Skip to content
November 1, 2011 / ShapedforFitness

Pilates Anytime | Online Pilates Classes

Workout Yesterday: 30 min Elliptical and 30 min Pilates “Ball Workout” via

One of my new favorite fitness studios is actually an online studio, This was the first virtual fitness studio I came across where you can access hundreds of Pilates videos (500+ videos) anytime, anywhere there’s internet access.  They have a wide variety of Pilates classes like mat classes, reformer classes, spine corrector classes, cadillac classes, pre or post natal classes, beginner, advanced, men, seniors, rhythm classes, and my all time favorite Booty Barre. I found through the Booty Barre website and the creator, Tracey Mallet’s bio.

So far, I’ve only taken these classes and I love them, I want to do them over and over:

Here’s a quick breakdown of me doing the Ball Workout:

Slow roll downs & back up

Leg raises on top of ball

Scissor Kicks on top of ball

Side work for obliques and hips

In addition to these moves, you do the other basic Pilates moves on top of the ball or holding the ball. The hardest move for me is big leg circles on top of the ball. Laying on your back with the ball under the lower back and legs extended straight up, you split the legs sideways, then slowly bring them in a wide circle to touch about 6 inches off the ground, and bring them back up to vertical. Crazy! I can barely do that without a ball.

Back to . . . all of the classes are taught by very well-trained and experienced instructors, both in-house and visiting. They even offer tutorial videos, training sessions for beginners, and continuing education courses for instructors (CECs). Plus, check out this amazing view of the ocean in Santa Barbara, you can actually see the waves crashing on the beach:

Booty Barre Class

Creating an account is really simple and non-intrusive. The first 15-day trial period is free (credit card required but won’t be charged until after 15 days) and you’ll get a feel for everything they offer. After the 15-day trial, it’s only $18/month for unlimited class access. They even have a mobile site so you can take your iPhone or iPad to the gym if you don’t have space at home.

What I like about

  • Unlimited access to a wide variety of Pilates (and Booty Barre!) classes
  • It’s a real class with real students, not paid actors and not edited
  • Only $18/month. Most Pilates classes start around $20/class
  • Workout in the comfort of your own home anytime, at your pace
  • Many classes to choose from, not the same DVD routine over and over
  • Easy to use website with reviews and comments from other members

What I don’t like about

  • No instructor with you to correct your form (your problem, not the website’s problem)
  • Would like more barre classes
  • Would like to see live “virtual” classes

Overall: is an excellent source of Pilates classes that you can access from home for the price of about 1 fitness DVD per month with hundreds of classes to choose from. It’s also a great resource for fitness instructors looking to change-up their routine, learn about different practices, and be a part of a large network.



Leave a Comment
  1. kristicoop / Jan 9 2012 11:50 pm

    Thank you Bri! I couldn’t have said it better myself! We really appreciate it!
    Best Wishes,
    Kristi Cooper

    • ShapedforFitness / Jan 10 2012 8:59 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for all the great Pilates classes!

  2. glade coupons / Jan 19 2013 1:29 pm

    Just desire to say your article is as amazing.

    The clearness to your post is simply cool and i can assume you’re a professional in this subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to snatch your feed to stay updated with coming near near post. Thank you a million and please continue the rewarding work.

  3. mattwatson / Jan 23 2015 12:04 am

    Thanks for sharing this post. Pilates is the form of exercise that engage your mind and body. Pilates is an effective method for improving flexibility and giving strength to the body. Online Pilates classes are now very much popular among the people. For some years I have taken the Pilates training from Pilates Room With Kimberley Garlick. Their classes are very much effective and I am very benefited with their classes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: