Total body Pilates
This mat based class works to strengthen and tone our upper body, core and legs.
This is the 10th class, kicking off week four of our ‘Spring calendar‘ series.
This class is an intermediate level class but as much as possible I demonstrate easier and harder options for the exercises so the class is suitable for most levels. This class includes:
- Spine twists
- Rope climb
- Cleopatra with arm circles
- Leg pull in supine
- Half roll backs
- Bridging with leg extension
- Double leg stretch
- Cycling legs
- Side lying toe taps
- Leg lift sideways
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Mermaid stretch
This class starts with some gentle upper body stretches in sitting. We challenge our upper body control and core with a leg pull in supine. Then we add some abdominal muscle strengthening with some half roll backs.
Moving down onto our backs on the mat we work our core control with Bridging and double leg stretch movements. On our sides we engage and challenge our glutes with some toe taps and leg lift sideways.
We then stretch out our hamstrings and glute muscles before finishing with some gentle stretches in sitting.
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