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A Printable List of Pilates Exercises

Classical Pilates Mat Exercises Listed in Joseph Pilates' Order

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Updated June 06, 2014

Women doing Pilates exercises on a exercising mat.
Kristian Sekulic

Below is a list of the classical Pilates mat exercises. The exercises are listed exactly as they are presented in Joseph Pilates book, Return to Life Through Contrology.

In an effort to make this list an easy to read and print (see print icon upper right) reference, I have not linked the exercises to their instructions. You will find the same exercises listed, with links to most of their instructions, here: The Classical Pilates Exercises.

The instructions for these exercises, along with many more exercises such as modified versions; and exercises with equipment like exercise balls, fitness bands, and the magic circle are also available in the Pilates exercises folder.

The Pilates Mat Exercises in Classical Order
Hundred
Roll Up
Roll Over
One Leg Circle
Rolling Back (rolling like a ball)
One Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch
Spine Stretch
Rocker with Open Legs
Cork-Screw
Saw
Swan-Dive
One Leg Kick
Double Leg Kick
Neck Pull
Scissors
Bicycle
Shoulder Bridge
Spine Twist
Jack Knife
Side Kick
Teaser
Hip Twist
Swimming
Leg Pull - Front
Leg Pull
Side Kick Kneeling
Side Bend
Boomerang
Seal
Crab
Rocking
Control Balance
Push Up
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