This beginning level Pilates mat class is for those who are working on mastering the basics of Pilates as well as for anyone new to the principles of Pilates. Core strength, alignment, stretching, breathing, and control will be taught through the practice of beginning mat exercises. No prior Pilates experience is required but one must be comfortable working on the floor and be able to get up and down without assistance. Participants must bring an exercise or yoga mat and a towel to class. Please wear comfortable clothing. Recommended text: The Pilates Body, Brooke Siler, IBSN 978-0767903967 (a copy will be available to preview in class). Cost: $15
Elise Beckstett (firstname.lastname@example.org) completed her 700-hour Authentic Pilates certification with second generation teacher Penelope Barrow in 2014. She has been teaching Pilates since 2013 and leads an ongoing program at local studios dedicated to seniors. She has attended numerous continuing education workshops with some of the foremost Authentic Pilates instructors in the United States.