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Pilates Video Library

Click on any of the links below to view free Pilates-related video clips. Unless otherwise indicated, these files are in QuickTime format, and most are available in two file sizes: high-speed (for fast Internet connections) and dial-up (for slower connections).

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Jillian Hessel Pilates Promotional Reel

Meet Jillian Hessel

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Promotional Reel

Learn about Jillian's background in Pilates and how it can improve your posture, energy, and well-being.

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View video » 22.2 MB 6 mins 25 secs

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Jillian Hessel on FOCUS

Jillian Hessel
on FOCUS

Promotional Clip

Jillian discusses the importance of achieving a Zen-like focus in the "moving meditation" that is Pilates.

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View Clip » 585 KB 36 seconds

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Jillian Hessel on ALIGNMENT

Jillian Hessel
on ALIGNMENT

Promotional Clip

How Pilates can re-balance the musculature of the body and bring it back into postural alignment.

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View Clip » 893 KB 54 seconds

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Joseph Pilates Working Out

JOSEPH PILATES
Working Out on Wall Springs

Watch the Master in action...

A short looping segment from an old home movie spotlighting Joseph Pilates' technique.

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View Clip » 848 KB 29 seconds

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Pilates for Beginners

Excerpts from
Pilates for Beginners

Filmed on location in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Clip 1

Introduction to B.E.A.M. fundamentals, the Powerhouse muscles, and proper breathing technique.

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B.E.A.M. warmup exercises to enhance execution of classic matwork routines.

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Clip 3

Classic Pilates mat class with three levels of difficulty.

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Body Target: Hips & Thighs - Pilates Lower-Body Workout

Excerpts from
Body Target: Hips & Thighs

Part 1 of the video, "Pilates Lower Body Workout," filmed on location in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Clip 1

Review of the Powerhouse, with focus on alignment of the lower half of the body from the waist down.

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Clip 2

A workout engaging the Powerhouse in unison with the breath, while working the body in proper alignment.

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Clip 3

Integrates muscle strengthening from the floor-work into an improved upright posture and better balance.

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Cadillac Techniques

Excerpt from
Cadillac Techniques

On this DVD, Pilates master Jillian Hessel demonstrates a variety of classic moves on a Cadillac apparatus originally built by Joseph Pilates for his student Carola Trier.

Routines on this clip:

Spine Lift, Hip Opener, Short Spinals, Cat Walkover.

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High-speed » 980 KB 77 seconds
Dial-up » 344 KB

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Step Barrel Exercises

Excerpt from
Step Barrel/Spine Corrector DVD

The Step Barrel is an amazing, versatile, and compact piece of exercise equipment. This digitally remastered video from 1995 features Jillian Hessel performing here on an apparatus built by Balanced Body.

Routine on this clip:

Port de Bras Arms.

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High-speed » 4 MB 2 minutes
Dial-up » 1.6 MB

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Magic Circle Routines

Excerpt from
Magic Circle Routines DVD

On this digitally remastered video from 1995, second-generation Master Teacher Jillian Hessel leads a fun but challenging workout using the Magic Circle as an isometric toning tool.

Routines on this clip:

• Steering Wheel
• Halo
• Inner Thighs Workout (supine/neutral spine)

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High-speed » 5.5 MB 2 mins 53 secs
Dial-up » 2.1 MB

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Learning from Two Masters

Excerpts from
Learning from Two Masters

This video is an authentic eye into the history of Pilates. The teachings and personalities of two powerful women — Kathleen Stanford Grant and Carola Trier — are brought to light, all filtered through Jillian Hessel's nearly three decades of teaching experience.

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Introduction to "Posture Analysis."

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View clip » 3.4 MB 60 seconds

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QUICKTIME VIDEO CLIPS

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Note that these excerpts are from the original 2-disc DVD set, so audio/video quality is not optimum. Image and sound have been significantly improved in the remastered version currently available for sale online.

Clip 1
Kathy Grant's "cat" routine and spine twist exercise.

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Clip 2
Carola's posture check and breathing tips.

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Clip 3
Reformer routines: short spinal massage and Carola's lunge.

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Clip 4
Rollup and balance check.

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Carola Shares

Excerpts from
Carola Shares

On this DVD, learn how Carola Trier came to meet Joseph Pilates, and how her own teaching and special approach to the work evolved. Shot in Tarzana, California, in 1989 after her retirement in 1988, this rare footage of Carola in action is all that we have left of her tremendous contribution to Pilates' legacy.

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Clip 1

Introduction to the remastered DVD with Jillian Hessel, including discussion of the historical background.

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View clip » 7.2 MB 113 seconds

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Clip 2

Interview with Carola Trier from the Summer of 1989, at the age of 76.

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Clip 3

Carola teaches the double leg stretch mat excercise with thigh massage.

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View clip » 4.6 MB 74 seconds

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Clip 4

Class demonstration of a footwork routine on the Universal Reformer.

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View clip » 5.1 MB 82 seconds

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HomeBody Workout

Excerpts from
HomeBody Workout

Invite Jillian into your home and join her for an energizing fusion workout. The HomeBody DVD is designed to stretch, tone, and strengthen your core, and improve your posture. It combines the benefits of yoga, dance, and Pilates with a motivating soundtrack to get your heart pumping. And the best part? You won't need a gym membership or any special equipment — just use items you already have around the house.

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Clip 1

Excerpt from Introduction.

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View clip » 6.8 MB 107 seconds

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Clip 2

Excerpt from "Hands Dance" routine.

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View clip » 9.2 MB 148 seconds

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Clip 3

Slideshow of still images from the DVD.

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View clip » 8.1 MB 140 seconds

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