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Upper body calendar

Upper body and core Pilates calendar

Our new spring calendar aims to mobilise and strengthen through the upper body as well as continuing to strengthen through our core and abdominal muscles. 

The calendar focuses on a range of exercise sequences that challenge our movement control and connect our upper body and lower limb movements together. The new classes in the calendar get progressively harder throughout the month and add new challenges each week. By week three we have the option of using some hand weights (0.5kg-1kg weights) during some of the exercises, but you can still do all the exercises without using a weight if you prefer. 

Please always work to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do. I hope you enjoy it.

Week 1

simple upper body and core


Simple upper body and core Pilates class

Mobilise and strengthen through the upper body and core with this half-hour class
(Easier, 33 minutes).

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back strength and mobility


Back strength and mobility

Gently stretch and mobilise the spine with this mat based class.

(Easier, 27 minutes).

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gentle upper body


Gentle upper body Pilates class

Mat based class focused on stretching and strengthening through the upper body.

(Easier, 24 minutes).

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Week 2

upper body mobilise and strengthen


Upper body mobilise and strengthen

Class combines upper body and lower limb movements focusing on mobilisation and control.

(Easier, 39 minutes).

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Morning Pilates Flow


Morning Pilates flow

Short mat based class designed to help gently stretch and energise the body.

(Moderate, 18 minutes).

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Feel good Pilates


Feel good Pilates workout

All over workout to get your body working and feeling great.

(Moderate, 51 minutes).

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Week 3

upper body and core control


Upper body and core control

Upper body and core focused class with option of hand weights to add extra challenge to movements.

(Moderate, 33 minutes).

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sculpting core workout


Sculpting core workout

Mat based class working on strengthening our core and glute muscles.

(Moderate, 40 minutes).

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Upper body Pilates workout


Upper body Pilates workout

Workout to strengthen and tone muscles throughout the upper body.

(Moderate, 30 minutes).

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Week 4

upper body Pilates conditioning


Upper body and core conditioning

Class to challenge upper body and core strength.

(Tougher, 38 minutes).

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Neck and shoulders Pilates class


Neck and shoulders Pilates class

Mat based class working on neck and shoulder mobility and strength.

(Moderate, 29 minutes).

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Class-fit Pilates workout


Power up Pilates

Active Pilates class designed to raise your heart rate a little whilst improving strength and mobility.

(Moderate, 41 minutes).

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Week 5

tough upper body and core


Challenging upper body and core workout

Class working on upper body and core strength and control.

(Moderate, 36 minutes).

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Neck and shoulders Pilates class


Core and upper body

Full length Pilates class giving an all over workout inclusive of upper body strengthening and mobility.

(Moderate, 49 minutes).

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total body workout


Energising Pilates workout

Active Pilates class designed to raise your heart rate a little whilst improving strength and mobility.

(Tough, 36 minutes).

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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.
Thank you.

2 COMMENTS
  • Rachel
    Reply

    Hi Vicky
    I love your online pilates classes and try and do at least 2 a week . I am currently 11 weeks post op hip replacement and finding the exercises a great help in my recovery. Any chance of a class specifically for pre op and post op hip replacement exercises?

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Rachel, Thanks for your comment, it’s great to hear you are enjoying the classes. I hope they can continue to help your recovery. The glute muscles are often weaker following this type of surgery so strengthening these muscles is really key but can take time. Exercises such as Bridging, clam or just extending your legs in four point kneeling (swimming exercise) can be great exercises to do. You can find tutorials for these exercises here https://pilateslive.co.uk/pilates-exercises/ . It is difficult to give specific advice and classes following surgery as everyone is different and I would always advise you to seek advice from a health professional if you are unsure. We have an easier level glute strengthening class which you may find helpful and can be found here: https://pilateslive.co.uk/pilates-classes/glute-strengthening-pilates-class/ Wishin you all the best in your recovery. Best wishes Vicky

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