Mat-based class focused on exercises to engage and strengthen our core, abdominal and glute muscles.
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 38 minutes
The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling, our sides and onto our backs. The class is suitable for most levels but please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
This class includes:
- Standing toy soldier
- Standing leg lift sideways
- Leg extension with opposite arm reach
- Four-point kneeling cat stretch
- Leg pull in prone
- Child pose stretch
- Leg fold and kick
- Side lying clam
- Arm opening
- One leg stretch with abdo prep
- Oblique prep
- Rotation stretch
- Glute and hamstring stretch
- Sitting book opener and mermaid stretch
The class begins in standing with a gentle warm up to move through our arms and legs with a toy soldier exercise. We then continue to strengthen into our legs and glutes with some squats, leg lift sideways and leg extension with opposite arm reach. We mobilise our spines with some roll downs and move into four-point kneeling to continue the class.
Continuing in four-point kneeling with mobilise into our spines further with a cat stretch then work into our core and abdominals with a leg pull in prone movement. We work our glute muscles a little more with a leg fold and kick exercise before stretching out into a child pose stretch.
We then come onto our sides to strengthen into our glute muscles with a clam movement and stretch into our upper body with an arm opening stretch. We then move onto our backs and work on engaging and strengthening into our core and abdominal muscles with a one leg stretch with abdo prep, scissors and hundreds exercise. We then cool down with some gentle stretches into our glute and hamstring muscles. Finishing in sitting with a book opener stretch and mermaid stretch.