Standing Arm Series à la Joe

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Want to practice the Standing Arm Series the way Joe Pilates did? In this video, Jay teaches the series as he learned it in his training with Joe. According to Jay, “anytime there’s an intermediary between you and the springs, the movement is easier.” This fact will be drilled into your memory by the following routine, in which Jay's student Murat Berkin faces the springs directly without the luxury of intermediaries. The result is a full-body workout that requires more-than brute strength and incredible control. Visit Jay Grimes at and/or join them both at Murat's annual Classical Pilates Conference Istanbul.

What Others Are Saying


  1. lomhuan 3 months ago

    Love all those moves !!! I can’t wait to try them all .

  2. thaistlaranja 2 years ago


  3. mouse 3 years ago

    Really love this ♡+♡=❤² ….thank you Jay and Murat so much for sharing your precious knowledge .

  4. Pedro Pereira de Ferreira

    well done Murat! great workout!

  5. MARIA DOPICO CASAL 3 years ago

    Thank you Jay and Murat, inmpresionantes!!!!!

  6. hadrianus

    Thank you Jay, Murat or shall I say Hercules? Amazing job. Thahnk you for sharing your knowledge. Mireille

  7. keren 4 years ago

    This video made me realize how much I miss listening to Jay! 🙂 Murat you rocked the single leg squats..I screamed while watching you suffer!

  8. DonnaLongo

    Thank you, this was great! Some I’d never seen before. Can’t wait to try!

  9. Eldredge 4 years ago

    Wow you guys are incredible!

  10. Luna
    Luna 4 years ago

    Very cool! He’s well trained. The rowing was very interesting.

  11. Anna Zini 4 years ago

    Bellissimo! Molti esercizi non li conoscevo . Grazie Jay e Murat.

  12. carmen
    carmen 4 years ago

    Incredible! Inspires me to practice.

  13. pilatesgal50 4 years ago

    Ridiculously awesome! So nice to see the entire series. Loved that rowing! Thank you Jay and Murat, who deserves some kind of Pilates gold medal.

  14. Jayne O'Brien 4 years ago

    Wow!! Love this????

  15. DKimbro 4 years ago

    Jay and Murat, thank you! Hitting the springs tomorrow!

  16. Madhavi Abuja 4 years ago

    Wow !!! Tho I still don’t think he’s human 🙂

  17. ladyjane 4 years ago



    Love this arm work. Thank you Jay and Murat for presenting this to us.

  19. joesmat 4 years ago

    Don’t have any such Apparatus.
    However, it is immediately apparent that Mr Murat Berkin is a highly accomplished Practitioner.
    Wonderful demonstration.
    Pity, this could not be offered by substituting with appropriately weighted hand weights for the Home Practitioner!
    That is, hand weights that equate to the same spring tension!
    Thank you for sharing this work.

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