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The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises Listed

March 29, 2017

It’s March, and that means we’ve been joining in the online #MarchMatness celebration of the classical Pilates Mat Exercises. At BASI, we often say the Mat Work is the Crown Jewel of Pilates. So, by way of encouraging your mat workouts, we thought you might enjoy having a copy and paste list of the classical Pilates mat exercises in the order Joseph Pilates presents them in his book, Return to Life Through Contrology.

Find videos of these exercises as well as some of our newest videos on the BASI Pilates YouTube Channel or BASI Interactive.

The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises

  • Hundred
  • Roll Up
  • Roll Over
  • One Leg Circle
  • Rolling Back (rolling like a ball)
  • One Leg Stretch
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Spine Stretch
  • Rocker with Open Legs
  • Cork-Screw
  • Saw
  • Swan-Dive
  • One Leg Kick
  • Double Leg Kick
  • Neck Pull
  • Scissors
  • Bicycle
  • Shoulder Bridge
  • Spine Twist
  • Jack Knife
  • Side Kick
  • Teaser
  • Hip Twist
  • Swimming
  • Leg Pull – Front
  • Leg Pull
  • Side Kick Kneeling
  • Side Bend
  • Boomerang
  • Seal
  • Crab
  • Rocking
  • Control Balance
  • Push Up
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Watch demonstrations of these exercises on the BASI Pilates YouTube Channel or on BASI Interactive.

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