Wunda Mat Combo

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Join Chris and his student Sarah for this super fun Wunda Chair and Mat combo workout. Chris creatively incorporates the Wunda Chair into a full body Mat workout, turning it into a crazy effective body-sculpting sweat session! You'll discover a few genius two-for-one exercises and delightfully juicy stretches which will double (or triple!) your results in the same amount of time as your usual workout. Visit Chris at Dorothee Vandewalle's studio Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle.

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  1. sachikoglass 2 years ago

    Chris, I have belatedly found this beautiful work out of Sara and your creative, but very disciplined teaching. You are always fun, but this is one of the best I have seen.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Sara, you are amazing. You made my day just to watch you move.

  2. sandovalstella 2 years ago

    Great chair/Mat workout combo Chris! Loved the smooth flow, variations and cues! Tough workout.

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 2 years ago

      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Lucerobarry
    Lucerobarry 3 years ago

    Super fun! Made this RAINY day in PDX a little more bearable. Thank you!! Loved the rhythm of the push ups and the variation of kneeling push down.

  4. Tkuptz 4 years ago

    This was amazing. I loved how it challenged everything. I could only squeak out 1 of those roll-ups. Sara rocked those roll-ups. Nice spot on the mermaid. Thank you!

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

      Keep practicing. It’s a great challenge to get into those tiny little problem spots. I call it “an exercise of truth!” Thanks for working out with us!

  5. Gina Jackson 4 years ago

    love LOVE L O V E SideKicks lesson with the pedal down. Thanks for the idea!

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

      Gina, thank you! I’m always happy to share the love of challenging and creative ways to interpret the work. Keep that pedal down!

  6. fastedde 4 years ago

    Wow. I’ll be feeling this one for a while! Thanks, Chris! Might have to look you up this summer when I’m in Seattle! Thanks for the awesome video and workout!

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

      Feeling the burn for a while is music to my ears! Please feel free to come take a workout when you’re here. I’ll be happy to work with you 🙂

  7. Hilary 4 years ago

    I miss you Chris! You never fail to challenge me with your creative and fun ‘torture’. I will be working on those side kicks as a New Years resolution! Thou shall not move the pedal! ???????????????? Great inspiration provided by the beautifullly strong Sara!

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

      Thank you for watching and working out Hilary!

  8. sara haakenson
    sara haakenson 4 years ago

    Thank you Chris! We have known each other for a long time and you always keep me guessing. So much love

    • Chris Blackburn Author
      Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

      Thank you Sarah! It’s always a joy teaching you.

  9. Chris Blackburn Author
    Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

    Thanks Jacki! I love this workout when you just have half an hour and need a good kick in the seat! I’m glad you like it 🙂

  10. jackielatour

    My new favorite!! Thanks Chris, and wonderful work by Sarah!

  11. gbesson 4 years ago

    Beautiful, creative workout! And sarah’s form is perfect. Thank you for sharing, Chris!

  12. Justforyoupilates 4 years ago

    A beautiful routine!

  13. Buxotic
    Buxotic 4 years ago

    Super fun Chris! You always keep ’em challenging and unique. Cheers! Strong work Sarah!

  14. Chris Blackburn Author
    Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

    You’re welcome Anna. I’m sure you worked hard 🙂

  15. Anna Zini 4 years ago

    THANK you Chris I like workout

  16. Chris Blackburn Author
    Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

    Ekwok, you’re welcome and thank you for practicing this workout. Creativity is always key. Once we learn to color inside the lines we can have a little fun coloring outside the lines!

  17. ekwok
    ekwok 4 years ago

    Thanks Chris, really enjoyed that workout. The chair and mat really flowed well. I will incorporate some of these techniques into my combo classes.

  18. Chris Blackburn Author
    Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

    Joesmat she came to me with that stunning physique years ago. It’s just natural beauty and practice practice practice!

  19. apcirque 4 years ago

    Great work Sarah! Excellent practioner…fun to watch!

  20. Chris Blackburn Author
    Chris Blackburn 4 years ago

    Hi joesmat!
    Sara is not a professional athlete. She is a former apprentice of Metropolitan Pilates and teaches full time at a studio she cooperatively owns in Seattle. She’s a great student and disciplined pratictioner as well as an enthusiatic teacher!

    • joesmat 4 years ago

      Thank you Mr Blackburn for your interest and prompt response.
      It is unusual to see someone with such very well defined upper back and arm muscles, that only practices Pilates.
      I am therefore wondering what Sara does to keep herself so well toned.
      A most impressive Lady.

  21. joesmat 4 years ago

    May I ask if the very capable Lady demonstrating the work – Sarah Hawkinson (SP!) – is an Athlete or trains in some other discipline?
    Outstanding Practitioner.

  22. Kerry 4 years ago

    Wow, she did a beautiful job!!!
    Loved how he incorporated the chair and mat, great ideas!

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