Online Classes

Lauren offers a library of online Pilates classes available only to members. Online Pilates classes allow you to continue your practice no matter where you are in the world at a time and place most convenient for you. They are also a great way to supplement your in-studio private instruction. New classes are added each month, and each class is unique, fun and challenging for all levels. Classes are 15-60 minutes in length, and use minimal equipment, so you can easily do them from the comfort of your own home, office or hotel room.

Lauren develops these classes specifically for her clients and wants you to get the absolute most out of them. If there is a particular focus, prop or issue you wish for her to address or highlight in a future class, please reach out so she can make it happen!

What you get with your membership:

  • Unlimited access to classes with new classes added each month
  • All classes are safe and effective with clear instructions which will make you feel like you are right in the studio with Lauren.
  • Classes of varying lengths so you can always find a workout to fit your busy schedule
  • All classes provide various modifications and variations to meet you where you are currently and challenge you to deepen your practice.
  • Ability to request a specific class focus to help you reach a particular goal or overcome an obstacle.

Enjoy unlimited classes for $10 a month.

Class 81: Just Flow

Class 81: Just Flow

30 Mins (None) Intermediate When programing this class I wanted to keep the transitions to a minimum and really attempt to flow from one exercise to the next. This makes for an efficient class that is challenging for the body and mind.  Attempt this class more than...

Class 80: Slider Workout 1

Class 80: Slider Workout 1

15+ Mins (Sliders) Beginner/Intermediate This is a fun slider workout that focuses on the lower body. This workout is easy to do anywhere and all you need is a set of sliders. Sliders can be anything you have around the house (think paper plates and washcloths)...

Tutorial: Teaser

Tutorial: Teaser

5+ Mins (none) Everyone The Teaser is a paramount Pilates exercise. It takes tremendous strength, flexibility, and control. Today, I walk you through Teaser Prep, Teaser I, Teaser II, and Teaser III (That's right, there are 3 Teaser versions).  Remember, this is an...

Class 79: Magic Circle 2

Class 79: Magic Circle 2

50 Mins (Magic Circle) Intermediate This is my 2nd Magic Circle class.  You can find my 1st class here. This class starts with some standing arm and leg work to warm up.  As you move through the class, the magic circle works to provide both support and resistance.  I...

Class 78: Pilates Quickie 6

Class 78: Pilates Quickie 6

20+ Mins (None) Intermediate This is our 6th Pilates Quickie!  Have fun with a spicy abdominal series and continue to flow through a full-body workout in just over 20 minutes! This class moves quickly.  Take your time and don't be afraid to modify when necessary as...

Class 77: Balance and Control

Class 77: Balance and Control

40 Mins (None) Intermediate This mat class focuses on your balance and finding control in your practice. Control is one of the foundational Pilates principles.  We start with a standing warm-up that really challenges your balance and forces you to really use your...

Class 76: 5 Favorite PSM Series

Class 76: 5 Favorite PSM Series

23+ Mins (TRX) Beginner/Intermediate I love the suspension trainer (aka the TRX). It is so versatile, inexpensive and you can use it anywhere. This class gives you an introduction to some of my favorite Pilates Suspension Method (PSM) series   Give these a try and let...

Tutorial: Spine Stretch Forward & Side

Tutorial: Spine Stretch Forward & Side

5+ Mins (none) Everyone Spine Stretch Forward and Spine Stretch Side can be deceivingly challenging. For those of you with tight hamstrings, the hardest part may be getting into the starting position. Remember, it is more important to start with a straight spine than...

Tutorial: Mount & Adjust your TRX

Tutorial: Mount & Adjust your TRX

5+ Mins (TRX) Everyone I love the suspension trainer (aka the TRX). It is so versatile, inexpensive and you can use it anywhere.  In this tutorial, I break down the different ways you can mount your TRX and the basic adjustments you will need to make in a typical...

Class 75: Mat 5.0

Class 75: Mat 5.0

45 Mins (None) Intermediate/Advanced This is the final class of my Pilates Foundation Series.  This is the more advanced class,  I encourage you to work through the previous classes successively because each class really helps you build your foundation and prepares...

Class 74: Pilates Quickie 5

Class 74: Pilates Quickie 5

20 Mins (None) Intermediate Who's ready for another Pilates Quickie?! This is number 5 and includes a fun variation of the abdominal series to really keep your body guessing. You will also enjoy some great hip and controlled upper body work.   Remember, these quickies...

Class 73: Strong Backs 2

Class 73: Strong Backs 2

42 Mins (hand weights) Intermediate As requested, here is another class that focuses on the back body and posterior chain.  Both are super important for building a balanced body and for supporting your spine. Strengthen your back today to avoid pain tomorrow or build...

Class 72: Building Block Mat

Class 72: Building Block Mat

30 Mins (None) Intermediate This class is programmed in a way to help you elevate your practice with up-leveled variations of some of your favorite Pilates series. I have broken the class into sections like abdominals, hip work, extension, and planks. You have two...

Tutorial: Core Activation

Tutorial: Core Activation

5+ Mins (none) Everyone Proper core activation is key to a great Pilates practice and really any of your fitness pursuits. This tutorial should help you to better engage your abdominals so you can protect your spine and move with integrity.  Let me know if you need...

Class 71: Booty Band Super Sets

Class 71: Booty Band Super Sets

20 Mins (Booty Band) Intermediate In this class, we are going to use the booty band to up the intensity (re: Fire) in our glutes and hips.  If you don't have a booty band you can absolutely still do this class (please don't skip it; it's a good one I promise). I am...

