Pilates on Highland's dedicated instructors pool their collective experience from backgrounds in dance, fitness, and gymnastics to help students firm their physiques in dynamic Pilates mat classes. In the well-equipped, spearmint-hued studio, natural light washes over lush, nonsentient plants as students flex and bend during 60-minute mat Pilates sessions. Using their own body weight for resistance, students work through a series of floor exercises to help tone legs and arms and strengthen cores through precise isometric exercises. Breathing exercises help to focus attention, and the fluid poses work to lengthen limbs and improve posture more gracefully than balancing the sheet music for Swan Lake on your head. To ensure attentive instruction, each of Pilates on Highland's mat classes, like the national census, is capped at 12 participants.