Testimonials

 

Ultimate Pilates is by far the best collection of Pilates workouts I have found! As a serious pre-professional dancer studying dance in college, Ultimate Pilates has been vital to help me stay strong in my technique. I often do a short ten minute video before class to warm up. During longer breaks from school I find that when I utilize the longer workouts I am able to get back into dancing shape with significantly less trouble than when I do not do Ultimate Pilates. This workout system has helped me more than any other collection of workout videos I have ever done. I highly recommend it to anyone, dancer or not, to help them reach their fitness goals. Thank you both so much. I hope to be able to get certified in Pilates one day. You both have inspired me!

 
 
Sincerely,  -A.B. Belhaven University  
 
 

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for ultimatepilatesworkouts.com! I have three young children and I live in Kuwait, it's not easy to get good pilates instruction here or find the time to go to the gym. Thanks to your website I get great workouts at home and always with those helpful reminders that I would get with a personal session, like..."relax your shoulders", "don't let the ribs pop" and the endless inhale/exhale cues. I no longer have to sacrifice for fitness....THANK YOU!

Julie - Kuwait
 

Hi Girls,  I came onto your site via i-tunes and love it. I am 67 yo and have lived full time on a sailboat for 16 yrs. All I own is a boat and a bike. It is important for me to keep a strong body with my life style, so your workouts are fun for me to follow. I have a yoga mat and stability ball onboard. Presently I am in a 2000 yo village in Mertola, Portugal. The next time I sail back to the US I will come into NY Harbor and come for a visit.

George - Mertola, Portugal
 

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your pilates workouts that are available both as podcasts and downloadable right from the website. I had been feeling a little bored with my workouts and happened upon a mention of your website in an article in Vogue magazine this past fall. I tried your workouts and have been thrilled!  I love the instruction and the variety, and I love trying the new workouts when they are added to the website! Even better, I love having my workouts with me, even when I travel.  I have used my ipod and my mat in hotel rooms!  I feel stronger and healthier, and at my wedding this past December (where I wore a strapless gown), I got so many compliments on my arms!  :) I'm sure many others are enjoying these workouts as well, but I just wanted to send my thanks for making these workouts accessible to those of us who live outside of NYC!

Christy - Greensboro, NC

 

I just wanted to drop a quick line and tell you two how thoroughly iimpressed I am by your workouts! I'm a 32 year old guy who's always been fairly active having played basketball throughout high school and college. When I semi-retired from ball, I switched to weight training full-time and have been looking for a change to try and get a more toned, less bulky look. And wow. As far as the workouts are concerned, your site represents my introduction to Pilates and I'm very impressed... my body feels like it's found the fountain of youth! Pilates are amazing and it's too bad that they're thought of as a "women's" exercise in most social circles because clearly men can benefit from them too. I'm doing my thing to spread the word ladies. Pinky swear!

Ryan, basketball player

 

I've been a client of Katherine & Kimberly's studio Pilates on fifth for years and always enjoy the high quality instruction I receive there. I needed a way to take their studio on the road with me and UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com provides the perfect solution. I can make my own workout, leaving out the exercises that aren't good for my back and concentrating on the ones that are most beneficial to me. The "Morning Low Back Care Workout" really starts my day off right!

Howard - New York, NY

 

I certified with the Pilates Academy International and use UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com to get fresh ideas for training my clients. The whole website is such a source of inspiration because I can share workouts and ideas with other Pilates instructors worldwide. Pilates is truly a universal language now!

Yasuko - Tokyo, Japan

 

I use UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com to provide workouts for my clients when their busy schedules prevent them from taking a lesson with me. I can design workouts for them and send them the playlist, so they can do the workouts when they have the chance. Thus, they don't lose any of their ability or muscle tone when they are away! I trained with the Pilates Academy International and am so happy Katherine and Kimberly created UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com!

Gerda - Istanbul, Turkey

 

Performing 8 shows a week or enduring a tough filming schedule is quite taxing on the body. Since finding UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com, I've been able to keep in shape on MY time. The "Performance Ready Warm-Up" enables me to connect with my core and focus my energy before going on stage or to the set. I feel more grounded, centered and energized – and it's just a click of a button away!

Kerry, Actress - New York, NY

 

Chasing 3 kids around the house leaves me very little time and energy to workout! UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com provides excellent instruction at the beginner through advanced level – I've been able to get my youthful dancer's body back more quickly than I ever imagined!

Bonnie - Fairfield, CT

 

After the birth of my son, I haven't been able to get to my favorite Pilates class. UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com has allowed me to enjoy fabulous Pilates instruction with excellent instructors – and my beautiful baby can be beside me in his playpen the whole time! This website provides so many options and so many different workouts, I never get bored. UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com really has given me the best of both worlds!

Patricia - Pound Ridge, NY

 

I love to golf, but I'm not in my 20's anymore! I know I should warm-up but I never know what to do. UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com's "Golf Warm-Up" is easy to do on the green (without attracting too much unwanted attention!) and has helped me get through 18 holes without pain. I even shaved a few strokes off my game!

Rick - Fountain Hills, AZ

 

I had always heard about Pilates, but I never really "got it" when I went to the classes at my gym. But with UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com, I'm getting such detailed, high-quality instruction at the beginning level that I have been able to progress far more quickly than I did at the gym. I love the training videos which break down the exercises, so if I have a question, I know I can find the answer on the site!