Class 70: Meet Me at the Barre

Class 70: Meet Me at the Barre

45 Mins (Chair, Hand Weights, Small Ball) Intermediate I have a 2nd Barre class for you guys today! If you want to check out my 1st Barre "Inspired" class you can find it here.  You will need a couple of props for this class.  First, you will need something to use for...

Class 69: Building Inversions

Class 69: Building Inversions

40 Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced Today I have a challenging class the focuses on building your inversions (rollover, jackknife, corkscrew, and boomerang). You are going to work on the exercises that help your body build-up the flexibility and strength necessary to...

Tutorial: Roll Over

Tutorial: Roll Over

5+ Mins (none) Everyone The Roll Over is one of the most challenging exercises in the Pilates repertoire.  The Roll Over requires abdominal strength for sure, but it also requires flexibility in the spine and hamstrings.  This is not an exercise for everyone and that...

Class 68: Yoga Block Mat

Class 68: Yoga Block Mat

45 Mins (2 Yoga Blocks) Intermediate Today we are going to play with a fun and versatile prop, Yoga blocks.  If you don't have Yoga blocks you can absolutely still do this class.  You can substitute with two level stacks of book or a small ball when the block is...

Class 67: Pilates HIIT 3

Class 67: Pilates HIIT 3

35 Mins (none) Intermediate As requested, here is a 3rd Pilates HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class.  This class has 4 HIIT series to bring up the heart rate as well as some of your favorite Pilates exercises to give you a total body workout in just 35...

Class 66: Pilates/Fitness Fusion

Class 66: Pilates/Fitness Fusion

30 Mins (none) Intermediate I hope you enjoy this class that brings together Pilates and some fun fitness series, which targets the back body, glutes and hips.  As always reach out for specific modifications or variations if I didn't provide one in the class.

Tutorial: Breathing

Tutorial: Breathing

5 Mins (Theraband) Everyone In this tutorial I am breaking down breathing and how it relates to your Pilates practice. This tutorial should help you to better connect to your breath and get the most out of your sessions.  I am using a Theraband in this tutorial but...

Class 65: Mat 4.0

Class 65: Mat 4.0

40 Mins (none) Intermediate Welcome to Mat 4.0. This is a solid intermediate class the builds on what we have already worked in Mat 1.0, Mat 2.0 and Mat 3.0. If you haven't checked those classes out yet please take a look. In 4.0 we are going to break down the...

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 7

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 7

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate You made it to Day 7! Congrats on completing the 2021 New Year Challenge. I hope you have enjoyed these classes as much as I did programing and filming them for you.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 6

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 6

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate DAY 6! I think you will really enjoy today's class. I love the unweighted upper body work at the start of class and the variation of the abdominal series and I think you will too!

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 5

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 5

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate Welcome to Day 5.  How's everyone doing? I hope you are still having fun and enjoying your daily movement practice.  Remember to please let me know if you need need a modification or have any questions.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 4

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 4

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate DAY 4! You are more than halfway though this challenge.  Great job and keep up the good work!  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 3

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 3

17 Mins (none) Beginner You have made it to Day 3 of the 2021 New Year Challenge. That is 3 straight days of movement and that is something to celebrate! As always please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification. If you want to work on your roll-up...

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 2

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 2

20 Mins (none) Beginner Welcome to Day 2 of the 2021 New Year Challenge. I hope you are feeling good after day 1. Let's keep the momentum going.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 1

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 1

20 Mins (none) Beginner Welcome to Day 1 of the 2021 New Year Challenge.  Let's start the New Year off with some fun movement. I am so excited to have you here. These classes are designed to be progressive but also accessible to everyone. I have tried to give...

Class 64: Christmas Quickie

Class 64: Christmas Quickie

25 Mins (none) Intermediate Merry Christmas 2020! I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday season!  Enjoy this quick and efficient class to keep you moving!

Tutorial: Single Leg Circles

Tutorial: Single Leg Circles

5 Mins (none) Intermediate Single-Leg Circles are deceivingly challenging. However, this exercise is great for learning and building pelvic stability. Enjoy!

Class 63: Mat 3.0

Class 63: Mat 3.0

40+ Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate This class is designed to help you continue to build on the work we did in my Mat 1.0 class and Mat 2.0 class. If you haven't done those classes yet please check them out. This class continues to build your strong Pilates...

Class 62: Mat Variations w/ Small Ball

Class 62: Mat Variations w/ Small Ball

40+ Mins (Small Ball) Intermediate The small ball is such a fun prop.  It is a simple prop that adds such a great challenge.  This class has some wonderful glute and hamstring work and you will definitely feel your abdominals.  If you don't have a small ball you can...

Class 61: TheraBand Mat 2

Class 61: TheraBand Mat 2

30+ Mins (TheraBand) Intermediate I love using the TheraBand as a prop. It is such a versatile and cost effective Pilates prop. This is the one I am using in the video. This is actually a 2 pack and I used the blue one in the video.  You can use whatever weight you...

Tutorial: Rolling Like a Ball

Tutorial: Rolling Like a Ball

4 Mins (none) Intermediate Joseph Pilates wanted his work to be both functional and playful...Rolling Like a Ball is a great example. I hope this tutorial demystifies this challenging but fun exercise. Enjoy!

Class 60: Mat 2.0

Class 60: Mat 2.0

30+ Mins (none) Beginner This class is designed to help you continue to build on the work we did in my Mat 1.0 class. If you haven't done that class let you can find it here. This class tackles some intermediate exercise but it is absolutely accessible to the...

