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New Year’s Classical Mat

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.

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Pilates

A Mat Class with Roller

Jamie teaches a mat class with the foam roller as an optional prop

Hey friends – while you’re hunkering down for shelter-in-place, you can still keep your fitness going with Pilates mat! This is a 40 minute class I taught for my work colleagues. I’d call it an advanced beginner class; nothing too difficult or unfamiliar, but enough to get your sweat on.

The session uses foam roller to add interest to a number of the exercises, but you could still do the class without a roller if you don’t have one.

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.

Here are the exercises in the sequence:

  • Standing Stretches and Squats
  • Hamstring 1 and 2 with the Roller
  • Bridging
  • Chest Lift Regular and Oblique
  • Roll Down/Roll Up
  • Swan
  • Swimming
  • Rolling Like a Ball
  • Side-Lying Leg series (lift, kick, circles)
  • Plank with Roller
  • Kneeling Bridge/Lunge/Standing

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