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Full body resistance band Pilates

Full body resistance band Pilates class

Mat-based class using the resistance band to add an extra challenge and variety to the movements.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 37 minutes

The class begins with a warm-up in standing then continues down onto the mat on our backs and our sides. Please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing bow and arrow stretch
  • Squats with shoulder row
  • Arm and leg reaches
  • Around the world stretch
  • Roll downs
  • One leg circle and windscreen wipers
  • Modified one leg stretch
  • Abdo prep and leg lower
  • Criss-cross
  • Scissors
  • Side lying side kicks
  • Leg circle and leg lift sideways
  • Arm opening stretch
  • Glute stretch
  • Hamstring stretches
  • Sitting – y stretch and side bend

The class begins with a warm up in standing using the band between our hands, adding some additional resistance to our upper body movements. We warm up through our legs with some squats and add some upper body strengthening with a shoulder row. We then work on our balance and control with some arm and leg reaches. We then mobilise the upper body and spine with around the work stretch and some roll downs.

We then continue the class down onto our backs on the mat. We begin by using the band around our feet and challenge our hip and core control with a one leg circle and windscreen wipers. Continuing with the band around our feet we challenge our core with a one leg stretch then add in some abdominal stretching with an abdo prep and leg lower. Using the band between our hands we continue to strength our abdominals with a criss-cross and scissors movements – combining some arm reaches as well.

Moving onto our sides we work on our glute muscles with a side kick, circles and leg lift sideways movements before stretching out our upper body with an arm opening stretch. We move back onto our backs to stretch out our glute and hamstring muscles.  Then finish in sitting with a ‘Y’ stretch and side bend movement.

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5 COMMENTS
  • Teresa
    Reply

    Great session today, loved using the band. Thanks

  • Lynn
    Reply

    I concur it was great! I liked using the bands and the flow of the class.

  • Caroline
    Reply

    Fab class! The ban adds a bit more to the movements – sometimes easier, sometimes more of a challenge. You’re always a great alternative to my usual class on the weeks I can’t make it.

  • samantha
    Reply

    Great class. I really enjoyed it. Good to work out with a bit more resistance. Thanks

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thank you Samantha. So glad you enjoyed the class. 🙂

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