This Pilates Instructor Is Making Mat Pilates New Again!
We happen to think that mat Pilates deserves a comeback, so it’s a thrill when we come across a Pilates instructor who agrees with us!
This brief post is about a well-known New York City instructor who reveals why mat Pilates is uniquely beneficial.
She features mat Pilates in her beautiful Tribeca studio and is intent on making it the newest Pilates trend.
Have a look!
Karen Lord’s passion for mat Pilates
If you peek into Karen Lord’s chic Pilates studio on Duane Street in Tribeca, you’ll see eight reformers and five tower stations framed by white-washed, minimalist decor. But you’ll be missing a huge piece of the picture.
On the floor below, a larger room looks nearly empty when class is not in session, since it’s left wide open for clients’ mats.
“A lot of studios are moving away from mat Pilates, and I’m trying to move towards it,” says Lord, a petite blonde who made a name for herself working with elite private clients before opening the studio last year. “I’m working really hard to build a mat program because it’s come out of style a little bit.”…….
Lord is intent upon changing that, and bringing awareness back to how safe and effective Pilates can be with just, well, you.
“You learn the fundamentals of how to keep your body safe, and you can do it in a hotel room,” she says, referring her constantly traveling clients. “And it’s a tough, tough workout. You will never feel your abs like that anywhere else.”……
For the complete article go to http://wellandgood.com/2015/05/11/why-karen-lord-wants-to-put-the-mat-back-in-pilates. Feature photo courtesy of Karen Lord Pilates.