Pilates is a movement practice that focuses on developing the deep inner core of the body to create movement patterns that are supported through stability, to address and correct posture, to restore and balance the muscles and curvatures of the spine. The Principles include: Concentration, Control, Centering, Fluidity and Breathing. Through this practice the body becomes more stable, strong and fluid, gaining mobility and ease of movement. with an improvement in posture and alignment.
Pilates Matwork is a series of exercises that are floor based and performed on a mat. Small props are used to facilitate the exercises and to challenge the stability and mobility of the individual. At Keene Fusion Studios the classes are multi-level, students perform the exercises based on their experience and skill level. Modifications and progressions are given as appropriate to the individual.