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Full body Strength and control Pilates class 40+ mins

Full body strength and control Pilates class

Challenging class working on muscle strength and control of key muscle groups throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 43 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down onto our backs, onto our sides and into sitting. The class includes some difficult exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and Cleopatra 
  • Elbow to knee ab curl 
  • Combined squat and lunge 
  • Standing mermaid 
  • Single leg stand with one leg fold and stretch
  • Roll downs 
  • One leg stretch 
  • Single leg bridge 
  • Double leg curl 
  • Scissors level 5 
  • Side lying – double leg twist 
  • Forward and backwards toe tap 
  • Double leg lift with side scissors 
  • Sitting leg pull supine 
  • Round the world stretch 
  • Triceps dip 
  • Roll backs with arm scissors 
  • Dead bugs
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch 
  • Spine twist 

The class begins in standing and we warm up through our arms and legs with a chest opening to cleopatra movement with added heel raises. We then rotate our body and engage our abdominals with an elbow to knee abdominal curl. We continue in standing and work our leg muscles with a combined squat and lunge movement. We then stretch through our sides with a standing mermaid and challenge our balance with a single leg stand with leg fold and stretch before rolling down and continuing the class onto our backs on the mat. 

Onto our backs we challenge our core with a one leg stretch and single leg bridge. Then strengthen our abdominals with a double leg curl and stretch and level 5 scissors. We then move onto our sides and test our core and abdominals further with a double leg twist. Then onto our sides we work our glutes with a forwards and backwards toe tap and double leg lift with side scissors. 

We then come up into sitting and work our upper body with a leg pull in supine and triceps dips. In sitting we also challenge our abdominals again with some roll backs with arm scissors. Rolling back onto our backs on the mat we lengthen the body with a dead bug and stretch our glutes and hamstring muscles. Finishing the class in sitting with a ‘Y’ stretch and spine twist movement. 

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strength and control Pilates class 20-39 mins

Challenging strength and control Pilates class

Class targeting the strength and control of key muscle groups

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 39 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down onto our backs, onto our sides and into sitting. The class includes some difficult exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and Cleopatra 
  • Elbow to knee ab curl 
  • Combined squat and lunge 
  • Standing mermaid 
  • Single leg stand with one leg fold and stretch
  • Roll downs 
  • One leg stretch 
  • Single leg bridge 
  • Double leg curl 
  • Scissors level 5 
  • Side lying – double leg twist 
  • Forward and backwards toe tap 
  • Double leg lift with side scissors 
  • Sitting leg pull supine 
  • Round the world stretch 
  • Triceps dip 
  • Roll backs with arm scissors 
  • Dead bugs
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch 
  • Spine twist 

The class begins in standing and we warm up through our arms and legs with a chest opening to cleopatra movement with added heel raises. We then rotate our body and engage our abdominals with an elbow to knee abdominal curl. We continue in standing and work our leg muscles with a combined squat and lunge movement. We then stretch through our sides with a standing mermaid and challenge our balance with a single leg stand with leg fold and stretch before rolling down and continuing the class onto our backs on the mat. 

Onto our backs we challenge our core with a one leg stretch and single leg bridge. Then strengthen our abdominals with a double leg curl and stretch and level 5 scissors. We then move onto our sides and test our core and abdominals further with a double leg twist. Then onto our sides we work our glutes with a forwards and backwards toe tap and double leg lift with side scissors. 

We then come up into sitting and work our upper body with a leg pull in supine and triceps dips. In sitting we also challenge our abdominals again with some roll backs with arm scissors. Rolling back onto our backs on the mat we lengthen the body with a dead bug and stretch our glutes and hamstring muscles. Finishing the class in sitting with a ‘Y’ stretch and spine twist movement. 

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 class 20-39 mins

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.

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.

Pilates body blitz 20-39 mins

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.

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.

Energise and strengthen Pilates 40+ mins

Energise and strengthen Pilates class

Challenging class working on mobilising and strengthening throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 44 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our backs and sides on the mat. There are some more difficult exercises 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 ‘Y’ stretch
  • Standing scissors
  • Squats with bottom kicks
  • Forward lunge
  • Leg lift
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling tail swish
  • Donkey kicks
  • Leg pull in prone with side step
  • Child pose
  • Leg lower and lift
  • Double leg stretch
  • Hundreds
  • Cycling legs
  • Side lying side kick
  • Double leg lift with split legs
  • Onto elbow leg lift sideways
  • Arm opening
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute/hamstring stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches

 The class begins in standing warming up through our arms with a ‘Y’ stretch then continue to work our legs with standing scissors, squats with bottom kicks and lunges. We also challenge our balance and control with some leg lifts then roll down into four-point kneeling to continue the class. In four-point kneeling we start by mobilising our pelvis and spines with a tail swish then strengthen our glute muscles with some donkey kicks. We then challenge our upper body and core with a leg pull in prone with side steps.

