Pilates class to help stretch out the body and release tension.
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 36 minutes
This is a gentle paced class giving the body an all over work out. Based on the mat we work through exercises to strengthen our upper body and core as well as some gentle stretching movements. The class starts in standing warming up through our upper body and legs then continuing down onto the mat. This is an easier level class so suitable for most levels but please always work to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do.
This class includes:
- Standing – chest opening
- Squats with book opener
- Balance series
- Standing Scissors with combined hip twist
- Side plie with side bend
- Roll downs
- Cat stretch
- Child pose
- Press ups
- Leg lift sideways
- Arm scissors
- Bridging with combined abdo prep
- Hip twist with arm opening
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting book opener and mermaid stretches
We begin the class with some gentle upper body stretches in standing, then bring in some balance and leg work with a standing scissors and combined hip twist movement. We also stretch out through the side of the body with a standing plie with a side bend stretch. Rolling down into four-point kneeling we then mobilise the spine with a cat stretch before lengthening out and challenging our core with a swimming exercise. In this position we also work on strengthening through the upper body with a press up movement.
Moving down onto our sides we work on strengthening through our glutes with a clam and leg lift sideways exercises. From here we roll onto our backs to continue to strength through our core with a hip twist and bridging movements. Cooling down with a lower back rotation stretch, glute and hamstring muscle stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a book opener and mermaid stretches.