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
- 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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