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Full body toning with Pilates circle. 20-39 mins

Full body toning with Pilates circle

Workout using the Pilates circle to support toning and to add resistance to movements.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 33 minutes

The class begins in standing and then continues into four-point kneeling, onto our sides and then onto our backs. The class includes movements to challenge muscles throughout the body so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing Heel raises
  • Side bend
  • Side lunge with arm reaches
  • Forward reaches
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling – mini press
  • Swimming arms
  • Triceps pulses
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying – toe taps and double leg lift
  • Leg lift and fold
  • Single leg bridge
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Scissors
  • Criss-cross
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting spine twist

The class begins in sitting and we warm up into our legs with some heel raises and side lunges using the circle between our hands to help engage our core muscles. We then test our balance with some forward reaches. We mobilise through the spine with some roll downs and continue the class into four-point kneeling on the mat.

Using the circle under our diaphragm we work our upper body with some mini press, swimming arms and triceps pulses. We then move onto our sides and strengthen our glute muscle with some toe taps and a double leg lift with the circle between our legs. Continuing onto our sides we use the circle under our top hand to help engage our core with some leg lift and folds.

Moving onto our backs using the circle under one foot to begin with challenging our core and abdominals with a single leg bridge and a one leg stretch with abdo prep. Then using the circle between our hands, we continue to strengthen our core and abdominals with scissors and criss-cross movements. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, hamstring and glute stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a spine twist. 

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Pilates circle workout 20-39 mins

Pilates circle workout

This is a mat-based class using the Pilates circle to add some variety and extra challenge

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues down on the mat onto our backs and into side lying.  There are some challenging exercise sequences in the class so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

The class includes:

  • Standing spine twist with arm pulses
  • Side lunge with arm reach
  • Round the world stretch
  • Lunge to single leg stand
  • Roll downs
  • Bridge
  • Opposite arm and leg stretch
  • Single leg lower
  • Inner thigh squeezes
  • Criss-cross
  • Onto elbows Double leg stretch and circles
  • Modified leg lift sideways
  • Double leg lift
  • Arm opening stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting arm reaches

The class begins in standing and warms up with a spine twist and side lunge with arm reaches. We then challenge our leg control and balance with a lunge to single leg stand. Moving down onto our backs on the mat we continue to use the Pilates circle to modify exercise such as bridge, opposite arm and leg stetch and single leg lower. We also use the circle to work into our inner thigh with some inner thigh squeezes,  and bring in some abdominal strengthening with a criss-cross movement. We then come onto our elbows and work our abdominals and core control further with some double leg stretches and circles.

Moving onto our sides we challenge our glute muscles with some leg lift sideways and double leg stretch exercises. Then open out through our chest and upper body with an arm opening stretch. Returning to our backs on the mat we then repeat a bridge movement, this time with arm raises and then gently stretch into rotation. We then stretch out our glute and hamstring muscles before finishing in sitting with some arm reaches. 

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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Toning workout with Pilates circle 20-39 mins

Pilates toning workout with the circle

Challenging mat-based class using the Pilates circle to add some resistance and variations to the exercises.

  • Difficulty: Tough
  • Length: 28 minutes

The Pilates circle is a great piece of equipment to use for toning and strengthening muscles. We begin the class with a short warm up in standing then come down onto the mat to continue the class in four-point kneeling, our sides, back and in sitting. There are some tough exercise sequences in the class today so please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable with.

This class includes;

  • Standing balance series
  • Scapula isolations
  • Bicep press
  • Squats
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch
  • Leg lift and lower with arm pulses
  • Child pose stretch
  • Side lying leg lift sideways with arm pulses
  • Inner thigh squeezes with abdo prep
  • Abdo prep with resistance from Pilates circle
  • One leg stretch
  • Roll ups
  • Oblique roll backs
  • Half roll backs with arm pulses
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Glute stretch
  • Sitting arm pulses and mermaid stretch

The class begins with a short warm up in standing beginning with balance series movement using the Pilates circle in between our hands. We then continue to work through the upper body using the Pilates circle with some scapula isolations and bicep press movements. We then place the Pilates circle around the knees to add some resistance to squats. We then roll down into four-point kneeling and begin by mobilising the spine with a cat stretch.  Continuing in four-point kneeling with work our glutes with some leg lifts and lowers, bringing in some upper body strengthening to the movement using the Pilates circle.

