Wake up Pilates

Gentle Pilates wake up routine

Stretch and mobilise the body to get ready for the day. 

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 19 minutes

The class begins in sitting then moves into four-point kneeling, our fronts and then onto our backs. The class is suitable for most levels but please always work to a level that feels safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Sitting – corkscrew and spine twist
  • Four-point kneeling tail swish
  • Leg stretch lift and lower
  • Press ups
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra stretch
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridging
  • Rotation stretch and glute stretch
  • Sitting mermaid

We start the class in sitting and warm up our upper backs with a gentle cork screw and spine twist stretch. We then move into four-point kneeling where we gently mobilise our lower back with a tail swish and then strengthen our glutes with a leg lift and lower. In this position we also work our upper body and abdominals with a press up. Moving down onto our fronts we work on a swan dive and cobra stretch.

Coming around onto our backs we work on our control with a one leg stretch and bridge movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch and glute stretch on our backs and a mermaid stretch in sitting.


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  • Karen

    Thanks for this easy wake up session. . Have been struggling with energy levels for weeks, but managing this beautifully.
    Thank you so much for this 🙏 xx

    1. Vicky

      You are most welcome 🙂

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