Full body workout with Pilates circle

Full body workout using the Pilates circle to add resistance and variety

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 27 minutes

We start with a short warm up in standing and then move down into four-point kneeling to continue the class. In this class we use the circle to add some resistance to both our upper body and leg movements as well as to help engage and strengthen though our core muscles. This class includes:

  • Standing arm squeezes with the circle
  • Spine twist
  • Side bend
  • Roll downs
  • Four point kneeling modified swimming using the magic circle
  • Press up using the magic circle
  • Child pose
  • Side lying leg lift sideways
  • Toe taps
  • Abdo prep with magic circle
  • Bridge with magic circle
  • One leg stretch
  • Hamstring stretch using the magic circle
  • Sitting arm reaches

We start the class with a short warm up in standing using the magic circle to add some upper body resistance and help engage our core muscles. We then begin to mobilise our spines with a spine twist and side bend movements. Rolling down into four-point kneeling we begin by using the magic circle to add some upper body resistance with a modified swimming movement. We then challenge our upper body further with a press up using the magi circle. Moving down onto our sides we work our glutes with a leg lift and toe tap movements as well as engaging our inner thighs with some lifts.

Onto our backs we bring in some abdominal muscle work as well We challenge as some upper body resistance using the magic circle. We challenge our core with a bridge and one leg stretch exercises before cooling down and  using the magic circle to assist a hamstring stretch on our backs and some gentle upper body stretches in sitting.

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  • Sue

    Great to try some new exercises with the ring. I could have quite happily carried on with a longer class. 🙂 Thank you.

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