All over strength and control Pilates

All over strength and control Pilates

Mat based class working on stretching and strengthening throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 42 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, side lying and onto our backs. Please always work to a level that you feel is suitable for you as most importantly we want you to enjoy the class. 

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Arm pull backs 
  • Standing scissors with leg extension
  • Side lunge 
  • Arabesque 
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Mini press 
  • Swimming
  • Fold and stretch 
  • Side lying clam with toe taps
  • Side leg press
  • Bridging
  • Double leg stretch 
  • Criss-cross
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting mermaid stretch and ‘Y’ stretch 

The class starts with a standing warm up mobilising through our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then work a little more into our arms with some arm pull backs. We then continue in standing challenging our balance and strength with standing scissors, side lunge and arabesque movements. We then mobilise the spine with some roll downs before moving into four-point kneeling. 

In four-point kneeling we mobilise into the spine a little more with a cat stretch before working our arms with a mini-press. Moving down on our elbow we strengthen into our glutes with a leg fold and stretch. Moving down onto our sides we continue to strengthen our glute muscles with a clam and side leg press. 

Changing position onto our backs we work on our core muscle control with a bridge and double leg stretch. We then work our abdominal muscles with arm circles with abdo prep and criss-cross exercises. We then cool down on our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring muscle stretches. We then finish the class by sitting with a mermaid stretch and ‘Y’ stretch. 

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  • Madeline

    Lovely practice, thank you!

  • Emma

    Great session!

  • Sue

    Some of the early leg exercises definitely fired up the muscles! Great all around workout. Thank you.

    1. Vicky

      Thank you Sue. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Alison

    As always, a brilliant stretch out. Feeling a bit taller now! Thank you Vicky.

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Alison. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope all well.

  • Gill

    Here we are into Week 2 of the calendar. Thoroughly enjoying the classes and feeling the benefits too. Thanks.

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