Proprioception + Pilates

Proprioception + Pilates

Founded by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920s, Pilates was developed through Joseph’s personal movement experience, his work with World War I vets and his training under Rudolph Laban. In 1923 Joseph Pilates opened his first Pilates Studio in New York City which quickly became a favorite practice for dancers.    

Classical, Contemporary, Fletcher, Stott - today the variations in Pilates methodology are vast but the foundational concepts of mind body connection, breath to pelvic floor, postural alignment and proprioceptive awareness are still integrated into all methods.    

With the evolution of a new Pilates methodology comes the opportunity for innovation to enter the room! Innovation of new apparatuses.  Innovation of new exercises. And innovation of new ways to stimulate the nervous system to enhance training outcomes. 

Innovation in Proprioception 

With the launch of Naboso Technology in 2017, our proprioceptive material and product line has quickly become popular among the Pilates community.  Allowing students to better connect to their foundation (foot) translates to a more powerful connection to body, breath and movement.  

Photo: @Bahmanipilates 

Since movement is built around sensory connections – both internally and externally – it was only a matter of time until sensory science began to be integrated into the Pilates Studio.    

At Naboso, we have several products and opportunities for Pilates Practitioners to enhance their student practice through specific placement of our textured, proprioceptive product line. 

Enhancing the Jumpboard Experience 

The Pilates Jumpboard offers the unique opportunity to bring dynamic movement and impact into the Pilates Practice. Integrating Jumpboard exercises also allow for an opportunity to train proper foot placement and landing techniques that are built around foot to core sequencing.  

The Naboso Training Mat can be placed over the Jumpboard allowing for enhanced integration into dynamic exercises.   By integrating the Naboso Training Mat onto the jump board students are able to sense the foot / board relationship much faster, allowing for a smoother landing technique.   

In addition, since efficient movements are built around the anticipation of the ground – or in this case the jump board – the textured surface allows for faster neuro activation.   

Enhancing the Footbar Experience

Proper foot placement and foot strength is further emphasized and trained on the Pilates Footbar. Again, this offers a great opportunity to integrate the Naboso textured material for enhanced foot awareness.   

Photo: @Bahmanipilates 

At Naboso we sell sheets of our textured material which can be placed around Footbar for an enhanced experience.  Available in 1mm & 3mm thick sheets a studio can purchase a 2’ x 5’ sheet.

Please contact for information on sheets of our material.

Enhancing other Pilates Apparatuses  

The opportunity to enhance foot (or hand) stimulation through a Pilates session is not just limited to the Reformer. The Naboso Material can be integrated into all Pilates Apparatuses and is only limited by your creativity.    

Below you can see how some of our Pilates Practitioners use the Naboso Mats with their clients.  

Enhancing the Pilates Mat Workout 

Last but not least, Naboso can also be integrated within a group setting. Our Mind Body Mat provides the perfect level of stimulation without being too abrasive to the hands, knees or elbows.    

Bring Naboso To Your Studio

In honor of our expanding outreach within the Pilates community we are offering a special 15% off deal on all Naboso Mats and Material. Enter code PILATES through the end of March 2021 to save!

We also offer wholesale and affiliate programs for all Pilates professionals and studios. Please contact to get more information and pricing. 

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Are you using Naboso in your Pilates studio?

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