More than Mat Pilates is a unique exercise program created by certified Pilates instructor, Sarah Picot. Sarah takes some of the over 500 exercises, normally reserved for the Pilates Reformer, Cadillac and Chair and modifies them so that no equipment is necessary.
Named "Best Pilates Challenge" by Fitness Magazine, the Intermediate Level is great for anyone who has mastered the More than Mat Pilates Beginner Level. The Intermediate Level DVD takes the basic exercises found in the Beginner Level and adds more exercises while increasing the difficulty.
All 3 DVDs in the series include 3 sections. The Warmup is a short workout that includes basic Pilates movements and principles designed to help you properly approach all of the exercises in the main workout. Next, is the Intermediate More than Mat Workout. The exercises are guided well and include a modified version to follow, if necessary. Finally, there is Cardio Flow. The downside to exercise videos is that once you have done it for awhile the workout seems slow and labored with too much talking. Cardio Flow not only addresses that pet peeve but also provides the cardio workout we all want. This fast-paced version of the Intermediate workout takes away most of the talking and requires a strong knowledge of the routine so you can flow from one exercise into the next without stopping.
As with any exercise program, consult your doctor before beginning.