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Head to toe Pilates workout

Full body mat based class working from our tops to our toes

This class includes both stretching and strengthening movements for lots of different areas of the body. This class includes:

  • Standing corkscrew
  • Leg lift sideways in standing
  • Squats and Lunges
  • Plank and mountain climb
  • Fire hydrants
  • Bridging
  • Hip twist
  • Sitting tricep dips
  • Neck stretches

This class uses some of our favourite Pilates moves to work through the whole body.

Warming up in standing we work and stretch our upper body with a cork screw and cleopatra movements. We also work our legs with some squats and lunges.

Rolling down into four-point kneeling to challenge our upper body and abdominals with a plank as well as our glute muscles with a fire hydrant exercise. Moving down onto our backs engaging our core with bridging and one leg stretch exercises.

Rolling up into sitting we also work on our abdominal strength with some half roll downs. In sitting we also give our arms a workout with some tricep dips.

We then roll back down onto the mat to stretch out through our legs and spine. Finishing the class with some gentle neck and spine stretches.


16 COMMENTS
  • Sarah
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    My favourite of your classes so far. I have already done this twice. Thank you

    1. Vicky
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      Thank you Sarah. Glad you like it 🙂

  • Heather
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    I’ve done this class for the first time and I really like it, Vicky. It stretches and works every bit of the body without strain. Thank you – I’ll definitely do it again! Heather

  • Mel
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    The ‘fire hydrant’ move gets its name because it’s like a dog weeing on a fire hydrant, I’m guessing!

  • TE
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    Great class Vicky. Thank you very much.

  • jillg
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    Very enjoyable class, thank you Vicky.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it Jill. Hope you’re keeping well.

  • Frankie
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    Hi Vicky,
    I have been doing your classes for almost a year now and I’ve loved them – fantastic that they are free and accessible for all levels of fitness. Love your teaching approach and find you really encouraging. I have done Pilates before but not for a little while and it’s definitely rekindled my interest. Keep the classes coming!

  • Sarah
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    I have just enjoyed this class once again. Thank you

  • Katherine
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    I’ve just found PilatesLive and absolutely love this class! I’m looking forward to trying the other classes. Thank you so much for making this accessible to everyone.

  • Joanne Cassar
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    Thank you for your classes. I follow from Malta.

  • helen
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    Loved this class, think it will be my go-to. Thanks Vicky.

  • Jane
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    Really enjoyed this class, felt like I worked well. Thank you for your time.

  • Vidhu
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    I love your classes. Thank you so much for doing this and helping me on my fitness journey!

  • Kate
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    Really enjoying your classes – like the flow and breathing.

  • Hil Burns
    Reply

    Your approach to paying by donation is so heartwarming, thank you 🙏
    Really enjoying your sessions and your guidance 👌

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