Strength through movement Pilates

Strength through movement Pilates class

Class designed to get our body moving, with a focus on working into our core, abdominals, and glute muscles

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our sides, backs and into sitting. There are some more challenge exercise sequences in the class so please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Standing ab crunch
  • Side plie squats
  • Windmills
  • Roll downs
  • Side lying toe tap forwards and back
  • Leg lift sideways
  • Side bend
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Bridge
  • Abdo prep with scissor legs
  • Sitting oblique roll backs
  • Half roll back
  • Sitting spine twist
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting mermaid and ‘Y’ stretch

The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with a toy soldier movement. We then work into our abdominal muscles with a standing abdominal crunch. We then work into our legs with some side plie squats. We mobilise our upper body with a windmill movement then our spines with some roll downs.

Onto our sides we strengthen our glut muscles with a toe-tap forward and back and a leg lift sideways movement. Then onto our elbows we work our glutes and obliques with a side bend. Changing position onto our backs we challenge our core and abdominals with a one leg stretch, bridge and abdo prep with scissors. Up into a sitting position we then challenge our abdominals further with oblique roll backs and half roll backs. We then cool down with a spine twist and onto our backs with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with a mermaid and ‘Y’ stretch.

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