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Strengthening and toning Pilates calendar

Get a spring in your step with our strengthening and toning Pilates series

Working our way through April this calendar utilises a mix of brand new classes alongside some of our existing favourites to challenge all areas of our bodies

Throughout the month the series introduces a mix of focus areas alongside new classes that give an ‘all over’ workout.

Many of the classes offer variations of exercises to suit all levels and give you the opportunity to challenge yourself more throughout the month (should you wish to)

I hope you like it (feel free to leave a message at the bottom of this page).

Week 1

All over toning Pilates workout


All over toning and strengthening

All over Pilates workout focusing on strengthening and toning. Moderate with more challenging and easier options to suit all levels.
(Moderate, 42 minutes).

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Upper body and arms Pilates


Upper body and arms

Upper body and arms Pilates workout with (or without) weights
(Moderate, 24 minutes).

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Core focus mat work Pilates


Core focused mat work class

Core focused workout in both sitting and on our backs on the mat.
(Moderate, 17 minutes).

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Week 2

pilates core strengthening


Tone and stretch

Mat based class focusing on stretching the spine and strengthening core muscles.
(Moderate, 26 minutes)

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10 minute abs pilates class


10 minute abs Pilates workout

This class is a short but intense 10 minute abdominal challenge based on the mat.
(Moderate, 10 minutes).

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Top to toe Pilates


Head to toe Pilates workout

Full body mat based class working from our tops to our toes
(Moderate, 41 minutes).

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Week 3

Full body toning pilates class


Full body toning

Full body workout focusing on toning and strengthening all over. Includes many options to vary the difficulty.
(Moderate, 40 minutes)

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Core and abs booster


Abs and core booster

Half hour abs and core series in standing and on the mat.
(Moderate, 29 minutes).

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full body pilates blitz


Full body blitz

Class to put you through your paces. An all-over workout incorporating a series of core and abdominal sequences.
(Tough, 52 minutes).

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Week 4

Total body Pilates


Total body Pilates

This mat based class works to strengthen and tone our upper body, core and legs.
(Moderate, 37 minutes)

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Standing and stretching Pilates


Leg stretch and strengthen

Get your legs working with this standing and mat work class.
(Moderate, 36 minutes).

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Pilates flow


Pilates flow

Flowing Pilates workout challenging us from head to toe
(Tough, 19 minutes).

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Week 5

Pilates body workout


Pilates body workout

The class covers a range of exercises to give the body an all over workout.
(Moderate, 45 minutes)

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15 COMMENTS
  • Belinda Barnett
    Reply

    Thankyou Vicky, I have recently come across your website and found it invaluable whilst dipping in and out of it for the last few weeks without realising there is a structured class programme throughout the month.
    After signing up for your email I have realised this is the case and I am really excited to be challenged further and look forward to getting stuck in!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      You’re most welcome 🙂

  • Alison
    Reply

    I’ve just done the first class of the new spring calendar, I feel very motivated, having enjoyed the class and knowing I’m giving my body a good exercise workout.
    Thank you for your classes, old and new, they’ve been a great help during the lockdowns particularly. However, I shall certainly continue with them,once I’m back at work. I like the fact that you offer various level options during the classes. Keep up the brilliant work.

  • Sharon
    Reply

    Just did the first of your April classes Vicky. Really loved it!
    Thank you x

  • Roz
    Reply

    Lovely to have a structured calendar again Vicky. I try & do a workout from your website every day but there are some I know I should do more but tend to avoid if I’m feeling lazy (my balance definitely needs working on!)
    Having more structure definitely suits me & I felt better for getting up early & doing the new one this morning.
    Happy Easter everyone!

  • Marged
    Reply

    Im really enjoying the weekly timetable Vicky.Thank you so much for all your work in creating these.
    I feel very motivated to follow them regularly and really feel the benefit in strength and stamina.

  • Gill
    Reply

    I have been dipping into various classes (usually moderate) since February this year and have really enjoyed the flexibility of fitting in Pilates exercise in when I want. I feel so much better and fitter as well! Thank you so much, this is so valuable during lockdown in particular.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Gill. You are most welcome. So glad to hear you’re enjoying the classes.

  • Jen
    Reply

    These classes have been brilliant! Please do another series for May/June etc – it’s so much easier as I’m never sure which classes I should do to make sure that lots of different areas receive focus.

  • Debra
    Reply

    Love the classes and having the structure of the spring calendar. Is there a May one coming. It really helps me stay focused and I try and do each class twice in the week.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Debra.

      Thanks so much for your comment. I will be working on a new calendar for June. For May I have some classes ready-filmed that will help increase the variety available. If you get the newsletter I will be sending out some series options this week to help keep those of you who like to follow a programme busy until the next calendar is ready in June. 🙂

  • David
    Reply

    I’m loving the new classes as I’ve been following yours since the original lockdown. At my age (63) I find the moderate level enough of a challenge & I tend to take two classes a week, 30-50 mins each. Since I started Pilates around 3 years ago (when I retired) I am much more agile, I can do loads of DIY, gardening, etc with no backache, note to other men who may have spent their working lives in an office!😉. Great classes Vicky, keep ‘em coming!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi David, thanks so much for your lovely comment and your support. I am so glad you’re enjoying the classes. All the best. Vicky

  • Roz
    Reply

    Loved the structure of the April classes Vicky. I try & do a session most days & feel so much better for it…

  • Anne
    Reply

    Hi Vicky, I’m late to the party but have just started your spring classes, and have done the first two this week. It’s very motivating to have them lined up as you’ve done. Hoping to make it a more regular thing now. Thank you!

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