Class 59: Athletic Mat 2

Class 59: Athletic Mat 2

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced With this class, I took a more athletic approach with a standing lunge series to start and some challenging abdominal and hip work. We finish it off with some plank and back extension that will make you use your whole body. If you...

Class 58: Arms & Abs

Class 58: Arms & Abs

30+ Mins (hand weights) Intermediate Two of my favorite muscle groups to work...Arms and Abs. I am using the 2-pound hand weights but they are not necessary. Enjoy!

Tutorial: Pelvic Lift/Bridging

Tutorial: Pelvic Lift/Bridging

6 Mins (none) Intermediate Spinal articulation is a strong focus within the Pilates repertoire. This tutorial breaks down the pelvic lift or bridging.  Remember the movement starts with the abdominals and the glutes and hamstrings help you lift.

Class 57: Pilates Quickie 4

Class 57: Pilates Quickie 4

15+ Mins (none) Intermediate I have another Pilates Quickie for you. This class as some fun Rolling Like a Ball variations that will challenge your core and elevate your heart rate. Enjoy!

Class 56: Mat 1.0

Class 56: Mat 1.0

37 Mins (none) Beginner This class is designed to help you continue to build upon your Pilates foundation. However, even if you are not a beginner, you will enjoy this class. Remember, a strong foundation makes a huge difference in our success as we move through the...

Class 55: Abs and Glutes

Class 55: Abs and Glutes

45 Mins (none) Intermediate Two things everyone seems to want to work...Abs and Glutes. This is a full-body class that delivers targeted glute and abdominal work. Strong abdominals and glutes don't just look good they are super important for overall health and...

Tutorial: The Roll-up

Tutorial: The Roll-up

11 Mins (hand towel, washcloth, TheraBand) Beginner The roll-up is one of the most challenging and frustrating exercises in the Pilates repertoire. It requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, and some finesse.  In this tutorial, I will help you master the...

Class 54: Strong Backs

Class 54: Strong Backs

55 Mins (none) Intermediate It is so important to have a strong and flexible back and posterior chain. Strong backs help to improve posture and eliminate back pain. In this class, I focus on the entire back body from the upper back to the glutes and hamstrings. I...

Class 53: Back 2 School Quickie

Class 53: Back 2 School Quickie

20 Mins (none) Intermediate My kids are returning back to school this week, which means I have a lot last time on my hands (compared to previous years at least).  I prioritize my workouts so when I am short on time I look for a quick (yet effective) full-body workout...

Tutorial: The Hundred

Tutorial: The Hundred

5 Mins (none) Beginner The Hundred is the quintessential Pilates exercise. Joseph Pilates designed The Hundred to be a warm-up and traditionally it comes at the very beginning of a Pilates session. The Hundred is a full-body exercise that couples vigorous pumping of...

Class 52: Side Body Flow

Class 52: Side Body Flow

15 Mins (none) Intermediate This is a quick side body flow, focusing on the obliques and the hips. This is a burner for sure, but it is quick and super targeted. Let me know what you think and if there are other similar classes that you would like to see.

Class 51: Full Body in 20

Class 51: Full Body in 20

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate I recieved a request for a full body class in 20 minutes. Further proof that you don't need a lot of time to get in a great workout! Let me know what you think!

Class 50: Active Stretch & Mobility

Class 50: Active Stretch & Mobility

25 Mins (none) Everyone This is a quick class that focuses on active stretching and mobility. This is a great class for when you just want to get the blood flowing or if you are working on increasing your mobility. These are some of my favorite movements for when I...

Class 49: Pilates for Runners

Class 49: Pilates for Runners

43 Mins (none) Intermediate Running is my second love (next to Pilates) so I can't believe it has taken me this long to program a class for runners. Even if you are not a runner you will really enjoy this class. We focus on the back body, core strength, and we do some...

Class 48: Playing with Order

Class 48: Playing with Order

35+ Mins (none) Intermediate This is an intermediate full body mat class but I decided to play with the order to keep your mind and body guessing.  Let me know what you think!

Class 47: Classic Reformer Mat

Class 47: Classic Reformer Mat

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced This is a mat class inspired by a classical Pilates reformer class. There are a lot of exercises in this class that may be new to you if you are not familiar with the classical reformer repertoire. Step outside your comfort zone...

Class 46: Pilates HIIT 2

Class 46: Pilates HIIT 2

40 Mins (none) Intermediate I received a lot of positive feedback after my first Pilates HIIT Mat so here is a second class for you. This class included a full body Pilates workout with 4 high intensity intervals sprinkled into the class. If you haven't taken the...

Class 45: Birthday Favorites

Class 45: Birthday Favorites

40 Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced It's my birthday week and I wanted to share some of my favorite Pilates exercises and series with you. This is an intermediate to advanced workout that will get your heart rate up. Let me know if you need modifications or...

Class 44: Barre Inspired Mat

Class 44: Barre Inspired Mat

30 Mins (Chair/Mat) Intermediate Guys I love Barre! I take a Barre class every week and have for years. It is super fun and it is a great complement for my Pilates practice. I have a Barre inspired workout for you today that gives you a taste of the method. Since I...

Class 43: Pilates Quickie 2

Class 43: Pilates Quickie 2

15+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced Here is another 15 minute full body workout! Lots of good side work in this one. Enjoy!

Class 42: Unmapped Mat

Class 42: Unmapped Mat

45 Mins (none) Intermediate I usually plan out my classes before filming but today I decided to wing it. I knew what I wanted to include but I didn't know how I would put it all together. I am calling this my unmapped mat class. Let me know what you think!

