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.

This class includes:

  • Standing chest openings and cleopatra movements with heel raises
  • Standing clam
  • Standing side bends
  • Bridging with leg extension
  • Hip twist
  • Scissors
  • Criss- cross
  • Side kick
  • Sitting tricep dips
  • Mermaid
  • Glute stretches

This class starts by warming up in standing. Beginning by opening out of working our upper bodies with some chest opening and cleopatra movements, the warming up our legs with some modify hip twists and standing clam movements. We mobilise our spines with some roll downs then we continue the class don on the mat on our backs.

On our backs we start by working on the connection between our core and upper body movement with some arm scissors. Continuing to challenge our core and abdominals with Bridging, criss-cross and scissor exercises.

We then move onto our sides to work on strengthening our glute muscles with a side kick and leg lift sideways movement.

In sitting we work our upper body a little more with some tricep dips and modified chest press movements. Finishing the class with some gentle stretches for the upper body and legs.

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  • Karen Lambert

    All over toning and strengthening – after about 8 months of not doing any Pilates (lost my mojo) I’ve really enjoyed this class and also realised how much condition I’ve lost. Feeling motivated again – thank you😁

  • Felicity Cheney

    Really enjoyed this class, good to have the month planned out hopefully this will improve my discipline.

  • Fran

    THANKYOU, really enjoyed that full work out class. I have great challenges with my balance though, need to practice.😂

  • Mel

    Really enjoyed this one!

  • Marged

    Many thanks Vicky for creating this timetable to follow .I love the variety of focus and length it encourages throughout the week.

  • Marilyn Walton

    A really great new class and a perfect length too. Thank you for this Vicky, and for the new calendar which I am looking forward to following.

    1. Vicky

      You are welcome Marilyn. Hope you’re keeping well.

  • Saleh

    Hey Vicky! I have a question. I have slight shoulder injury. Can I do pilates?

    1. Vicky

      Hi Saleh, it is difficult to give any specific advice without knowing any details or assessment. In general it is important that you do not feel any pain during any movements and if you do I would advise you seek advice from a health professional. Exercises in four-point kneeling can help to strengthen around the shoulder if they are not painful to do. There are also lots of exercises that do not involve movements of the shoulder which would certainly be fine for you to do. So in short – yes you can do Pilates but you may want to modify of change certain exercises depending on your symptoms. best wishes, Vicky

  • Saleh

    Hi again, Vicky. Thanks for your decent and detailed response. Actually, I did seek advice from an orthopedic doctor. My physical examination was negative for any serious shoulder problems. And I don’t feel any pain during shoulder movements. However, I hear popping and grinding sounds in my left shoulder when I do shoulder movements. And “right after” the workout, I experience pain in my left shoulder. Thanks for your time.

  • Mel

    Thank you for this lovely calm, clearly explained class. So glad to have found a class where you actually hear the instructor breathe, act and speak like a regular person 😁🙏

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