resistance band pilates

Easier-level resistance band class

Resistance band assisted class to gently stretch and challenge our upper body, back and legs.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 20 minutes

This is a mat based class using the resistance band to challenge, and at times assist, movements during the class. We start the class in sitting and use the band to stretch and challenge the upper body. We then roll down to continue the class on our backs on the mat. The class is an easier level class so suitable for most levels but always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable with.

This class includes:

  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and side bend using the resistance band
  • Seated row
  • Half roll backs
  • Spine twist
  • Arm scissors
  • Bridging
  • Double leg extension with abdo prep
  • One leg circle
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting chest opening and side bend

We start the class in sitting using the band to warm up through the upper body with some ‘Y’ stretches and send bends. We then challenge the upper body using the band with a seated row. Using the band for some assistance we then practice some half roll backs and spine twist movements. Rolling down onto our backs on the mat we work our core and upper body further with some arm scissor movements. We then use the band to add a challenge and resistance to movements including bridging and leg extension with abdo prep. We then cool down with hamstring and rotation stretches on our backs before finishing in sitting with some gentle upper body movements.

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  • Sue

    I think I hit choppy waters during the rowing section. My band snapped! 🤪Luckily I didn’t capsize and had a long enough length of band left to finish the class. Great to use the band, to add a different challenge.

    1. Vicky

      Oh no! Your description made me laugh though. Hope the waters were not too choppy!!!

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