Class 41: Unilateral Mat

Class 41: Unilateral Mat

35+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced In this class, we will do a lot of unilateral work. Using one side of the body and then the other to challenge your stability and help balance strength from side to side.

Class 40: Pilates Quickie 1

Class 40: Pilates Quickie 1

15 Mins (none) Intermediate This is my first "Pilates Quickie" class. Full body in only 15 minutes. No reason to let lack of time be an excuse for not moving your body! Let me know what you think and I will try to film more of this quick and efficient full-body...

Class 39: HIIT Mat

Class 39: HIIT Mat

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced This intermediate class incorporates 4 quick HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sections to bring up your heart rate and build cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy the sweat and the burn!

2020 Pilates Jump Start Series

2020 Pilates Jump Start Series

Welcome to my 2020 Pilates Jump Start Series! In January, I did a 5-day Pilates Challenge to jump start your health and fitness for 2020.  Here are all 5 classes in one place for you to try out FREE. Let me know what you think and remember to tag @laurenmarkpilates on...

3-Part Pilates Beginner Series

3-Part Pilates Beginner Series

Class 1 40 Mins (None) Beginner  I firmly believe that Pilates is for everyone; however, I know that starting any new exercise modality can be overwhelming. This is the first class in my 3-part Pilates Beginner Series. This is a great class for those brand new to...

Class 38: Hip Opening Mat

Class 38: Hip Opening Mat

40+ Mins (none) Intermediate This class starts with a standing warm-up and some standing leg work. It also includes the footwork from the reformer on the Mat that really challenges the center and some challenging hip opening work. Enjoy!

Class 37: Mat Variations

Class 37: Mat Variations

40+ Mins (none) Intermediate Hey guys this class plays with variations on some of the exercises you are accustomed to seeing within your Pilates practice. I had a lot of fun with this class and was humbled a few times (Thanks for that Open Leg Rocker)! Also guys I...

Class 36: My Feel Good Mat

Class 36: My Feel Good Mat

40 Mins (none) Intermediate I have been feeling kind of "blah" on and off a lot during this quarantine period (I am guessing I am not alone here). Sometimes even if I don't want to get off the couch, I find that if I can just get on the mat, within 5 minutes I am...

Class 35: TheraBand Mat

Class 35: TheraBand Mat

42 Mins (TheraBand/hand weights) Beginner/Intermediate I have been surprised by how many of you have a TheraBand at home so I thought this would be a fun and accessible prop to add into a class. If you don't have a TheraBand you are welcome to use light (1-2 pounds)...

Class 34: H2O Weights

Class 34: H2O Weights

42 Mins (water bottles/hand weights) Beginner/Intermediate Since we are all stuck at home these days without props (and don't want to be spending money on them) here is another class with a prop that we likely all have...bottles of water as hand weights. Feel free to...

Class 33: Kitchen Chair Pilates

Class 33: Kitchen Chair Pilates

40 Mins (Kitchen/Dining Chair) Intermediate Since we are all stuck at home these days I thought it would be fun to play with a prop that we all have...a kitchen or dining room chair. Please let me know what you think and if you want to see more classes like this!

Class 32: Advanced Flow

Class 32: Advanced Flow

35 Mins (None) Advanced  I got a request for an advanced class. This class has a deliberate pace so it packs a punch in 35 minutes. It does have some advanced work but there is room for modification so if you have been doing Pilates for a while and don't have any...

Class 31: No Planks

Class 31: No Planks

35 Mins (None) Intermediate  I got a request for a class with strong abs and leg work but no planks,  Hopefully this class fits the bill.  Let me know what you think! p.s. I cut the top of my head off while filing some kneeling side work but I figured you guys have...

Class 30: Lower Body Burn

Class 30: Lower Body Burn

25 Mins (None) Everyone  This is my first Express class! I developed this class as an add-on for either a day of Cardio or when you just have a less than 30 minutes and you want to get some strong work.  I add this class onto my run days or if I know I am pressed for...

Class 29: Building Strength

Class 29: Building Strength

40 Mins (None) Intermediate  This is a solidly intermediate mat class which has a nice flow, including challenging exercise like roll over and teaser but provides preps or stepping stones to help you build strength, stamina and flexibility along the way.

Class 28: Marching Mat

Class 28: Marching Mat

30 Mins (None) Beginner/Intermediate  This class plays with marching the legs and how that movement challenges the whole body, most specifically the abdominals and the back of the legs. Enjoy!

Class 27: Reformer on the Mat

Class 27: Reformer on the Mat

30 Mins (None) Beginner/Intermediate  This class takes some of my favorite exercises from the reformer and brings them to the mat.  I love doing rowing on the mat to help stretch and strengthen the upper back and footwork on the mat really helps you connect with your...

Class 26: Fitness Ball Mat

Class 26: Fitness Ball Mat

45 Mins (Large Fitness Ball) Intermediate I can't believe this is the first class on the site with the large fitness ball.  This class packs a punch.  Enjoy some extra hamstring work during the bridging series and a fun take on the abdominal series.  Enjoy!

Class 25: Foam Roller Mat

Class 25: Foam Roller Mat

45 Mins (Foam Roller) Intermediate As promised here is a class that uses the Foam Roller. I know a lot of us have a love-hate relationship with the roller (me included), but trust me it is so good for you.  The roller really helps to elevate the rest of your practice...

Class 24: Just Move!

Class 24: Just Move!

50 Mins (None) Intermediate Sometimes you just need to move! This is a challenging class that absolutely feels good (trust me)! Don't worry, you will feel your whole body work during this class but you will also find ease of movement that just feels good. Enjoy!

