Balance and core

Pilates balance and control

Mat-based class working to strengthen our core and leg muscles and challenge our balance

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 42 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our fronts, sides, and backs onto the mat. The class includes some more difficult exercise sequences so please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing fold and stretch
  • Heel raised with cleopatra arms
  • Standing clam with toe tap
  • Single leg stand with arm raises and chest opening
  • Squats and side-step
  • Forward reach
  • Static lunge to single leg stand
  • Standing obliques
  • Roll downs
  • Swimming
  • One leg kick
  • Cobra
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying side-kick
  • Double leg lift with split legs
  • Clam
  • Combined hip twist and one leg stretch
  • Arm circles and abdo prep with scissor legs
  • Diamond and abdo prep
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting side bend and spine twist
  • Arm reaches

The class begins in standing and we work to strengthen our legs with a standing fold and stretch, heels raises with cleopatra arms and standing clam. We then begin to challenge our balance further with a single leg stand with upper body stretches, squats with side-step and a lunge to single leg stand. We then roll down onto our fronts on the mat to continue the class.

On our fronts we work our glutes and upper body with a swimming movement, then continue with our legs with a one leg kick. Staying on out fronts we stretch our spines into extension with a cobra stretch. We then move onto our sides with a side-kick and double leg lift, adding some split legs for an extra challenge. We then have the option to come up onto our elbows to work into a clam.

Moving onto our backs on the mat we then engage our core with a hip twist and one leg stretch, then strengthen our abdominals with some arm circles with abdo prep and scissor legs and diamond legs with abdo prep. We then cool down on our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. We then finish in sitting with a side bend and spine twist and arm reaches.

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  • fulvia

    Fab class, thank you Vicky. Will def do it again!

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