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challenging core Pilates class Half hour Pilates classes

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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full body Pilates fusion Half hour Pilates classes

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. 

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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. 

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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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easy abs pilates Easier classes

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. 

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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 body blitz Half hour Pilates classes

Pilates body Blitz

Challenge strength and control throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 35 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our fronts, sides and onto our backs. There are some challenge exercise sequences included in the class so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing side bend with heel raises
  • Squats with arm pulses
  • Abdominal curl
  • Standing donkey kicks
  • Backwards lunge and leg drive forward
  • Roll downs
  • Hamstring curls
  • One leg kick
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra stretch
  • Onto elbows toe taps
  • Side bend with clam
  • Scissors with abdo prep
  • Criss-cross
  • Bridge with leg stretch
  • Double leg stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting side bend and tree hug

The class starts in standing warming up through our arms and legs with a combined side bend and heel raises and squats with arm pulses. We then work on our muscle strength and control with a abdominal curl and standing donkey kicks. Continuing in standing we work on our balance and muscle control with a backwards lunge and leg drive forward. We then roll down and continue the class onto our fronts on the mat.

On our fronts we begin by working our legs with some hamstring curls and a one leg kick. We then challenge our upper body with a swan dive. Moving around onto our sides we come up onto our elbow to work our upper body as well with a toe tap and side bend movements. Onto our backs on the mat, we then work on strengthening our core and abdominal muscles with a scissors, criss-cross, bridge and double leg stretch movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with a side bend and tree hug 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.

Strength through movement Pilates Half hour Pilates classes

Strength through movement Pilates class

Class designed to get our body moving, with a focus on working into our core, abdominals, and glute muscles

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our sides, backs and into sitting. There are some more challenge exercise sequences in the class so please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Standing ab crunch
  • Side plie squats
  • Windmills
  • Roll downs
  • Side lying toe tap forwards and back
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Side bend
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Bridge
  • Abdo prep with scissor legs
  • Sitting oblique roll backs
  • Half roll back
  • Sitting spine twist
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting mermaid and ‘Y’ stretch

The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then work into our abdominal muscles with a standing abdominal crunch. We then work into our legs with some side plie squats. We mobilise our upper body with a windmill movement then our spines with some roll downs.

Onto our sides we strengthen our glut muscles with a toe-tap forward and back and a leg lift sideways movement. Then onto our elbows we work our glutes and obliques with a side bend. Changing position onto our backs we challenge our core and abdominals with a one leg stretch, bridge and abdo prep with scissors. Up into a sitting position we then challenge our abdominals further with oblique roll backs and half roll backs. We then cool down with a spine twist and onto our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with a mermaid and ‘Y’ 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.

Get moving Pilates class Half hour Pilates classes

Get moving Pilates class

Class to strengthen core muscles as well as mobilise throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down on the mat onto our fronts, sides and back. Please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, especially with more challenging movements.

This class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and cleopatra
  • Stading arm opening
  • Squats with combined leg lift sideways
  • Abdominal curl
  • Standing mermaid
  • Roll downs
  • Swimming
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra
  • Side lying leg fold and stretch
  • Double leg lift
  • Onto elbow ab curl and stretch
  • Scissors
  • Double leg stretch
  • Split arms abdominal curl
  • Hundreds
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches

The class begins in standing warming up our upper body with a chest opening and cleopatra and standing arm opening movements. We then work our legs with some squats and combined leg lift sideways and move our arms and legs together with a standing abdominal curl. Continuing in standing we then stretch our spines with a standing mermaid and roll downs.

Moving down onto our fronts we challenge our core with a swimming movement then work our upper body with a swan dive. We then stretch the spine into extension with a cobra stretch. We then move onto our sides to work our glutes with a leg lift sideways and engage our core further with a double leg lift. Moving up onto our elbow we then work our abdominals and upper body with a ab curl and stretch.

We then continue the class down onto our backs onto the mat with exercises to strengthen our core and abdominal muscles, including, scissors, double leg stretch and hundreds movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with some upper body reaches.

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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.

Just move Pilates Easier classes

Just move Pilates

Class designed to get our body moving. Includes a range of exercises and movements to work throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 34 minutes

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

This class includes:

  • Standing arm opening 
  • Controlled march
  • Standing ab curl
  • Leg fold and stretch 
  • Static lunge 
  • Roll downs 
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Leg pull in prone 
  • Child pose stretch
  • Leg fold and stretch 
  • Side lying clam 
  • Single leg press
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep 
  • Criss-cross 
  • Dead bug  
  • Bridging 
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting spine twist

The class starts with a warm up in standing. We begin with an arm opening stretch to mobilise the upper body, then combine some arm and leg movements with a controlled march and standing ab curl. Continuing into standing we work our legs a little more with a leg fold and stretch and a static lunge. We then roll down and continue the class into four-point kneeling. Working in four-point kneeling we then mobilise our spines with a cat stretch and challenge our muscle control with a leg pull in prone movement. We then move onto our elbows and work our core and glute muscles with a leg fold and stretch. 

