Gentle upper body Pilates class
Mat based class focused on stretching and strengthening through the upper body.
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 24 minutes
This is one of our easier level classes so suitable for most levels. This class includes:
- Sitting dumb waiter
- Sitting spine twist
- Mermaid stretch
- Tricep dips
- Obliques roll backs
- Arm scissors
- One leg stretch with arm scissors
- Bridging with arm rotations
- Press ups
- Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and spine twist
We start the class warming up in sitting with some upper body stretches. We then begin some strengthening exercises for our arms with a cleopatra and tricep dips. We then bring in some core and oblique strengthening with some oblique roll backs. Moving down onto our backs we work on our upper body control with some arm scissors, combining in a one leg stretch movement. We then work our shoulders with some arm rotations.
Moving around into four-point kneeling we work on our upper body and arm strength with a press up movement and swimming exercise. We then cool down from the class with some gentle upper body stretches.
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