Tough Pilates flow

Challenging Pilates flow

Tough Pilates flow class in standing and on the mat.

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 26 minutes

This class combines a range of exercise to work throughout the body aiming to encourage a gentle flow to each sequence of movements. The class starts in standing, challenging both balance and strength before rolling down to continue the class on the mat. This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Single leg stand with chest openings
  • Standing clam
  • Side plie with heel raises and spine twist
  • Lunges
  • Plank with shoulder taps
  • Spider man walk
  • Bridging with scissor legs
  • Double leg stretch
  • Cycling legs
  • Hamstring and glute stretches
  • Sitting chest openings and mermaid stretches

We start the class in standing warming up through our upper body with a toy soldier movement then challenging our balance with a one leg stand and chest openings. We then continue to combine our upper and lower body movements with a side plie squat. Rolling down into four-point kneeling we test our strength in a plank position and add in some shoulder taps for an extra upper body challenge as well as some spider man walks!

Moving around onto our backs we continue to engage and strengthen through our core and abdominals with a bridge, double leg stretch and cycling exercises. On our backs we then cool down with some gentle lower back and leg stretches before finishing the class with some upper body stretches in sitting.

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  • Mary Howell

    Hard work but loved the session

    1. Vicky

      So pleased you enjoyed it Mary

  • Sue

    Didn’t quite feet to hands on the Spiderman walk!!🤣 That was a tough section. Thank you for another great class.

    1. Vicky

      You are most welcome Sue 🙂

  • Roz

    You weren’t kidding about this being a tough class Vicky! Like Sue I couldn’t manage the Spider-Man walk; I could only get my foot as far up as my waist. But good to be challenged.

  • Niki

    Loved this challenging, flow class. Really worked the co ordination skills

    1. Vicky

      Glad you enjoyed it Niki

  • Molly

    A very interesting and challenging class – I’ll use it again!

  • Rowena

    Only my second tough class but really enjoyed it. I managed most of it and look forward to improving with repetition. I do appreciate the options given so I can build on what I can do. Thanks for all your efforts, Vicky, and have a happy and healthy Christmas.

  • Ludovica

    Great flow class, Vicky! I just love your work. Thanks for keeping this going. Happy New Year!

  • Marilyn Walton

    I’m a little bit late reaching the end of the January calendar, but I really enjoyed this class Vicky, even though parts of it were challenging – and I can’t get my feet anywhere near my hands in the Spiderman walks. It’s great to try though, and I always feel totally safe following your classes as you give so many options and so much encouragement. It’s as if you are in the room with me. Thank you again. Marilyn

    1. Vicky

      You are most welcome Marilyn. Thanks so much for letting me know how you’ve been getting on 🙂

  • Molly

    It’s great having your classes available as I’m recovering from a – fortunately mild – case of Covid. These exercises felt just right!

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