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Mat pilates is done on the floor using an exercise or yoga mat, which employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. An example of a popular mat pilates pose is called the Hundred. To do this, start on your back and engage your lower abdominals as you raise your arms off of the mat while reaching through your arms and fingertips. Raise your upper back, shoulders, head, and neck as you tuck your chin and look towards your toes. Your legs should be reaching and extending straight off of the mat. The abs should be doing all the work as you begin to slowly pump arms up and down in a controlled manner that is in unison with your breath. This was just an example! There are various other set movements or poses, and these can be learned in one of our classes at Get Fit Wellington.

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