Full body standing and mat work Pilates class
Full body Pilates class incorporating side kick – our focus for this month
This class is a mat based class starting in standing and moving down onto our mats and working on our backs and sides. There are lots of different options given for the exercises in the class so always work to a level that suits you and most importantly enjoy the class!
In standing we warm up with some upper body rotation movement and chest openings as well as challenging our balance. We also engage our posterior muscle sling in standing with some hip extension movement as well. Mobilising our spines with some roll down movements before continuing the class down on our backs.
On our backs we start by working on our lumbo-pelvic control and lower abdominal muscle strength with our scissors movement. Moving onto some more hip control movement with a one leg circle exercise. We continue to work on engaging our core and lengthening the body on our backs with movements such as an opposite arm and leg stretch.
Moving around onto our sides we work on our glute strength and core stability with our move of the month a side kick movement. Cooling down with some leg and upper body stretches.
This is class 1 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)
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