Pilates body workout
The class covers a range of exercises to give the body an all over workout
As much as possible various options to the exercises are offered so the class is suitable for most levels. This class includes:
- Toe walking
- Squats with arm pulses
- Balance series
- Shoulder rolls and side bend
- In four point kneeling threading the needle
- Single leg press up
- Child pose stretch
- Arm openings
- Bridging with leg extension
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Neck stretches in sitting
We start the class by warming up through our feet in standing with some toe walking. We work our legs with some squats and leg lift sideways in standing.
Rolling down into four point kneeling we stretch through our upper backs with a thread the needle exercise. We then give our core and upper body an extra challenge with a single leg press up.
Moving around onto our sides we work on strengthening our glutes with a clam and leg lift movements. On our backs we work on both our core and abdominal muscles with exercises including bridging, criss-cross and hundreds movements. Cooling down from the class with some back, leg and neck stretches.
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