Fletcher Floorwork: Evolved From the Source Video
Fletcher Floorwork: Evolved From the Source

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

Fletcher Floorwork: Evolved From the Source

Available worldwide

The Fletcher Floorwork® was created by First Generation Master Pilates Teacher, Ron Fletcher, and is taught in this 40 minute workout by Johanna Dalgleish. It is inspired by the classical Pilates taught to Ron Fletcher by Joseph and Clara Pilates as well as his many years as a professional dancer with the Martha Graham dance company. With a foundation in Matwork principles, the Fletcher Floorwork® uses flowing sequences and breath to bring a sense of artistry to the body and highlight the joys of movement. This video is an all levels workout featuring hip openers, breath work and coordination exercises. 

Do not perform this class if you are pregnant. Flexion of the spine should be avoided with disc herniations.


People who watched this also watched

Join the Conversation

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

lilalila1972, posted on July 15, 2016

Amazing Lesson, Thanks!

hadassah, posted on November 1, 2015

Each time I do this video I am enjoying it more and more! Johanna, can you share more of the Fletcher Floorwork with us? I love the Graham influences and would love to learn more of this artisitc/innovative material beyond the matwork!

B-health, posted on September 29, 2015

I love this authentic series. It seems deceptively easy but the exact breathing and use of breath to stabilize the pelvis is strength building. My low back pain is gone. Smart core work and great hip opening.
Thank you Gaiam for keeping this originial no frills type of pilates practice on your site.

Vasaart, posted on March 31, 2014

I felt like a dancer doing this practice - and not a very good one! Still, it brought back a memory of doing Pilates with a good teacher, and I enjoyed the graceful, precise flowing of the postures.

LisaandCharles, posted on November 28, 2013

This is the first time I've been able to roll up with straight legs on a wood floor without some blanket cushioning underneath my body. Thank you for the excellent verbal cues! Nice class Johanna.

oscipoe, posted on November 2, 2013

This is one heck of an muscle strengthening session. It is for those with more experience since a lot of it depends on engaging the deeper muscles. If you do not have that control you have no idea why the flaring of the arms and such. I subbed some with a rubber band but that is just because I have some strengthening to do in my back. The robotic feeling someone here was getting is what I automatically get when I engage all muscles particularly the abs and inner thighs and I like that. I feel strong after this class. Thanks Johanna!

virginia_2, posted on October 7, 2013

not sure what to say about this. I think I will know as the day goes on. I've done quite a lot of different yoga/pilates and this was different. I guess all I can say is that it felt much much more subtle than other practices but that could perhaps be do to the precision work only known by dancers.....on the fence.

MimePi, posted on November 11, 2014

Agreed - I've done many different types of yoga and dance, but I didn't feel very much muscle work here. Perhaps my muscles are just used to this type of work? As you said, I'll only know after the day progresses a bit. Also on the fence - I think it would help if she didn't just voice over but explained as she was doing it - verbal instruction and what was on the screen did not always match up.

arwen_2, posted on June 16, 2013

I enjoyed this, but it felt very robotic to me in some ways. I mean, the postures were graceful, but getting into them looked so controlled in a way I'm not used to. I kept wanting to smile more too! I don't do much Pilates. Is there a philosophy behind what I was uncomfortable with? The I love Pilates series seems a little different by comparison, but that might be the instructor primarily.

mrenkow, posted on May 30, 2013

Very different from any video on MYO. I enjoyed this! Thanks!

christineb_2, posted on April 24, 2013

Wow! Great stretch and core workout! Love ballet influences! Thanks Johanna!

ElizaRogers, posted on April 11, 2013

Hi @jackieandrea,
The music is by Jason Kent. You can find the tracks from this class along with his other work in the music store: http://www.myyogaonline.com/music/ambient/yogaflo-for-peace
Hope that helps!
Eliza & the MYO Team

jackieandrea, posted on April 11, 2013

I love the music. Very "Air". Who is it?

dduggan, posted on April 2, 2013

I loved this sequence and the ballet influenced movements......very different. Thank you Johanna!

JuliAnneM, posted on March 28, 2013

Great stretching! Nice pce. Have not done Pilates for a while and liked this class for easing back into it.

meridance, posted on March 24, 2013

This took me back to my dance days. Nice practice.

Luvina, posted on March 23, 2013

I liked the pace since I was looking for something soft. Its motion with grace. I appreciated that. It was good stretch. worked the abs in a mild nice ways. Thank you

Marystewart5, posted on March 19, 2013

Beautiful class. Loved the movement. :)

michelletrantina, posted on March 18, 2013

Hi @dslavensky
Thanks very much for your feedback. We have added this to our notes for upcoming content.

tashastewart, posted on March 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this class. I come from a dance, yoga, pilates, & health care background. It was a refreshing class for me, & for those who find themselves a bit confused, it does become easier the more you practice :0)

Tohum, posted on March 17, 2013

Loved this class...thanks

dslavensky, posted on March 14, 2013

@michelletrantina Would definitely like to see more hour long, intermediate level pilates. More fast paced stuff, too. Glad to hear there are more videos coming, I've actually been looking at other online pilates sites as I've done all of the ones on here far too many times and I am starting to get bored. I have been a member for many years, I would love to stay here!

tristinj, posted on March 13, 2013

Wasn't my favorite video. I prefer the classical pilates, it is easier to follow along for beginners and to me was a better workout. The instructions were a little confusing if you have never done Fletcher before.

mameefranglais, posted on March 11, 2013

Sort of blah.miss relaxation at the end, will do it alone!

naturalyogini, posted on March 11, 2013

@michelletrantina I'm not really a pilates fan but a dance center/floor work person. I would love if you or someone would do the Martha Graham or Merce Cunningham warm-up in a video with percussion, of course. thx

michelletrantina, posted on March 11, 2013

Hi @333brooklyn
We do have more Pilates in the works - please send me details on exactly what you'd like to see in a video?
The more details the better!

naturalyogini, posted on March 11, 2013

@michelletrantina Thanks. Do you plan on doing a full length dance stretch/pilates video?

michelletrantina, posted on March 11, 2013

Hi @333brooklyn
Warm up here: <br>
Michelle and the MYO team.

NicoleUrdang, posted on March 11, 2013

As a yogi, I was intrigued by this core-focused practice.
Challenging enough without being too intense.
Thank you!

naturalyogini, posted on March 11, 2013

Overall I liked the video. But I so wish it was taught more like a dance class warm-up with percussive music that mirrored the movement AND I wish that her cuing was better as it was difficult to follow when not looking at the screen.

EmilyLimaye, posted on March 8, 2013

This video appears to be broken.... the message says the file cannot be found

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.