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Full body class with Pilates circle

Full body class with Pilates circle

Pilates class using the Pilates circle to challenge the strength and control of our muscles throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto the mat on our backs and sides. There are some tricky movements included in the class so please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes;

  • Standing arm reaches
  • Spine twist
  • Side lunge 
  • Side plie with heel raises
  • Lunge to single leg stand
  • Arabesque
  • Roll downs
  • One leg stretch 
  • Press and bridge
  • Leg lower from circle
  • Abo prep and one leg stretch 
  • Criss-cross
  • Scissors 
  • One leg circle
  • Side lying leg lift sideways 
  • Leg fold and stretch through circle
  • Adductor squeezes
  • Hamstring stretch 
  • Glute stretch 
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches

The class begins in standing warming up with some arm reaches and a spine twist. We continue to use the circle between our hands and circle our arms around as we side lunge. We then use the circle to engage our core further as we work our legs with a side plie and heel raises. We then challenge our balance with a lunge to a single leg stand before working our single leg control further with an arabesque. We then roll down and continue the class onto our backs. 

Onto our backs we press into the circle to engage through our centre as we add a one leg stretch and Bridge movements. We then use the circle around our feet and lower one leg from the circle, working our lower abdominals. We then place the circle under one foot reducing our stability and work into a one leg stretch and abdo prep and criss-cross movements. Continuing onto our backs using the circle in our hands, again to help engage through our centre, we work around our hips with scissors and one leg circle movements. 

Moving onto our sides we work our glutes with a leg lift sideways and a leg fold and stretch through the circle. Using the circle for resistance we add some inner thigh squeezes to engage our adductor muscles. 

We then cool down onto our backs with hamstring and glute stretches and a rotation stretch. Finishing in sitting with a spine twist and upper body reaches. 

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1 COMMENT
  • Mel S
    Reply

    Great class, thank you Vicky. Amazing how the use of the circle really alters the exercises…the abdo work especially!

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