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get up and go Pilates class 05-19 mins

Get up and go Pilates class

Short mat-based class designed to move and stretch the body to get you up and ready for the day.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 17 minutes

The class begins with some stretches in sitting then continues down on our backs on the mat. The class is suitable for most levels but as always please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Sitting spine twist with arm raises
  • Upper body reaches
  • Round the world stretch
  • Hip twist with opposite arm opening
  • Double leg stretch
  • Abdo prep with one leg stretch and lower
  • Bridge with arm raises
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting arm reaches, side bend and tree hugs

The class begins with some gentle upper body stretches in sitting. We then continue the class down onto our backs and work to engage our core with our arms and legs together with a hip twist and arm opening and double leg stretch movement. We then strengthen our abdominals with an abdo prep and one leg stretch and lower, before mobilising the spine further with a bridge with arm raises. We then cool down with a rotation stretch of the spine and glute and hamstring stretches on our backs. Finishing the class into sitting with arm reaches, side bend and tree hug stretches.

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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.
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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. 

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chair pilates class three 05-19 mins

Chair Pilates – class three

Chair-based Pilates class using hand weights to add variety and extra challenge

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 12 minutes

The class includes hand weights for some of the exercises in the class, but this is optional. I would recommend weights about 0.5-1kg in weight as a guide but please use whatever you feel comfortable with. If you do not have any weights, then just grab a tin, or jar out the cupboard that you can comfortably hold in your hand. If possible, use a chair without arms and try to avoid leaning back into the chair during the class if you are able. The class is suitable for most levels but as always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Toy soldier with option of hand weights
  • Combined arm lift and chest press with option of hand weights
  • Bicep curl and opposite leg stretch with option of hand weights
  • Abdominal curl with option of hand weights
  • Tricep curl with option of hand weights
  • Alternate arm fold and stretch with option of hand weights
  • Side plie side bend stretch
  • Shoulder rolls and neck stretch
  • Roll downs

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chair pilates class two 05-19 mins

Chair Pilates – class two

Second in our chair-based Pilates class series. Mobilise and gently strengthen muscles throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 12 minutes

If possible, use a chair without arms and try to avoid leaning back into the chair during the class if you are able. The class is suitable for most levels but as always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Spine twist
  • Chest opening with arm circles
  • Seated scissors with opposite arm stretch
  • Side plie stretch and rotation
  • Single leg stretch with pulses
  • Seated criss-cross
  • Seated roll backs
  • Seated hamstring stretch
  • Roll downs
  • Upper body reaches

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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chair pilates class one 05-19 mins

Chair Pilates – class one

This is a seated chair-based Pilates class, aimed to mobilise and gently strengthen muscles throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 11 minutes

If possible, use a chair without arms and try to avoid leaning back into the chair during the class if you are able. The class is suitable for most levels but as always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Neck stretches
  • Combined side bend and tree hugs
  • Knee extension with opposite arm stretch
  • Sideways toe tap
  • Upper body rotation stretch
  • Abdominal curl
  • Seated roll backs
  • Seated mermaid stretch
  • Roll downs

More chair Pilates classes:

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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Just move Pilates 20-39 mins

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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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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Christmas jumper Pilates class 20-39 mins

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. 

 

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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.

simple full length pilates workout 40+ mins

Simple full length Pilates workout

Mat-based Pilates workout designed to gently work throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 45 minutes

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

This class includes:

  • Standing toe walking
  • Chest opening
  • Squats
  • Standing scissors with arm circles
  • Side plie squats with spine twist
  • Mermaid stretch
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Swimming
  • Rainbow toe-tap
  • Child pose
  • Mini-press
  • Scissors
  • Bridging
  • One leg stetch with abdo prep
  • Double leg stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Side lying clam
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Arm opening stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting spine twist with arm reaches

We start the class in standing and warm up through our legs with some toe walking and upper body with some chest opening movements. We then work our legs further with some squats, then combine some arm and leg movements with our standing scissors and side plie squats. We then stretch and mobilise our spines with a mermaid stretch and roll downs.

Continuing down into four-point kneeling we mobilise into our spines further with a cat stretch then challenge our core with a swimming movement. We then engage and strengthen into our glute muscles with a rainbow toe-tap. Continuing into four-point kneeling we work our upper body with some mini-press movements.

Moving onto our backs we continue to work our core with scissors, bridging and double leg stretch movements. We work our abdominals combining a one leg stretch with abdo prep movement. Moving onto our sides we work our glute muscles a little more with a clam and leg lift sideways. Then open out through our chest with an arm opening stretch.

We then move back onto our backs to cool down with a glute and hamstring stretch and in sitting with a spine twist and arm reaches.

We start with a gentle standing warm up to mobilise through our upper body with an arm opening and ‘Y’ stretch. We then continue to warm up into our legs with some squats and heel raises. We then stretch into a side plie and side bend movement before rotating into a static lunge position to work our legs. We then mobilise through the spine with some roll downs.

Continuing into four-point kneeling we stretch out through the spine further with a cat stretch then work on some upper body strength with a mini-press. We then strengthen our core with swimming and plank exercises. Moving onto the mat onto our backs we strengthen our core and abdominals further with a bridge and one leg stretch with abdo prep. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches before finishing in sitting with a side bend and tree hug movements.

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.