Moving onto our backs onto the mat we challenge our core with a double leg stretch and strengthen our abdominal muscles with hundreds and cycling exercises. Changing positions onto our sides we work our glutes further with a side kick and double leg lift with split legs. Then onto our elbow continue to strengthen our glutes with a leg lift sideways. We then stretch and mobilise through our upper back with an arm opening stretch. Then cool down on our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with some upper body reaches.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

complete strength and control 40+ mins

Complete strength and control

This is a mat based Pilates class working on our muscle strength and control

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 40 minutes

The class starts with a standing warm-up then continues onto our fronts, sides, sitting and onto our backs. The class includes some tough exercise sequences so please always work to a level that you feel is safe and suitable for your level. 

The class includes:

  • Standing ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises
  • Squats with bottom kicks 
  • Abdominal curls 
  • Side plie with heel raises
  • Side plie and side bend 
  • Roll downs 
  • Swimming 
  • Swan dive with arm reaches
  • One leg kick 
  • Child pose stretch 
  • Side scissors
  • Leg fold and leg lift sideways 
  • Side bend with clam 
  • Sitting oblique rolls 
  • Roll backs with arm scissors
  • Scissors 
  • Cycling
  • Double leg stretch with flutter kicks 
  • Hundreds 
  • Dead bug
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches

The class begins in standing warming up through our arms and legs with a ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises. We then work our legs with squats and bottom kicks. We then begin to work our abdominals with some abdominal crunches. Continuing in standing we move into a side plie squat and challenge our leg control with some heel raises. Staying in this position we then stretch out through the spine with a side bend. 

We then roll down onto the mat and continue the class onto our fronts. We work our core further with a swimming movement then challenge our upper body strength with a swan dive. On our fronts we lift up onto our elbows and work into our legs with a one leg kick. 

From her we move onto our sides and challenge our core strength with some side scissors and our glute strength with a leg fold and leg lift sideways. We then work our obliques and glutes with a side bend with a combined clam. Once we have repeated this exercise sequence on both sides we then move into sitting and challeneg our abdominal muscles strength and control with some oblique rolls and roll backs with arm scissors. 

We then roll down onto the mat on our elbows and work on our core strength and control with scissors and cycling movements. Then onto our backs on the mat we challenge our abdominal muscles with a double leg stretch with flutter kicks and hundreds movements. On our backs we then cool down with a dead bug exercise, rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. 

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.

Total body Pilates workout 40+ mins

Challenging total body Pilates workout

Mat based class designed to challenge our muscle strength and control throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 39 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, side lying and onto our backs. There are some tough exercise sequence included in the class so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing arm opening and circles
  • Standing one leg circle
  • Curtsey squats
  • Forward reaches with single leg lift and lower
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Plank with side steps
  • Child pose stretch
  • Knee fold and stretch
  • Side lying clam level 1 and 2 
  • One leg circles
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Bridging with leg extension 
  • One leg stretch 
  • Knee opening and double leg stretch 
  • Criss- cross
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Glute and hamstring stretch 
  • Sitting side bend and tree hugs  

The class begins in standing stretching through our upper body with arm openings and circles. We then work into our legs with a standing one leg circle, curtsey squats and forward reach with single leg lift and lower. We then roll down onto the mat and continue the class into four-point kneeling. 

In four-point kneeling we stretch our spines with a cat stretch before challenging our core and abdominal muscles with a plank and side steps. Then moving onto our elbows we strengthening our glutes and core muscles with a leg fold and stretch and toe taps. 

We then continue the class down onto the mat on our sides. In side lying with continue to strengthen our glute muscles with a clam, one leg circles and modified leg lift sideways. Once we have repeated this exercise sequence on both side we then continue the  class onto our backs on the mat. Here we work our core muscles further with a bridge and one leg stretch movements. Then challenge our abdominal muscles again with a double leg stretch and criss-cross movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. We then finish in sitting with a side bend and tree hug stretches. 

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.