fbpx
Pilates core and abdominals

Pilates core and abdominals

Short mat-based class focusing on strengthening through our abdominal and core muscles with some tough exercise sequences

  • Difficulty: Tougher
  • Length: 20 minutes

The class begins in sitting then moves into four-point kneeling and onto our backs on the mat. There are some more challenging movements in the class so please remember to work to a level that suits you and you feel comfortable with.

This class includes:

  • Sitting – mermaid stretch
  • Four-point kneeling leg pull in prone with mountain climb
  • Child pose
  • Side bend with leg lift sideways
  • Abdo prep and leg stretch with arm pulses
  • Abdo prep with double leg extension
  • Hundreds
  • Arm circles to abdo prep
  • Opposite arm and leg stretch
  • Sitting chest opening
  • Mermaid stretch

The class starts with a short mermaid and upper body stretch in sitting before moving into four-point kneeling. In this position we strengthen through our upper body and abdominals with a plank position, adding an extra challenge with some mountain climbs.

Onto our sides we fire up our obliques with a side bend and add in a further challenge with some leg lift sideways. Moving down onto our backs on the mat we bring combine abdominal prep with a one leg stretch movement. We continue to challenge our abdominals with a double leg extension and hundreds exercises.

We then gently stretch out through our backs with a rotation stretch and lengthen through the body with a opposite arm and leg stretch. Finishing as we started in sitting with some gentle upper body stretches.  

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

11 COMMENTS
  • Jane
    Reply

    I enjoyed this class, felt that I worked hard n a very short space of time.

  • Tom
    Reply

    good class, nice exercises. A good alternative to Abdominal strength and endurance Pilates class which i do every week.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks Tom. Glad you liked it.

  • Molly
    Reply

    This excellent short class reminds me to do more regular neck-strengthening exercises! Thank you.

  • Nicola
    Reply

    Love these classes, great instructor, improved greatly, thank you xx

  • Rose Phillips
    Reply

    Excellent workout, I love the class

  • Sue
    Reply

    Good job this was a short class (done during the heatwave!). 😅Some great challenges. Thank you.

  • Evie
    Reply

    Gorgeous workout. Thank you x

  • Rowena
    Reply

    Really useful targeted class. Easy to fit in a busy day. Will definitely use again. Thanks very much.

  • Amanda
    Reply

    Great instructions, nice class. Thank you x

  • Janabeth
    Reply

    Thank you for a nice quick workout – great way to end my day today 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *