better Balance pilates class

Body balance Pilates class

Pilates class designed to challenge our balance and strengthen our core, glutes, and leg muscles.

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 41 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, our backs and onto our sides. The class includes some tough exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing heel raises and arm lifts
  • Standing scissors with arm circles
  • Squats
  • Obliques elbow to knee
  • Squats with heel raises and arm openings
  • Side plie with heel raises
  • Lunge to single leg
  • Arabesque
  • Roll downs
  • Downward dog and calf stretch
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Plank to down dog position
  • Child pose
  • Leg fold and stretch
  • One leg stretch
  • Kick to bridge
  • Scissors
  • Criss-cross
  • Rotation stretch
  • Side lying toe tap forwards and back
  • Leg lift sideways and leg fold and stretch
  • Arm opening stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting chest opening and cleopatra
  • Mermaid stretch

The class begins in standing with heel raises and arm lifts, we then begin to challenge our balance with standing scissors and arm circles. In standing we also work our legs with some squats, squats with heel raises, and side plie with heel raises as well as a standing oblique exercise. We further challenge our balance with a lunge to single leg stand and arabesque before mobilising our spines with a roll down into a downward dog and calf stretch.

Into four-point kneeling we stretch our spines a little more with a cat stretch then challenge our core with a plank and combined down dog position. Moving onto our elbows we work our core and glute muscles with a leg fold and stretch then stretch out again into a child pose stretch.

We then move onto our backs and continue to engage and strengthen our core with a one leg stretch, kick to bridge, scissors and criss-cross movements.  Turning onto our sides we have the option of starting on our elbow and challenge our glutes with a toe tap forwards and back movement, then down on our sides with a leg lift sideways and leg fold and stretch. We then begin to cool down with an arm opening stretch, then move onto our backs again to stretch our glute and hamstring muscles. We then finish the class in sitting with a chest opening and cleopatra and mermaid stretch.

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