

Mat Pilates can also help patients with knee injuries, shoulder problems, lower back issues, and a range of other conditions by promoting joint stability and strengthening key muscle groups. Because it’s performed on a mat and low to the ground, you don’t need to be an accomplished athlete or even physically fit to gain great benefits from a regular mat pilates workout.

You can take to the mat anywhere with a floor and boost your recovery or fitness anywhere, any time. It’s an inexpensive activity, with no need for specialized equipment, and we can help you design shorter or longer sessions you can perform during your lunch break, or whenever you have a few spare minutes.

Mat Pilates is not only good for the body; it can help relieve stress and anxiety, promote wellbeing, and is an excellent way to get back into fitness after a fall, an injury, or illness. Classes happen in groups, which provide social contact and are a great way to meet new people, and we can also tailor one-on-one workouts.


How Does Mat Pilates Work?


Pilates can help alleviate the dangers of imbalances by allowing you to strengthen your body as a whole. We all develop strengths and weaknesses, either through injury, sport, our jobs, or just daily life. When your strength is more balanced, so is your posture, helping to reduce the risk of future injuries, ease pains and strains, and boost confidence in a range of situations and activities.

  • Boost your body awareness, improve control, and help avoid accidental falls or injuries

  • Revitalize your range of movement and become more flexible, supple, and strong

  • Get fitter and reduce body weight while helping prevent future injuries


Book A Port Moody & Coquitlam Pilates Class


The first step to regaining fitness or enhancing your current exercise regime with mat pilates is to come and talk to our friendly team of qualified, dedicated pilates instructors. Some of our practitioners actually got into pilates after experiencing their own challenges when recovering from accidents and injuries. They’ll be happy to assess your specific requirements so they can tailor a comprehensive plan and promote your own journey back to good health.

You can book an appointment online, and our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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