Core and abs booster Half hour Pilates classes

Abs and core booster

Half hour abs and core series in standing and on the mat

In this class, in standing:

  • Corkscrew exercise
  • Short balance series
  • Hip flexion / standing leg lifts

On the mat:

In this half hour class we work our core, abs and glutes in standing and on the mat.

Starting in standing we do a series to test our balance followed by leg lifts.

Following this we work our way through a relatively challenging series of ab, core and glute exercises. including cycling legs, scissors and the clam.

Finishing in sitting with some spine twists and gentle Y stretches.

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ore and abs quick and intensive Pilates classes

Abs and core energiser

Short but challenging abs and core workout.

PLEASE NOTE – this is the seventh class in our January calendar. If you’d like to follow the rest of the programme, you can find the January Pilates calendar here.

In this class:

  • Upper body rolls
  • Mermaid stretches
  • Oblique roll downs
  • Criss cross exercise
  • Bridging with one leg extension
  • One leg stretch
  • Y stretch

This class takes place in sitting on the mat. It is a short but relatively intensive workout.

Beginning with some warm up stretches to help activate our muscles. We then begin some more challenging abs and core movements with a sequence including criss cross, bridging and one leg stretch exercises.

We then cool down with some nice relaxing stretches in sitting.

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Abs and core standing and mat work Easier classes

Abs and core – standing and mat work

Abs and core core workout with a variety of movements and stretches

PLEASE NOTE – this is the fourth class in our January calendar. If you’d like to follow the rest of the programme, you can find the January Pilates calendar here.

Included in this class:

  • Chest openings (dumb waiter) with heel raises
  • Side bends
  • Squats
  • Leg extensions in 4 point kneeling
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side kicks
  • Oblique lifts

We start this class in standing with some nice stretches to warm us up before beginning some heel raises and side bends.

Rolling down onto the mat we then move into the downward dog position to stretch through our bodies as well as a focus on stretching our calfs.

Then, in 4 point kneeling we work our core with leg extension movements – make sure you go to a level that suits you. We then take time to stretch in the child pose position before moving onto our side. Here we work through a series of side kick, and oblique lift movements.

Lastly we warm down in sitting with a short series of stretches.

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core and stretches Pilates class Easier classes

Easy core and stretches

Stretch focused class with short sets of core and abdominal exercises

PLEASE NOTE – this is the first class in our January calendar. If you’d like to follow the rest of the programme, you can find the January Pilates calendar here.

Included in this class:

This class begins in sitting with some gentle stretches to warm up our backs and upper bodies before we then move down onto our backs.

On our backs we move our pelvis into neutral position and work through a short series of bridging and one leg stretch movements. Make sure you work to the level that suits you.

After this short series we stretch out with some gentle knee hugs before starting our next set of exercises – the criss cross and scissors movements which target our lower abdominals. We then stretch out again with some lumbar rotations before finishing in sitting with some further stretches.

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Pilates for cyclists Half hour Pilates classes

Pilates for cyclists

Stretch and strengthen muscles used in cycling through Pilates

This class has been designed to help target some common problem areas for cyclists, including tightness in mid back and hip flexors and the importance of glute and quadriceps muscle strength to power your bike forwards and uphill!

Starting in standing stretching and lengthening the spine and challenging your quadriceps and glute muscle control. Then coming down onto the mat we work our deep abdominal core, pelvic floor and glute muscles further with some great Pilates exercises, including leg pull in prone and bridging exercises. We then stretch, stretch and stretch some more to combat the common muscle tightness seen in cyclists.

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Core focus mat work Pilates Pilates classes

Core focused mat work class

Core focused workout in both sitting and on our backs on the mat.

This is a fairly tough workout for our core and abdominal muscles but I will give some options for each exercise so always work to a level that suits you and that you feel comfortable with.

Warming up with some chest opening and upper body stretches in sitting. We then practice some abdominal control with some half roll downs before rolling down onto our backs on the mat.

On our backs we work on our lumbo-pelvic control with a one leg stretch, adding in the abdominal prep position to challenge our abdominal muscle strength and endurance. We also mobilise our spines and engage our glute muscles with a Bridging movement.

Finishing with some gentle stretching movements for our spine and legs. 

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Full length core and pelvic floor Long Pilates classes

Full length core and pelvic floor

This is a full length mat based class working on strengthening your pelvic floor and deep abdominal core muscles.

For many of the exercises in the class I demonstrate various options for the level of difficulty so always work to a level that suits you and you feel comfortable with.

We begin by warming up in standing, setting our neutral spine and posture. In standing we work on some balance and control by adding in some coordination with leg and arm movements. Moving down onto the mat on our backs we begin by challenging our core control further with a one leg stretch exercise. We also work on some lumbo-pelvic stability and hip control with exercises including a hip twist and scissors movements.

Moving around into four-point kneeling we stretch through our mid back with a ‘threading the needle’ exercise. Then in this position work on our core stability further with a Pilates swimming exercise. Then onto our sides we fire up and strengthen our glute muscles with clam and side kick exercises.

We then cool down by stretching out our legs and rolling our spines back up into standing to finish the class.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 4 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Full body pilates class with stretches Long Pilates classes

Full body Pilates workout with stretches

Full body Pilates class in standing and on the mat

This is a full length mat based class which is a good overall body workout, combining both stretching and strengthening exercises for spine.

We start by warming up our legs in standing with some heel raises and lunges. We also stretch and warm up through our spines with a side plank movement and upper body stretches. We then mobilise our spines with some roll downs before coming down onto the mat to continue the class.

Once down on the mat we begin on our backs by challenging our core control and coordination with a double leg stretch movement. We also work on our obliques today with a criss-cross movement and our lower abdominals with a scissors exercise.

Moving around onto our sides to practice our move of the month which is a side kick movement, which challenges our core control and glute muscle strength. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle leg and upper body stretches on the mat.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 3 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Pilates mat work out with side kick Half hour Pilates classes

Mat work Pilates class

Mat work Pilates class incorporating side kick movement

This is a lovely 30 minute class based on the mat, focusing on some glute strengthening exercises and core and pelvic floor muscle control.

We start the class in sitting on the mat warming up our upper body with arm opening movements to rotate through your upper spine and open out through the chest.

Moving into four point kneeling we work our core and abdominals with a leg pull in prone movement, adding in some leg lifts to fire up our glute muscles as well.  On our sides we work on our glute muscle strength with a clam exercise and our move this month which is a side kick movement.

On our backs we mobilise our spine and engage our glute muscles with a bridging movement combining in some hip twist movement to challenge the muscle control around the pelvis. Cooling down from the class by stretching out our spines and legs on the mat.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 2 of a four part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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