The Body Alive Mat Pilates program is a great addition to the current high energy workouts offered at our studios. Expect to move through a challenging series of core exercises while utilizing small props in the hot room. You’ll experience a full body workout with extreme focus on core muscles in just 45 minutes.




What is Hot Mat Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise which utilizes specific movements to strengthen, stretch, and balance the body. With a primary focus on abdominal and core strength, our Hot Mat Pilates classes include a number of core-targeted sequences to not only create muscle tone, but also to stabilize other major muscle groups. The addition of the heated atmosphere amplifies the flexibility benefits and of course, the sweat! This 45-minute full-body workout is an upbeat, music-based class- come prepared with a mat and get ready to sweat!


Benefits of Hot Mat Pilates include:

Increased strength and flexibility, an evenly conditioned body, prevention of injuries such as low back pain, train muscle groups to move effectively, improve performance in high impact workouts.

In-Studio Room Temperature: 102 Degrees / 40 % Humidity

*Must be 16 years or older to participate in heated classes. Ages 14 and up must have a parent or
guardian present


What To Bring

In-Studio and At Home: Bring a mat, water, and comfortable clothes.  No shoes are required for this class, but you may wear socks that have a non-slip sole if you prefer.

Heat / Humidity

In-Studio: Our hot room is kept at 102º F temperature with 40% humidity.


What To Expect

You should expect to move through a challenging flow with a focus on the core muscles while utilizing small props in our heated studio.

Frequently Asked Questions:


I'm new to the hot room. What should I expect?

We promise, you’re going to love it! The key is in finding your pace. Our hot studio is kept at 102 degrees and 40 percent humidity, so for classes in our hot room, we encourage beginners to take as long as required to allow their bodies to acclimate. Many students report that within a few classes, they’ve found a new edge they didn’t even know was there. We all deal with the heat in different ways. If you feel tired or short of breath, we encourage you to pace yourself; move more slowly or lie down on your mat for a few exercises. You’ll find that each time you return you feel capable of doing more.

I've heard Pilates isn't hard. Is this true?

NO! Somewhere along the line, Pilates got a bad wrap for being an “easy” workout. We can promise that is NOT the case at Body Alive. Although every class is beginner friendly and modifications will be offered for advanced movements, plan to break a sweat. With the combination of the heated room and our quick challenging flow, you’ll leave feeling challenged but ready for more.

Is Pilates different than Yoga?

Pilates and Yoga are two very different methods of movement. Our Hot Power Yoga class is designed to increase your stamina, strength, flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Our Hot Mat Pilates program will also improve your strength, stamina and flexibility but we will put an extreme focus on your core muscles during class. Building strength in your core will train all muscle groups to move effectively and improve performance in high impact workouts.

Can men do Pilates?

YES, men are welcome!  Remember, Pilates was created by a man and later adapted for women. We tend to have more women in our classes at Body Alive but men do attend regularly.