Total body Pilates class

Total body Pilates class

Challenging class working to mobilise and strengthen throughout the body

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 46 minutes

This is a mat based class working to mobilise and strengthen throughout the body. The class begins includes a range of exercises working in standing, four-point kneeling, our sides, backs and into sitting. There are some more challenging exercise sequences included in the class so please remember to work at a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes:

  • Standing toy soldier
  • Standing combined scissors and side reach 
  • Scooter
  • Side lunge with side bend
  • Roll downs 
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Tricep press
  • Leg pull in prone with leg fold and kick 
  • Thread the needle
  • Side lying toe taps 
  • Side kick 
  • Bridging
  • Scissors with abdominal prep 
  • Double leg stretch 
  • Criss-cross
  • Sitting roll backs 
  • Cool down opposite arm and leg stretch, rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting bow and arrow stretch 
  • ‘Y’stretch

The class begins with a toy soldier movement to warm up through our arms and legs. We then begin to challenge our leg control with a standing combined scissors and leg reach. We then work on strengthening into our legs further with a scooter movement. Then stretch into our sides with a side lunge and side bend. We then roll down in to four-point kneeling and continue to stretch into the spine with a cat stretch. We then begin to challenge our upper body with some triceps dips and our core and abdominal muscles with a leg pull in prone movement. Moving onto our sides we work our glute muscle strength and control with some toe taps and a side kick movement.  

Changing onto our backs we engage and strengthen our core and abdominal muscles further with a bridge, scissors, double leg stretch and criss-cross exercises. Moving up into sitting we then further work this muscles with some roll backs and modified teasers. We then cool down onto our backs with a opposite arm and leg stretch, rotation stretch and some glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle upper body stretches. 

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However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

  • Sue

    Great class! A few crunches along the way but enjoyed the new challenges. Thank you.

  • Teresa

    Hi , I’ve been unable to do pilates for a while so this was a great way to reconnect, Thankyou

  • noreen

    I am enjoying this class. It gets easier of course after a few times

    1. Vicky

      Thanks noreen. Glad you enjoy it 🙂

  • Kim

    Evening Vicky
    Thank you, yes the donation site is working ok now.
    Regards Kim

    1. Vicky

      Hi Kim. Thank you so much. All the best. Vicky

  • Molly

    Good to try a full-length class, and I liked the side lifts.

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