Pilates balance class

Pilates balance class

Pilates class designed to work on strengthening some of the key muscle groups important for balance.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 27 minutes

The class begins in standing to warm up then continues into four-point kneeling and down onto our backs. As always please work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, especially with some of the more challenging movements.

This class includes:

  • Standing – toe walking
  • Squats with hamstring curls
  • Standing scissors with leg stretch
  • Round the world stretch
  • Lunges
  • Four-point kneeling swimming
  • Donkey kicks
  • Leg pull in prone with hamstring curls
  • Child pose stretch
  • Bridging with heel raises
  • Arm and leg scissors
  • Dynamic hamstring stretch
  • Sitting side bend stretch

The class starts with a standing warm up  stretching and moving through our feet with some toe walking, then begins to challenge our balance with some heel raises. We then warm up though our legs with some squats with combined hamstring curls. We then challenge our balance and leg control with some standing scissors and lunges.

Rolling down into four-point kneeling we engage our core with a swimming movement and work our glute muscles with some donkey kicks. Continuing in this position we challenge our core and muscle control further with a leg pull in prone exercise.

We then continue the class onto our backs with a bridge and arm and leg scissors movements. We then stretch out through the back of the leg with a dynamic hamstring stretch. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle upper body stretches.

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  • Sue

    A great class after being sat in front of a computer all day. Enjoyed the new exercises. Think the list of exercises is slightly different to the video?

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Sue. Just checked – it is correct. Although it is not always a complete list :). Have a great week.

  • Madeline

    Great challenge for my dodgy balance! Thank you Vicky.

  • sharon Eames

    Great class Vicki. Nice to work muscle to improve my balance as I have felt a bit wobbly lately.

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