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Easy head to toe Pilates workout

Easy head to toe Pilates workout

Mat based class which works on strengthening throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 47 minutes

The class starts with a warm up in standing then continues down onto the mat. The class is suitable for most levels but please always work to a level that you feel comfortable. The class includes:

  • Standing arm reaches
  • Spine twist
  • Balance series
  • Leg lift sideways in standing
  • Sanding scissors movement
  • Roll downs
  • Scissors
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridging with bottom dips
  • Double leg stretch
  • Abdominal prep
  • Prone hip extension
  • Breaststroke prep
  • Cobra stretch
  • Side kick
  • Arm openings
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting upper body rolls

The class begins in standing with some gentle upper body stretches. In standing we also work our balance with a balance series and standing scissors movements as well as mobilising through the spine with some roll downs. Onto the mat on our back we begin to strengthen our core with scissors and one leg stretch movements. We also bring in some upper body control with a double leg stretch.

We move around onto our fronts and work on some glute strengthening with some leg extensions. On our fronts we also work the pulses around our shoulder blades with a breaststroke movement, which is great for our posture. We then continue to strengthen through our glutes on our sides with a side kick exercise.

We cool down from the class on our backs with some gentle stretches, finishing the class with some upper body stretches in sitting.

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

3 COMMENTS
  • Rowena
    Reply

    This is just what I needed this morning- something not too strenuous after the mince pies but still giving my whole body a workout. Thanks very much Vicky, and have a lovely Christmas with your family!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Lovely class and so nice to do at home. Haven’t been able to get to a Pilates class since before lockdown and this is a very good way of getting back into exercise. Thank you

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks for your comment Sarah. So glad you’re enjoying getting back into Pilates!

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