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Strengthening and toning Pilates calendar

Month-long strengthening and toning Pilates series offering a range of all-over and focused workouts

This month-long Pilates series utilises a mix of classes focusing on a range of movements to give an ‘all over’ workout.

As we work our way through the month we focus a range of areas of the body as well as enjoy several regular and more challenging full body workouts.

Many of the classes offer variations of exercises to suit all levels and give you the opportunity to challenge yourself more throughout the month (should you wish to).

I hope you like it (feel free to leave a message at the bottom of this page).

Week 1

All over toning Pilates workout


All over toning and strengthening

All over Pilates workout focusing on strengthening and toning. Moderate with more challenging and easier options to suit all levels.
(Moderate, 42 minutes).

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Upper body and arms Pilates


Upper body and arms

Upper body and arms Pilates workout with (or without) weights
(Moderate, 24 minutes).

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Core focus mat work Pilates


Core focused mat work class

Core focused workout in both sitting and on our backs on the mat.
(Moderate, 17 minutes).

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Week 2

pilates core strengthening


Tone and stretch

Mat based class focusing on stretching the spine and strengthening core muscles.
(Moderate, 26 minutes)

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10 minute abs pilates class


10 minute abs Pilates workout

This class is a short but intense 10 minute abdominal challenge based on the mat.
(Moderate, 10 minutes).

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Head to toe Pilates workout

Full body mat based class working from our tops to our toes
(Moderate, 41 minutes).

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Week 3

Full body toning pilates class


Full body toning

Full body workout focusing on toning and strengthening all over. Includes many options to vary the difficulty.
(Moderate, 40 minutes)

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Core and abs booster


Abs and core booster

Half hour abs and core series in standing and on the mat.
(Moderate, 29 minutes).

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full body pilates blitz


Full body blitz

Class to put you through your paces. An all-over workout incorporating a series of core and abdominal sequences.
(Tough, 52 minutes).

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Week 4

Total body Pilates


Total body Pilates

This mat based class works to strengthen and tone our upper body, core and legs.
(Moderate, 37 minutes)

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Standing and stretching Pilates


Leg stretch and strengthen

Get your legs working with this standing and mat work class.
(Moderate, 36 minutes).

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Pilates flow


Pilates flow

Flowing Pilates workout challenging us from head to toe
(Tough, 19 minutes).

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24 COMMENTS
  • Lesley
    Reply

    I just did the first class in Week 1. Apart from a little difficulty with the sitting (I have some fused vertebrae) I found it absolutely great. Thank you. I’m looking forward to progressing through the calendar.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thank you for your comment and support Lesley. So glad you’re enjoying the classes.

  • Dawn
    Reply

    I have just found your online classes and they are fantastic. They are well presented and you explain the movements and breathing perfectly. I love it that there are so many different length of classes so I can pick which is convenient at the time. Great classes and teacher!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Ahhhh thank you Dawn 🙂

  • Helen
    Reply

    I’ve just found your website and am very excited to try this calendar!!! Most of the classes in my town are during work hours so impossible to get to. Thanks so much for making Pilates accessible!

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      You’re most welcome Helen. Please do let us know how you get on!

  • Jenni Cluskey
    Reply

    Not started this yet, but to see a roller propped up in the corner fills me with joy – it’s my favourite pilates tool. Can’t wait to start, once I’ve got rid of debilitating chesty cough.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Jenny. Thanks for your comment. I hope you’re enjoying the calendar. If you haven’t already found it you can find roller classes here: https://pilateslive.co.uk/all-pilates-classes/pilates-classes-using-foam-roller/

  • Debra
    Reply

    I’ve started with the easier classes this week as I haven’t done Pilates for a couple of years. I’m finding them really good, very clear instructions and enjoyable. I am hoping to progress onto the next level in maybe a few weeks time when I feel more comfortable in the poses.
    Thank you so much for offering these sessions on-line free, I’m unable to access locally due to the costs. I’d happily donate as and when I can though. Will share with friends and colleagues too.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Debra, thanks for your comment. Great to hear you are benefiting from the classes!

  • clare
    Reply

    Found you on the internet a couple of weeks ago. I’ve just started back at work after 4 months off sick with left sided back, groin and hip pain. Got bulging discs impinging on nerves. Had injection into spine to try and help but it didn’t. I’m still in a lot of pain in my left back, hip and groin but I’m doing your pilates classes religiously and have every confidence that they will help. Thanks so much. The classes are really easy to follow and love that you have different levels within the classes. Thanks again Vicky. From Clare x

  • Mairi Adkin
    Reply

    I am following your 4 week programme . Just did week 1 . Love it . I have been doing Pilates for a few years and llove the variation of your programmes. Also different timings which makes no excuse for not doing Pilates life gets busy. Thank you very much 🙏

  • Erica
    Reply

    How often do I do the class all 3 in one day 3 times a week, or do them one at a time in the first week.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Erica, the calendars are designed with 3 classes per week. You can obviously add more in if you feel that is right for you. I hope that helps.

  • Debb9e
    Reply

    Absolutely loved my first class. Great instruction – really clear throughout and brilliant to have such a range of difficulty. Thanks!

  • Dianne
    Reply

    I am so very much looking forward to starting these classes. MANY THANKS indeed! Donations to follow.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Dianne. Thank you for your comment. Enjoy the classes.

  • Dean Muslin
    Reply

    As I get weak bladder issue which is due to my living with Hydrocephalus I was recommended that I try Pilates to try and help with this issue. My brain surgeon is in agreement and has given permission. I came across Vicky and her online classes, and have found them really enjoyable……even as a man!!!

  • Martin Elliott
    Reply

    Vicky. Your online classes are very good and complement my in person pilates classes. Even better is that your teaching style is the same as my fab class teacher.
    I have sent your Web site link to a number of keen pilates friends. Hope you get to be the Joe Wicks equalivant for pilates.
    Best wishes Martin

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Thanks Martin. Glad you enjoyed the classes. Haha, not sure about being the next Joe Wickes – sounds exhausting 🙂

  • Debbie
    Reply

    Hi Vicky,

    So just to check, we do each the three weekly classes once per week, 3 classes per week? Thanks.

    1. Vicky
      Reply

      Hi Debbie. Yes that is correct. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Sue
    Reply

    I have never done Pilates before but needed to do something to strengthen my muscles and enjoy while I’m doing it. This has been really great. I can work at my own level and in my own time. Loving it

  • Julie
    Reply

    Looking forward to starting this. Thank you

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