Class 23: Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Class 23: Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

40 Mins (None) Intermediate This is a fun and challenging class that plays with different rolling variations.  We also explore the use of momentum within our practice as a stepping stone for making challenging exercises more accessible. Enjoy!

Class 22: Diamond Legs

Class 22: Diamond Legs

50 Mins (None) Intermediate This is a fun and challenging class that plays with different leg variations for some exercises you know well, taking your abdominal work to the next level. Enjoy!

Class 81: Just Flow

Class 81: Just Flow

30 Mins (None) Intermediate When programing this class I wanted to keep the transitions to a minimum and really attempt to flow from one exercise to the next. This makes for an efficient class that is challenging for the body and mind.  Attempt this class more than...

Class 80: Slider Workout 1

Class 80: Slider Workout 1

15+ Mins (Sliders) Beginner/Intermediate This is a fun slider workout that focuses on the lower body. This workout is easy to do anywhere and all you need is a set of sliders. Sliders can be anything you have around the house (think paper plates and washcloths)...

Tutorial: Teaser

Tutorial: Teaser

5+ Mins (none) Everyone The Teaser is a paramount Pilates exercise. It takes tremendous strength, flexibility, and control. Today, I walk you through Teaser Prep, Teaser I, Teaser II, and Teaser III (That's right, there are 3 Teaser versions).  Remember, this is an...

Class 79: Magic Circle 2

Class 79: Magic Circle 2

50 Mins (Magic Circle) Intermediate This is my 2nd Magic Circle class.  You can find my 1st class here. This class starts with some standing arm and leg work to warm up.  As you move through the class, the magic circle works to provide both support and resistance.  I...

Class 78: Pilates Quickie 6

Class 78: Pilates Quickie 6

20+ Mins (None) Intermediate This is our 6th Pilates Quickie!  Have fun with a spicy abdominal series and continue to flow through a full-body workout in just over 20 minutes! This class moves quickly.  Take your time and don't be afraid to modify when necessary as...

Class 77: Balance and Control

Class 77: Balance and Control

40 Mins (None) Intermediate This mat class focuses on your balance and finding control in your practice. Control is one of the foundational Pilates principles.  We start with a standing warm-up that really challenges your balance and forces you to really use your...

Class 76: 5 Favorite PSM Series

Class 76: 5 Favorite PSM Series

23+ Mins (TRX) Beginner/Intermediate I love the suspension trainer (aka the TRX). It is so versatile, inexpensive and you can use it anywhere. This class gives you an introduction to some of my favorite Pilates Suspension Method (PSM) series   Give these a try and let...

Tutorial: Spine Stretch Forward & Side

Tutorial: Spine Stretch Forward & Side

5+ Mins (none) Everyone Spine Stretch Forward and Spine Stretch Side can be deceivingly challenging. For those of you with tight hamstrings, the hardest part may be getting into the starting position. Remember, it is more important to start with a straight spine than...

Tutorial: Mount & Adjust your TRX

Tutorial: Mount & Adjust your TRX

5+ Mins (TRX) Everyone I love the suspension trainer (aka the TRX). It is so versatile, inexpensive and you can use it anywhere.  In this tutorial, I break down the different ways you can mount your TRX and the basic adjustments you will need to make in a typical...

Class 75: Mat 5.0

Class 75: Mat 5.0

45 Mins (None) Intermediate/Advanced This is the final class of my Pilates Foundation Series.  This is the more advanced class,  I encourage you to work through the previous classes successively because each class really helps you build your foundation and prepares...

Class 74: Pilates Quickie 5

Class 74: Pilates Quickie 5

20 Mins (None) Intermediate Who's ready for another Pilates Quickie?! This is number 5 and includes a fun variation of the abdominal series to really keep your body guessing. You will also enjoy some great hip and controlled upper body work.   Remember, these quickies...

Class 73: Strong Backs 2

Class 73: Strong Backs 2

42 Mins (hand weights) Intermediate As requested, here is another class that focuses on the back body and posterior chain.  Both are super important for building a balanced body and for supporting your spine. Strengthen your back today to avoid pain tomorrow or build...

Class 72: Building Block Mat

Class 72: Building Block Mat

30 Mins (None) Intermediate This class is programmed in a way to help you elevate your practice with up-leveled variations of some of your favorite Pilates series. I have broken the class into sections like abdominals, hip work, extension, and planks. You have two...

Tutorial: Core Activation

Tutorial: Core Activation

5+ Mins (none) Everyone Proper core activation is key to a great Pilates practice and really any of your fitness pursuits. This tutorial should help you to better engage your abdominals so you can protect your spine and move with integrity.  Let me know if you need...

Class 71: Booty Band Super Sets

Class 71: Booty Band Super Sets

20 Mins (Booty Band) Intermediate In this class, we are going to use the booty band to up the intensity (re: Fire) in our glutes and hips.  If you don't have a booty band you can absolutely still do this class (please don't skip it; it's a good one I promise). I am...

Class 70: Meet Me at the Barre

Class 70: Meet Me at the Barre

45 Mins (Chair, Hand Weights, Small Ball) Intermediate I have a 2nd Barre class for you guys today! If you want to check out my 1st Barre "Inspired" class you can find it here.  You will need a couple of props for this class.  First, you will need something to use for...

Class 69: Building Inversions

Class 69: Building Inversions

40 Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced Today I have a challenging class the focuses on building your inversions (rollover, jackknife, corkscrew, and boomerang). You are going to work on the exercises that help your body build-up the flexibility and strength necessary to...

