Total body Pilates workout

Challenging total body Pilates workout

Mat based class designed to challenge our muscle strength and control throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 39 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, side lying and onto our backs. There are some tough exercise sequence included in the class so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing arm opening and circles
  • Standing one leg circle
  • Curtsey squats
  • Forward reaches with single leg lift and lower
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Plank with side steps
  • Child pose stretch
  • Knee fold and stretch
  • Side lying clam level 1 and 2 
  • One leg circles
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Bridging with leg extension 
  • One leg stretch 
  • Knee opening and double leg stretch 
  • Criss- cross
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Glute and hamstring stretch 
  • Sitting side bend and tree hugs  

The class begins in standing stretching through our upper body with arm openings and circles. We then work into our legs with a standing one leg circle, curtsey squats and forward reach with single leg lift and lower. We then roll down onto the mat and continue the class into four-point kneeling. 

In four-point kneeling we stretch our spines with a cat stretch before challenging our core and abdominal muscles with a plank and side steps. Then moving onto our elbows we strengthening our glutes and core muscles with a leg fold and stretch and toe taps. 

We then continue the class down onto the mat on our sides. In side lying with continue to strengthen our glute muscles with a clam, one leg circles and modified leg lift sideways. Once we have repeated this exercise sequence on both side we then continue the  class onto our backs on the mat. Here we work our core muscles further with a bridge and one leg stretch movements. Then challenge our abdominal muscles again with a double leg stretch and criss-cross movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. We then finish in sitting with a side bend and tree hug stretches. 

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  • Teresa

    Loved this work out.. really stretched my muscles! Thankyou

  • Sue

    Can feel the benefit of doing the extra classes each week. Only a few crunches through one of the new exercises and glutes were working hard! 😅 Thank you.

  • noreen

    Dear Vicky
    I really like this class. Very satisfying – thankyou

  • Simon

    Another great workout with excellent instruction, thank you.

  • Melissa

    Tough class – but in a good way!

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