Full length core and pelvic floor Long Pilates classes

Full length core and pelvic floor

This is a full length mat based class working on strengthening your pelvic floor and deep abdominal core muscles.

For many of the exercises in the class I demonstrate various options for the level of difficulty so always work to a level that suits you and you feel comfortable with.

We begin by warming up in standing, setting our neutral spine and posture. In standing we work on some balance and control by adding in some coordination with leg and arm movements. Moving down onto the mat on our backs we begin by challenging our core control further with a one leg stretch exercise. We also work on some lumbo-pelvic stability and hip control with exercises including a hip twist and scissors movements.

Moving around into four-point kneeling we stretch through our mid back with a ‘threading the needle’ exercise. Then in this position work on our core stability further with a Pilates swimming exercise. Then onto our sides we fire up and strengthen our glute muscles with clam and side kick exercises.

We then cool down by stretching out our legs and rolling our spines back up into standing to finish the class.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 3 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Full body pilates class with stretches Pilates classes

Full body Pilates workout with stretches

Full body Pilates class in standing and on the mat

This is a full length mat based class which is a good overall body workout, combining both stretching and strengthening exercises for spine.

We start by warming up our legs in standing with some heel raises and lunges. We also stretch and warm up through our spines with a side plank movement and upper body stretches. We then mobilise our spines with some roll downs before coming down onto the mat to continue the class.

Once down on the mat we begin on our backs by challenging our core control and coordination with a double leg stretch movement. We also work on our obliques today with a criss-cross movement and our lower abdominals with a scissors exercise.

Moving around onto our sides to practice our move of the month which is a side kick movement, which challenges our core control and glute muscle strength. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle leg and upper body stretches on the mat.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 3 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Pilates mat work out with side kick Half hour Pilates classes

Mat work Pilates class

Mat work Pilates class incorporating side kick movement

This is a lovely 30 minute class based on the mat, focusing on some glute strengthening exercises and core and pelvic floor muscle control.

We start the class in sitting on the mat warming up our upper body with arm opening movements to rotate through your upper spine and open out through the chest.

Moving into four point kneeling we work our core and abdominals with a leg pull in prone movement, adding in some leg lifts to fire up our glute muscles as well.  On our sides we work on our glute muscle strength with a clam exercise and our move this month which is a side kick movement.

On our backs we mobilise our spine and engage our glute muscles with a bridging movement combining in some hip twist movement to challenge the muscle control around the pelvis. Cooling down from the class by stretching out our spines and legs on the mat.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 2 of a four part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Pilates for swimmers Pilates classes

Pilates for swimmers

Pilates for swimmers – Class to challenge and strengthen muscle groups used in swimming movements

This is a short mat based class which has been designed for swimmers involving some flexibility, strength and stability, which are all important components for a good swimming technique.

We start this Pilates for swimmers class in sitting and begin by stretching and opening out through our upper backs and shoulders, areas which can often become stiff in swimmers.

We then work on our core stability and strength with a double leg stretch and bridging movement.

Moving around onto our fronts on the mat we continue to work on our lumbo-pelvic control with a swimming movement in this position as well as some upper body strength and stability with a swan dive movement. We then stretch out through our spines to finish the class.

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Standing and mat work Pilates class Long Pilates classes

Full body standing and mat work Pilates class

Full body Pilates class incorporating side kick – our focus for this month

This class is a mat based class starting in standing and moving down onto our mats and working on our backs and sides. There are lots of different options given for the exercises in the class so always work to a level that suits you and most importantly enjoy the class!

In standing we warm up with some upper body rotation movement and chest openings as well as challenging our balance. We also engage our posterior muscle sling in standing with some hip extension movement as well. Mobilising our spines with some roll down movements before continuing the class down on our backs.

On our backs we start by working on our lumbo-pelvic control and lower abdominal muscle strength with our scissors movement. Moving onto some more hip control movement with a one leg circle exercise. We continue to work on engaging our core and lengthening the body on our backs with movements such as an opposite arm and leg stretch.

Moving around onto our sides we work on our glute strength and core stability with our move of the month a side kick movement. Cooling down with some leg and upper body stretches.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 1 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Family friendly Pilates Easier classes

Family friendly Pilates class

Making Pilates a fun activity for children

This is a great little class for kids to challenge some balance, coordination and strength.

We start the class in standing balancing like a flamingo, crouching and springing up from a squat position and stretching through the spine.

We move down onto the mat practicing some roll downs to work our tummy muscles. On our backs we practice a bridging movement with some finger wiggles before finishing with some stretches for our lower back and legs.

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After work pilates Pilates classes

Short post work Pilates class

Enjoy some quick after work down time with this short Pilates workout

This is a short class to help squeeze in a quick workout after a busy day! This is a mat based class working on your core and abdominal muscles.

We begin by challenging our pelvic and hip control with a hip twist movement.

We then strengthen our abdominals and oblique muscles with a criss-cross exercise.  Mobilising our spines and engaging our glute muscles with a Bridging movement before gently stretching our legs and spines to finish.

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Strength and stability-pilates class Pilates classes

Strength and stability Pilates class

Ten minute class to work build strength and control in a four-point kneeling

This class is perfect for a quick work out to challenge your core and upper body.

We start by moving through our spines and warming up with a cat stretch movement. Continuing in four-point kneeling position we practice our leg pull in prone movement and press ups working on both upper body and abdominal muscle strength.

We also challenge our core control and lengthen our spines with a Pilates swimming exercise before finishing the class by stretching through our spines and upper body with a child pose stretch.

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Pilates for golfers Easier classes

Pilates for golfers

Class to help improve core strength and flexibility – ideal for golfers

This is a short class designed for golfers to help engage your pelvic floor and deep abdominal core muscles and improve the flexibility in your spine.

We start in sitting to open out and mobilise through our upper spine. Moving into four-point kneeling we elongate our spine and challenge our core with a superman movement.

Then onto our backs on the mat we challenge our core further and engage our glutes with a bridging exercise. Finishing with some gentle stretches.

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