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Full body toning with Pilates circle.

Full body toning with Pilates circle

Workout using the Pilates circle to support toning and to add resistance to movements.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins in standing and then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our sides and then onto our backs. The class includes movements to challenge muscles throughout the body so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing Heel raises
  • Side bend
  • Side lunge with arm reaches
  • Forward reaches
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling – mini press
  • Swimming arms
  • Triceps pulses
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying – toe taps and double leg lift
  • Leg lift and fold
  • Single leg bridge
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Scissors
  • Criss-cross
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting spine twist

The class begins in sitting and we warm up into our legs with some heel raises and side lunges using the circle between our hands to help engage our core muscles. We then test our balance with some forward reaches. We mobilise through the spine with some roll downs and continue the class into four-point kneeling on the mat.

Using the circle under our diaphragm we work our upper body with some mini press, swimming arms and triceps pulses. We then move onto our sides and strengthen our glute muscle with some toe taps and a double leg lift with the circle between our legs. Continuing onto our sides we use the circle under our top hand to help engage our core with some leg lift and folds.

Moving onto our backs using the circle under one foot to begin with challenging our core and abdominals with a single leg bridge and a one leg stretch with abdo prep. Then using the circle between our hands, we continue to strengthen our core and abdominals with scissors and criss-cross movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, hamstring and glute stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a spine twist. 

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3 COMMENTS
  • Angela
    Reply

    Loved using the ring. The leg balancing was tough….

  • Sue
    Reply

    I enjoyed this class as well. Found the double leg lift a surprising tough exercise.

  • Nic Hardie
    Reply

    Great class! Thank you x

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