Even though Pilates DVDs are not very expensive, you still want a DVD that meets your needs and interests. Based on reviews I've done over the years, I've put together a short list of some of my top picks for Pilates workouts on DVD. There were many wondeful DVDs to choose from, but I chose the ones that I like to do the best, or have risen to the top as those I recommend the most often. Be sure to check the full review list, as well as our Readers' Choices for Best Pilates DVDs.
New Body! Pilates Beginner Mat and Circle, Jennifer Kries - This is a good introduction to the traditional Pilates mat exercises. The extra magic circle exercises take the level up a notch. Read my review
New York Style Beginner Workout, Jonathan Urla - Beginner pacing but a full workout building on fundamentals and modifications. Read my review
The Secret to Flat Abs, Stott Pilates - This DVD focuses on toning the deep abdominal muscles and back, the Pilates powerhouse. Stott Pilates excels at precise instruction. Read my review
System 17, Rael Isacowitz - You won't find anyone who imparts the inner magic of Pilates better than Rael Isacowitz. System 17 is the intermediate level of a 3-level series, all of which are recommended. Read my review
The MVe Series, Peak Pilates - Good for those looking for reformer and chair exercises, these DVDs cover mat and equipment exercises from beginner through advanced, with modifications. Read my review
Power Paced Fitness Circle, Stott Pilates - This is an up-tempo workout with the Pilates magic circle. It is a good target workout for the core, as well as triceps and inner thigh. Read my review
Advanced Pilates, Alisa Wyatt - A fast-paced classical mat workout, this is my go-to advanced mat workout. Read my review
Romana's Pilates Powerhouse Mat Workout, Romana Kryzanowska - An advanced Pilates student should at least have some exposure to the renowned Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska. Here you get to learn, and watch Romana teach, the exact mat workout she teaches. Read my review
Pilates Method Master Trainer Series, Jennifer Kries - This is not a follow-along workout. This is an insightful, advanced level study of Pilates mat and equipment exercises. Read my review
Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates, Mari Winsor - For those looking for a weight loss and body sculpting focus, Winsor Pilates delivers. Read my review
Sexy Body Workout with Weights, Jonathan Urla - Pilates, yoga and weights combine in a body toning routine that stays connected to good movement principles. Read my review
HomeBody Workout, Jillian Hessel - A good choice for beginners, this DVD incorporates dance weights and a routine that can be done in a chair. Read my review
In 2011, About.com readers voted for the best Pilates DVD in the Readers' Choice Awards. Five finalists were chosen by readers, and another vote determined the winner.