The Original Reformer

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Join Jay and his student of 4 years, Ken Heizman, for a Reformer workout that is taught the way Joe taught in his studio. You’ll notice that Jay does not direct Ken by counting for him or telling him what exercise comes next. Rather, it is up to Ken to know his own workout as Jay corrects where needed, offers reminders of the purpose of the exercise and gives hands-on help. This was Ken’s first workout after having been sick with a cold and he manages to perform what we consider today as Super Advanced exercises such as the Headstands and High Bridge with ease. It’s worth noting that in Joe’s studio, there were no levels such as Beginner or Advanced, you simply did the exercises that were appropriate for your body needs.  Filmed at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles, CA.

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13 Comments

  1. Daniel Ostrov
    Daniel Ostrov 10 months ago

    Amazing form. This is such a great learning reference.

  2. natasa gerosideri 4 years ago

    all great!
    what i don’t like is his lack of coordination between breathing & moving. I don’t like seing someone puffing and looking so out of breaht. I know all Grimes aspect about no exact inhaling & exhaling, just doing it normal and natural when it comes… But, some coordination doing one move with inhaling and back with exhaling works better for me and for grace sake!

  3. Fera Smith
    Fera Smith 4 years ago

    What a wonderful workout companion when all alone in a studio. Amazing to watch and just the right amount of encouragement from Jay to stay super motivated. Thank you!

  4. Anne Lukaska 6 years ago

    First of all, great work both of you. That was mesmerizing. Secondly, what kind of studly reformer is that?!

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi Anne,
      That Reformer is made by Gratz. They manufacture apparatus according to Joe Pilates’ original dimensions. Thanks for watching!
      Alisa

  5. traviswhalen 7 years ago

    Thanks Professor Jay:) and thank you Ken. This video really helped me to build, improve and refine my reformer work. Bravo and cheers

  6. Dawnsnow 7 years ago

    That was awesome!!! Beautiful work!
    FYI-The sound cut out in the last 10 minutes.

  7. alisharose
    alisharose 7 years ago

    Amazing and so challenging!

  8. voice1 7 years ago

    Bravo!!

  9. ufk730 7 years ago

    wow….superb job, Ken….I “feel your work”!!! Jay, I love your “silence is golden approach” ! I’m learning so much watching you! Thank you Thank you!!!!

  10. Ynowak 7 years ago

    Beautiful and powerful work!

  11. joesmat 7 years ago

    I don’t do any Apparatus, but, this looked great. Outstanding effort Mr Heizman.

  12. DKimbro 7 years ago

    Thank you! I’m inspired!!!

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