My clients are always wondering how they can do Pilates on their own when they can’t get into the studio. Retreaters also want to know how they can continue their newfound Pilates practice when they go back home and back into their routine. The answer is the Pilates Mat! In fact, when Joseph Pilates created his method, back when he called it Contrology, he wanted people to do his exercises every day! His book Return to Life describes the order and exercises in limited detail. To help you at home, my regular clients and past retreaters continue their Pilates practice here is the order complete with links to their “how to.”
When you first look at this list it can be daunting. How do you remember it all? What if you can’t do an exercise? But, don’t let the list keep you from giving your home Pilates practice a go! The more you do it the easier it is to remember. If you can’t do an exercise yet skip it! Come back to it when you’re ready to give it another try.
Grab your mat and get your flow on!