Full length Pilates mat class

Full length Pilates mat class

Tough full length class for an all over workout

In this class we will stretch our spines and strengthening our glutes, core and abdominal muscles. This is a mat based class so no equipment is needed (except for perhaps a mat 🙂 ).

This class begins in a standing position before moving to mat-based exercises on the floor.

There are lots of different options for the exercises shown so always work to a level that suits you – we want you get the most out of the class and importantly enjoy it.

Starting the class in standing we begin by gently stretching through our upper spines, we then challenge our balance in standing with some single leg movements and a balance series.

On our backs on the mat we then start by warming up our hips with a hip twist movement and challenge our core with a bridging movement. We also bring in our upper abdominal and oblique muscles with a criss-cross movement.

Working into four-point kneeling adds some upper body stability challenge to today’s class too with movements such a superman and hip pulses.

Moving onto our sides we then continue to challenge our glute and core muscles further with clam and double leg lift movements. We then finish the class on the mat with some gentle leg stretches on our backs and upper body stretches in sitting.

  • Veronica

    Lovely class Vicky 🙂 Thank you! Please keep posting one hour long classes 🙂 X

  • Maxine

    Great class – thank you Vicky. Particularly enjoyed the balancing challenges as I definitely need to work on that!

  • Lynn

    Congratulations on Baby George!

    He is adorable.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lynn Frenette

  • gavin

    Thanks for the classes. I’m relatively new to pilates and while my regular class has had to go on line during covid I’ve taken the opportunity to do an extra hour a week with your classes. I’m working my way through the hour long sessions and really enjoying them.

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Gavin. Glad you’re enjoying the classes.

  • Caroline Nash

    Enjoyed the class. I’ve been trying to find a good on line class. This seems to be more like the classes I took years ago. The only negative is that you seem to move faster than I do. Could you maybe say how many repetitions you would like us to try and do and what kind of breathing please. Many thanks and I look forward to more classes!

    1. Vicky

      Hi Caroline, I am pleased you enjoyed the class. Thanks for your feedback. In general with breathing you breath out on the most effortful part of the movement. I do try to prompt breathing during the exercises but most importantly try not to hold your breath during an exercise.

  • Katherine

    First time doing one of your classes today, I really enjoyed it! I’ve been going to pilates classes for 3 years but they’re paused for the moment. I’ll definitely be doing more of your classes. Thanks.

  • Molly

    A useful longer class; 56 minutes passed very quickly! This is one of the few classes I wouldn’t do again, only because the instructions are a bit blurred by “just” this and “just” that. It seems to me that as Vicky’s classes have developed, her teaching style has been perfected – a friendly manner with direct, unfussy instructions.

  • Jane

    A good traditional workout with some good glute work, erring towards moderate rather than tough but nonetheless the length of the class keeps the work out at a high standard. I didn’t encounter Molly’s issues with Vicky’s instructions and I would do this class again.. A good post-Christmas class.

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