Geelong Bowen

Mat Pilates

What is Mat Pilates?

Mat Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on controlled movements, breath awareness, and core engagement to promote overall strength, flexibility, and balance. It is a strong foundation for everyday movement by targeting key muscle groups, particularly the core muscles that support your spine and posture.

All these exercises can be modified to increase the difficulty or make them more accessible; hence, it is perfect for beginners to advanced practitioner. At Geelong Bowen and Remedial Therapies, our therapists hold the experience to help our clients perform Mat Pilates accurately and benefit from these exercises.

Mat Pilates

Discover the Benefits of Mat Pilates at Geelong Bowen & Remedial Therapies

Led by coach Kristin McLean you will find our Mat Pilates, a dynamic and holistic exercise practice designed to enhance your physical well-being and mental clarity. Whether you’re new to fitness or looking to diversify your workout routine, our Mat Pilates offers a gentle yet effective way to strengthen your body, improve flexibility, endurance, and resilience.

Benefits of Mat Pilates

Core Strength

Mat Pilates emphasizes the activation of your core muscles, including the deep stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back. Strengthening your core not only improves your posture but also supports your spine and reduces the risk of injury.


Through a series of gentle stretches and flowing movements, Mat Pilates enhances your flexibility and helps to lengthen muscles. Increased flexibility can improve your range of motion and prevent stiffness.

Mind-Body Connection

Mat Pilates places emphasis on breathing techniques and mindful movement. This helps you develop a strong connection between your body and mind, enhancing your overall body awareness and relaxation.

Full-Body Conditioning

While core strength is a primary focus, Mat Pilates engages multiple muscle groups throughout the body, providing a comprehensive workout that targets both major and minor muscle groups.

Low Impact

Mat Pilates is gentle on the joints, making it suitable for people of various fitness levels and ages. It provides an effective workout without putting excessive strain on your body.

What to Expect

During a Mat Pilates session, you’ll perform a series of exercises on a mat, using your body weight as resistance. Kristin will guide you through controlled movements that challenge different muscle groups.

No prior experience is required to get started with our Mat Pilates and our small group size will make sure you are not lost!

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, seeking a complement to your existing fitness routine, or simply looking to improve your overall well-being, Mat Pilates offers a customizable approach that will be adapted to meet your specific needs and goals.

Get Started

Ready to experience the benefits of Mat Pilates? Join us for a session that will empower you to build strength, increase flexibility, and nurture a healthier body and mind. Kristin is here to guide you through each step, ensuring that you develop a strong foundation in this transformative practice.

Surprising Benefits of Mat Pilates

Improved Posture

With effective functional movements that work on muscles, Mat Pilates help you promote efficient movement and improve your posture.

Fat Burning

Though the effect of Mat Pilates on fat burning is low, it is still helpful for burning fat.

Full Body Toning

Mat Pilates can tone your entire body, from head to toe, with various practical exercises.

Enhanced Flexibility

With highly targeted stretching and strengthening, Mat Pilates can improve flexibility, reduce tension, and help ease tight muscles.

Reduced Stress

Mat Pilates is a fantastic way to reduce stress levels and realign your thoughts, as while performing exercises, one focuses on breath, moves, and intention, nothing else.

Why Choose Us for Mat Pilates Classes?

Whether you are a beginner or have taken Mat Pilates classes many times, we are your go-to partner for all kinds of therapies and exercises that helps you relieve stress, improve overall health, and enjoy calmness. We offer a variety of Mat Pilates classes that will perfectly suit all expertise levels and ages.

Each therapist and practitioner at Geelong Bowen and Remedial Therapies know what it takes to help our clients lead meaningful life. Contact us today to learn more about our exceptional services!