The Lee Pilates Method Movement 101

The fundamentals of Pilates Mat, Cardio Training and Pilates Dance-Based Toning (DBT)

 Want to transform your body, get out of pain and into the joy of movement – but find time and budget constraints keep you from getting to work with the experts? Want the quality of a boutique studio in the convenience of home? Frustrated with mediocrity and lack of accountability in online programs? We got you! 

The Lee Pilates Method Movement 101

Take the next steps toward being on the top of your game – physically and mentally, bringing balance and connection to your body and finding a community that inspires you with Movement 101. This course is the foundation for all of The Lee Pilates Method other online movement training. You will learn:

  • Fundamentals of Pilates Mat, HIIT Cardio and Pilates Dane-Based Toning (DBT), along with key modifications to protect you in the process.
  • Important postural and alignment principles that prevent injury, reshape the body and preserve the longevity of movement abilities.
  • How to innervate the deep muscles of the core.
  • Pilates principles and how they can elevate movement skills and transform bodies.
  • How to correctly and safely perform gross muscle movements like squats, pushups, planks and more that will be important for HIIT training.
  • How to access and awaken the deep muscles of the hip and shoulder joint to reshape your body in Pilates DBT
  • A true understanding that it is not WHAT you do but HOW you do it. We are going to teach you to do it RIGHT.

Want to know an insider fitness secret? Training results come less from WHAT we do than from HOW we do it. You can workout hard, but if it isn't smart, you put yourself at risk for NEGATIVE returns, burnout and chronic or acute injury. Learn to move with precision, create balance, improve posture and alignment and gain access to science-based programming built on efficient, effective movement strategy and well-designed sequencing that gives you the results you want for your time and energy.

With the pandemic we have so many unknowns and uncertainties.  Working out from home is becoming much more of the norm and now a needed necessity and lifeline.  Far more so than it was when I developed this site in 2016.  When you choose The Lee Pilates Method you choose a method that has changed thousands of lives because of the REAL results received from my programs.


Do I need equipment? You need a mat, possibly a towel to pad your knees, athletic shoes for the cardio, water and some floor space. No other equipment is required for this series.

I am already an athlete/really fit/ workout all the time, do I need to do the fundamental work? The Lee Pilates Method strongly believes it is not WHAT you do but HOW you do it. Sometime the more athletic we are the more undesired movement patterns we have developed in the course of our training. Lee’s method is all about learning to recognize and neutralize undesired habitual movements, innervate underutilized but important postural muscles and change the way we live in our body from a deep intrinsic level. In order to achieve those goals, it is important to start with small, precise movements and work up from that solid foundation. Athletic folks can often make the "picture of the movement", but it isn't coming from the right place--and therefore they won't get the results they want. We encourage everyone to spend some time in fundamental and work up from there!

How often per week do I need to do this to see results? Generally, you need to move your body everyday! We are physical beings that are meant to move! But you don't have to do The Lee Pilates Method every day. To get the most out of these classes we recommend that you do them two to three times per week. Repetition is key to mastery, so do each video until you feel confident in your ability to perform the movements correctly - with precision and right alignment. Then progress to more videos and/or use these body mechanic tools to complement any other movement practices you enjoy - from walking to swimming to yoga or weight training. It is safe to do these classes up to five times per week, but build up to that.

Course Contents

6 Videos
6.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Pilates Mat Level 1 Session with Lee
Pilates Dance-Based Toning (DBT) Level 1 Session with Elisabeth
Pilates DBT Level 1 Class with Lauren
HIIT Cardio Fundamental Movements and Concepts
HIIT Cardio Level 1 Class