This month’s free Life Inspired Class will be a Braided Towel Pilates Mat Class taught by Shelley Oglesby. Shelley’s Braided Towel Mat class will incorporate the braided towel prop into a beginner friendly Pilates mat class. The braided towel was created by one of Joseph Pilates students Ron Fletcher as a way to enhance the Pilates work. The 3 foot braided towel can be used in a variety of ways to help clients activate the correct muscles so they can build uniform strength in their body.
Our top 3 reasons for loving the braided towel as a Pilates Mat prop:
1. Shoulder awareness: If you are like the rest of the world and tend to hold tension and tightness in your neck and shoulders, this class will change you! You’ll learn how to activate the muscles that need to be strengthened to create more balance in your shoulders and upper back and you’ll leave class feeling like you have more mobility and ease in your shoulders!
2. Support and connection: You’ll learn how to use the towel in ways that help the rest of your body move better! You’ll find yourself engaging your deep abdominal muscles more and being able to gain more movement in your spine with the support of the towel.
3. Variety is the spice of life...Changing up the exercises you normally do with this simple prop will challenge your body and mind in new ways giving you a fabulous whole body workout!
Life Inspired is a free community class held every month. Class is free but space is limited so be sure to sign up to reserve a spot! Stay after class for wine and chocolate and other great snacks!!