In this detailed demonstration, Kathryn Ross Nash explains how to use a raised Pilates Mat and why Joe's authentic dimensions and features can help provide a deeper and better workout (the mat in this video is made to Joe Pilates' original design by Gratz). She takes her student Lynanne Escatel through a Basic level workout to show the purpose of the exercises, the proper body position and how an instructor can assist her student. Kathi's wealth of knowledge is an incredible learning tool both for instructors or anyone wanting to know how to practice the mat better. If you enjoy learning about the mat here, you can put your new knowledge to use in the class that follows this one: Flowing Basic Mat where Kathi takes Lynanne through the same exercises with the correct flow, completing the same workout in 12 minutes. Filmed at American Body Tech, Kathryn Ross-Nash’s Allendale, NJ studio.