Classical Pilates Mat, Part 2

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In this 2nd part of a 2-hour workshop (Part 1 is a flowing mat workout), Jay breaks down the exercises in the original mat sequence and answers questions about how the mat was practiced in Joe’s studio. His knowledge of the way Mr. Pilates taught is priceless—from how Joe wanted you to breathe (‘get all the air out’), to specific instruction on exercises like the Roll Up, Neck Pull and how they relate to each other and much more. To finish the session, Jay takes everyone through the mat work again with 3 repetitions of each exercise at a normal pace to demonstrate the changes they have achieved. Filmed at the Arizona Classical Pilates Conference 2012—for more information on future events, visit:

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  1. ewapilates
    ewapilates 3 years ago

    Jay’s original cues are just above any others! Really; learning how Joe and Clara had executed those exercises was so inspiring and encouraging:) There was a BUT – for me – Sandy and the other lady did not pay enough attention:( The were great in providing water and stuff, but were too seldom of assistance and help:( they just got into conversations now and then and once Sandy just turned her back back to the class:( so sad:( ( The camera does NOT lie:(

  2. nhomacdich 8 years ago

    I forgot to ask, where can I buy the flatform(Pilate mat) that Jay was talking about?

    • Alisa Wyatt

      The Pilates Mat is available from Gratz. If you go to our “Studios & Partners” page in the About section of the website you will see the link…

  3. nhomacdich 8 years ago

    I love this…I learned some technique that helps me improve my work out.. thanks,

  4. jeanwilcox 8 years ago

    Mr Grimes, what a fab approach I have enjoyed listening to you so much, what a fab workout. Thank you so much, jean in Donegal Ireland,

  5. joesmat 8 years ago

    This piece video is to my simple way of thinking the ultimate Pilates Method treasure. It is Return to Life put on video. Mr Grimes beautifully demystifies the Pilates Method. A unique presentation from a true gentleman.

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