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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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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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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

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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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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.

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Express Pilates - core 05-19 mins

Express Pilates workout – Core

This is a short workout focusing on our core muscle strength and control

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 15 minutes

The class works on movements in four-point kneeling and onto our backs on the mat. Please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, especially on the more challenge movements.

This class includes:

  • Sitting – bow and arrow stretch and side bend
  • Four-point kneeling swimming
  • Modified leg pull in prone prep
  • Child pose
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridge with leg extension
  • Dead bug
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting toy soldier stretch

The class begins in sitting with a bow and arrow and side bend stretches to mobilise the upper body. We then move into four-point kneeling and challenge our core control with a swimming movement and strength with a modified leg pull in prone prep movement.

Continuing the class down onto our backs we engage our core further with a one leg stretch and bridge exercises. We then challenge our core control a little more with a dead bug movement before gently mobilising the spine with a rotation stretch. Finishing the class in sitting with a toy solider arm stretch.

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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Express Pilates - Upper body 05-19 mins

Express Pilates workout – upper body

This is a short mat-based class designed to work on strength and mobility of our upper body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 16 minutes

The class begins in sitting with some gentle stretches then continues into four-point kneeling, our fronts and onto our backs. Please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, particularly if you have any upper body injuries or issues.

The class includes:

  • Sitting spine twist
  • Sitting chest opening and arm reaches
  • Four-point kneeling swimming
  • Thread the needle
  • Triceps dips
  • Child pose stretch
  • Swan dive
  • Breaststroke prep
  • Combined arm scissors and chest press
  • Double leg stretch
  • Knee hugs
  • Sitting shoulder rolls
  • Neck stretch

The class begins sitting on the mat and rotating into our upper back with a spine twist movement. We then open out into our chest and shoulders with a chest opening movement and arm reaches. Moving into four-point kneeling we challenge our upper body and core with a swimming movement then stretch into the upper body with a thread the needle movement. Continuing in four-point kneeling we strengthen into our arms with some triceps dips.

Coming down onto our fronts we work on strengthening our upper back with a swan dive and breaststroke prep movements. Then continuing the class around onto our backs we work our arm control with some arm scissors and combined chest press movements. On our backs we work on combing our arm and leg movements together with a double leg stretch movement. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle upper body and neck stretches.

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Mindfulness movement Pilates 05-19 mins

Mindful movement Pilates class

Pilates class focused on our mind and body connection, bringing an awareness of our bodies.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 19 minutes

The class begins in sitting with some simple stretches and then continues onto our backs on the mat. Throughout the class we aim to bring attention to our breathing with each movement. The class then finishes with a mindful body scan.

This class includes: 

  • Sitting upper body reaches and mermaid stretch 
  • Breathing awareness
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • Single leg knee hugs
  • Hip twist 
  • Dead bug
  • Frog stretch 
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Mindful body scan 

The class begins in sitting with some gentle stretches to open our through our upper back and spines. We then roll back onto the mat onto our backs. We start by bringing an awareness to our breathing pattern and then gently mobilise the spine with a bridge movement and stretch our lower back and hips with a single knee hug. We challenge our core control with a hip twist movement and dead bug before stretching our spines with a rotation stretch and frog stretch. We then finish the class with a mindful body scan. 

 

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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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