Apps


Studio Darien Pilates App

Make the Studio Darien Pilates Intermediate app your Pilates guide to learning the proper techniques and positions of classical Pilates. You’ll gain the vocabulary, terminology and cueing used by most classical Pilates instructors. If you already are a practitioner, this app will keep you on the Pilates track when you travel. If you attend class regularly, you can add variety and duration to your repertoire by combining the mat exercises with the Rowing and Teaser series and an original Magic circle routine with its emphasis on the arms, legs, abdominals and gluteal muscles. You may amaze yourself as you see how much less effort it takes for you move throughout your day.

  • All new Traditional Pilates app replaces previous version.
  • Now compatible with the latest iOS 11.
  • Redesigned and rebuilt for HD Retina displays to provide the highest quality experience across all Apple phones and tablets and Android phones and tablets.
  • Videos are now presented in 720p HD resolution.
  • Videos now have a repeat option.
  • Connect to Darien Gold via social media.
  • A meditation musical arrangement performed by Sheridan Gold.
August 2015
My wife had told me of the benefits from attending Pilates class. She said that she felt a difference after the first session. I am 72 and not a class goer. I bought this App as an easy, private way to try Pilates. I have found the exercises have dramatically strengthened my core. My back is feeling the benefits and my posture has improved after a short time. Never would I have thought that my 72 year old body …
August 2014
Not only is the app so easy and appealing to watch, Darien is incredible! (I have shown so many people this app because of how beautiful Darien executes her practice). I take her class via her app several times each week. It only gets better and fresher each time I watch it. I highly recommend this app to anyone wanting to tighten and strengthen their practice. She is such a model and inspiration for classic Pilates.
October 2011
We are students of Darien, and this app has helped us bring her with us on all of our business trips. She has really opened up a new world to us, each lesson we discover something new about our bodies, how to control and draw out its capabilities. We highly recommend this app to anyone who is ready to start taking serious care of their body mind and spirit.

Studio Darien Advanced Pilates App

The app for advancing your Pilates practice. Based on the original advanced mat repertoire, Darien’s presentation delivers a home routine that complements all other types of workouts. With emphasis on the experienced Pilates student, this app offers an even greater range of exercises designed to further increase overall strength and balance. These forty-plus advanced mat exercises, although taught and practiced on the apparatus, were mostly originated on the mat by Mr. Pilates. He considered the Mat to be the most challenging apparatus because the body must use its own resistance to master each move. Also included is a section taken from the Reformer repertoire called “Short Box Series.”  Often taught on the mat, this series alone defines the Pilates technique because of the requirement for pull-up, abdominal scoop and full-body stretch.

  • All new Traditional Pilates app replaces previous version.
  • Now compatible with the latest iOS 11.
  • Redesigned and rebuilt for HD Retina displays to provide the highest quality experience across all Apple phones and tablets and Android phones and tablets.
  • Videos are now presented in 720p HD resolution.
  • Videos now have a repeat option.
  • Connect to Darien Gold via social media.
  • A meditation musical arrangement performed by Sheridan Gold.
March 2015
After years of health club Pilates I discovered Darien and classical Pilates. Her classes are amazing and this app makes her teaching mobile. I often use it when traveling or to better understand an exercise. Her demos are great. Highly recommend.
April 2014
If you are looking for an advanced professional Pilates mat workout download this NOW! Then brace yourself, this is a serious workout! Love this app, which is perfect for keeping up with your Pilates while traveling and on the go! Well done Darien 🙂
August 2012
Darien is one of the finest pilates teachers in Los Angeles and this app is essential for anyone wanting to maintain their practice at home, on the road or another town. Darien and her practice is the real deal!

 

DVDs


Darien Gold presents
The Original Pilates Advanced Mat Repertoire

With emphasis now on the experienced Pilates student, Darien Gold presents The Original Pilates Advanced Mat Repertoire, the third part of Studio Darien Pilates. It offers an even greater range of exercises designed to further increase overall strength and balance.

These advanced mat exercises, although taught and practiced on the apparatus, were actually originated on the mat by Mr. Pilates. He considered the Mat to be the most challenging apparatus because the body must use its own resistance to master each move.

To prepare for the Advanced Mat, students are encouraged to practice The Original Pilates Intermediate Mat Repertoire, the second DVD in the Studio Darien Pilates series, and the basic, introductory Mat Repertoire, The First Seven, for its insights and thorough fundamentals of the Pilates technique.
Award Winner: Breathtaking Classical Pilates Challenge – 2011 Pilates Style Magazine DVD Awards

$19.95 – Buy


Darien Gold presents
The Original Pilates Intermediate Mat Repertoire

Second generation Pilates instructor Darien Gold demonstrates the Original Pilates Intermediate Mat Repertoire developed by Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ principle disciple. Darien began her studies of the Pilates method with Romana in 1994 and continues their Pilates legacy by teaching her clients this brilliant system of stretch, strength and control.

