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Welcome

to our Studio

Penticton, BC

Welcome to The Pilates Mat Room, where we're reshaping the journey to fitness and health with a focus on consistency. Experience a down-to-earth, shame-free approach to attaining fitness and lasting well-being at The Pilates Mat Room.

Move

Re-connect

Re-define

Transform

Breath

Need a proven plan for vitality and confidence? You're in the right place. Join our dynamic community of people who are dedicated to personal transformation through the power of Classical Pilates. Unleash profound changes in your body, mind, and spirit as you commit to your Pilates practice.

The PMR Team

Ain't no body like a Pilates body

We will help you live in a body you love

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Tailored Pilates for Every

WHERE TO START

Level

Whether you're brand new to Pilates, returning after a fitness hiatus, recovering from surgery, or embracing postpartum life, our Foundations Classes are the perfect starting point for you!

For those with some Pilates experience, dip your toes into our Gentle class (beginner level). If you're feeling confident, join our Satisfying session (intermediate), and for the adventurous spirits ready to push their limits, our flow (advanced) awaits.

New clients, we recommend kickstarting your Pilates journey with our 2-week trial. Explore various levels and instructors to discover where your body feels most at home. Once you've found your perfect fit, sign up for one of our memberships, guaranteeing you the best rates. Get ready to embark on a transformative Pilates journey with us! Your best self awaits.

FOUNDATIONS

Tailored for beginners, seniors, and postpartum returnees, the 'Foundations' class serves as the ideal starting point for those new to Pilates. It's designed to establish a robust foundation of core strength and flexibility, providing a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals seeking to initiate their journey into Pilates or reintroduce exercise

  • Learn how to stabilize before diving into movement, building control, awareness, and using the right muscles.

  • Grasp the importance of breathing and start coordinating it with your movements.

  • Get the hang of pelvic positioning, adjusting it as guided by your instructor.

  • Lift and lengthen your spine and muscles to provide support while on the equipment or mat.

  • Sample:: Lateral/Intercostal/3-D Breathing; Pre-Pilates/preparatory exercises; 1/2 Roll Back; Leg Slide; Leg Lift/Toe Tap; Pelvic Curl/Shoulder Bridge; Spine Twist Side lying

Gentle (beginner)

When your mind and body need a nourishing workout. Perfectly suited for those seeking a slower-paced Pilates session to rejuvenate both mind and body. It's thoughtfully crafted for individuals who appreciate a more moderate approach to movement.

  • Be aware of your breath and start coordinating it seamlessly with your movements.

  • Keep a stable pelvic position in various exercises, whether they're open chain, closed chain, or semi-closed chain.

  • Stabilize your shoulders and scapulae during upper body movements

Satisfying (beg/intermediate)

Suitable for clients who have mastered the basics, this level introduces more complex movements and variations. It aims to satisfy your fitness goals by providing a well-rounded workout that challenges and refines your Pilates skills.

You can expect rolling like a ball, the ab series and balance exercises.

  • Recognize and know most fundamental Pilates exercises by name 

  • Enhance breath capacity and stamina for a quicker pace with minimal cueing from the teacher.

  • Explore flexion and extension exercises, along with fundamental side-bending and rotation exercises.

  • Feel confident in modifying exercises to suit your body's needs if required

FLOW (intermediate)

Flow is characterized by fluid and continuous movements, seamlessly linking exercises for a dynamic and graceful Pilates experience. Participants at this level have developed a solid foundation and are ready for a more connected and rhythmic workout. Flow encourages a harmonious flow of movements, promoting strength, flexibility, and balance.

  • Navigate with fewer points of contact while ensuring safety.

  • Increase your range of motion and dive into inversions like the jackknife.

  • Tackle more complex rotational and side-bending exercises, including side bends.

  • Possess a working knowledge of fundamental exercise names, choreography, personal modifications, and transitions to flow seamlessly through the workout with minimal interruption.

  • Sample Exercises: Neck Pull, Shoulder Bridge, Swimming, Roll Over; Kneeling Side Kick

Intense (advanced)

The Intense level is designed for advanced practitioners seeking a challenging and invigorating Pilates session. With a focus on precision and control, Intense introduces advanced exercises that demand a high level of strength, stability, and flexibility. This level is ideal for those who are ready to push their limits and elevate their Pilates practice to new heights.

  • Experience required

  • Flow seamlessly through your routine with control and efficiency.

  • Adapt swiftly to variations or additions as cued by your teacher.

  • Suited for practitioners well-versed in the method with years of practice.

  • Sample Exercises: Control Balance, Twists, Crab

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