UMM's Fitness Center Now Offering Fundamental Mat Pilates

Machias, Maine – The Fitness Center at the University of Maine at Machias is now offering Fundamental Mat Pilates as part of its Group Fitness classes. 

The late Joseph H. Pilates developed the Pilates method of training over 90 years ago. He referred to his method of training as “The Art of Contrology” or the ability of the mind to master the muscles. Pilates training includes twisting, stretching, pushing, pulling, and rolling movements on the floor or other types of apparatuses while focusing on the quality of the movement not the quantity.

Fundamental Mat Pilates utilizes a progression of floor/mat exercises focusing on the development and strengthening of the body’s core. The body’s core is known as the power center of the body and determines the ability of your body to perform life related activities, such as walking, sitting, bending, running or other activities. The benefits of performing Mat Pilates include the minimizing of injuries, more efficient movements, and an overall improved quality of life.

The Fundamental Mat Pilates class at UMM takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. All Group Fitness classes are complimentary to Fitness Center members and available to non-members for a fee of $6 per class, payable at the membership desk.

For more information, please contact Rich Fabri at 255-1404.

Share |