Pilates Anatomy with Simona Cipriani

Anatomy on the Mat Part 1: Single Leg Circles

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If you're looking to understand exactly what is happening to our bodies when we do Pilates, this series is for you! In it, Simona Cipriani and her husband, Anatomy Professor Dr. Joe Muscolino, show and explain movement anatomy in the Pilates mat exercises. In this first of 5 Parts, they address the topic of extension in the body during the Single Leg Circles. Visit Simona's studio in Stamford, Connecticut at The Art of Control and Dr. Joe Muscolino at LearnMuscles.com.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Lubugal 3 weeks ago

    Love this tutorial! Thank you so much, and please do more!

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 3 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for your feedback here:)
      Hope we will be able to get together soon for more filming
      Stay well and keep moving 🙂

  2. Ly 1 year ago

    Thank you for this!

  3. zeemarina 2 years ago

    Love your tutorials, Joe & Simona!

  4. Holly Quaglia Wells 2 years ago

    Wow! Wow! Wow! What I wouldn’t give to study the body in relation to movement with the two of you. I could study this for hours on end. How phenomenal is the body!!! Thank you!

  5. Ethottam 2 years ago

    I would love to see one of these for every mat exercise. Very helpful overview for those of us rooted in anatomy. Thank you! I’d also love to see an anatomy series for special populations (e.g., pregnant clients).

  6. mdmeyers 2 years ago

    More!! I loved this! So very informative. I have favorited this one and will be watching the rest in this series! I do hop you continue to produce more!
    Thank you!

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hello there ,

      Thank you so much for your feedback and
      Yes! We will certainly continue????
      Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see covered????

  7. Fantastic. Thank you both! Very helpful to understand what is happening in the body at an anatomical level. I really look forward to the next videos.

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hi Leolady,

      I want to take credit for this…but I have to give it all to my amazing husband!
      He is a very gifted teacher and I am learning so much from him!

      Let us know what you would like us to cover next ok?


  8. Jean Wilcox 2 years ago

    Thank you both so much, I really enjoyed your Video.

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hi Jean,

      thank you so much for watching…we have a few more to share with the apparatus!
      a lots of fun!
      Hope you can come to visit some time:)

      See you soon,

  9. Deborahstreetgross 2 years ago

    I learned a lot from this. Thank you

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hi Deborah,

      Thank you for letting us know…
      we love when people learn something new and when the “light” goes on!
      love it!


  10. Jayne O'Brien 2 years ago

    I love this, thank you so much for sharing, such great anatomy references Dr Joe ????????

    • Simona Cipriani Author
      Simona Cipriani 2 years ago

      Hi Jayne,

      Thank you so much for watching and for writing to us.
      As I mentioned before Joe has a great gift to make everything seem easy and that how you learn!
      If you like to learn more without being overwhelmed see Joe’s Anatomy course for Pilates on my web site:)


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