Tutorial: Roll Over

Tutorial: Roll Over

5+ Mins (none) Everyone The Roll Over is one of the most challenging exercises in the Pilates repertoire.  The Roll Over requires abdominal strength for sure, but it also requires flexibility in the spine and hamstrings.  This is not an exercise for everyone and that...

Class 68: Yoga Block Mat

Class 68: Yoga Block Mat

45 Mins (2 Yoga Blocks) Intermediate Today we are going to play with a fun and versatile prop, Yoga blocks.  If you don't have Yoga blocks you can absolutely still do this class.  You can substitute with two level stacks of book or a small ball when the block is...

Class 67: Pilates HIIT 3

Class 67: Pilates HIIT 3

35 Mins (none) Intermediate As requested, here is a 3rd Pilates HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class.  This class has 4 HIIT series to bring up the heart rate as well as some of your favorite Pilates exercises to give you a total body workout in just 35...

Class 66: Pilates/Fitness Fusion

Class 66: Pilates/Fitness Fusion

30 Mins (none) Intermediate I hope you enjoy this class that brings together Pilates and some fun fitness series, which targets the back body, glutes and hips.  As always reach out for specific modifications or variations if I didn't provide one in the class.

Tutorial: Breathing

Tutorial: Breathing

5 Mins (Theraband) Everyone In this tutorial I am breaking down breathing and how it relates to your Pilates practice. This tutorial should help you to better connect to your breath and get the most out of your sessions.  I am using a Theraband in this tutorial but...

Class 65: Mat 4.0

Class 65: Mat 4.0

40 Mins (none) Intermediate Welcome to Mat 4.0. This is a solid intermediate class the builds on what we have already worked in Mat 1.0, Mat 2.0 and Mat 3.0. If you haven't checked those classes out yet please take a look. In 4.0 we are going to break down the...

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 7

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 7

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate You made it to Day 7! Congrats on completing the 2021 New Year Challenge. I hope you have enjoyed these classes as much as I did programing and filming them for you.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 6

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 6

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate DAY 6! I think you will really enjoy today's class. I love the unweighted upper body work at the start of class and the variation of the abdominal series and I think you will too!

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 5

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 5

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate Welcome to Day 5.  How's everyone doing? I hope you are still having fun and enjoying your daily movement practice.  Remember to please let me know if you need need a modification or have any questions.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 4

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 4

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate DAY 4! You are more than halfway though this challenge.  Great job and keep up the good work!  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 3

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 3

17 Mins (none) Beginner You have made it to Day 3 of the 2021 New Year Challenge. That is 3 straight days of movement and that is something to celebrate! As always please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification. If you want to work on your roll-up...

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 2

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 2

20 Mins (none) Beginner Welcome to Day 2 of the 2021 New Year Challenge. I hope you are feeling good after day 1. Let's keep the momentum going.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need a modification.

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 1

2021 New Year Challenge: Day 1

20 Mins (none) Beginner Welcome to Day 1 of the 2021 New Year Challenge.  Let's start the New Year off with some fun movement. I am so excited to have you here. These classes are designed to be progressive but also accessible to everyone. I have tried to give...

Class 64: Christmas Quickie

Class 64: Christmas Quickie

25 Mins (none) Intermediate Merry Christmas 2020! I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday season!  Enjoy this quick and efficient class to keep you moving!

Tutorial: Single Leg Circles

Tutorial: Single Leg Circles

5 Mins (none) Intermediate Single-Leg Circles are deceivingly challenging. However, this exercise is great for learning and building pelvic stability. Enjoy!

Class 63: Mat 3.0

Class 63: Mat 3.0

40+ Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate This class is designed to help you continue to build on the work we did in my Mat 1.0 class and Mat 2.0 class. If you haven't done those classes yet please check them out. This class continues to build your strong Pilates...

Class 62: Mat Variations w/ Small Ball

Class 62: Mat Variations w/ Small Ball

40+ Mins (Small Ball) Intermediate The small ball is such a fun prop.  It is a simple prop that adds such a great challenge.  This class has some wonderful glute and hamstring work and you will definitely feel your abdominals.  If you don't have a small ball you can...

Class 61: TheraBand Mat 2

Class 61: TheraBand Mat 2

30+ Mins (TheraBand) Intermediate I love using the TheraBand as a prop. It is such a versatile and cost effective Pilates prop. This is the one I am using in the video. This is actually a 2 pack and I used the blue one in the video.  You can use whatever weight you...

Tutorial: Rolling Like a Ball

Tutorial: Rolling Like a Ball

4 Mins (none) Intermediate Joseph Pilates wanted his work to be both functional and playful...Rolling Like a Ball is a great example. I hope this tutorial demystifies this challenging but fun exercise. Enjoy!

Class 60: Mat 2.0

Class 60: Mat 2.0

30+ Mins (none) Beginner This class is designed to help you continue to build on the work we did in my Mat 1.0 class. If you haven't done that class let you can find it here. This class tackles some intermediate exercise but it is absolutely accessible to the...

Class 59: Athletic Mat 2

Class 59: Athletic Mat 2

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced With this class, I took a more athletic approach with a standing lunge series to start and some challenging abdominal and hip work. We finish it off with some plank and back extension that will make you use your whole body. If you...

Class 58: Arms & Abs

Class 58: Arms & Abs

30+ Mins (hand weights) Intermediate Two of my favorite muscle groups to work...Arms and Abs. I am using the 2-pound hand weights but they are not necessary. Enjoy!

