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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.

Watch this overview video for even more information on our Exercise Demo videos.

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Stomach Massage Twist Featured ImageStomach Massage with Twist

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.

Aug 9, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Kneeling Star with Med BallKneeling Star with Med Ball

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.

Aug 3, 2017
Advanced Level • Medium Intensity
Lean with Arms FoldedLean with Arms Folded

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.

Aug 1, 2017
Beginner Level • Low Intensity
Pilates Push-Up to BalancePilates Push-Up to Balance

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.

Jul 27, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Med Ball Squat with Heel RaiseMed Ball Squat with Heel Raise

Check out this challenging full leg and shoulder exercise with the Med Ball. It will help develop strength, balance, and coordination.

Jul 25, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Butt Blaster SeriesButt Blaster Series

Let's target the glutes with this fun 3 step exercise. Okay- not just the glutes. It's a leg killer. Check it out.

Jul 25, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Open Leg Rocker / Teaser Combo with CircleOpen Leg Rocker / Teaser Combo with Circle

Check out this combination exercise using the circle. Adding these two intermediate exercises together makes them advanced and really fun to do.

Jul 22, 2017
Advanced Level • Medium Intensity
Plank Oblique Twist on ReformerPlank Oblique Twist on Reformer

This intermediate level exercise requires strength and body awareness and is a great way to challenge the obliques.

Jul 18, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Rolling Like a Ball / Single Leg Stretch ComboRolling Like a Ball / Single Leg Stretch Combo

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.

Jul 13, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity
Two Hands Overhead Side BendTwo Hands Overhead Side Bend

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.

Jul 11, 2017
Advanced Level • Medium Intensity
Leg Lift with Hanging Fuzzy Straps on CadillacLeg Lift with Hanging Fuzzy Straps on Cadillac

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.

Jul 6, 2017
Advanced Level • Medium Intensity
Plank to Pike with Leg Lift on ReformerPlank to Pike with Leg Lift on Reformer

Work the whole body with emphasis on the core, glutes and quads with this creative take on the Arabesque.

Jul 4, 2017
Intermediate Level • Medium Intensity