Get moving Pilates class

Get moving Pilates class

Class to strengthen core muscles as well as mobilise throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down on the mat onto our fronts, sides and back. Please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, especially with more challenging movements.

This class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and cleopatra
  • Stading arm opening
  • Squats with combined leg lift sideways
  • Abdominal curl
  • Standing mermaid
  • Roll downs
  • Swimming
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra
  • Side lying leg fold and stretch
  • Double leg lift
  • Onto elbow ab curl and stretch
  • Scissors
  • Double leg stretch
  • Split arms abdominal curl
  • Hundreds
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches

The class begins in standing warming up our upper body with a chest opening and cleopatra and standing arm opening movements. We then work our legs with some squats and combined leg lift sideways and move our arms and legs together with a standing abdominal curl. Continuing in standing we then stretch our spines with a standing mermaid and roll downs.

Moving down onto our fronts we challenge our core with a swimming movement then work our upper body with a swan dive. We then stretch the spine into extension with a cobra stretch. We then move onto our sides to work our glutes with a leg lift sideways and engage our core further with a double leg lift. Moving up onto our elbow we then work our abdominals and upper body with a ab curl and stretch.

We then continue the class down onto our backs onto the mat with exercises to strengthen our core and abdominal muscles, including, scissors, double leg stretch and hundreds movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with some upper body reaches.

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  • Vinita

    Excellent coaching in Pilate. Thank you

  • Alison

    Hi Vicky and Happy New Year! Thanks for this class. I really enjoyed the standing arm opening – it definitely found the tightness in my shoulders and upper back! I’ll practise this one throughout the week. Thank you for always introducing slight variations in the moves to keep everything interesting and motivating.

    1. Vicky

      Happy New Year Alison. Glad you are enjoying the new classes! Thank you for your lovely comment. All best. Vicky 🙂

  • Rowena

    Thanks for the class. A nice mix of new movements and more familiar ones.

  • Katerina

    Hi Vicky! Thank you for your class! I am quite new to Pilates I just found your blog by searching online! I have to say that I really enjoyed your first class. I found it well explained and easy to follow your instructions, this is what you need as a beginner.

  • Hilary

    Thank you for all you do.

  • Sue

    Enjoyed the class with the new exercises. Great all around workout. Thank you.

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