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
- 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
- Scissors with abdominal prep
- Double leg stretch
- Sitting roll backs
- Cool down opposite arm and leg stretch, rotation stretch
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting bow and arrow 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.