No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a Mat Pilates class. Focusing on core development and strength - flexibility, balance, and stamina are built in progression. Because of the multiple level of movements, the student chooses their pace of work at their level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Breathing patterns and spinal alignment are employed, while deep engagement of the deep of the core will also be practiced. Props (bands, foam rollers, rings, light weights, and balls) are occasionally incorporated for intensification.