Intermediate Pilates Mat with Kathryn Ross Nash

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If you’ve ever seen Kathryn Ross-Nash perform Pilates, you know why Romana called her a “Star of Stars.” Kathi is delightfully fun and lighthearted but be ready—she will work you harder and more correctly than you think possible. Even this group of professional Pilates instructors is challenged by Kathi’s cues. Learn why she doesn’t believe in modification of exercises and how to do them right from the very beginning, you’ll notice the change in your body immediately. Filmed at the Arizona Classical Pilates Conference 2012, organized by The Pilates Core. For info on training with Kathi visit:

What Others Are Saying


  1. Kerry 2 months ago

    What a great 19 minutes!!!!

  2. Alexandra Bohlinger
    Alexandra Bohlinger 6 years ago

    Personally I think that every convention should start with a mat class, what a up lifting session! Thanks you Kathi!

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      THANK YOU! And I couldn’t agree with you more! I actually do that in all of my private workshops . I believe we also do not learn by stilling and watch but by doing. This is why I started my pilates professional advanced teacher training – 10 students each always doing or teaching- pencils down and bottoms up is my philosophy !!!!!

  3. Kathi Ross Nash Author

    My heart goes out to you!!! I am beyond honored and touched that my work has helped you at this time. This work has helped me survive and then heal many loses, trials and challenges that life had presented to me. Know you are in my thoughts and please keep me posted on your Mom.

  4. Suebelle
    Suebelle 8 years ago

    Kathi , you are an incredible teacher. I admired you as a student in Romana’s DVD as well.
    I am in Philadelphia because my Mom is very ill. Long days seeing my Mom and so many elderly people, in such infirm condition has been tough. I have been doing your short and sweet ( suffer kids ) mat every morning before going to Hospital. You have helped me and inspired me. I am half way through the Red Thread and have watched Scull and Cross Bones 2x and the Chair w/ Ernesto 2x, and the Flowing Beginner wo as well. Thank you for being tough, caring , deliberate. I wish I could study with you. I will watch these over and over as I am a stickler for the subtle nuances that make each movement work.

    Warmest Regards,
    Sue Elliott

    Peace and Health, Sue Elliott

  5. Gemshaw1 8 years ago

    awesome class. I felt like my front room was a studio for 20 mins…built up quite a sweat! Thank you x

  6. Andrea Maida
    Andrea Maida 8 years ago

    Thanks Kathi – I love this one – you just kicked my butt all the way in Vancouver! I love the selection of exercises and how thorough you make them. So much mileage out of rolling like a ball! mmmm good stuff! xox

  7. Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson 8 years ago

    Kathy watching this reminded me of the good old times we have had throughout the years. Nice pace! Love always Michael Johnson

  8. jane 8 years ago

    Terrific class Kathi! I loved that you told us to not do modifications. Tough love 🙂

    MARYLYON 9 years ago

    Hi Kathi
    Thanks for such a powerful class. I loved it!! I am now going to cancel my other online pilates classes. They can not even come close to this great Website.
    . Mary Lyon xxxooo

  10. alyglaze 9 years ago

    Such fun, blood-pumping class! I loved the pace and cues. It’s so great to feel like I’m right in the middle of your studio while right in the middle of my living room :).

  11. presspaws
    presspaws 9 years ago

    An amazing class! I hope Kathi films more workouts soon. And please Kathi come to the UK one day! 🙂

  12. isa 9 years ago

    thanks… only you to get some good lesson in Angola … continues this work kisses

  13. JenBax 9 years ago

    Thanks so much… my first online class! The pace was perfect. Please keep this class available!

  14. joesmat 9 years ago

    I really like how Kathi works the “dynamics” of each exercise, yet, insists on integrity.
    How interesting to learn of the association of touching knee to knee in the Bicycle with the running motion. First time I have seen it taught like that.
    Have had a back issue for over 20 years, and whole heartily concur with Kathi’s recommendation that you don’t modify (unless on medical grounds of course) if you want to strengthen the muscles that are weak
    A lovely lesson on the Purity of the mat Methodology for me.
    Thank you very much.

  15. jennieh
    jennieh 9 years ago

    I am a certified instructor teaching the classical method and after watching your videos, I hope to attend one of your conferences some day. I like your teaching style and want to teach just like you! Please have a conference in southern California!

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      Thank you Thank you Thank You! I will actually be at Chris Robinson’s studio this summer in La Jolla.. The Core Connection. I would love to meet you!

  16. arlene

    “YOU NEVER KNOW what you can do until something spurs you to achievement”. Thank you Kathi Ross Nash for being that kind of a teacher, inciting great strength and great spirit in everybody.

  17. JessicaDumanch 9 years ago


    Was this filmed at the Gratz Conference in PHX? It was, I just saw Elin!!!! You stole my heart that day!!! I’m beyond obsessed with classical now. Jennifer Kries sparked my interest in classical, you solidified it. I’ll never look back. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.

    Jessica Dumanch

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      Jessica! It was amazing to work with you!!! I can’t wait to see you again! You are truly an inspiration to all Pilates students and teachers!!! Thank you for such wonderful words!

  18. Kathi Ross Nash Author

    LOL- That is the HIGHEST compliment I think a woman in our profession can get! THANK YOU!


  19. pilatesangel 9 years ago

    Thanks Kathi for being assertive… like a female Joe! Loved it!

  20. Allison 9 years ago

    Really enjoyed this class! One thing I love about this website is that I can get the feeling that I am in a pilates class and studio while at home! Thanks Kathi!

    • Kathi Ross Nash Author

      That makes me so happy! How great is this site! bringing all these fun workouts right to your home! I am so thrilled to be able to spread some of the work I adore to everyone who might want to see! Thank you for taking the time and for the kind words!

  21. Kathi Ross Nash Author
    Kathi Ross Nash 9 years ago

    Thank you! Glad you like it!
    Actually we left push ups out ….

  22. Ynowak 9 years ago

    Awesome! Did the video end a bit early? At the end the class was about to do push ups but the video ended.

  23. 2redfrogs 9 years ago

    Love it!! Well done Kathi..

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