The Roll Up is a Classical Pilates exercise. The Roll Up is the second exercise in the Pilates Mat order. Breathwork plays is an important part in performing this exercise. Begin by lying on your back. Inhale while lifting your arms to the ceiling. Lift your head and exhale while rolling up and reaching forward. When your hands are parallel to your feet, inhale as you start rolling back. Exhale as you connect your spine vertebrae by vertebra, ending laying down on the Mat with arms overhead. This exercise can also be performed on the Cadillac or Tower with feet under the Footstrap and holding a weighted pole overhead.