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 one of those exercises we all love to hate. It's challenging to do, and teach. But, it's also very effective for core strength.
This is a super challenging exercise, that is usually performed on the Reformer. Adding a kneeling position and a Med Ball, makes it a great advanced Mat exercise as well.
Check out this regression for the Lean - It takes an intermediate exercise and makes it beginner. Folding your arms also helps the individual focus on, and perfect, the core and leg movement, before adding the arms.
This is such a fun way to finish a Mat Workout. Adding the balance component helps to see the results of a great Pilates Class...and it's really fun too.
Check out this challenging full leg and shoulder exercise with the Med Ball. It will help develop strength, balance, and coordination.
Let's target the glutes with this fun 3 step exercise. Okay- not just the glutes. It's a leg killer. Check it out.
Check out this combination exercise using the circle. Adding these two intermediate exercises together makes them advanced and really fun to do.
This intermediate level exercise requires strength and body awareness and is a great way to challenge the obliques.
Combining two exercises is a great way to add variety and challenge to any workout. And in this case, combining two beginner level exercises, creates an intermediate level challenge.
This is an advanced move on the reformer (it can also be performed seated). This is great for balance and oblique work for your stronger clients.
Check out my version of the Hanging work on the Cadillac, using the Fuzzy Straps. This is a great way to target the abs, without worrying about your grip giving out before your abs do.
Work the whole body with emphasis on the core, glutes and quads with this creative take on the Arabesque.