A total body conditioning exercise that combines flexibility and strength development, Pilates is method of controlled movements that look and feel like a workout. The practice of Pilates focuses on alignment and functionality of the human body. Its goal is to create a strong core to help with balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. This is a Mat Pilates class, so there will not be any equipment used, it is taught as a progression, each week, new exercises will be added, growing more intense and challenging as the class moves along. This is a mind/body class, it works with our body but our mind as well, promotes mindfulness in our lifestyle and other physical activities.
If practiced appropriately one can:
- Restore Natural Balance
- Improve Posture
- Tone and sculpt the body
- Improve Flexibility
- Reduce stress, fatigue, and pain
The equipment need for this class is very minimal and optional. Strongly suggested equipment would be: Yoga/Fitness Mat, Towel, and Water Bottle. If one does not have a mat and would not choose to purchase one, we have mats available to use in the class.
Summer 2017 Session
Every Monday and Wednesday, beginning June 5 - August 2. (Note: class will not meet on 7/3, 7/5)
Time: 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Foster Recreation Center, Studio B **(Note: All participants MUST register through the LMS before attending a class. Doing so will ensure temporary facility access is added to your BearPass account. Facility access will otherwise not be permitted)**
Registration fee: Free! There will be no charge for the summer session.
Instructor: Louise Love, Certified Pilates Instructor.
Please register using the new Learning Management System:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type Mat Pilates into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to use your non-credit fee waiver or pay for the class.
Questions? Contact Ben Hunt at 836-4064.