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Follow Brett through this advanced workout that beautifully integrates elements of what he has learned from First Generation teachers Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant and Jay Grimes. You’ll love Brett’s dry sense of humor that arrives just in the nick of time when the moves get tough, while his talent for creative cues bring the classical mat alive with fresh information. A few super advanced moves are included in this workout such as the High Bridge. Always be sure to practice any unfamiliar exercises with your instructor first. Brett finishes the workout with an exhilarating set of Romana’s Jumps! Filmed at Brett Howard's studio, The Pilates Haus in Jersey City, NJ.

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  1. Lucerobarry
    Lucerobarry 2 years ago

    Yes this was a super mat. Really good class. As I get back into shape from a year of not being able to do advance Pilates because of a retina that blew out. I had to wait for it to heal, now that it has healed I can get moving again. No pre Pilates anymore lol. This was fun, challenging and boy oh boy do I have to work on my stamina. The jumping at the end was not too pretty! I did teach a full day and then did this class — but still! I will definitely check back to this class when the month is over to see how I have changed.

  2. Silvia.o
    Silvia.o 2 years ago

    Loved this!! Can’t raise my hand in the bridge though

  3. AHORRY 3 years ago

    great as always brett! haven’t seen you for ages xx miss you x

  4. mirandabass 5 years ago

    Well that was a great test of ability and strength after the Christmas festivities! I love the jumps but why is it gravity increases on a body over 50!!
    Happy New year Brett! Keep the sessions coming!

  5. mirandabass 5 years ago

    Yes, lovely timing and rhythms, so important! Nothing like staying in the positions like down plank and side kick kneeling for a little longer !Ooooh my butt!! Thanks Brett!!

  6. ceboneka 5 years ago

    So good! Thank you!

  7. pamdej 6 years ago

    Brett, this is a fantastic class. The pace, timing, and transitions are wonderful. This is a great example of using control rather than speed to achieve a super advanced level. Thank you for this video.

  8. jodie 7 years ago

    Thank you this was great. I really liked the holding the roll down on the challenging part in both directions. Control balance I still have to work on. Great class.

  9. clareann123 8 years ago

    Great class. Nice pace and clear instructions.

  10. Ninakerbler 8 years ago

    Ja!!! Macht Spaß und ist effizient, danke !

  11. Nikki1209 8 years ago

    Awesome workout Brett!

  12. monakelly 8 years ago

    Precise, funny and inspiring. Thanks Brett for a great workout!

  13. joesmat 8 years ago

    Mr Howard, HIGH BRIDGE is a beautiful exercise. In the set up, I can get the top of my head on the mat, but when I try to extend through my arms to hike up – I am unable to fully extend my arms fully. Any suggestion how to progress this? I have no apparatus. Thank you very much.

    • Brett Howard Author
      Brett Howard 8 years ago

      You may practice bridging against the wall. Stand or kneel a short distance away from the wall, than arch back bringing your hands flat on the wall. You may hold the position or bend and stretch the arms. Romana taught me the kneeling version as part of the Reformer on the Mat. I know you don’t have apparatus but the spine corrector is a wonderful place to practice this as well.
      All the best!

      • joesmat 8 years ago

        Mr Howard:
        Thank you very much for your suggestions.Very much appreciated.

  14. kikemarin
    kikemarin 8 years ago

    beatiful class Thank you so much.I like the rithm and flow in the transitions…new for me MIchel Jackson.Me too I had problem to put the 5 stars. Is my firts time I write a post but in the future will very animate to do it.
    from spain Thank to pilates. ology for the wonderful tools to learm pilates

  15. Reb 8 years ago

    Amazing class! Great rhythm. Great cuing. Loved the Kathy Grant exercise! I hope we will see more of Brett! I wanted to give it five stars but for some reason I could not get the last two stars to highlight on my computer/

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