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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Super stretchy Pilates class-t Easier classes

Super stretchy Pilates class

Great mat based class to open out and stretch through your spine.

This is a gently paced, relaxing class perfect to destress or if you want to feel two inches taller.

The class starts warming up in sitting opening and stretching through our necks. Then lengthening and stretching through our spines with a mermaid stretch.  Moving into four-point kneeling to open out though our spines further with a cat stretch movement.  In this position we lengthen through the body further with a swimming/superman movement.

Coming down onto our backs we begin by mobilising our spines with a bridging movement. We then open out through our hips a little more with a hip twist movement. We then gently stretch out through our spines, legs and upper body to finish.  

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Bum and thigh Pilates workout Half hour Pilates classes

Bum and thigh Pilates workout

This class gives our bottom and thigh muscles a real workout

This is a great class if you are looking to strengthen around your glute muscles and challenge your hip control.

Strengthening your glute muscles helps to support and control the movement around your hip joint as well as acting as key stabilisers around the pelvis.

This class is a 25 minute mat based class working primarily in four-point kneeling and on our sides.

In four-point kneeling we challenge our glute muscles as well as our limbo-pelvic control with exercises including a one leg circle.

On our sides we work our legs and glutes a little more with a clam and side kick movements.

We finish the class with some gentle leg stretches.

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Resistance band pilates class Half hour Pilates classes

Resistance band Pilates class

Enjoy this class that adds resistance to some of our favourite movements

This class adds a resistance band to some of the Pilates moves we know well. Using the band adds resistance to the movements. But if you don’t have one you can still enjoy the class and do these movements without it.

The class warms up in standing by working our upper and lower body muscle control. We then move down onto our backs to work our core and hip control, with a one leg stretch and one leg circle movements.

We then move round onto our sides and challenge our hip control and glute muscle strength further. Finishing the class with some gentle stretches.

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ab strength Pilates Half hour Pilates classes

Abdominal strength and endurance Pilates class

Pilates abs workout

In this class we work on developing the strength and endurance of our abdominal muscles.

Options for different levels of exercises are given throughout the class so please do go to what you are comfortable with.

We start the class in sitting to warm up and gently mobilise our spines.

Moving onto our backs, engaging our core muscles, we then challenge our abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch exercise. This routine is then followed by waking up our obliques with criss-cross and side bend exercises, before moving on to the Pilates hundreds exercise.

The class then finishes in a sitting position with some gentle stretches.

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Pilates glutes workout Easier classes

Glute strengthening Pilates class

Enjoy this easy-to-follow glute strengthening class with added hip exercises

In this class we are firing up our glute muscles and working on some hip control.

This mat based class starts in sitting with a few stretches to open up our chests and mobilise through our upper body.

We then work on our sides to engage our glutes and core muscles with side kick and clam movements.

On our backs we then challenge ourselves with some hip control movements including hip twist and one leg circle exercises.

Finishing with some stretches in sitting.

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Core and upper body Half hour Pilates classes

Core, pelvic floor and upper body workout

Core focused Pilates class suitable for multiple levels

This class is a 25 minute workout focusing on engaging our pelvic floor and deep abdominal core muscles as well as the control and stability of our upper bodies.

The class begins in standing as we warm up through our legs and upper body. Rolling down into four point kneeling we then work on our upper body stability and abdominals with leg pull in prone exercise.

Moving around onto our backs on to the mat we practice our ‘move of the month’ – the one leg stretch exercise as well as challenge our upper body control with some arm scissors before finishing the class with some leg stretches.

PLEASE NOTE – this class is part of a related series, specifically looking to work on improving the body’s lumbo-pelvic control through the one leg stretch exercise.

The class can be enjoyed by itself or as part of the series. This is class four of four of the series. Other classes in the series include:

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Glutes and upper body pilates Half hour Pilates classes

Glute strengthening and upper body stretching

30 minute class aimed at strengthening core and glute muscles

We start standing and warm up our legs with some squats and wake up our glute muscles with a standing clam. We also lengthening through our upper bodies and test our balance with some of the standing exercises in this class. We then mobilise our spines with a roll down movement onto the mat and down into four-point kneeling.

In four-point kneeling we start by stretching through our spines with a cat stretch movement. Then challenge our hip control and glute strength with some hip pulses and a one leg circle movement with our legs. From here stretch through from our shoulders to our lower backs with child pose stretch.

Moving onto our backs we begin finding our neutral spine position. We engage our glutes a little more with a bridging movement and work on our hip control with a one leg stretch. Then on our backs stretching out through our glute and hamstring muscles.

Finishing off the class with a side bend stretch in sitting.

If you’ve enjoyed this Pilates class. Please let us know in the comments below. Thank you. 🙂

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Stretching and lengthening Pilates Half hour Pilates classes

Stretching and lengthening Pilates class

Feel two inches taller with this stretching and lengthening Pilates class

Pilates class utilising multiple stretching and lengthening movements.

We start the class in sitting gently stretching and opening up through our neck and upper body.

We then move down onto the mat onto our backs to challenge our core control and pelvic stability with some great lengthening movements like a double leg stretch. We then stretch out our glute and hamstrings muscles on our backs.

We move onto our sides to work our glutes with a clam movement before opening out through our chests and upper back with an arm opening movement.

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