Standing and stretching Pilates

Leg stretch and strengthen

Get your legs working with this standing and mat work class

This is a mat based class focusing on strengthening and stretching through our legs as well as engaging through our core. This class includes:

  • Standing side plié
  • Heel raises with chest openings
  • Lunges
  • Downward dog with calf stretches
  • Plank with hamstring curls
  • Side lying leg lifts
  • Side kicks
  • Bridging
  • Glute and hamstrung stretches

This class begins in standing warming up through the body with some chest openings and heel raises. Working our legs with side plies and lunges before rolling down into a downward dog position to stretch out our calf muscles.

We then continue in four point kneeling with a plank exercises adding in some hamstring curls. Moving down into four point kneeling we challenge our leg control and glute muscles with a side kick movement and leg lift as well as some inner thigh pulses. Not our backs we continue to work our leg muscles as well as our core with bridging and cycling exercises.

Finishing the class on the mat stretching out our legs and lower back.

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  • Jill

    Just got back from walking the dog when your email arrived. Tried this class. Works those flutes but great session Vicky. Thanks

  • Jill

    Dont know about flutes but glutes worked well!

    1. Vicky

      Haha – thanks Jill 🙂

  • jillg

    Thanks again for another great class.

  • David

    Nice new moves, however in the bridge I tried lifting both legs but fell in a heap!🤣

  • Marged

    Excellent way to get moving.I can feel the benefit already.Thanks

  • Janet

    Like the latest leg stretch class. Always feel good after your pilates! Thank you.

  • Carolyn

    Excellent work out for legs that have been under the desk all day. Thank you.

    1. Vicky

      You are most welcome 🙂

  • Stewart

    Been doing your classes for 4 weeks now. Absolutely loving them. My back has never felt so mobile and pain free and my flexibility is improving all the time. Great work.

    1. Vicky

      Hi Stewart. Thanks for your kind comment. So glad to hear the classes are helping with your back!

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