Pilates body workout

Pilates body workout

The class covers a range of exercises to give the body an all over workout

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 45 minutes

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
  • Clam
  • Arm openings
  • Bridging with leg extension
  • Criss-cross
  • Hundreds
  • 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.

  • Keith Hamilton

    Can you recommend a class of yours that would be good for a long Covid-19 Syndrome. I have been referred from my Dr.. who does your back workout. He felt it would be a great thing to help me but I don’t know where I could start or what exercises to even do.

    Can you help or have you considered doing something to help this Syndrome?

    Best regards Keith

    1. Vicky

      Hi Keith, I am sorry to hear you have been suffering with long covid-19 symptoms. It is difficult to give specific advice as this is a very new condition and as far as I am aware symptoms can vary from person to person. I understand that fatigue can be a significant symptom for this though. Therefore I would advice that you start slowly and see how your body feels both at the time and the following day so that you can find a comfortable baseline to build on. I would say to start by trying some of our ‘easy’ level classes. For example our ‘simple Pilates workout’ found here https://pilateslive.co.uk/pilates-classes/simple-pilates-workout/ or our ‘Pilates class to help you relax’ https://pilateslive.co.uk/pilates-classes/gentle-pilates-class-to-help-you-relax/. As much as I can though I try to give various options in the classes so always work to a level that suits you and you are comfortable with. I really hope you find the classes helpful and I wish you all the very best with your recovery. Best wishes, Vicky

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