Tutorial: Pelvic Lift/Bridging

Tutorial: Pelvic Lift/Bridging

6 Mins (none) Intermediate Spinal articulation is a strong focus within the Pilates repertoire. This tutorial breaks down the pelvic lift or bridging.  Remember the movement starts with the abdominals and the glutes and hamstrings help you lift.

Class 57: Pilates Quickie 4

Class 57: Pilates Quickie 4

15+ Mins (none) Intermediate I have another Pilates Quickie for you. This class as some fun Rolling Like a Ball variations that will challenge your core and elevate your heart rate. Enjoy!

Class 56: Mat 1.0

Class 56: Mat 1.0

37 Mins (none) Beginner This class is designed to help you continue to build upon your Pilates foundation. However, even if you are not a beginner, you will enjoy this class. Remember, a strong foundation makes a huge difference in our success as we move through the...

Class 55: Abs and Glutes

Class 55: Abs and Glutes

45 Mins (none) Intermediate Two things everyone seems to want to work...Abs and Glutes. This is a full-body class that delivers targeted glute and abdominal work. Strong abdominals and glutes don't just look good they are super important for overall health and...

Tutorial: The Roll-up

Tutorial: The Roll-up

11 Mins (hand towel, washcloth, TheraBand) Beginner The roll-up is one of the most challenging and frustrating exercises in the Pilates repertoire. It requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, and some finesse.  In this tutorial, I will help you master the...

Class 54: Strong Backs

Class 54: Strong Backs

55 Mins (none) Intermediate It is so important to have a strong and flexible back and posterior chain. Strong backs help to improve posture and eliminate back pain. In this class, I focus on the entire back body from the upper back to the glutes and hamstrings. I...

Class 53: Back 2 School Quickie

Class 53: Back 2 School Quickie

20 Mins (none) Intermediate My kids are returning back to school this week, which means I have a lot last time on my hands (compared to previous years at least).  I prioritize my workouts so when I am short on time I look for a quick (yet effective) full-body workout...

Tutorial: The Hundred

Tutorial: The Hundred

5 Mins (none) Beginner The Hundred is the quintessential Pilates exercise. Joseph Pilates designed The Hundred to be a warm-up and traditionally it comes at the very beginning of a Pilates session. The Hundred is a full-body exercise that couples vigorous pumping of...

Class 52: Side Body Flow

Class 52: Side Body Flow

15 Mins (none) Intermediate This is a quick side body flow, focusing on the obliques and the hips. This is a burner for sure, but it is quick and super targeted. Let me know what you think and if there are other similar classes that you would like to see.

Class 51: Full Body in 20

Class 51: Full Body in 20

20 Mins (none) Beginner/Intermediate I recieved a request for a full body class in 20 minutes. Further proof that you don't need a lot of time to get in a great workout! Let me know what you think!

Class 50: Active Stretch & Mobility

Class 50: Active Stretch & Mobility

25 Mins (none) Everyone This is a quick class that focuses on active stretching and mobility. This is a great class for when you just want to get the blood flowing or if you are working on increasing your mobility. These are some of my favorite movements for when I...

Class 49: Pilates for Runners

Class 49: Pilates for Runners

43 Mins (none) Intermediate Running is my second love (next to Pilates) so I can't believe it has taken me this long to program a class for runners. Even if you are not a runner you will really enjoy this class. We focus on the back body, core strength, and we do some...

Class 48: Playing with Order

Class 48: Playing with Order

35+ Mins (none) Intermediate This is an intermediate full body mat class but I decided to play with the order to keep your mind and body guessing.  Let me know what you think!

Class 47: Classic Reformer Mat

Class 47: Classic Reformer Mat

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced This is a mat class inspired by a classical Pilates reformer class. There are a lot of exercises in this class that may be new to you if you are not familiar with the classical reformer repertoire. Step outside your comfort zone...

Class 46: Pilates HIIT 2

Class 46: Pilates HIIT 2

40 Mins (none) Intermediate I received a lot of positive feedback after my first Pilates HIIT Mat so here is a second class for you. This class included a full body Pilates workout with 4 high intensity intervals sprinkled into the class. If you haven't taken the...

Class 45: Birthday Favorites

Class 45: Birthday Favorites

40 Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced It's my birthday week and I wanted to share some of my favorite Pilates exercises and series with you. This is an intermediate to advanced workout that will get your heart rate up. Let me know if you need modifications or...

Class 44: Barre Inspired Mat

Class 44: Barre Inspired Mat

30 Mins (Chair/Mat) Intermediate Guys I love Barre! I take a Barre class every week and have for years. It is super fun and it is a great complement for my Pilates practice. I have a Barre inspired workout for you today that gives you a taste of the method. Since I...

Class 43: Pilates Quickie 2

Class 43: Pilates Quickie 2

15+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced Here is another 15 minute full body workout! Lots of good side work in this one. Enjoy!

Class 42: Unmapped Mat

Class 42: Unmapped Mat

45 Mins (none) Intermediate I usually plan out my classes before filming but today I decided to wing it. I knew what I wanted to include but I didn't know how I would put it all together. I am calling this my unmapped mat class. Let me know what you think!

Class 41: Unilateral Mat

Class 41: Unilateral Mat

35+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced In this class, we will do a lot of unilateral work. Using one side of the body and then the other to challenge your stability and help balance strength from side to side.

Class 40: Pilates Quickie 1

Class 40: Pilates Quickie 1

15 Mins (none) Intermediate This is my first "Pilates Quickie" class. Full body in only 15 minutes. No reason to let lack of time be an excuse for not moving your body! Let me know what you think and I will try to film more of this quick and efficient full-body...

