Mat Pilates

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. It’s a fantastic way to improve posture, core strength and flexibility.

Mat Pilates becomes even more challenging and more focused by using props and moving variations. Adding exercise bands can offer increased resistance. Using foam rollers can create stability challenges. Props such as the Magic Circle can offer additional options for strengthening legs and arms while simultaneously working core muscles.

Mat Pilates at Mind & Body Studio in Kirkcaldy

Doing Pilates has so many benefits:

Improved posture + core strength
Improved balance + flexibility
Reduced lower back pain
Improved muscular strength
Strengthens pelvic floor
Creates a health mind

With 8 Merrithew Reformer Pilates Apparatus and a number of group classes running every week, we are currently the largest Reformer Pilates Studio in Fife. It’s important you understand the Apparatus before you take part in a class, take a look at our information link before booking. It is pretty addictive though, once you’ve been on the Reformer, it’s hard to give it up!


Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates is often considered more dynamic and intense than its mat work counterpart. Most of the exercises are performed through greater ranges of motion and involve resistance that is applied from springs and bands.

The Reformer was initially created to complement the movements that Pilates originally called “Contrology exercises” and was designed to prepare Pilates students for the more advanced mat work exercises.

Nowadays, the Reformer is not only used to prime students for floor-based exercises, it is also used as a progression from these movements with more advanced participants. It serves the same purpose as many of the mat-based Pilates movements, to accelerate developments in flexibility, strength and body alignment.