Antonio Gomez instructs the following:
This class focuses on improving deep core strength, endurance and control. Exercises are selected to challenge mobility and stabilization through the core and peripheral muscles while adding flexibility and suppleness to your body. Resistance props are incorporated to add variety and familiarity.
It is necessary to attend three Essential matwork classes before booking onto our Essential/Intermediate matwork class.
A great starting point for beginners, people who are recovering from an injury or those wanting to fine-tune their technique. The Essential Matwork class teaches the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES method, and builds a foundation of exercises required to move on to the next level. This mat-based workout is designed to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability and heighten mind-body awareness. Props may be incorporated to add variety. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential Matwork class until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate class. Class capacity is ten participants.