Abs focused Pilates

Abs focused Pilates class

This is a mat based class designed to challenge and strengthen our abdominal muscles

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down onto the mat into four-point kneeling, side lying and onto our backs. Please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, especially with some of the more challenging exercise sequences.

This class includes:

  • Standing balance series
  • Abdominal curl
  • Side abdominal curl
  • Squats with heel raises
  • Side plie with side bend
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Leg pull in prone marching
  • Plank with leg lift
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying abdominal curl
  • Leg fold and stretch
  • Side bend
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Scissors
  • Double leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Criss- cross
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting arm opening and mermaid stretch

The class begins in standing warming up through our arms and legs with a balance series. We then engage our abdominals with an abdominal curl and side curl. We then challenge our legs and core control with squats and heel raises and then stretch out with a side plie and side bend movement. We then roll down and continue the class into four-point kneeling.

In four-point kneeling we start by mobilising the spine with a cat stretch then challenge our abdominals with a leg pull in prone marching and plank movements. Moving down onto our sides we continue to engage our abdominals with an abdominal curl and work our core with a leg fold and stretch. We then challenge our obliques with a side bend movement.

Changing position onto our backs on the mat we continue to strengthen and engage our abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch and scissors movements. We then work these muscles further with a double leg stretch and abdominal prep adding an extra challenge with some flutter kicks at the end. We then work our obliques with a criss-cross exercise before we cool down with a gentle rotation stretch. We continue with our cool down stretching our glute and hamstring muscles then finish the class with an arm opening and mermaid stretch.

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