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Full body class with Pilates circle 20-39 mins

Full body class with Pilates circle

Pilates class using the Pilates circle to challenge the strength and control of our muscles throughout the body.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto the mat on our backs and sides. There are some tricky movements included in the class so please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes;

  • Standing arm reaches
  • Spine twist
  • Side lunge 
  • Side plie with heel raises
  • Lunge to single leg stand
  • Arabesque
  • Roll downs
  • One leg stretch 
  • Press and bridge
  • Leg lower from circle
  • Abo prep and one leg stretch 
  • Criss-cross
  • Scissors 
  • One leg circle
  • Side lying leg lift sideways 
  • Leg fold and stretch through circle
  • Adductor squeezes
  • Hamstring stretch 
  • Glute stretch 
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches

The class begins in standing warming up with some arm reaches and a spine twist. We continue to use the circle between our hands and circle our arms around as we side lunge. We then use the circle to engage our core further as we work our legs with a side plie and heel raises. We then challenge our balance with a lunge to a single leg stand before working our single leg control further with an arabesque. We then roll down and continue the class onto our backs. 

Onto our backs we press into the circle to engage through our centre as we add a one leg stretch and Bridge movements. We then use the circle around our feet and lower one leg from the circle, working our lower abdominals. We then place the circle under one foot reducing our stability and work into a one leg stretch and abdo prep and criss-cross movements. Continuing onto our backs using the circle in our hands, again to help engage through our centre, we work around our hips with scissors and one leg circle movements. 

Moving onto our sides we work our glutes with a leg lift sideways and a leg fold and stretch through the circle. Using the circle for resistance we add some inner thigh squeezes to engage our adductor muscles. 

We then cool down onto our backs with hamstring and glute stretches and a rotation stretch. Finishing in sitting with a spine twist and upper body reaches. 

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upper body workout with hand weights 20-39 mins

Upper body Pilates workout with hand weights

Pilates class with hand weights focusing on strengthening the upper body

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 32 minutes

I would recommend 0.5kg or 1kg weights but if you don’t have any weights then grab a tin from the kitchen cupboard to use! The class begins in standing then continues into four-pint kneeling and onto our backs. Please always remember to work to a level that you feel is suitable for you and only use a weight that feels comfortable. 

This class includes:

  • Standing bicep curl and arm lift above head
  • Robot arms
  • Shoulder flys
  • Single leg stand with arm raises
  • Side bend and arm reaches
  • Forward lunge and bicep curls 
  • Roll downs 
  • Four-point kneeling cat stretch 
  • Swimming
  • Bent row and straight row
  • Child pose 
  • Plank 
  • Marches
  • Hip twist with opposite arm opening
  • Chest press with scissors
  • Bridge with triceps curl 
  • Opposite arm and leg stretch 
  • Rotation stretch 
  • Sitting side bend and tree hug
  • Spine twist and arm reaches

The class begins in standing working our biceps with some bicep curls and arm lifts. Then we work on our movement control with some robot arms before strengthening our upper back with some shoulder flys. We then challenge our balance with a one leg stand and work the upper body with some arm raises. We then add some combined arm and leg movements with a side bend and stretch and forward lunge with bicep curls. We then mobilise our spines and roll down into four-point kneeling. In this position we start by stretching the spine with a cat stretch then work on our strength and control with a swimming movement and bent and straight rows. We then challenge our upper body and abdominal muscles with a plank exercise. 

Continuing down onto our backs on the mat we begin to combine our arm and leg movements with some marches, chest press with scissors and a bridge with triceps curls. We then cool down without the weights with an opposite arm and leg stretch and rotation stretch. Finishing in sitting with a side bend and tree hugs and spine twist stretches. 

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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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full body resistance band Pilates workout 40+ mins

Full body resistance band Pilates workout

Full body Pilates class using the resistance band to add some variety and challenge to our exercises

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 43 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues onto our sides, backs and into sitting. The class includes a range of exercises but please always remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing arm and heel raises
  • Shoulder press and squat
  • Side plie and side bend 
  • Forward reaches
  • Bicep curls 
  • Triceps curls
  • Roll downs
  • Side lying side kick and leg lift
  • Clam 
  • Arm opening
  • One leg stretch
  • One leg circle
  • Double leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Criss-cross
  • Bridging with arm raises
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting shoulder row
  • Oblique roll backs
  • Spine twist
  • Opposite arm and leg 
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting chest opening and mermaid stretches

 The class begins in standing warming up our arms and legs with arm and heel raises. We then begin to challenge our upper body strength and control using the resistance band with shoulder press, side plie with arm reaches, biceps and triceps curls. We also challenge our balance with some forward reaches. We then roll down and continue the class onto our sides on the mat. 

