This is a short mat-based class with the option of using some hand weights to challenge our upper body strength and control
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Length: 18 minutes
I would recommend using 0.5-1kg hand weights, but you can also enjoy the class without weights. The class begins with a short standing warm up then continues onto the mat on our fronts and backs. Remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
This class includes:
- Standing book opener
- Shoulder row
- Side plie with arm lifts
- Roll downs
- Breaststroke prep
- Cobra stretch
- One leg stretch with bicep curl
- Hip twist with arm openings
- Rotation stretch
- Sitting chest opening and ‘Y’ stretch
The class begins with a short warm up in standing using small weights in our hands we challenge our upper body strength and control with a book opener and shoulder row exercises. We then combine some leg movements with a side plie squat with arm lifts.
Moving down onto our fronts we work our core and upper body further with a breaststroke prep and swimming movement. We then stretch our spine in this position with a cobra stretch. Onto our backs we then combine some upper body strength and core muscle control with a one leg stretch and bicep curls and hip twist with arm openings. We then finish with a chest stretch and ‘y’ stretch in sitting.