Tough mat-based class designed to strengthen and challenge our core and abdominal muscles
- Difficulty: Tough
- Length: 28 minutes
The class begins with a few stretches in sitting then continues into four-point kneeling, side lying and onto our backs. The class includes some difficult exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
The class includes:
- Sitting spine twist
- Seated arm reach
- Upper body stretch
- Four-point kneeling cat stretch
- Plank with leg twist
- Rotating plank to side plank
- Child pose stretch
- Leg fold stretch and lower
- Side lying leg lift sideways
- Double leg twist and lift
- Double leg lift and split legs
- Bridging with leg extension
- Scissors level 5
- Combined abdo prep and leg stretch with criss-cross
- Rotation stretch
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting mermaid stretch
The class begins with a few gentle stretches in sitting. We then move into four-point kneeling and warm up a little more with a cat stretch then challenge our core, abdominals and upper body with a plank with leg twist and a rotating plank to side plank. We then move onto our elbow and work our core and glutes with a leg fold, stretch and lower.
Moving onto our sides we engage and strengthen our glutes with a leg lift sideways. Continuing onto our sides we challenge our core with a double leg twist and lift and double leg lift with split legs. We then continue onto our backs strengthening our core and abdominals with a bridge, scissors, criss-cross and hundreds movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretch. Finishing in sitting with a mermaid stretch.