Moving onto our sides we work on strengthening our glute muscles with a clam and single leg press. Then onto our backs on the mat we engage our abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch and abdo prep and criss-cross movements. Continuing onto our backs we challenge our core further with a bridge and dead bug exercises. We then cool down with glute and hamstring stretches and in sitting with a spine twist. 

 

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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.

Christmas jumper Pilates class Easier classes

Christmas jumper Pilates class

Grab a cosy Christmas jumper and join me for this easy-level, festive Pilates class

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 25 minutes

This is a mat based class aimed to get moving and engage our core muscles. The class begins in sitting with some gentle stretches, then we continue into four-point kneeling, our sides and onto our backs. The class is suitable for most levels but their are some more challenging movements within the class, so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch 
  • Sitting spine twist
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Swimming
  • Plank
  • Arm opening
  • Child pose
  • Side lying clam 
  • Side lying ab curl and stretch 
  • Scissors
  • One leg stretch and lower with abo prep
  • Bridge with arm raises
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting shoulder rolls and neck stretch 
  • Sitting mermaid stretch 

We begin the class with some gentle stretches in sitting including a ‘Y’ stretch and spine twist movements. We then move into four-point kneeing and mobilise our spines with a cat stretch, then challenge our core with swimming and plank exercises.  Continuing in four-point kneeling we stretch a little more with a thread the needle and child pose movements. Moving onto our sides we work our glute muscles with a clam exercise, adding some toe taps for an extra challenge. Onto our elbows we then work our glute and abdominals with an ab curl and stretch. 

We then come down onto our backs and work our core and abdominals further with scissors, abdo prep with leg stretch and lower and bridge exercises. Cooling down with a rotation, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with shoulder rolls and neck stretch and a 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.

challenging core Pilates workout Half hour Pilates classes

Challenging core Pilates workout

Mat-based class designed to challenge core muscle strength and control

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins with a few stretches in sitting then continues onto the mat into four-point kneeling, side-lying, sitting and onto our backs. The class includes some tough exercise sequences, so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. This class includes:

  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and mermaid stretch
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Plank
  • Leg fold and kick
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying side kick
  • Double leg lift with split lift
  • Double leg twist and lift
  • Sitting oblique roll backs
  • Roll backs
  • Scissors with abdo prep
  • Single leg bridge
  • Onto elbows leg stretch and lower
  • Cycling
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting mermaid stretch, side bend and tree hugs

The class begins in sitting with a few warm-up stretches, including ‘Y’ stretch and mermaid stretch. The class then continues into four-point kneeling starting with a cat stretch to mobilise the spine then challenge our core with a Plank movement. Moving onto our elbows we continue to work our core control and glute muscles with a leg fold and kick. We then move down onto our sides and challenge our glute and core control further with a side kick and double leg lift. Onto our elbows we then challenge our obliques and core with a double leg twist and lift.

Moving into sitting we challenge our abdominal muscles with oblique and half roll backs. Then continuing the class down onto our back, we continue to work on our core muscles with scissors and single leg bridge movements. Lifting onto our elbows we challenge our core further with a leg stretch and lower and cycling movements. We then cool down onto our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a mermaid, side bend and tree hug stretches.

The class starts by warming up in standing with a ‘Y’ stretch and heel raises. We then challenge our balance and control with a leg lift and stretch and a standing clam. We then move into a side plie squat and add some heel raises for an extra challenge. Rotating our feet each side we work on our leg strength and control further with some split squats. We then mobilise our backs with some roll downs. Continuing onto our backs we then challenge our core with a single leg bridge. We then work our abdominals with an abdo prep and criss-cross movement then come up onto our elbows to challenge them a little more with a double leg stretch and cycling movements.

We then work to strengthen our glutes in high kneeling with a leg lift, fold and stretch and one leg circle. Then stretch out with a child pose stretch. Moving into sitting we work our abdominals a little further with some oblique roll backs and half roll backs with arm scissors. Rolling back onto the mat we then cool down with a dead bug, rotation and glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing with a mermaid stretch in sitting.

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.