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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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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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challenging core Pilates workout 20-39 mins

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.

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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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.

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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Upper back release 05-19 mins

Upper back release

Pilates class designed to help stretch and release the muscles around our upper back

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 18 minutes

The upper back is often an area where we can feel tension and stiffness. Regular stretches can help improve this. The class begins in sitting then continues onto the mat into four-point kneeling and onto our backs. The class is suitable for most levels, but please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Sitting bow and arrow stretch
  • Spine twist
  • Side bend and tree hug
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Upper body rotation
  • Child pose and cobra stretches
  • Arm scissors
  • Double leg stretch
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • Sitting arm cross -over and upper body reaches

We begin in sitting with some upper body movements including a bow and arrow stretch and spine twist. We then stretch our upper back further with a combined side bend and tree hug movement.

We then continue into four-point kneeling onto the mat and mobilise our spines with a cat stretch, working on flexion and extension movements. We then continue with an upper body rotation stretch to improve our upper body rotation mobility. We then stretch further with child pose and cobra stretches.

Moving onto our backs we work on our arm movements with arm scissors then combine our arm and leg control with a double leg stretch. We then combine a bridge with arm raises to target our upper body mobility further. We then finish the class in sitting with an arm cross-over stretch and 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.
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core and glutes Pilates with soft ball 20-39 mins

Pilates core and glutes with soft ball

Core and glutes focused class using the soft ball to add extra variety and challenge

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

This is a mat based class using the Pilates soft ball. The class is focused on exercises to help engage and strengthen our core and glute muscles. The class begins in standing, then continues onto our sides and back onto the mat. As always, please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing heel raises with arm reaches 
  • Squats
  • Arm opening 
  • Fold and stretch 
  • Side lunge
  • Roll downs 
  • Side lying half moon
  • Double leg lift and lower
  • Toe tap 
  • Ball under pelvis hip twist, one leg circle and scissors
  • Bridging ball between knees
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep 
  • Glute and hamstring stretch 
  • Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches

The class begins in standing and using the ball between our hands start with some heel raises and arm reaches. We then continue to work into our legs lowering into a squat, adding some combined arm movements using the ball. Continuing with the ball between our hands we then fold and stretch with our arms and legs. We then challenge our leg strength and control with a side lunge before rolling down to continue the class onto our sides onto the mat.

Onto our sides we use the ball to strengthen our glute muscles with a half moon, double leg lift and lower and toe taps. Moving around onto our backs we use the ball under our pelvis to challenge our core stability with a hip twist, one leg circle and scissors movements. We then continue with a one leg stretch and abdominal prep using the soft ball as a prop between our hands. Then placing the ball between our knees we work into a bridge adding some inner thigh squeezes with the ball. 

We then cool down from the class with a rotation stretch and glute stretch on our backs. Finishing the class in sitting with a spine twist and 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.

Total body Pilates flow 20-39 mins

Total body Pilates flow

Pilates flow class incorporating a range of exercise sequences to work throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 33 minutes

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

This class includes:

  • Standing balance series
  • Standing hip twist with arm opening
  • Side plie squats
  • Lunges
  • Forward reach
  • Roll down
  • Swimming
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra stretch
  • Side lying abdominal curl
  • Leg lift sideways and fold and stretch
  • Arm opening
  • Scissors and hip twist combined
  • Bridge with arm above head
  • leg stretch and arm reaches
  • double leg stretch
  • one leg circle and lift and lower
  • rotation stretch
  • glute muscle stretch
  • sitting arm opening

The class begins in standing working on movement control with a balance series and combined hip twist and arm opening movement. We then work our legs with a side plie, rotating each side from here into static lunges. We then challenge our balance further with a forward reach before rolling down onto our fronts to continue the class.

On our fronts we combine our arm and leg movements with a swimming exercise then work our upper body with  a swan dive. WE then stretch our spines into extension with a cobra stretch. Moving onto our sides we work up on our elbows for an abdominal curl. We then work our glutes with a combined leg lift sideways and fold and stretch. Staying on our sides we mobilise into our upper back with an arm opening stretch.

We then continue the class onto our backs working our core control with a combined scissors and hip twist. We then continue to work on our movement control combining arm and leg movements with a bridge, leg stretch and arm reaches and double leg stretch. We then cool down with a rotation stretch and glute stretch and finish in sitting with arm openings.

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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 all over Pilates 20-39 mins

Challenging all over Pilates workout

Challenging mat-based class designed to engage and strengthen muscles throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto the mat on our backs, into high kneeling and sitting. The class includes some quite difficult exercises, so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises
  • Single leg lift and stretch
  • Standing clam
  • Side plie squats with heel raises
  • Split squats
  • Side bend with side plie
  • Roll downs
  • Scissors
  • Single leg bridge
  • Abdo prep and criss-cross
  • Onto elbows double leg stretch
  • Cycling legs
  • High kneeling leg lift and fold and stretch
  • Sitting oblique roll backs
  • Roll backs and arm scissors
  • Supine dead bug
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting mermaid stretch

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.

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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.

Rise and shine Pilates class 05-19 mins

Rise and shine Pilates class

Get up and going with this energising Pilates workout

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 23 minutes

This is a gentle paced mat class designed to help get your body stretched and energised. The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling and onto our backs on the mat. The class includes exercises to work throughout the body so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing arm opening
  • ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises
  • Squats with heel raises
  • Side plie and side bend
  • Static lunge
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Mini-press
  • Swimming
  • Child pose stretch
  • Leg pull in prone
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute/hamstring stretch
  • Sitting side bend and tree hug

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.