Top to Bottom Mat – Pilatesology

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Alycea is one of our most requested instructors and if you’ve never experienced her teaching you’re in for a treat! You’ll continuously move through this workout but within each exercise Alycea changes the rhythm by creating an alignment challenge that prevents your body from cheating with momentum. Rebuilding your body from top to bottom, Alycea's cues will leave you with trembling muscles and a genuine sense of accomplishment. Filmed at Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates™, New York, NY.


What Others Are Saying


  1. susan h lawrence
    susan h lawrence 1 month ago

    It’s the little bits that are so grand. Wonderfully thoughtful class.

  2. Anneandtina 1 month ago

    Thank you so much Alycea, I really love the way you are teaching, your special approach which made progress a lot. This video is really precious to me 🙂 !
    Thanks also for you different hacks, really helpfull, and your passion is contagious !

  3. Erica 4 months ago

    I agree awesome, but skipping in the loading made it like a remix. I still loved it

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Sorry you had some skipping Erica! When that happens for me, if I change the quality to a lower value it usually stops (click on the gear thing in the lower right corner of the video player). Let us know if that doesn’t help, we can figure it out.

  4. kritil 4 months ago

    Best class yet! Alycea is amazing.

  5. Caboose 8 months ago

    Best explanation for using upper and lower abs. I could actually do a teaser the way you cued it. The rotations increased my range of motion and flexibility. I loved the hip series it hit all areas of the glut muscles. I will be doing this routine again, one of my favorites.

  6. shiritg1 1 year ago

    Great , amazing class.
    Thank you.

  7. moonbones12 2 years ago

    ! Yes !

  8. andreaqm 2 years ago

    love this class! This breakdown helps someone like me (less experienced w/ pilates as compared to other forms of exercise) “feel” my core rather than overusing my neck, legs or momentum in these exercises. It’s helped my core stay engaged more throughout regular pilates classes.

  9. Matx 3 years ago

    Intens, clear, and deep. Thank you

  10. alicia jerome 3 years ago

    This was a great class! I enjoyed all the precise cueing and detailing.

  11. Nay 3 years ago

    Thanks Alycea, I undertand more each movemnet of the ejercice !

  12. chocofiend34 3 years ago

    Fabulous class. I never had a Pilates class breakdown the movements the way this class did. I loved it and learned a lot!! Thank you!

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  15. Alexandrina 4 years ago

    I really liked this class! good cues, challenging the body, nice flow and building blocks.

  16. VakaVeronica 4 years ago

    Mind blown! It was so good to break down the exercises and to really think about what our bodies should (and should not) be doing. I especially loved the Saw prep, and the side kick prep. I really like how you explain the exercises and have such enthusiasm, I would love to attend a class in person. My body feels amazing after completing this workout, thank you!

  17. Kara Wily
    Kara Wily 4 years ago

    I let out five audible grunts! Love the dynamics, was transported to Milton Meyers flat back series for a moment during neck pulls. This was the most perfect workout I could have had today and glad I found it to celebrate the opening of the new studio! Thank you!

    • Alycea Ungaro Author

      Kara! I couldn’t be more excited than to know I got to work YOU out today. Thank you to Pilatesology for allowing Pilates pros to come together and support and learn from each other since we can’t always get to each other in real life. I’m so happy you liked class!

  18. celiamaluf 4 years ago

    Fabulous lesson for me!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your teaching is so inspiring!

  19. choi
    choi 4 years ago

    thank you.

  20. onebodi 5 years ago

    Thanks Alycea. As always your classes ROCK and I love your teaching style!!!!!!

  21. colleenferg7
    colleenferg7 5 years ago

    Awesome class- felt things i’ve never felt or noticed in some exercises… so excited to share some of these with my clients- thank you!

  22. Jon Hawkins

    I have a home studio and so often my home practice is on the equipment because I’m so excited to have it there! As a result I often teach and practice very little mat. This class is a reminder of exactly why I should hit the mat more often!

  23. jodie 6 years ago

    WOW!!! I absolutely loved this class. Definitely taking again. And thanks so much for extra rotation in the SAW. I did not realize how stiff I was this morning until I did this.I truly loved the concept of doing the moves in parts, eye opener for me.

    . Looking forward to more classes.

  24. AnnaDZullo 6 years ago

    Wonderful Alycea! really brings a lot of length and power to the work! and I don’t think I need to say endurance.

  25. Vicki 6 years ago

    This. Was. Amazing!
    Thank you Alycea, especially liked the cues for criss cross, saw, and side kicks. you really squeezed the juice out of those exercises!

    SALLY DOR 6 years ago

    Thank you for this amazing class. I will now definitely use this system of breaking up the exercise to make the progression easier. BRAVO!

  27. deneeSdole 6 years ago

    I learned so much that I will incorporate into my own workouts & classes! It’s the little parts that make the biggest difference. Thank you so much!

  28. Alycea Ungaro Author

    Such lovely comments – thank you all. Kartarzyna – that may be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen written about my classes – thank you!

  29. Katarzyna Dabek 6 years ago

    wow, this class should be obligatory to take!

  30. Reb 6 years ago

    Thank you for this class, Alycea! Hope you will make it to Paris again in 2014!

  31. sheilamcgregor 6 years ago

    Really LOVED it! Such super deep connections – awesome!

  32. pilatesangel 6 years ago

    Such a fabulous class! Getting the juice out of every move and suspending expectation! Thank you Pilatesology for bringing another class from Alycea!

  33. Glenna Nall 6 years ago

    thank you. i am feeling the slow teasers and roll ups. and i love the side kick cues and variations.

  34. LKVB 6 years ago

    Loved so many things here. The saw was fantastic and also loved the push-ups. Brilliant class!

  35. joesmat 6 years ago

    There is much very considered thought and detail in this mat session. Thank you Alycea Ungaro.

  36. Davamadez
    Davamadez 6 years ago

    Another amazing class Alycea¡ i lover your cues, so helpful. Thank you¡

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