The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises Listed



So You Think Classical Pilates is for Girls?

At Elite Pilates & Yoga Services (Newton Abbot Devon) we have instructors who favour different approaches towards their style of instructing in Pilates. Paul prefers Josephs original style. For him, the Jewel in the Crown is the Classical mat work.


So here is a list I thought you might enjoy of those original 34 mat work movements, as featured in the order Joseph Pilates presents them in his book Return to Life Through Contrology.

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The Classical Pilates Mat Exercises

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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




One Leg Kick

Double Leg Kick

Neck Pull



Shoulder Bridge

Spine Twist

Jack Knife

Side Kick


Hip Twist


Leg Pull – Front

Leg Pull

Side Kick Kneeling

Side Bend 





Control Balance

Push Up



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PS So which Classical movement do you #love or loathe?

Lots of Love Paul & Tanja xxx

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