pilates for beginners

Pilates for Beginners

Perfect workout if Pilates is new to you or if you fancy an easier level class.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 24 minutes

We start the class with a gentle warm up in standing and then continue the class down onto the back on our backs. Please always work to a level that you feel comfortable with, especially if Pilates is a new exercise to you.

This class includes:

  • Standing bow and arrow stretch
  • Dumb waiter and Cleopatra stretches
  • Heel raises with ‘Y’ stretch
  • Squats
  • Roll downs
  • Hip twist
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridging
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute/piriformis stretch
  • Sitting mermaid stretch

We begin the class in standing with some gentle upper body stretches to rotate through our upper back and open out through the chest. We then warm up through our legs with some heel raises and squats. We then continue the class on our backs and begin to engage and strengthen our pelvic floor and core stability muscles with a hip twist, one leg stretch and bridging exercises. Cooling down with some lower back glute and upper back stretches.

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  • Lucile

    I used to do Pilates very often last year then because of Covid, I had to stop. I’m glad I found your classes: they’re very pleasant and well explained!
    Thank you for getting me back into exercising.

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