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Pilates balance and strength 20-39 mins

Pilates to improve balance and strength

Pilates class focused on improving balance by strengthening our core and leg muscles

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 39 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our backs, sides and into sitting on the mat. Please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing balance series
  • Squats with heel raises
  • Standing scissors and hip twist
  • Knee tap and stretch
  • Reverse warrior
  • Single leg stand with arm scissors
  • Forward lunge
  • Roll downs
  • Hip twist with arm opening
  • Double leg stretch
  • Ab curl with single leg stretch
  • Side lying fold and stretch
  • Clam
  • Leg press and leg lift sideways
  • Sitting – half roll back with arm scissors
  • Ankle mobility
  • Calf and hamstring stretch
  • Glute stretch
  • Sitting arm reaches and side bend

The class begins in standing warming up through our arms and legs with a balance series. We then continue to strengthen our legs with squats and heel raises, standing scissors with hip twist.  We then begin to challenge our single leg control with a knee tap and stretch, single leg stand with arm scissors and forward lunge. We then mobilise our spines with some roll downs before coming down onto our backs on the mat and continue the class.

Onto our backs we work to strengthen our core with a hip twist with arm opening and a double leg stretch. Then add some abdominal curls with a one leg stretch. Moving onto our sides we strengthen around our glute muscles with a leg fold and stretch, clam and leg press and leg lift sideways. Then coming up into sitting we challenge our core and abdominals further with some half roll backs and work on some ankle mobility and calf stretches. We then cool down with a glute stretch and into sitting with arm reaches and side bend.

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Full body class with Pilates circle 20-39 mins

Full body class with Pilates circle

Pilates class using the Pilates circle to challenge the strength and control of our muscles throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto the mat on our backs and sides. There are some tricky movements included in the class so please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes;

  • Standing arm reaches
  • Spine twist
  • Side lunge 
  • Side plie with heel raises
  • Lunge to single leg stand
  • Arabesque
  • Roll downs
  • One leg stretch 
  • Press and bridge
  • Leg lower from circle
  • Abo prep and one leg stretch 
  • Criss-cross
  • Scissors 
  • One leg circle
  • Side lying leg lift sideways 
  • Leg fold and stretch through circle
  • Adductor squeezes
  • Hamstring stretch 
  • Glute stretch 
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches

The class begins in standing warming up with some arm reaches and a spine twist. We continue to use the circle between our hands and circle our arms around as we side lunge. We then use the circle to engage our core further as we work our legs with a side plie and heel raises. We then challenge our balance with a lunge to a single leg stand before working our single leg control further with an arabesque. We then roll down and continue the class onto our backs. 

Onto our backs we press into the circle to engage through our centre as we add a one leg stretch and Bridge movements. We then use the circle around our feet and lower one leg from the circle, working our lower abdominals. We then place the circle under one foot reducing our stability and work into a one leg stretch and abdo prep and criss-cross movements. Continuing onto our backs using the circle in our hands, again to help engage through our centre, we work around our hips with scissors and one leg circle movements. 

Moving onto our sides we work our glutes with a leg lift sideways and a leg fold and stretch through the circle. Using the circle for resistance we add some inner thigh squeezes to engage our adductor muscles. 

We then cool down onto our backs with hamstring and glute stretches and a rotation stretch. Finishing in sitting with a spine twist and upper body reaches. 

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strength and control Pilates class 20-39 mins

Challenging strength and control Pilates class

Class targeting the strength and control of key muscle groups

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 39 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down onto our backs, onto our sides and into sitting. The class includes some difficult exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and Cleopatra 
  • Elbow to knee ab curl 
  • Combined squat and lunge 
  • Standing mermaid 
  • Single leg stand with one leg fold and stretch
  • Roll downs 
  • One leg stretch 
  • Single leg bridge 
  • Double leg curl 
  • Scissors level 5 
  • Side lying – double leg twist 
  • Forward and backwards toe tap 
  • Double leg lift with side scissors 
  • Sitting leg pull supine 
  • Round the world stretch 
  • Triceps dip 
  • Roll backs with arm scissors 
  • Dead bugs
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch 
  • Spine twist 

The class begins in standing and we warm up through our arms and legs with a chest opening to cleopatra movement with added heel raises. We then rotate our body and engage our abdominals with an elbow to knee abdominal curl. We continue in standing and work our leg muscles with a combined squat and lunge movement. We then stretch through our sides with a standing mermaid and challenge our balance with a single leg stand with leg fold and stretch before rolling down and continuing the class onto our backs on the mat. 

