Pilates Notes

New Year’s Classical Mat

Here’s a virtual mat class I taught for my work colleagues.

In this class we skipped the props and just went for classical standard Mat sequence. Even without the more advanced exercises like Teaser, Jackknife and Side Planks, I still worked up a sweat and felt the work.

Work off some of those holiday calories and have fun!

As always, use discretion when following a virtual fitness session. Don’t do exercises you’re unfamiliar with, don’t do anything that hurts, and follow the advice of your medical provider.

Exercises in the video:

  • All-fours warm up: opposite arm/leg reaches, mini planks
  • Supine warm ups: pelvic tilts, marching, toe taps, knee sways, bridging, chest lifts
  • 100s
  • Roll Down/Roll Up
  • Single Leg Circles with hip stirs and hamstring stretch
  • Rolling Like a Ball
  • Abdominal Series (“the 5s”): single leg stretch, double leg stretch, scissors stretch, double straight leg stretch, criss cross
  • Spine Stretch: front, side, saw
  • Open Leg Rocker
  • Side Lying Legs: leg lift, side kick, leg circles, bicycle, banana
  • Single Leg Kicks
  • Swimming (legs only)
  • Push-Up

If you’re looking for more personalized attention, I’m available for private virtual sessions.