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Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 3.46.57 PM The Exercise Demo Library is our free video resource for Pilates and fitness instructors, and enthusiasts as well. The Exercise Demo is a one-minute long exercise preview, showing proper form and execution. We publish a new Exercise Demo every Monday through Friday (even on holidays); these videos cover fitness and Pilates exercises, with and without equipment.

Our Exercise Demo videos are meant to inspire you with ideas for a class or workout for you and/or your clients. Use the search function, put in the parameters you need, and you'll see a list of videos that meet your search criteria.

Many of our Exercise Demo exercises are (or will be) featured in our Workshops series and our Workouts & Classes series. Check out the tutorials for those as well.

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Feet in Straps – X Bend and Stretch

This is a fun variation for Feet in Straps. Crossing the ropes adds considerable challenge to the abductors of the hip.

Jun 20, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Handstand Flutter Kick to Tendon Stretch with RunningHandstand Flutter Kick to Tendon Stretch with Running

This advanced combination exercise requires upper body and core strength and is quite challenging. I'm using the Merrithew Chair with 2 Heavy Springs on the Bottom Hooks.

Jun 19, 2017
Beginner Level • Low Intensity
Side Lying Footwork

This is a great way to add variety and challenge to any footwork section. Side lying requires body awareness and strength and by adding adduction of the bottom leg your also adding another plane of motion to the work.

Jun 13, 2017
Beginner Level • Medium Intensity
Kneeling Squat with Chest PressKneeling Squat with Chest Press

Check out this great way to work upper and lower body in one exercise. Combining the kneeling squat with the chest press combines balance, strength and awareness.

Jun 6, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Hundreds Frog LegsHundreds Frog Legs

One of my favorite things is to combine two great exercises from different pieces of equipment. Check out the Hundreds with Frog Legs. Super fun and challenging.

Jun 1, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Scissors with Flex BandScissors with Flex Band

This is a fun intermediate level variation on the Ab Series Exercise, Scissors. Placing the band around one foot and hold both ends in one hand adds a strength challenge to the glutes and hamstrings and well as the core stabilizers.

May 25, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Stir the Pot Forward and BackStir the Pot Forward and Back

This advanced variation of Side Kneeling work on the reformer is a great way to challenge balance, strength and agility. It can also be performed separately or seated.

May 23, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Bird Dog ChallengeBird Dog Challenge

Check out this fun and progressive exercise to challenge agility and balance. Using varying speeds and pauses, you can really take this move to the next level.

May 18, 2017
Intermediate Level • High Intensity
Side Lying Jump with KickSide Lying Jump with Kick

This is a fun variation for your next Jumpboard workout. I'm using a light spring, which I call Core Jumps (or Slow Motion Jumps).

May 16, 2017
Intermediate Level • High Intensity
Hip Twist from ForearmsHip Twist from Forearms

This is a variation of the Intermediate Pilates Mat exercise known as Hip Twist. In this modification, you rest on your forearms instead of your hands.

May 11, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Low Row to ExtensionLow Row to Extension

This is a wonderful complex exercise designed to target the posterior muscles of the upper body and arms. It's perfect for strengthening your posture muscles.

May 9, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Roll Up to Extension with Toning BallsRoll Up to Extension with Toning Balls

This is a combination move taking the traditional Roll Up for Pilates Mat and adding an extension move at the top with Toning Balls. It feels great and is a great way to combine flexion and extension of the spine.

May 4, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity