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The Best Pilates Workout Online

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author image Andrea Cespedes
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.
The Best Pilates Workout Online
Do Pilates where ever you want with an online class. Photo Credit fizkes/iStock/Getty Images

You may have every intention of going to a Pilates class, but then life just gets in the way. Instead of having to plan a time and then actually get out the door, experience the core benefits of a Pilates practice in the comfort of your own home.

Streamed Pilates workouts give you the flexibility of practicing when you have time. If you pick one of these top-rated selections, you'll get expert form tips as well as workouts that meet you where you are — whether you're just starting out or a veteran. Remember, though, no single workout is best, as variety will help you develop comprehensive strength.

Of course, you'll have to invest a little in these classes; they have a subscription fee. The monthly cost is usually quite affordable if you do a class or more per week.

Pilates-ology

Pilates pro Alisa Wyatt founded this site, which offers more than 350 classes with a variety of top-notch trainers. The site offers mat classes, as well as equipment-based classes should you be lucky enough to have a Reformer, Cadillac or Wunda chair at home.

The site also features specialty classes for those who have particular concerns, such as scoliosis or poor posture. Classes are organized according to level and length, making it even easier for you to tailor your practice to your needs.

Read More: The Health Benefits of Pilates

Online Pilates offers body part-specific workouts.
Online Pilates offers body part-specific workouts. Photo Credit Andrei Kiselev/Hemera/Getty Images

SBF Streaming

SBF Streaming provides Pilates workouts and so much more, including barre, interval cardio and stretching routines. Once you subscribe, you have access to the 130-plus classes that use just your body, a mat and sometimes small dumbbells. Suzanne Bowen, a Pilates pro, founded the site that's perfect for small spaces, such as hotel rooms or a tight living room.

Gaiam TV

This online streaming service offers hundreds of workouts and videos not limited to Pilates. You'll find plenty of yoga, as well as documentaries and guided meditation. The Pilates workouts offered feature well-known instructors, such as Mari Winsor, Ana Caban and Jillian Hessel. Classes are organized by length and provide a variety of levels.

YooPod

This streaming service is for the at-home practitioner who wants to focus on a mat-based practice. Formerly known as Pilates on Demand, some exercises require easily stored equipment such as magic circles or exercise balls. You'll have two students demonstrating at once to give you visual cues.

Read More: What is Mat Pilates

Pilates Anytime

Pilates Anytime is updated frequently, so you'll never get bored of the same old classes and teachers. You'll learn from expert instructors, including Jullian Littleford and Michael King, as well as a large base of skilled core instructors. Classes of all levels are available and the site is organized in a clear, manageable way. You can also personalize the site to star classes and instructors that particularly inspire you.

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