Work on movement control and strengthening throughout the body with this tough-level Pilates class.
- Difficulty: Tough
- Length: 37 minutes
The class begins with a warmup in standing then continues down onto the mat on our backs, side lying and sitting positions. The class includes some more challenging exercise sequences so please work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
This class includes:
- Standing ‘Y’ stretch
- Standing scissors with arm circles
- Mini plie squats with leg lifts
- Lunges with one leg kick
- Roll downs
- Leg extension with abdo prep
- Side lying – clam level 1 and 2
- Double leg lift
- Sitting triceps dips
- Roll backs
- Bridge with arm raises
- Hamstring and glute stretches
- Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and side bend
- Neck stretch and upper body reaches
The class starts with a standing warm up stretching through the upper body, we then continue in standing working on our balance and leg control with some standing scissors, mini plie squats and lunges. We then roll down onto our backs onto the mat. In this position we work on our core control with a bridge movement, challenge our abdominals with a leg extension with abdominal prep. We continue to challenge our abdominals with scissors and hundreds exercises.
Moving onto our sides we work our glutes muscles with a clam and double leg lift movements. Into a sitting position we work on some upper body strengthening with a triceps dip and more abdominal work with some roll backs. We then cool down onto our backs again on the mat and repeat a bridge movement with arm raises. We then stretch out our hamstrings and glute muscles before finishing with some upper body stretches in sitting.