Pilates stretch workout

Pilates stretch workout

Stretch and mobilise with this 25 minute Pilates class

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 24 minutes

This easy stretching class has been designed to help mobilise the spine with some gentle stretches and lengthening exercises. This is a mat based class, starting in standing and then continuing on the mat on our backs before finishing with some further stretches in sitting. This class is suitable for most levels and includes:

  • Bow and arrow in standing
  • Balance series
  • Side bend in standing
  • Roll downs with cat stretch
  • Double leg stretch
  • Bridging
  • Dynamic hamstring stretch
  • Sitting neck stretches
  • Sitting mermaid stretch

The class begins in standing warming up through the upper back with a bow and arrow stretch. We also challenge our balance with a balance series and opposite knee tap stretch movements.

In standing we mobilise through the spine with a side bend and modified roll downs with cat stretch. Moving down on our backs on the mat we then engage our core and connect our upper and lower limb movements together with a double leg stretch before mobilising our spines further with a Bridge movement.

We then lengthen through the body further with an opposite arm and leg stretch and some gentle rotation stretches before finishing the class in sitting with some gentle neck and upper back stretches.

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