Two approaches of the Intermediate Mat are included here in this DVD. In one, you will see the full mat in a non-stop workout that includes all transitions. The second approach showcases the same 23 exercises and presents them individually so you can work at your own pace. Darien guides you with both audio and text cues including the correct number of repetitions.

If you are new to the Intermediate Mat or are not familiar with the non-stop version, Darien recommends that you begin with the individual exercises, to give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle the non-stop mat workout.

Award Winner – Top Ten Pilates DVD’s of 2010 – Pilates Style Magazine

$19.95 – Buy


Darien Gold presents
The First Seven

The Original Pilates Basic Mat Repertoire

Although there are other basic exercises, Darien believes she can most effectively impart the fundamentals of the Pilates technique by beginning with The First Seven.

In this DVD, four of Darien’s clients demonstrate variations of The First Seven – Hundred, Roll up, Leg circles, Rolling like a ball, Single leg pull, Double leg pull and Spine stretch forward. All participants are at different fitness levels and their mat variations range from introductory through to intermediate and advanced.

In addition to these exercises, Darien includes two stretch sections of her own design, meant to prepare the body for The First Seven and help students move with greater ease from one exercise to the next.

The First Seven also serves as an excellent preparation for other types of physical activities such as weight training, mountain biking or even yoga. Arms and legs feel lighter, recovery time shorter and everyday activities become easier.

$19.95 – Buy

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Darien Gold presents
2 The Mat

For beginning and intermediate Pilates students, Darien Gold presents this two-disc set, which represents the heart of the Classical Mat repertoire. The Basic Pilates Mat and the Intermediate Pilates Mat routines are here together for the first time, so students can practice and continue to condition at home or when traveling.

In The First Seven, four of Darien’s clients demonstrate variations of these seven Basic Mat exercises – Hundred, Roll up, Leg circles, Rolling like a ball, Single leg pull, Double leg pull and Spine stretch forward. All participants are at different fitness levels so their mat variations provide distinct forms from introductory to the most challenging. In addition to these exercises, Darien includes two stretch sections of her own design, meant to prepare the body for The First Seven and help students move with greater ease from one exercise to the next.

In Studio Darien Pilates, Darien demonstrates two versions of the Intermediate Mat repertoire.
The first has the full mat in a non-stop workout including all transitions. The second showcases the same twenty- three exercises and presents them individually so students can work at their own pace. Darien provides audio and text cues, as well as the preferred number of repetitions. If students are new to the Intermediate Mat or are unfamiliar with the non-stop routine, Darien recommends beginning with the individual exercises so they will eventually have the knowledge and confidence to tackle the non-stop mat workout.

$29.95 – Buy

Other Recommended Videos


Romana's Pilates - Power House Mat WorkRomana’s Pilates – Power House Mat Work by Romana Kryzanowska Romana's Pilates - Optimum WeightRomana’s Pilates – Optimum Weight by Romana Kryzanowska
Romana's Pilates - Ultimate Challenge Mat WorkoutRomana’s Pilates – Ultimate Challenge Mat Workout by Romana Kryzanowska Romana's Pilates - Introduction to Pilates MatworkRomana’s Pilates – Introduction to Pilates Matwork by Romana Kryzanowska
Classical Pilates Technique: Complete Mat Workout Series, by Peter ClarkeClassical Pilates Technique – Complete Mat Workout Series by Classical Pilates Inc Classical PIlates Technique: Complete Universal Reformer Series, by Peter ClarkeClassical Pilates Technique – Complete Universal Reformer Series by Classical Pilates Inc.

Recommended Books


The Pilates Body, by Brooke SilerThe Pilates Body by Brooke Siler Pilates: Body in Motion, by Alycea UngaroPilates: Body in Motion by Alycea Ungaro
Return to Life Through Contrology, byt Joseph H. PilatesReturn to Life Through Contrology by Joseph H. Pilates Anatomy of Pilates, by the Physicalmind InstituteAnatomy of Pilates by The Physicalmind Institute www.themethodpilates.com

Recommended Equipment


Gratz Industries, Inc. http://www.pilates-gratz.com

Tirado Pilates Apparatus http://www.pilatesapparatus.com

Magic Circles http://www.stottpilates.com (only Fitness Circle Pro – the others are very cheaply made)