The Half Roll Down

The Half Roll Down is a good stepping stone to The Roll Up. Many people struggle with the full Roll Up because of weak abdominals, tight spines, and/or tight hamstrings. The Half Roll Down will help them build strength in their abs and improve their spinal flexibility with gradual articulation...

The Roll Up

The Roll Up is a delicious exercise once your core is strong enough to get you up with minimal effort. The exercise requires a deep powerhouse connection and is an excellent stretch for the spine and the back of the legs. No matter your level the first one is always...

The Hundred

The Hundred is a quintessential Pilates exercise and the first one in the classical order written by Joseph Pilates in his book "Return to Life Through Contrology". It is an excellent warm-up exercise that embodies the 6 Pilates principles. The vigorous pumping of the arms combined with the coordinated breathing...

Pilates Mat Order

Here is Joseph Pilates' original mat sequence as published in "Return to Life Through Contrology". Every classical Pilates instructor will use this order. That does not mean every client will do every exercise listed. It is fine to omit exercises as needed, but we always keep the progressions of the...