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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This is a fun combination plank series on the reformer. Using the box makes it a bit easier than having your hands on the carriage.
Check out this simple and effective recovery stretch for the hamstrings. Perfect between sets of challenging exercises.
This is a combination exercise of a single leg squat and a single leg deadlift. Using the Foam Roller for balance and some support is a great way to introduce this to new clients.
This is an excellent stretch for the adductors of the thigh. I use it as a recovery and mobility exercise. Perfect for a cool down as well.
This mobility exercise is perfect at the end of any workout. The spine moves in all planes and the band adds a great stretch for the shoulder as well.
This time our Exercise Demo is all about Lats (okay - and core). This is a great way to get shoulder adduction on the Reformer.
I love this exercise, because it really helps in understanding of body awareness. By switching from one hand to the other, you can easily feel the different sides of the spine, ribs, and shoulders engage.
This is a simple and effective exercise to strengthen the Lats and the Pecs.
This is a variation of the Lean exercise typically performed on the Short Box on the Reformer. It's much more challenging than it looks and targets the Abs, as well as, balance.
This exercise is a cross between Pilates and fitness. In Pilates a similar position and exercise is called The Hundreds. In this variation, your spine is flexed throughout and I've added arm sweeps to challenge your core even more. Super challenging and effective.
This is one of the most advanced exercises on the Reformer. It requires strength, balance, control, and flexibility. Be sure to use a trained professional to spot you during this challenging exercise.
The Star is a very advanced and challenging exercise. This variation is a great way to prepare for the full Star and also is great to add into any program to challenge the lateral muscular system.