Class 39: HIIT Mat

Class 39: HIIT Mat

30+ Mins (none) Intermediate/Advanced This intermediate class incorporates 4 quick HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sections to bring up your heart rate and build cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy the sweat and the burn!

2020 Pilates Jump Start Series

2020 Pilates Jump Start Series

Welcome to my 2020 Pilates Jump Start Series! In January, I did a 5-day Pilates Challenge to jump start your health and fitness for 2020.  Here are all 5 classes in one place for you to try out FREE. Let me know what you think and remember to tag @laurenmarkpilates on...

3-Part Pilates Beginner Series

3-Part Pilates Beginner Series

Class 1 40 Mins (None) Beginner  I firmly believe that Pilates is for everyone; however, I know that starting any new exercise modality can be overwhelming. This is the first class in my 3-part Pilates Beginner Series. This is a great class for those brand new to...

Class 38: Hip Opening Mat

Class 38: Hip Opening Mat

40+ Mins (none) Intermediate This class starts with a standing warm-up and some standing leg work. It also includes the footwork from the reformer on the Mat that really challenges the center and some challenging hip opening work. Enjoy!

Class 37: Mat Variations

Class 37: Mat Variations

40+ Mins (none) Intermediate Hey guys this class plays with variations on some of the exercises you are accustomed to seeing within your Pilates practice. I had a lot of fun with this class and was humbled a few times (Thanks for that Open Leg Rocker)! Also guys I...

Class 36: My Feel Good Mat

Class 36: My Feel Good Mat

40 Mins (none) Intermediate I have been feeling kind of "blah" on and off a lot during this quarantine period (I am guessing I am not alone here). Sometimes even if I don't want to get off the couch, I find that if I can just get on the mat, within 5 minutes I am...

Class 35: TheraBand Mat

Class 35: TheraBand Mat

42 Mins (TheraBand/hand weights) Beginner/Intermediate I have been surprised by how many of you have a TheraBand at home so I thought this would be a fun and accessible prop to add into a class. If you don't have a TheraBand you are welcome to use light (1-2 pounds)...

Class 34: H2O Weights

Class 34: H2O Weights

42 Mins (water bottles/hand weights) Beginner/Intermediate Since we are all stuck at home these days without props (and don't want to be spending money on them) here is another class with a prop that we likely all have...bottles of water as hand weights. Feel free to...

Class 33: Kitchen Chair Pilates

Class 33: Kitchen Chair Pilates

40 Mins (Kitchen/Dining Chair) Intermediate Since we are all stuck at home these days I thought it would be fun to play with a prop that we all have...a kitchen or dining room chair. Please let me know what you think and if you want to see more classes like this!

Class 32: Advanced Flow

Class 32: Advanced Flow

35 Mins (None) Advanced  I got a request for an advanced class. This class has a deliberate pace so it packs a punch in 35 minutes. It does have some advanced work but there is room for modification so if you have been doing Pilates for a while and don't have any...

Class 31: No Planks

Class 31: No Planks

35 Mins (None) Intermediate  I got a request for a class with strong abs and leg work but no planks,  Hopefully this class fits the bill.  Let me know what you think! p.s. I cut the top of my head off while filing some kneeling side work but I figured you guys have...

Class 30: Lower Body Burn

Class 30: Lower Body Burn

25 Mins (None) Everyone  This is my first Express class! I developed this class as an add-on for either a day of Cardio or when you just have a less than 30 minutes and you want to get some strong work.  I add this class onto my run days or if I know I am pressed for...

Class 29: Building Strength

Class 29: Building Strength

40 Mins (None) Intermediate  This is a solidly intermediate mat class which has a nice flow, including challenging exercise like roll over and teaser but provides preps or stepping stones to help you build strength, stamina and flexibility along the way.

Class 28: Marching Mat

Class 28: Marching Mat

30 Mins (None) Beginner/Intermediate  This class plays with marching the legs and how that movement challenges the whole body, most specifically the abdominals and the back of the legs. Enjoy!

Class 27: Reformer on the Mat

Class 27: Reformer on the Mat

30 Mins (None) Beginner/Intermediate  This class takes some of my favorite exercises from the reformer and brings them to the mat.  I love doing rowing on the mat to help stretch and strengthen the upper back and footwork on the mat really helps you connect with your...

Class 26: Fitness Ball Mat

Class 26: Fitness Ball Mat

45 Mins (Large Fitness Ball) Intermediate I can't believe this is the first class on the site with the large fitness ball.  This class packs a punch.  Enjoy some extra hamstring work during the bridging series and a fun take on the abdominal series.  Enjoy!

Class 25: Foam Roller Mat

Class 25: Foam Roller Mat

45 Mins (Foam Roller) Intermediate As promised here is a class that uses the Foam Roller. I know a lot of us have a love-hate relationship with the roller (me included), but trust me it is so good for you.  The roller really helps to elevate the rest of your practice...

Class 24: Just Move!

Class 24: Just Move!

50 Mins (None) Intermediate Sometimes you just need to move! This is a challenging class that absolutely feels good (trust me)! Don't worry, you will feel your whole body work during this class but you will also find ease of movement that just feels good. Enjoy!

Class 23: Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

Class 23: Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

40 Mins (None) Intermediate This is a fun and challenging class that plays with different rolling variations.  We also explore the use of momentum within our practice as a stepping stone for making challenging exercises more accessible. Enjoy!

Class 22: Diamond Legs

Class 22: Diamond Legs

50 Mins (None) Intermediate This is a fun and challenging class that plays with different leg variations for some exercises you know well, taking your abdominal work to the next level. Enjoy!