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Is Pilates on YouTube™ Good?

By January 22, 2013

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video onlineI was doing a home workout a few nights ago while my sweetheart happened to be in the adjoining room working on my computer. Being a big YouTube™ fan, he decided to search YouTube™ for Pilates videos while I did my exercises.

Now I do not usually look for Pilates on YouTube™ -- I usually go there knowing what I want to see -- so when I saw what a run of the mill Pilates search had found I was flabbergasted. I saw some of the worst so called Pilates I'd seen in a long time. I also saw some good videos. Definitely. However, the breadth of the mediocre was appalling.

Of course, mother hen type that I can be, I immediately decided I better get busy and figure out how to help people have a better Pilates on YouTube™ experience. I've put together an article full of tips on how to find the better Pilates YouTube™ videos along with some ways to spot a imposters. I hope you find them useful. Please see: Pilates on YouTube™, How to Find the Best Pilates Videos.

Your comments about your Pilates and YouTube™ experiences are welcome.

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January 22, 2013 at 4:15 am
(1) Kelly Chester says:

I would rather go to a class as we do not know what postion we are in and any good Pilates teacher will keep correcting you. I have been teaching Pilates for four years and everyone loves the group work and enjoy watching each other grow.

Pilates and yoga is better in a class as you need to ensure you are doing it correct as poor posture and doing it wrong can make you worse and course injury. I will be doing some video work and made them into DVDS but did lots of research before hand.

January 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm
(2) Robin @ The Balanced Life says:

I agree, there is a whole host of exercises on YouTube that are titled “Pilates” and either have nothing to do with Pilates or are, in some cases, very unsafe. I watched a pre-natal Pilates workout the other day that was not Pilates, and what it was was actually very unsafe for pregnancy. Scary!

But as you said there are some great resources out there as well, so thank you for writing this article.

I agree, in person is always best but online workouts can be great when you’re unable to leave the house or on the road. I upload videos to my channel for my clients that want to have the extra little session in the comfort of their own home.

Great post!

January 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm
(3) Anastasiya says:

I think that you can find a couple of decent Pilates videos on Youtube but the majority of then have nothing to do with Pilates. Most people who search for Pilates on Youtube are beginners and they don’t know how to perform exercises safely and correctly.
I think that private Pilates lessons are the only way to go in the beginning (even if those private lessons are done over Skype with an experienced teacher.)
There is just no way to control the quality of the Pilates videos on Youtube.

Pilates is more than just a workout, it’s a corrective discipline that teaches you to use your body with efficiency and ease. You can’t learn that on Youtube :-)

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