Full body Pilates workout including strengthening and mobility exercises.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Length: 48 minutes
The class begins with a warm-up in standing then continues onto the mat in four-point kneeling, on our fronts, sides and onto our backs. The class includes a range of exercise, with some challenge movement sequences, so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable with.
This class includes:
- Standing book opener
- Arm opening
- Balance series
- Standing scissors
- Squats with heel raises
- Side plie
- Roll downs
- Four-point kneeling swimming
- Donkey kicks
- Tricep fold kicks
- Child pose stretch
- Swan dive
- Cobra stretch
- Side bend with clam
- Bridging with arm reaches
- One leg stretch
- Criss-cross with scissor legs
- Hip twist with opposite arm opening
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting offering stretch and mermaid stretch
The class starts in standing stretching and mobilising through the upper back with a book opener and arm opening stretch. We begin to challenge our balance with a balance series sequence and scissor leg movement in standing. Bringing in some leg strengthening in standing with some squats and added heels raises.
We then roll down into four-point kneeling and lengthen through the body with a swimming exercise and strengthen out upper body with some tricep fold kicks. Finishing in this position with a child pose stretch. We then move down onto our fronts on the mat and strengthen the upper body further with a swan dive exercise and mobilise the spine into a cobra stretch.
Moving onto our sides we bring in both upper body strength and our obliques with a side bend, adding a clam movement in this position for an extra challenge. Down onto our backs we continue to strengthening our core and abdominals with a bridge, one leg stretch, scissors and criss-cross movements.
Cooling down with some gentle leg and lower back stretches and finishing with some upper body stretches in sitting.