Power pilates

Power Pilates

Tough mat based class giving an all-over work out

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 35 minutes

Tougher class working on strengthening the glutes, abdominal and core muscles. Suitable for those at an intermediate and advanced level. Please remember to work to a level that suits you. This class includes:

  • Standing plie with arm openings
  • Standing clam
  • Roll downs
  • Leg pull in prone
  • Upper body rotation in four-point kneeling
  • Side kick in high kneeling
  • Hip flexor stretch
  • Hip twist
  • Scissors
  • One leg stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting cool down spine stretches

This challenging class starts by warming up in standing with some heel raises. we then work our quads with a plie adding some arm openings and heel raises to the movement.

We then open out through the hips with a standing clam before rolling down in to four-point kneeling to continue the class. In four point kneeling we work our core and abdominals with a leg pull in prone exercise and stretch out our upper spine with some upper body rotation an child pose movements.

Moving into high kneeling we really challenge our glutes in the position with a side kick movement. Moving down onto our backs we then work on strengthening our core muscles with a hip twist and scissors movements. We also work on our abdominal strength with a one leg stretch exercise and our obliques with a criss-cross exercise. We then cool down with some gentle spinal and leg stretches.

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  • Teresa Williams

    Thanyou Vicki
    I really enjoyed this power pilates session..just need to get practice maintaining leg height with the side kick in kneeling!,
    Love all your classes and the level options available.

    1. Vicky

      Thanks Teresa. Glad you enjoyed it. Side kick in kneeling is certainly a challenge! 🙂

  • Melissa

    Wow, definitely found my limit in the side kick in high kneeling – there is no way my hips will let me do that! 😀

    1. Vicky

      🙂 It is a tough movement!

  • Kate

    I loved this class! Taking a movement up through levels is really good for me, as I can be a little uncoordinated on the first reps, even for movements I know. Muscle memory seems to age just like everything else!
    I’d enjoy a longer class even.

  • Sue

    Definitely a challenge! One side not too bad for the side kick in kneeling, the other side was a killer. Need to practice that… but not again tonight! 😊

  • Amanda

    Great class. I agree with other comments side kick in kneeling is hard! I really like your tougher classes.

  • Jane

    Really enjoyed the challenge, and will definitely put this on my list f favourite classes. Thank you!

    1. Vicky

      Thank you Jane. So glad you enjoyed the class.

  • molkenyon@gmail.com

    Another really good half hour workout – and I enjoy the background with two healthy plants! My neck muscles need strengthening, so in the oblique exercises I assume that my hands should touch my head very lightly while the neck muscles do the work..

    1. Vicky

      Great to hear you enjoyed the class. The less support you give your head will certainly make the muscles in your neck work harder but just be careful not to strain them and if they do feel weaker they might fatigue sooner so may need some support, particularly towards the end of the exercise. Best wishes, Vicky

  • Ludovica

    Fantastic class, Vicky! Those side kicks in high kneeling are a killer 🙂

    1. Vicky

      haha! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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