Arm strength and core control

Arm strength and core control

Pilates workout focused on core and upper body strengthening.

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 18 minutes

There is the option of using some hand weights during the class (I would recommend 0.5kg-1kg weights) but use what you feel comfortable and suitable for you. The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, supine, and sitting. There are some challenging exercise sequences included in the class so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Squats with bicep curls
  • Side plie with arm rotations
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling biceps curl and leg lift
  • Triceps curls
  • Child pose
  • Double leg stretch
  • Criss-cross
  • Sitting horizontal abduction
  • Sitting – Y stretch

The class begins in standing warming up through our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then continue to strengthen our upper body using the hand weights with some arm lifts and lowers and combine some bicep curls with squats. We then roll down into four-point kneeling onto the mat. In this position we combine some bicep curls and leg lifts and continue to work our upper body strengthening with some triceps curls.

We then move down onto our backs and work on our upper body and core control with a double leg stretch and then bring in some abdominal and oblique strengthening with a criss-cross exercise. We then cool down with a rotation stretch and finish with some upper body stretches in sitting.

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  • Katrina

    I have really enjoyed the mix of classes. I really like the weights classes. Thank you

  • Molly

    An excellent short class, with each exercise flowing almost intuitively into the next. Thank you!

  • Imogen M

    FAB classes and very grateful as can go at my own speed while getting great training!
    Very Many thanks! Always interesting always benefit!
    Will pay for my lessons now!

    1. Vicky

      You’re welcome Imogen – glad you enjoyed the class!

  • Georgina

    Thanks so much – a great session

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