lower back pilates class

Lower back Pilates class

Class focusing on gently mobilising and strengthening the lower back

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 28 minutes

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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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

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  • Marie Leigh

    Thanks, my back really needed this gentle stretch. I’ll come back tomorrow.

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