No. Joseph Pilates created his mat program long before he invented his apparatus and he taught the mat work to every client. The mat is the purest form of Pilates and builds independence, strength, control and flexibility in every body! We offer more mat classes than apparatus-based classes for this very reason–our site is meant to be an educational and motivational way to keep your practice going when you can’t get to a Pilates studio. If at some point you decide to purchase apparatus, you should take private lessons with a certified Pilates instructor first.
Do I need Special Pilates equipment or apparatus?