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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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Pay what you feel

All of our classes are free of charge. But if you would like to make a contribution towards the running costs, that is much appreciated.

  • Lesley

    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

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

  • Dawn

    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

      Ahhhh thank you Dawn 🙂

  • Helen

    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

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

  • Jenni Cluskey

    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

      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

    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

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

  • clare

    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

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