Athletic Mat – Pilatesology

Athletic Mat

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Join Clare for a mat workout aimed at building athletic ability. You'll push your limits with elements of speed play by working at different paces from slow to medium to fast as well as combine movements that challenge the upper or lower body to test your strength, skill and memory! Visit Clare at Progressive Bodyworks and explore Clare's new program for studio owners: Pilates Avatar.  

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  1. loremiller
    loremiller 7 months ago

    Reeely fun Clare. Thanks for a great class!!!

  2. TracyWCorvo 2 years ago

    What a great class! Thank you for invigorating my mat practice. Wonderful flow and variations. My heart is pumping. Loved it!

  3. Erica Van Stralen
    Erica Van Stralen 4 years ago

    Woehoe! Talking about awesome endings… Great class, thanks!

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author

      Hey Erica! Glad to hear you loved the challenge. It certainly keeps us on our toes, fully engaged in mind and body.
      Thanks for taking time to send a note, it’s always good to hear how people enjoy what we do. What fun, right?

  4. kimberlie birdwell
    kimberlie birdwell 4 years ago

    Thanks Clare
    I loved the variations and flow of this mat workout!
    I’ll see you at the PMA!!

  5. scottie_34 4 years ago

    New fave! Hard as hell but fortunately no issues grappling with pretty leg problem for this guy =). Kudos Clare, exceptionally great instruction and sequence.

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      Scottie, Thanks for the shout out! It’s hard but good and certainly keeps the brain engaged. I am so glad you liked it:)

  6. susan h lawrence
    susan h lawrence 4 years ago

    I think this will really help my reformer snake and twist, plus a few other tough spots in both mat and reformer. Interesting, and different kind of ‘fun’ with pace.

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      Dear Susan,
      Working out the kinks in the tough spots is no easy task. Thanks for giving it a go!

  7. pilatesangel 4 years ago

    I underestimated this class when I pressed play…! Athletic should be replaced with superhuman 🙂 Superb teaching and execution! Thank you for sharing! (Glad no one could see me the first go! tee hee)

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Thanks Angel, and doing it in the privacy of your own home has gotta be one of the best things about working out with a video :)!

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      Hey Angel,
      Alisa is right, at home you can moan and groan as your body and mind figure it out. Super human fun:)

  8. LKVB 4 years ago

    hi Clare, this is a brilliant mat for so many reasons. The combos are fantastic. It’s always that dang first rep where you are climbing into the body and all the ‘power leaks’ come out. If you got one shot you learn fast and the body obeys. Also side kicks the mind can wander with too many reps. The combos keep it fresh. I got a lot out of all your ques and combos. Teaser twist in mat awesome. Thanks for such a great class! Best, liesbeth

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      This is certainly a class for the hearty minded! Glad you enjoyed it and got a few things you can use. I had a blast teaching it and practicing it too. The hardest part was using my words to keep it moving.

      • LKVB 4 years ago

        I thought you did I an excellent job keeping the flow but still teaching the bodies in movement. And it translated well out here in TV land. I was able to work hard without constantly looking at my screen. 🙂

        • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
          Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

          It translated to TV land! Yeay!
          Thank you to Alisa who suggested I be uber articulate on this one so every one could keep up without a hitch.

  9. Ynowak 4 years ago

    So much fun! Loved the chair twist adapted to the mat.

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      Pilates IS fun!!! Happy you jined us:)

      • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
        Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

        OOPS -that was “joined” us

  10. joesmat 4 years ago

    This is quite a “special mat class”, and especially, the “Chair Twist Adapted for the Mat”. I have researched and practiced the Classical Mat for almost a decade now being a Mat person, and this is the first time I have come across this adaptation. Thank you indeed for sharing it.
    I so enjoyed Alisa being told she was a “Wonder of Nature”! That was Gem number 2 !
    One of the best – an outstanding Contribution.

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 4 years ago

      Hello JoesMat!

      Home run??? I knew you would like the teaser twist variation!
      Thanks for watching, I hope you joined in on the mat as well:)

      • joesmat 4 years ago

        Thank you for your kind note Clare.
        Yes indeed, I have been following this class through on my mat everyday since it appeared on Pilatesology. The practice is deceptively “deep”.

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