When certified Pilates trainer and owner of Speir Pilates Andrea Speir takes her clients through a Pilates mat workout, they tend to agree on the same thing: they’re way harder than reformer workouts.
That’s because she picks moves that replicate a reformer or Pilates Cadillac experience, all while pushing her clients to flow through the entire workout without stopping between exercises.
“With the transitions being part of the movement and workout, you literally never stop moving. This makes it such an effective workout to do at home,” she says.
If you’re missing your Pilates studio and all the equipment in it, Speir’s five moves ahead will give you that intense sweat you’re familiar with, all from your mat.