Vanessa Paradis’ version of the mermaid.
Teaching tip – only do Pilates on a pedestal if there are snakes on the floor.
Bonus alternative fact – Paradis’ famous hit Joe Le Taxi is actually about Joseph Pilates.
Prince’s version of the superman.
Teaching tip – to avoid making this face while doing the superman, keep your head ribcage and pelvis nicely aligned.
David Bowie’s version of the clam.
Teaching tip – when performing the clam in tight trousers, always have a sewing kit handy.
Brigitte Bardot’s version of the diamond press.
Teaching tip – avoid turning to look coquettishly at the camera in the middle of this exercise.
Marilyn Monroe’s version of the seated spine stretch.
Teaching tip – victory rolls add more flow to your Pilates.
Madonna’s version of the single leg raise.
Teaching tip – if you decide to support your head with your foot rather than a block while performing this exercise, always wear big pants.
Marlene Dietrich’s version of the arm circle chicken wings upper body release series.
Teaching tip – don’t try and draw your eyebrows on while doing the arm circle sequence.
Kate Bush’s version of the open leg rocker balance.
Teaching tip – al fresco Pilates plus white trousers minus a mat equals grass stain alert!
Blondie’s version of the mermaid.
Teaching tip – best performed wearing some form of leg covering.