People have been practicing Pilates for more than 90 years. Adding Pilates mat and equipment classes to your club, (when combined with hiring highly trained instructors), can ensure a successful and profitable Pilates program for one-on-one or small group classes.
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Pilates Equipment vs. Mat. What's the Difference?
The Classical Pilates Method is based on a full, integrated system of equipment—the Mat exercises are just part of the technique (only 25 percent of the Pilates exercise repertoire can be performed on a Mat) and often the first step toward learning the equipment.
By adding equipment, your members will experience a more authentic, quality experience. The equipment works better and faster to change the body, as the springs on the equipment provide support and resistance that allow an individual to enhance their core connection in a way that is difficult to do on the Mat alone. Because of this, the equipment allows you to shape, tone, lengthen and align quite differently than the Mat.
In short, the equipment works better and faster to change the body. Furthermore, additional advanced core work is available on equipment for the more accomplished practitioner.
Last but not least, working on the equipment is fun!
Whether you offer Mat classes alone or a combination of Pilates equipment and Mat, a mix of programming options to challenge and progress your members is essential.