Class-fit Pilates workout

Power up Pilates

Active Pilates class designed to raise your heart rate a little whilst improving strength and mobility.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 41 minutes

This class aims to help improve strength, mobility and fitness. We start the class with a warm up in standing and move down into four-point kneeling to continue the class on the mat. Some of the movements in the class may increase your heart rate slightly so please always work to a level that you are comfortable with and have a rest in between movements as needed. This class includes:

  • Standing ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises
  • Squats
  • Standing side bend
  • Roll down into downwards dog
  • Press ups
  • Plank with mountain climb
  • Leg kicks
  • Child pose stretch
  • One leg stretch
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • Arm circles into abdo prep
  • Cycling
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Clam with toe taps
  • Arm openings
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and mermaid

We begin the class in standing warming up with a ‘Y’ stretch with heel raises. We then work on some strength and control with some knee taps and squats. We then mobilise our spines with a side stretch before rolling down into a downward dog position. Moving into four-point kneeling we strengthen our upper body and core with some press ups and plank movements adding some mountain climbs to the plank for an extra challenge. We also work our glutes and core with some leg kicks in four point kneeling.

Moving onto our backs on the mat we challenge our core with a one leg stretch and bridging exercises. We then work on some abdominal strengthening with cycling and arm circles into abdo prep. We then work on some glute strengthening on our sides with a leg lift sideways and clam movements. We then cool down from the class with some gentle leg and upper body stretches.

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  • Marilyn Walton

    Power up…Phew, I needed that one, Vicky. It just showed how out of practice I am! Feel good now it’s done though 🙂

  • Judy

    Excellent class

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