The Best Pilates Classes Online

There are many good sites that offer subscription plans for Pilates instruction

You can find excellent Pilates classes online. These sites offer Pilates workouts and specific exercise instructions, as well as exercise techniques and instruction on the use of Pilates equipment, including reformer exercises.

Because they are in-depth, these sites are not free. However, fees are reasonable and there are introductory offers.

Pilates Anytime

Yoga or Pilates Class
Yoga or Pilates Class. Credit: Hiep Vu

Pilates Anytime offers online Pilates classes for all levels, and interests. This site features a wide variety of good instructors and new videos are added frequently. In addition to their regular instructors, what they call the "distinguished instructor" list at Pilates Anytime includes many Pilates masters such as Kathy Corey, Michael King, and Jullian Littleford. This website is easy to navigate and personalize. It is a good choice for instructors, or serious students looking for a more in-depth practice

Price: $18/month, after a 15 day free trial.

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Pilates class
Pilates class. Roy Mehta/Getty Images

Pilatesology teaches online Pilates classes dedicated purely to classical Pilates. It offers a strong selection of beginner through advanced classes with quality Pilates instructors. Some well-known instructors include Pilates Elder Jay Grimes, Alisa Wyatt,  Alycea Ungaro, Brett Howard and many more. Good navigation, and you can favorite and comment on classes.

Price: $19/month or $150/yr after a 10 day free trial.

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Pilates on Demand
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Formerly known as Pilates on Demand, YooPod offers subscription Pilates classes that geared toward the home workout. The classes are mat-only, and use small equipment such as resistance bands, magic circles or exercise balls. The atmosphere is casual, and classes often have only two students demonstrating. This website is easy to navigate and personalize. Prenatal and postnatal classes are also available.

Price: $11.25/month in one installment of $135, or $19.65/month, after a 14-day free trial.

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Ultimate Pilates Workouts

The Hundreds
The Hundreds. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

The video classes at Ultimate Pilates Workouts are taught by the owners of Pilates on Fifth in NYC, Katherine and Kimberly Corp. Katherine and Kimberly are delightful instructors with a Stott Pilates background. Ultimate Pilates Workouts has a offers a selection of classes, but it is easy to sort and choose workouts by equipment, level, and time. There are also lessons for Pilates instructors, offering cues and tips on teaching Pilates exercises.

Prices vary: Free (basic) $9.99/month (deluxe) or $17.99/month (premier). Annual plans: Free (basic), $99.99 (deluxe); $179.99 (premier); $259.99 (ultimate).

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Gaiam TV

Glamour Hosts Yoga Class With Yogalosophy Author Mandy Ingber
Glamour Hosts Yoga Class With Yogalosophy Author Mandy Ingber. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Glamour

Gaiam TV offers Pilates and fitness videos that Gaiam has previously published as DVDs as streaming video online. There is an extensive selection of Pilates videos, including videos by Mari Winsor of Winsor Pilates, Ana Caban and Jillian Hessel.

Prices: $20 for first 3 months; $9.95/month; $95.40/year.

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Pilates Interactive

Rael Isacowitz Demonstrates
Rael Isacowitz. (c)2010, BASI Pilates

Pilates Interactive is a project of BASI Pilates, a company founded by renowned Pilates master Rael Isacowitz. It offers exercise instructions and full workouts for all levels and types of equipment. The site includes written instruction and video. The site is searchable by a number of criteria such as by level, muscle group, or apparatus.

Range: $10/month to $20/month depending on class level. 

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