Tips to Remember the Matwork Order: The Exercises

Jeremy Folding Mat

How to Remember the Pilates Mat Order: The Exercises Andrea Maida has written a wonderful blog post that inspired the one your reading here.  Find her post here. The Reformer Work is divided up into exercise “Series”: the Footwork Series – Rowing Series – Long Box 1 – Long Stretch Series – Stomach Massage Series […]

Tips to Remember the Matwork Order: Background

Jeremy Folding Mat

How to Remember the Pilates Mat Order: The Background Andrea Maida has written a wonderful blog post that inspired the one your reading here.  Find her post here. Skip the Background and go straight to the Exercise List: Click the button to go straight to the exercises.  To save space, I’ve separated the “background” from […]

The Pilates Apparatus

The Pilates Apparatus A Pilates studio is full of apparatus but it’s totally unlike anything you’ve seen in a gym.  Even a dedicated Pilates Mat with it’s handles and strap is different than a regular exercise mat: see this post’s “featured image”. One big difference is that most gym equipment has just one single purpose. […]

What is a Pilates “Reformer”?

What is a Reformer

What is a “Pilates Reformer” Without any doubt, the Pilates Reformer, or “The Universal Reformer” to give it Joe Pilates’ original name, is the iconic apparatus in the Pilates world… https://vimeo.com/591213794The exercises that can be done on a Reformer range from simple movements of just one limb, to elaborate exercises that might take many months […]

What is a “Pilates Chair”?

Balanced Body Chair

    The “Pilates Chair” The Short Version: Click to watch the video below – you’ll see what’s possible on the Wunda Chair! The “Wunda Chair” as Joseph Pilates called it has the reputation of being the least forgiving of all Pilates’ equipment.  It was originally designed to fit into the small city apartments that are characteristic […]