PILATES

PILATES

Pilates is a total body workout that focuses on initiating every movement from the center of your body and then spreads it to the limbs. This discipline originally called Contrology from its founder and our mentor Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), has been helping dancers, boxers, sports people, celebrities and countless others who have experienced this method correctly taught.

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PILATES
  • Quick Abs with Chair L2

    Level 2 – Pace: Fast
    When you only have 5 minutes and want to get some quick abdominal work in, this is the sequence you need! It’s also great when you have lumbar issues, and you can’t articulate the lumbar spine!

  • Airplane Board mix - 8 min

    The Airplane board is an amazing tool and it's often forgotten! If you have access to a Cadillac try out this little sequence: it's not just about the one single exercise that we learn in the Certification Program, we can play with different movements before we get there. Great to strengthen the ...

  • Fun Mat L3 - 18 min

    Level 3 - Pace: Fast
    This is a moving and fast paced mat! The exercises are mostly intermediate, but their variations and pace make them more advanced. Move through it safely with control and have fun!

  • Lifting the Arch L1 - 6 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    The foot has a CORE, and we need to make it as strong as our abs. The vault of the foot sometimes collapses and puts our whole body in danger of compensation. With this quick sequence you’ll give the foot a boost of activation in just 6 min!

  • Plank Mat - 29 min

    Level 3 - Pace: Fast
    This a fun and challenging Mat sequence where we refer back to the plank in different parts of it and also in different positions in place. Intense, it requires a good level of strength and some flexibility. Great when you are missing the reformer.
    You can use a towel or the ...

  • The Teaser Breakdown - 13 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Slow
    The Pilates Teaser is often times misunderstood. Like the 100, it’s iconic for the method and it’s feared for its complexity of strength, flexibility and coordination. Come and break it down with me so that everything will make more sense and most importantly it will feel bet...

  • Pilates Mat L1 - 17 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    Perfect for the Pilates newbies. Quick, simple but very effective for the body. Make sure you bring this feeling with you throughout the day… Find Pilates in everyday life activity: when you “roll up” in the morning, when you “stretch forward” to grab something and so on ...

  • Int Mat with Magic Circle - 19 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    This intermediate mat is focusing on the work of the inner thighs and the midline of the body. The magic circle is mostly used inside the legs to trigger that deep activation all the way up to the pelvic floor.

  • Pilates Mat & Balance - 47 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Fast
    Join me in this intermediate/advanced Pilates Mat! The work on the floor will be made easier and more connected thanks to the work on the awareness and lower limbs warm up that we do in the very beginning standing up! Throughout the mat we play with the bicycle action that at...

  • Mat with Rescue LOOP L1 - 11 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Moderate
    This is the perfect video to get familiar with the use of Rescue LOOP during the Pilates Mat. You will feel how the work deepens thanks to the spring resistance of the LOOP. Enjoy this extra stability and short sequence before you dive into longer and more advanced mat ro...

  • Side Sit Ups - 2 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Do you have access to a fully equipped Pilates studio? Side sit ups are great oblique strengthening exercises!

  • The Wall L1 - 5 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    The Pilates wall is a great ending and the perfect place to develop an awareness for postural alignment. Get used to ending your session standing up!

  • Rescue LOOP in Arms - 20 min

    Level 3 - Pace: Moderate
    Yes! You read it correctly! Rescue LOOP was created for the feet and to connect their positions to the legs and pelvis but… it can be very useful also placed around the hands or thumbs. In this intermediate mat we’ll play with different ways of utilizing the LOOP to conne...

  • MAT with Ball - 30 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    Are you working out exclusively in your apt and you don’t have a spine corrector available?
    In this class we have substituted the spine corrector with a slightly deflated small exercise ball: we’ll place it behind the back, under the pelvis and we’ll move it around to get...

  • Stay Away from the Hip Flexors Mat - 21 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    Our lifestyle often has us deal with tight and sensitive hip flexors. The ilio-psoas is a very complicated/sophisticated muscle, its fascia is in contact with the femur (leg) the ilium (hip), the spine (vertebral body, transverse process and disc) and with all the organs ...

  • Pre-Pilates: get started! - 20 min

    Level 1 - Pace: Slow
    Pre-Pilates exercises give you the foundation that allows you to get stronger and progress. Once you learn the basic rules and you put your body in a good and proper starting position, every exercise will feel right and more doable.
    All these exercises focus on stabilizing th...

  • Int/Adv Mat With RL - 23 min

    Level 3 - Pace: Moderate
    Enjoy this intermediate Mat with some advanced exercises and variations.
    Rescue LOOP will be added to both feet and hands to create support for some positions and also to challenge in other exercises.
    Move through it and feel free to drop the LOOP if some variations are t...

  • Push Thru Bar Mat - 33 min

    Level 3 - Pace: moderate
    The push thru bar is an amazing feature of the Cadillac: it allows us to stretch the body safely and deeper, supports and ensures that the body works evenly, it also facilitates the correct position of the body in exercises like the teaser where it teaches the students th...

  • Safe Arching with Rescue LOOP - 13 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    This quick progression will show you how a few targeted exercises, together with the use of Rescue LOOP, will help you to arch your back (in a swan for example) without feeling any pressure at the lower back: the correct spinal articulation, the ability to open up the hip...

  • Mat with Arm Weights - 34 min

    Level 3 – Pace: Fast
    Can you believe that a 2-pound weight can make a difference?
    Try it out and you will feel how the little weights sometimes will help and some other times will challenge your movements. Be aware to stabilize even more from the core to work safely.

  • The Ab Series (Romana's) - 3 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    In Joseph Pilates book we only find 2 exercises of what we today call the “abdominal series”: the single leg bent, and the double leg bent. Romana, seeing that people needed to strengthen the core added three exercises: the single straight leg, the double straight leg and...

  • The 100: Abs Killing workout - 12 min

    Open Level - Pace: moderate
    Do you only have a few minutes, but you want to feel your abs and work them deep? This is perfect for you! The 100 and the abdominal series are iconic sections of the Pilates Mat and believe me, they get to the CORE in a deep and intense (good intense) way!

  • Arms and posture - 9 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Slow
    Let’s tone the arms! In Pilates we usually work with very light weights… but the beauty of it is that as we work the arms, we also engage and control the whole postural alignment of the body making an exercise that might seem easy very challenging and intense!

  • Waist, hips and arms - 13 min

    Level 2 - Pace: Moderate
    Perfect quick workout to get into waist, hips and arms when you have little time for it!
    Accelerate the pace and the reps if you want to make it more intense, just make sure your form is proper and safe!