The Workshop Series is our on-line manual for Pilates and fitness exercises. In our Workshop videos, we take an exercise and, well, go deeper. We cover proper form and execution, and the anatomy and biomechanics involved in each exercise. We also cover regressions and progressions for each exercise. And finally, we cover one or more programming tips in every Workshop video.
We produce a new Workshop Video each week. You can browse through our library of past videos and you can also use the search function to find specific exercises in various categories, including types of equipment, specific muscles, different intensity levels, and more.
In addition, you can download a PDF for each of our Workshop videos. The PDF contains important notes from the video, plus quick reference photos of the exercise, the regressions and the progressions.
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The goal of this workshop is to provide Group Fitness Instructors with the tools to have the best possible audition.
The In Air Series consist of advanced level Pilates Mat exercises. This exercise requires mobility, control, and full body strength.
Rocking is an advanced level Pilates Mat exercise, which is extremely challenging for many clients. It requires strength, but focuses primarily on mobility.
The Teaser Series includes intermediate and advanced Pilates exercises (depending on the version). The Teaser is one of the most popular exercises in the Pilates world.
This Advanced Side Kick variation, adds upper body strength and more balance requirements to the beginner level. As you flex your hip to bring you leg forward, you lift your ribcage for the mat using your lats and obliques.
Elephant is about disassociation: Learning to move the legs (hip joint) while maintaining the spinal and pelvis position. By adjusting the amount of spring tension, you can focus on either the core or the hip extensors primarily.
Control Balance is an advanced level Pilates Mat exercise. This exercise requires mobility, strength, control, and, of course, lots of balance.
The Overhead is an advanced Reformer exercise that takes strength, control and timing. It comes from the Jack Knife on the Mat and that exercise should be taught before attempting to do this more challenging exercise.
This advanced level exercise requires strength, mobility, and control. It is great for strengthening the upper body, core and legs.
The Corkscrew is an advanced level exercise that takes strength, flexibility and body. The goal of the exercise is to roll up and down the mat in a straight line, while in rotation.
This is an intermediate exercise that takes strength, flexibility and body awareness to execute correctly. The goal of the exercise is to move the legs while stabilizing the pelvis and torso.
This is a beginner / intermediate level. It’s target is the Triceps Brachii. Using the resistance of the springs, makes the exercise easier than the traditional “Dips” exercise from fitness.