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lower back pilates class

Lower back Pilates class

Class focusing on gently mobilising and strengthening the lower back

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 28 minutes

This class utilises some of our classic Pilates movements designed to help gently mobilise and strengthen through the lower back. This is a mat based class and begins with a gentle warm up in sitting and continues in four-point kneeling, side lying and on our backs. If you suffer from low back symptoms please only work to a level that you feel comfortable with and if you have any concerns please seek advice from a health professional.

This class includes:

  • ‘Y’ stretch in sitting and spine twist
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Swimming
  • Child pose stretch
  • Clam
  • Arm opening s
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • Hip twist
  • Lumbar rotation stretch
  • Glute stretch
  • Sitting chest openings and mermaid stretches

We begin the class in sitting with some gentle upper back stretches. We then move into four-point kneeling to mobilise the spine with a cat stretch movement. We then engage our core and lengthen through the body with a swimming exercise, finishing the sequences by opening out through our backs with a child pose stretch. Down onto our sides we then work on strengthening our glutes with a clam exercise before opening our through our upper back and chest a little more with an arm opening stretch.

Moving onto our backs we then continue to engage and strengthen through our pelvic floor and deep abdominal core muscles with a one leg stretch, bridging and hip twist movements. We then gently stretch out through our lower back and glutes muscles before finishing the class with a mermaid stretch in sitting.

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