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ultimate toning Pilates workout

Ultimate toning Pilates workout

This class is all about toning – focusing on our core, glutes and abs

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 32 minutes

We begin the class in sitting then roll down onto our backs to continue the class from there. The class includes a few tough challenges so please make sure you work to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do. This class includes:

  • Seated arm openings
  • Half roll backs
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Modified criss-cross
  • Bridging with leg extension
  • Arm openings into abdo prep
  • Clam level 2 with toe taps
  • Double leg lift
  • Plank with leg lifts
  • One leg circles in four-point kneeling
  • Pigeon pose glute stretch
  • Sitting
  • Y stretch and spine twist
  • Mermaid stretch

The class starts by warming up with some upper body stretches in sitting. We then begin to challenge our core and abdominals with a half roll back. Rolling down onto our back we continue to work our core and abdominals with a one leg stretch, modified criss-cross and bridging exercises.

Moving around onto our sides we strengthen our glute and core muscles with a clam and double leg lift exercises. Up into a four-point kneeling position we work our core and abdominals with a plank, adding in some leg lifts for an extra challenge!

We continue to work our glutes and core in this positions with some leg lifts and one leg circle movements before stretching these muscles our in a pigeon pose stretch. Finishing the class opening our the chest and upper back with a ‘Y’ stretch, spine twist and mermaid stretches.

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9 COMMENTS
  • Teresa Williams
    Reply

    Really enjoyed this class today..love all your tougher classes.Thanks

  • Katherine Northam
    Reply

    I tried this class today, I wanted to challenge myself, this certainly did that. Very happy to get to the end!
    Thank you Vicky, your classes are always so easy to follow, and you are so encouraging throughout the class. Well done. X

  • Mel
    Reply

    Blimey, those oblique exercises – the second set particularly! Great class, thank you Vicky. And that’s the first time I’ve EVER been able to properly stretch my right glute!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Mel πŸ™‚

  • Lou
    Reply

    Great class Vicky. Really enjoyed the variety. Thanks.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks Lou. Really pleased you enjoyed it.

  • Sue
    Reply

    Another fab class. Feel great now. Let’s hope I can say the same tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  • Molly
    Reply

    Excellent half hour class, with a good mix of exercises. I enjoyed the four-point kneeling work which contributes to upper body strength. The leg stretch beneath the body was new to me in this position; better than from a sitting position..

  • Maria
    Reply

    I wanted to challenge myself, I have scoliosis, worn corsets for 8 years, so I am very tough to train… but this class was a good kind of challenge. If you have my same problem out there, do not worry, it is doable πŸ™‚

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