We are delighted to be able to share this video of Body Control Pilates Master Mat teacher, Sam Armstrong, performing Joseph Pilates' original 'Classical Mat' exercises in one flowing sequence, as was originally intended by Mr Pilates himself.
Please note there is no sound to this footage so please do not adjust your sets!
From the age of 10, Sam trained at the Royal Ballet School and was a Professional Dancer with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet for 17 years. He was first introduced to the Pilates Method in 1991 and trained formally with Body Control Pilates in 2001.
Sam holds Matwork Master and Comprehensive Studio Certifications and is a senior member of the Body Control Pilates Teacher Training Team, delivering both matwork and studio equipment courses, as well as professional development workshops, for Body Control Pilates teachers. He is also a Master Mat examiner.
Sam travels extensively in his role as a tutor for Body Control Pilates, most recently having taught in Qatar, South Africa, Japan, Poland and Lithuania. He regularly teaches privates in the Body Control Pilates Centre.
Filming by MK Ceesay (www.zigzagzig.co.uk)
Photography by Charlie Kelly (www.charliekelly.co.uk)
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