Tough abs and core pilates class

Challenging abs and core Pilates workout

Short but challenging class aimed to engage and strengthen our core and abdominal muscles

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 17 minutes

This is a short but challenging class aimed to engage and strengthen our core and abdominal muscles. The class begins with a few stretches in sitting then continues into four-point kneeling and onto our backs on the mat. Please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes:

  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch, side bend and spine twist
  • Four-point kneeling plank press
  • Fold and kick with forearm press
  • Chill pose
  • Full side bend 
  • Supine onto elbows one leg stretch 
  • Changement up and down
  • Double leg press with abdo prep
  • Criss- cross with leg lower
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Sitting mermaid stretch 

The class begins with a ‘Y’ stretch, side bend and spine twist sequence to stretch through the upper body. We then continue into four-point kneeling and challenge our abdominals and core with a plank press and fold and kick with forearm press. We then stretch out with a child pose stretch before moving into a full side bend movement. 

We then continue onto our backs starting onto our elbows with a one leg stretch, then working into our lower abdominal muscles with a changement up and down. Lowering onto our backs we engage our core and abdominals further with a double leg stretch and criss-cross and lower. We then cool down with a rotation stretch and finish in sitting with a mermaid stretch. 

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  • Teresa

    Just completed this class..short but tough especially the crisscross exercise!Thankyou Vicky

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