simple upper body and core

Simple upper body and core Pilates class

Mobilise and strengthen through the upper body and core with this half-hour class

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 33 minutes

We start the class in standing then continue the class down onto our mats. The class is suitable for most levels but please only exercise to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Squats with arm pulses
  • Side plie with side bend
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat crawl
  • Arm pulses and shoulder taps
  • Child pose
  • Thread the needle
  • Press ups
  • Breaststroke prep
  • Swimming
  • Cobra stretch
  • Bridging with arm scissors
  • Criss-cross
  • Double leg stretch
  • Dynamic hamstring stretch
  • Sitting chest opening and neck stretches

We start the class by warming up in standing with a toy soldier movement, squats with arm pulses and a side plie. We then roll down into four-point kneeling. In this position we work on maintaining our core connection and shoulder blade control with a cat crawl. We also work on our core strength stabilising through one shoulder with arm pulses and shoulder taps as well as upper body strengthening with some press ups.

Moving down onto our fronts we strengthen through the upper body with a breaststroke prep movement and add some lower limb movement with a swimming exercise. Coming onto our fronts we continue to challenge and strengthen through our core and abdominals with a bridge, criss-cross and double leg stretch movements.

Cooling down from the class with a dynamic hamstring stretch, rotation stretch and into sitting some upper body and neck stretches.

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  • Catherine

    Enjoyed the class . It was good for me

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