Tough mat based class giving an all-over work out
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
- 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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