Moving onto our sides on our elbow we engage our obliques in this position and work our glutes with some leg lift sideways, again bringing in some upper body movement using the Pilates circle. Moving down onto our backs we work on our inner thighs with some adductor squeezes with the Pilates circle and challenge this further adding in some abdo prep movement.

We continue to work on our abdominal muscles using the circle for resistance and lifting into abdo prep position. Using the circle in between our hands we challenge our movement control with a one leg stretch. Rolling up into sitting we work our obliques and abdominals with some roll backs and again adding some upper body movement and strength using the Pilates circle. We then come back down onto our backs to cool down stretching out our hamstring and glute muscles and gently mobilise our spines. Finishing with a mermaid stretch in sitting.

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Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
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20-39 mins

Full body workout with Pilates circle

Full body workout using the Pilates circle to add resistance and variety

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 27 minutes

We start with a short warm up in standing and then move down into four-point kneeling to continue the class. In this class we use the circle to add some resistance to both our upper body and leg movements as well as to help engage and strengthen though our core muscles. This class includes:

  • Standing arm squeezes with the circle
  • Spine twist
  • Side bend
  • Roll downs
  • Four point kneeling modified swimming using the magic circle
  • Press up using the magic circle
  • Child pose
  • Side lying leg lift sideways
  • Toe taps
  • Abdo prep with magic circle
  • Bridge with magic circle
  • One leg stretch
  • Hamstring stretch using the magic circle
  • Sitting arm reaches

We start the class with a short warm up in standing using the magic circle to add some upper body resistance and help engage our core muscles. We then begin to mobilise our spines with a spine twist and side bend movements. Rolling down into four-point kneeling we begin by using the magic circle to add some upper body resistance with a modified swimming movement. We then challenge our upper body further with a press up using the magi circle. Moving down onto our sides we work our glutes with a leg lift and toe tap movements as well as engaging our inner thighs with some lifts.

Onto our backs we bring in some abdominal muscle work as well We challenge as some upper body resistance using the magic circle. We challenge our core with a bridge and one leg stretch exercises before cooling down and  using the magic circle to assist a hamstring stretch on our backs and some gentle upper body stretches in sitting.

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Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.

Pilates circle class 20-39 mins

Pilates circle class

Strengthen and toning class using Pilates circle (or ring) equipment

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 23 minutes

This class modifies some classic Pilates exercises using the Pilates circle which is a great piece of small equipment to help to strengthen and tone our muscles. The class is suitable for an intermediate level but please go to a level that you feel comfortable with. This class includes:

  • Spine twist in sitting
  • Arm pulses using the Pilates circle
  • Side lying leg lift sideways against the Pilates circle
  • Hundreds
  • Shoulder bridge
  • Arm raises with variations
  • Cool down lower back and leg stretches

This is a mat based class using the Pilates circle. Starting in sitting we warm up our upper body with a spine twist movement and challenge our core and upper body with some arm pulses. Moving down into side lying we then work our glute muscles with a leg lift sideways using the resistance of the Pilates circle.

On our sides we also strengthen our inner thigh muscles with some pulses. Moving around onto our back we then engage and strengthen our inner thigh muscles further with some pulses against the Pilates circle. We also work on some abdominal muscle strengthening with a hundreds exercise. In this position we also strengthen our core with some modified bridge movements, again using the Pilates circle for some extra resistance and strengthening.

We then cool down on the mat with some lower back and leg stretches before finishing the class.


Pay what you feel

Support Pilates Live

All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
However, if you are enjoying the classes and would like to make a contribution, donations are much appreciated.
Thank you.