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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: Tough
  • 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.  

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7 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.

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