Onto our backs we challenge our core with a one leg stretch and single leg bridge. Then strengthen our abdominals with a double leg curl and stretch and level 5 scissors. We then move onto our sides and test our core and abdominals further with a double leg twist. Then onto our sides we work our glutes with a forwards and backwards toe tap and double leg lift with side scissors. 

We then come up into sitting and work our upper body with a leg pull in supine and triceps dips. In sitting we also challenge our abdominals again with some roll backs with arm scissors. Rolling back onto our backs on the mat we lengthen the body with a dead bug and stretch our glutes and hamstring muscles. Finishing the class in sitting with a ‘Y’ stretch and spine twist movement. 

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
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Pilates for posture 20-39 mins

Pilates for posture

Class focusing on posture. Ideal for those who sit for long periods at a desk.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 32 minutes

This is a mat-based class designed to help mobilise and strengthen key areas related to our posture. The class begins in standing then continues onto our fronts, four-point kneeling and onto our backs. Although the class is suitable for most levels, as always please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing arm opening
  • Arm raises, side bend and tree hug
  • squats with heel raises
  • side lunge with spine twist
  • ab fold and stretch
  • hip flexor stretch
  • roll downs
  • on our fronts – swimming legs
  • swan dive
  • cobra stretch
  • child pose stretch
  • four-point kneeling
  • hip kick and tuck across
  • thread the needle
  • double leg stretch
  • bridge with criss-cross
  • dead bug
  • rotation stretch
  • glute and hamstring stretch
  • sitting upper body reaches
  • mermaid stretch

The class begins in standing mobilising our upper back with an arm opening stretch, then continuing our upper body movement with a combined arm raise, side bend and tree hug movements. We then warm up into our legs with some squats and side lunge with some more upper body rotation. We then engage our abdominals and lengthen the body with an ab fold and stretch, holding the leg extended to stretch our hip flexors. We then roll down onto our fronts onto the mat to continue the class.

Onto our fronts we engage our glutes with some swimming legs and work our upper body with a swan dive. Staying on out fronts we then stretch our spines into extension with a cobra stretch before flexing with a child pose stretch.

Moving into four-point kneeling we mobilise around our hips with a kick and tuck across then our upper body with a thread the needle movement. Then coming down onto our backs on the mat with combine our arm and leg movements together with a double leg stretch, bridge and criss-cross and dead bug movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with some upper body reaches and mermaid stretch.

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

strengthen and lengthen Pilates 20-39 mins

Strengthen and lengthen Pilates class

Mat based class aimed to both stretch and strengthen muscle groups throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our sides and onto our backs. The class includes exercises to challenge our muscle strength and control but please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Squats
  • Ab curl fold and stretch
  • Reverse warrior 
  • Side plie squats 
  • Roll downs 
  • Down dog and calf stretches
  • Cat stretch
  • Tuck and tap swimming
  • Child pose stretch
  • Plank to down dog 
  • Side lying ab curl fold and stretch
  • Leg press and lift 
  • Arm opening
  • Marching
  • Double leg stretch 
  • Bridge with arm raises
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting chest opening and round the world stretch 

The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement and squats with arm raises. We then bring in some abdominal control with an ab curl fold and stretch. We then stretch through the body with a reverse warrior and side plie movements. Rolling down onto the mat we stretch our calf muscles in a down dog position, then continue down into four-point kneeling. In this position we challenge our muscles strength and control with a tuck and tap swimming movement and a plank to down dog position. 

Moving onto our sides we begin onto our elbows with an ab fold and stretch then continue on our sides on the mat with a leg press and lift. We then stretch our upper body on our sides with an arm opening movement. 

We then come around onto our backs on the mat and again work on our strength and control of movement with marching, double leg stretch and bridge exercises. We then begin to cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a chest opening and round the world stretch. 

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
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upper body workout with hand weights 20-39 mins

Upper body Pilates workout with hand weights

Pilates class with hand weights focusing on strengthening the upper body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 32 minutes

I would recommend 0.5kg or 1kg weights but if you don’t have any weights then grab a tin from the kitchen cupboard to use! The class begins in standing then continues into four-pint kneeling and onto our backs. Please always remember to work to a level that you feel is suitable for you and only use a weight that feels comfortable. 

This class includes:

  • Standing bicep curl and arm lift above head
  • Robot arms
  • Shoulder flys
  • Single leg stand with arm raises
  • Side bend and arm reaches
  • Forward lunge and bicep curls 
  • Roll downs 
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Swimming
  • Bent row and straight row
  • Child pose 
  • Plank 
  • Marches
  • Hip twist with opposite arm opening
  • Chest press with scissors
  • Bridge with triceps curl 
  • Opposite arm and leg stretch 
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Sitting side bend and tree hug
  • Spine twist and arm reaches

The class begins in standing working our biceps with some bicep curls and arm lifts. Then we work on our movement control with some robot arms before strengthening our upper back with some shoulder flys. We then challenge our balance with a one leg stand and work the upper body with some arm raises. We then add some combined arm and leg movements with a side bend and stretch and forward lunge with bicep curls. We then mobilise our spines and roll down into four-point kneeling. In this position we start by stretching the spine with a cat stretch then work on our strength and control with a swimming movement and bent and straight rows. We then challenge our upper body and abdominal muscles with a plank exercise. 

Continuing down onto our backs on the mat we begin to combine our arm and leg movements with some marches, chest press with scissors and a bridge with triceps curls. We then cool down without the weights with an opposite arm and leg stretch and rotation stretch. Finishing in sitting with a side bend and tree hugs and spine twist stretches. 

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Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

challenging core Pilates class 20-39 mins

Challenging core Pilates class

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
  • Hundreds
  • 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.

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Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

full body Pilates fusion 20-39 mins

Full body fusion Pilates class

Flow class designed to challenge the body throughout

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

This is a mat-based Pilates flow class designed to challenge the body with a range of exercise sequences to work throughout the body. The class begins in standing then continues down onto our fronts, sides, sitting and onto our backs. The class does include some challenging exercises so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This call includes:

We begin the class in standing and we warm up our arms and legs with standing arm reaches and side bend with heel raises. We continue to work our legs and arms together with side lung and side-plie movements. We then roll down and move onto our fronts to continue the class. 

On our fronts we continue working our arms and legs with a swimming movement and challenge our core with some flutter kicks. We then stretch our spines with a cobra and child pose stretch. Moving onto our sides we work on our glute muscle strength and control with a one leg circle and side kick movements. 

Coming up into sitting we challenge our upper body strength with a leg pull in supine and triceps dips. We then mobilise our upper body with a round the world stretch. We then move down onto our backs and continue to combine our arm and leg movements with a double leg stretch, bridge with scissor legs and a criss-cross movement. 

We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with upper-body reaches and mermaid stretches. 

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

easy abs pilates 20-39 mins

Easy abs Pilates class

Simple class working to engage and strengthen the abdominal muscles

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our backs and sides on the mat. The classes are suitable for most levels but please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

The class includes: 

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Standing abdominal curl 
  • Balance series
  • Abdominal curl fold and stretch
  • Standing arm opening
  • Roll downs
  • Four-pint kneeling cat stretch
  • Leg pull in prone 
  • Leg fold and stretch 
  • Child pose stretch 
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep 
  • Criss-cross
  • Scissors
  • Hundreds
  • Side lying abdominal fold and stretch 
  • Opposite arm and leg stretch 
  • Glute/piriformis stretch 
  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and mermaid stretches

The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then begin to engage our abdominal muscles with a standing abdominal curl, balance series and fold and stretch movements. We then mobilise our spines with a standing arm opening movement and roll downs. 

We then continue the class down into four-point kneeling beginning with a gentle cat stretch then engage our abdominal muscles with a leg pull in prone movement. Moving down onto our elbows we then engage our core and glute muscles with a leg fold and stretch movement. 

Moving down onto our backs we continue to engage and strengthen our abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch and abdo prep, criss-cross, scissors and hundreds movements. Onto our sides we work our abdominal muscles a little further with a fold and stretch movement before stretching out with an opposite arm and leg stretch movement. We then cool down with a glute stretch on our backs and in sitting with a ‘Y’ and mermaid stretch. 

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.