get up and go Pilates class

Get up and go Pilates

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
  • Clam
  • 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.

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  • A.C

    Finally! Something I love and can do in my rural home without the added cost of fuel and time to get to a class miles away. Thank you so much for your time and effort in making these videos.

  • Marged Pendrell

    Thank you Vicky for your enthusiasm and excellent class to begin the Summer calendar.I look forwards to it very much

  • Louise da Costa

    Thank you! Excellent class!

  • Juliet

    Thank you so much Vicky, lovely gentle class. I’m just getting back into pilates having lapsed for a while after a patch of illness. Get up and go class was a great way to start! Looking forward to more.

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Juliet. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Ariadne

    So excited to continue with the rest of the classes! Feel like I’ve found an exercise I actually enjoy

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Ariadne 🙂

  • Carol

    I really enjoy you choice and sequence of exercises but I find that you go too quickly for me so I cannot savour and perfect the movement.
    Also in previous pilates classes i was taught to Zip and Hollow to engage my core muscles and instructed when to breath to get the most out of each exercise.
    Thank you for all that you do.
    I am doing the Get up and Go Pilates at the moment.

    1. Vicky

      Hi Carol. Thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the classes.

  • Sarah

    I’m working through your easier classes doing one every morning and really enjoying them. I’m unable to find a class locally so your online classes are so good and very convenient to do at anytime. Thank you so much.

  • suzi

    was so good at the gym as my happy place workout was good amd will do some in the evening at home suzi uk

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