Pilates mat work out with side kick

Mat work Pilates class

Mat work Pilates class incorporating side kick movement

This is a lovely 30 minute class based on the mat, focusing on some glute strengthening exercises and core and pelvic floor muscle control.

We start the class in sitting on the mat warming up our upper body with arm opening movements to rotate through your upper spine and open out through the chest.

Moving into four point kneeling we work our core and abdominals with a leg pull in prone movement, adding in some leg lifts to fire up our glute muscles as well.  On our sides we work on our glute muscle strength with a clam exercise and our move this month which is a side kick movement.

On our backs we mobilise our spine and engage our glute muscles with a bridging movement combining in some hip twist movement to challenge the muscle control around the pelvis. Cooling down from the class by stretching out our spines and legs on the mat.


This is class 2 of a four part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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  • Rose

    Thank you for a great workout Vicky.

    1. Vicky

      You’re welcome Rose. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Janet Bailey

    Really enjoyed your 30 min workout Vicki. Feel fully stretched to start the day! 9.30am 1 December.

  • Jeanette

    Really enjoyed this class. Thanks

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