Welcome to March Matness at Lead
During the month of March, we celebrate the mastermind of Joseph Pilates and all the amazing benefits Pilates Mat brings to our lives! Over the month you will experience subtle yet powerful changes in your body as you connect with the Pilates matwork which, in our opinion, is the heart and soul of this unique form of movement. We will motivate each other to attend mat classes, complete Lead Bingo card challenges and try to win some great prizes all at the same time! It’s a fun, interactive way to commit to Pilates mat and improve your quality of life!
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Classes to try as part of March Matness
If you have NEVER taken a mat class
We have an amazing class called Mat Foundations that sets the stage for teaching the body how to rid itself of poor, habitual movements and build new, more organized and efficient movement patterns and ranges of motion. If you have osteoporosis, osteopenia, arthritis (osteo or rheumatoid), or are living with a bulging disc or a disc herniation, this class has been especially designed just for you! Commit to this class this month and you will feel positive changes in your body!
If you have taken a session of mat at Lead
If you have or are currently taking Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Mat or Full Mat Repertoire at Lead, continue to take your regularly scheduled classes. We would like to suggest that at some point this month you attend a Mat Foundations or Beginner Mat class. Why? The BEST way to assess your Pilates mat understanding is to return to the basics and now that you have been living and practicing the main mat concepts see if you can feel the work in a deeper way vs the first time around.
Other Class Options
We have also included 2 of our pop up classes, Burn (Hot Pilates) and Pilates Barre since both of these classes have a mat component to them. If you want to see how the mat can make you break a sweat, get to a few of these classes this month. These classes are most appropriate for bodies who can tolerate the heat and who love to feel the burn!
Bingo Card Details
Click on a square title to get the full details of how to complete the square.
Attend one Mat Foundations, Beginner Mat, Intermediate Mat, Full Mat Repertoire, Advanced Mat, Pilates Barre or Burn class. Levelled classes and Full Mat Repertoire are only eligible for clients with previous experience or those who are currently registered in those classes.
Correct your posture during your day
At least 5 times during one day, correct your posture. Try this each time you sit down or when you are standing (i.e. waiting in line or brushing your teeth, etc.).
Attend a Block Therapy or Restorative Pilates class
Rate a class or Lead on the MINDBODY App, Google, or Facebook
Take a few minutes to tell us, and the rest of the world, about your great experience at Lead. You can be specific about a class or treatment, or just tell us about your overall Lead experience.
Try a new Flex class or one that you don’t attend often
Is there a flex class that you have never tried but intrigues you? Or maybe there is a class that you love but have never gone back? Now is the perfect opportunity to sign up and attend that class! Click here for Flex class descriptions. Not sure which class is right for you? Ask one of our Studio Coordinators or attend Lead Advise.
Treatment at Lead Integrated Health Therapies
Have a treatment with any of our practitioners at Lead Integrated Health Therapies. Stop by the clinic desk after your next class and a Clinic Coordinator can help you or book using our convenient online booking system.
Bring a friend to Lead
Introduce a friend to Lead! Bring them to one of your favourite classes or maybe try a new one together!
Try a Group Equipment class
Try one of our Group Equipment classes. Choose from Group Equipment Foundations, Pilates Athletic Chair, Group Equipment Mix, or a levelled Group Equipment class if you are already taking one. Click here for class descriptions.
Show us a video of you doing Pilates at home
Take your Pilates practice home! Take a video of you practicing a Pilates exercise or release work at home. Tag us on Facebook or use #leadmarchmatness on Instagram. Social media not for you? Show this video to our admin team of how you are taking your Pilates practice home with you!
Drink 8 glasses of water one day
In one day drink 8 or more glasses of water. Pay attention to how your body feels this day; we hope it will inspire you to pay more attention to your hydration everyday!
Spiral shoulders down back when you enter a new room
We tend to let our shoulders start to creep up to our ears, especially in the winter. Use this technique to complete this square of your Bingo card AND start to correct this pattern in your body!
Practice diaphragmatic breath during the day
One day take 5 diaphragmatic breaths when you get up, before lunch, after work, before dinner and before bed. Not sure what the diaphragmatic breath is? Mat Foundations is a great class that will help you learn this skill!
Each time you sit down, sit right on top of sitz bones
We tend to have poor posture when we sit. One day this month, try to sit right on top of your sitz bones each time you grab a seat.