Ross - Los Angeles, CA

 

I am a Pilates enthusiast and I love working out on the equipment, but my busy travel schedule only allows me into my local studio once a week at best. With UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com, I have been able to visit Pilates studios across the world and not worry about getting an appointment! All I need is my iPod and the fabulous workouts available on UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com.

Digene - Seattle, WA

 

Thank you for making these workouts available!  I am a Pilates trainer and I have a home studio.  It is difficult for me to find workouts for myself.  I am thrilled to have found your web site.  Thank you.  This is a much-needed service.”

Tammy - Ormond, FL
 

I must thank the two of you for the rather extraordinary contribution you have made to the improvement in my health and well-being this year.  I had a nasty series of head/back/neck injuries that had reached a constant cycle or "rest to heal then re-injure" that was entering it's third unlivable year.  As a former marathon runner and long-distance cyclist, my inability to exercise was not only ruining my physical health, but the grief I experienced during this time was tremendous, especially over the loss of the things that had meant so much to me for my entire life.  I had tried twice to learn Pilates on my own here at home with a book and both times stopped in frustration from the inability to do the difficult mat exercises.  I figured it was just me .... Then I found the two of you and your amazing web sites and video podcasts!  I now successfully do Pilates everyday, and have not only healed all the back and neck injuries, but have progressed enough to reinstate my running and weight lifting programs... I started my Pilates work with the two of you at the end of January, and eight months later I am thrilled to have a functioning, injury-free body.  I am truly in the best shape of my life, and this could not have happened without what I have learned from those video podcasts and the routines on the Ultimate web site. I have a new back and a whole new relationship to exercise.   I cannot thank you both enough!
 

Athena, Marathon Runner

 


I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your workouts. I have taken Pilates privately for 3 years and finally bought a Stott reformer in January. I have since cancelled my sessions and look forward to doing your workouts.


Kathy, Pilates devotee

 

I have been using your free workouts for about 4 months now and I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoy and appreciate your fantastic website. I've always wanted to try Pilates and your podcasts and videos have made it easy and approachable. The instruction is clear and it is easy to understand the goal of each exercise. Keep up the great work and thanks again for making it free!
 

Carolyn, NEW Pilates devotee

 

I recently discovered your website ultimatepilatesworkouts.com, and just want to say outstanding the site is.  I've recently had my second surgery on my cervical spine, and am just now starting to be more active and working out again. I found the video with head and neck instruction extremely helpful, not just while doing Pilate's but also in my daily activities.  I just want to thank you for such a wonderful and informative site!
 

MaryBeth, Post- Spinal Surgery Client


 

THANK YOU, soooo much for this site.  I absolutely love it!  For a pilates instructor and enthusiast, it is truly a gift.  Just had to let you know.
 

Deb, Pilates Instructor

Thank YOU ultimate Pilates workouts!  

 
I have a cadillac reformer in my home, and was not using my equipment prior to purchasing my premier account with you guys.  Now. . . my equipment and my body are in great shape!  I work out nearly every day with Kimberly and Katherine.  These  two are inspirational and fun to workout with, and keep me motivated every step of the way. 
 
Loving my ultimate Pilates workouts!
 
Colleen  Bend, Oregon
 
 
 
I use a workout room in the garage and take my laptop out there.  Sometimes I exercise in the house where my big computer screen is because I live in FL. and it gets too hot in my garage. Last night when I downloaded the 3 workouts I was working from my desktop and I loved the beginner stuff that I saw.  I have arthritis and scoliosis, so this was great!
 
M.A. -- Florida
 
 
 
Thank you so much for your help! I am so excited, I absolutely love UPW.  You ladies are so inspiring to me.  I started following your website in the fall of 2010 after a few sports related injuries in Idaho and am still loving it!  Now in Alaska telling everyone about it!! :)
 
Mary,  Alaska
 
 
 
"When I first started with your website 3 years ago, I was 32, a size 12, and looking for a major change in my overall health. I have a family history of heart disease and diabetes, and especially after seeing my father's health rapidly decline from both illnesses, I decided I needed to take preventive measures and to take my health more seriously. Most of my life, I never thought of myself as overweight, just out of shape. And working out didn't appeal to me, either. You could even say I "hated" working out. I have also always been fairly busy, always on the run, but seldom with fitness in mind. I tried joining a gym a few times with friends, but was too self conscious to continue. I tried jogging, but (big surprise), that fell by the wayside, too. Another wrench in my fitness goals: I have severe scoliosis, which made other traditional workouts difficult (and sometimes painful) for me. I came across Pilates on Fifth videos on Youtube, and absolutely loved it! I immediately started an account on the UPW website, and I've been hooked ever since. With a change in diet and consistent pilates online with Kimberly and Katherine - about 2 days per week, plus 1 day of cardio or interval training - I was down to a size 2/4 in less than a year (about 10 months)! I also have less back pain, more flexibility, have more energy and feel more alert. I am still going strong with it to this day, and I always credit UPW with my success, not just with weight loss and fitness, but in my newfound overall health and outlook. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site, and I can't wait to actually visit one of your studios in New York!
 
(And guess what, that jogging that kept falling by the wayside all those years is now a regular part of my weekly routine, and I love it!)"
 
 
Euletha - West Hartford, CT

 

I love your videos and have found them so helpful. You both are lovely and I am so happy I found your site.

Kathryn B.-