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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Doing a Reformer Exercise / Mat Exercise Combo is a great way to add variety and challenge to your workouts. In this demo, we're doing Feet in Straps Bend and Stretch, followed by, Double Leg Stretch (no straps).
This simple but effective stretch is perfect for those who sit for long periods of time, or who are active and work their hip flexors with exercises like cycling or running. It's also the perfect stretch break exercise for those long work days.
Combining two intermediate moves is a great way to challenge a client. For this exercise combo, the emphasis is on strength.
The Ab Prep Tuck is a great combo exercise targeting the abs. It works best when the client has great body awareness and can return to neutral after each rep.
This exercise is a combination of exercises performed on the Arc (Small) Barrel and the Cadillac.
Part of the Kneeling Series on the Reformer, this exercise is considered Intermediate, but I would call it advanced. This exercise variation in particular is quite a challenge because of moving the arms away from the midline of the body.