Pilates class working on movements and strength throughout the body.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Length: 36 minutes
The class starts with a standing warm-up, then continues on the mat on our fronts, sides and onto our backs. Please always work to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do.
This class includes:
- Standing – upper body rotation
- Balance series
- Standing clam
- Standing mermaid
- Roll downs
- Swan dive
- Child pose
- Side lying – side kick
- Side lying fold and stretch
- Double leg stretch
- Rotation stretch
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting chest opening, upper body reaches
The class starts with a standing warm and begins with some upper body rotations then continues to work on balance with a balance series and standing clam. We also work our leg strength and control with some squats. We then continue down onto our fronts onto the mat with a swimming movement and work our upper body with a swan dive. We then stretch our spines into extension with a cobra stretch.
Moving onto our sides we work our glutes and core control with a side kick movement and then bring in some oblique muscle work with a fold and stretch movement. Continuing onto our backs on the mat we challenge our core further with a scissors, double leg stretch and bridging movements. We then cool down with a gentle rotation stretch and glute and hamstring muscles stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a chest openers and upper body reaches.