The Best Pilates DVD Workouts for All Skill Levels

Pilates DVD Reviews & Guide Picks

Even though Pilates DVDs are not very expensive, you still want to invest in a DVD that you know will meet your particular needs and interests. Based on the countless reviews that have appeared on this site over the years, this list includes some of the top picks for Pilates DVD workouts.

There are so many wonderful DVDs to choose from, but these are truly the best of the best. Be sure to check the full review list, too.

Beginner Pilates DVDs

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New Body! Pilates, Jennifer Kries: This is a good introduction to the traditional Pilates mat exercises. The extra magic circle exercises definitely kicks it up a notch.

New York Style Pilates, Jonathan Urla: This DVD might have beginner pacing, but it offers a full body workout that builds on Pilates fundamentals and modifications.

The Secret to Flat Abs, Stott Pilates: This DVD will help you tone up your midsection. It focuses on toning the deep abdominal muscles and back, otherwise known as the Pilates powerhouse. Stott Pilates excels at precise instruction.

Intermediate Pilates DVDs

Rael Pilates System 17

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 three-level series, all of which offer fantastic workouts.

The MVe Series, Peak Pilates: This DVD is good for those looking for reformer and chair exercises. It covers mat and equipment exercises from beginner through advanced, with modifications.

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 thighs.

Advanced Pilates DVDs

Romana's Pilates Powerhouse Mat Workout DVD

Advanced Pilates, Alisa Wyatt: A fast-paced classical mat workout, this is my go-to advanced mat workout.

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.

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.

Fusion Pilates DVDs

Pilates Playground DVD - Nico Gonzales
Nico Gonzales

Pilates Playground, Nico Gonzales: This is a challenging, but fun workout that uses a resistance band and magic circle.

Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates, Mari Winsor: Mari Winsor is one of the most well known names in Pilates. For those looking for a workout DVD with a weight loss and body sculpting focus, Winsor Pilates delivers.

Sexy Body Workout with Weights, Jonathan Urla: This DVD offers the ultimate trifecta: Pilates, yoga and weights combine in this body toning routine that stays connected to good movement principles that are essential to Pilates.

HomeBody Workout, Jillian Hessel: A good choice for beginners, this DVD incorporates dance weights and a routine that can be done in a chair.

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