Mat Pilates bilingual (Mixed Level)
Wednesday, April 17 • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Centro La Paz, LLC
Arleen Ruiz
Hello! I’m Arleen; growing up in Rincón my life and lifestyle has always been a coastal one and I was never far from a beach. I consider myself lucky to have been raised here and am thankful I can enjoy the natural beauty and little details. I love paddle boarding and was one of the race organizers with Rincón Beachboy for ten years. That crossed over into yoga at some point and I’ve practiced that for a little over ten years. I heard about Pilates ages ago but was a little intimidated, thinking it would be difficult and required higher physical conditioning. Thankfully, I tried it and realized that was a misconception. I loved it at once look forward to keep growing and learning more about healthy wellness practices. I completed Balanced Body training for instructors on Pilates Mat 1, Mat 2 and Mat 3, as well as movement principles and all these were given by second generation Pilates trainer Patricia Welters. Also, I've been trained by Sara Robles and Vivienne Miranda at La Paz Studio. I would be delighted to guide you and experience my Mat class with a focus on classic program. In this practice I've learned that no matter how varied the workout sequences can be, it is essential to return to the origins where you get to focus on balancing, controlling, aligning and feeling your body movements, to develop core strength. To enhance your inner core, maintain your spinal flexion to keep moving strong and gracefully throughout your daily routines.
Mat Pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on your core (trunk) muscles while also training your arms and legs. Mat Pilates is based on the original exercises Joseph Pilates developed to strengthen his own body as a young man. Pilates Mat work originated before the creation of any Pilates equipment or “machines” used in the practice today and includes over 500 exercises that can be practiced anywhere. Mat Pilates can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level, and it is even possible to practice modified Mat work in a chair.