Onto our sides we strengthen our glute muscles with a side kick and clam movements. Staying on our sides we also mobilise our upper body with an arm opening stretch. We then move onto our backs and continue the class. Using the band around our feet to begin with we work our leg and control with a one leg stretch and lower, one leg circle and double leg stretch with abdo prep. We then use the band between our hands for a criss-cross and bridge with arm raises. 

Moving into sitting we continue to work our upper body with the band with a shoulder row, then challenge our abdominals further with an oblique roll back. We then begin to cool down with a spine twist, then onto our backs with an opposite arm and leg stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a chest opening and mermaid stretch. 

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core and glutes Pilates with soft ball 20-39 mins

Pilates core and glutes with soft ball

Core and glutes focused class using the soft ball to add extra variety and challenge

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 36 minutes

This is a mat based class using the Pilates soft ball. The class is focused on exercises to help engage and strengthen our core and glute muscles. The class begins in standing, then continues onto our sides and back onto the mat. As always, please remember to work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do. 

This class includes: 

  • Standing heel raises with arm reaches 
  • Squats
  • Arm opening 
  • Fold and stretch 
  • Side lunge
  • Roll downs 
  • Side lying half moon
  • Double leg lift and lower
  • Toe tap 
  • Ball under pelvis hip twist, one leg circle and scissors
  • Bridging ball between knees
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep 
  • Glute and hamstring stretch 
  • Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches

The class begins in standing and using the ball between our hands start with some heel raises and arm reaches. We then continue to work into our legs lowering into a squat, adding some combined arm movements using the ball. Continuing with the ball between our hands we then fold and stretch with our arms and legs. We then challenge our leg strength and control with a side lunge before rolling down to continue the class onto our sides onto the mat.

Onto our sides we use the ball to strengthen our glute muscles with a half moon, double leg lift and lower and toe taps. Moving around onto our backs we use the ball under our pelvis to challenge our core stability with a hip twist, one leg circle and scissors movements. We then continue with a one leg stretch and abdominal prep using the soft ball as a prop between our hands. Then placing the ball between our knees we work into a bridge adding some inner thigh squeezes with the ball. 

We then cool down from the class with a rotation stretch and glute stretch on our backs. Finishing the class in sitting with a spine twist and upper body reaches. 

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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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Upper body Pilates class 20-39 mins

Upper body Pilates class

Upper body focused class using hand weights designed to mobilise and strengthen into our upper body and arms

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 28 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling and onto our backs. I would recommend using hand weighs 0.5-1kg in weight but please use whatever feels comfortable and suitable for you.

The class includes:

  • Standing chest opening and cleopatra
  • Abdominal curl
  • Arm curls
  • Squats with bicep curls
  • Triceps curls with leg lift
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling – triceps curls and arm pulses
  • Child pose stretch
  • Mini press
  • Threading the needle
  • Bridge with arm lifts
  • One leg stretch with bicep curl
  • Scissors and arm circles
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Triceps arms with double leg stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches

The class starts with a warm-up in standing using hand weights. We begin by challenging our upper body with a chest opening and cleopatra movements. Then bring in some abdominal strength with an abdominal curl. We continue to work our arms with the weights with some bicep curls and squats and triceps curls and leg lifts. We then roll down and continue the class into four-point kneeling onto the mat.

In four-point kneeling we start by working our triceps again with some triceps curls and arm pulses.  We then use our body weight to strengthen into our arms with mini press sets before mobilising the upper body with a thread the needle movement.

Moving onto our backs on the mat we combine our arm and leg movements together with a bridge with arm lifts, scissors and arm circles and triceps curls and double leg stretch. We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with some upper body reaches. 

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All classes are provided for free so they’re accessible for everyone.
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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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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.

Full body foam roller class 20-39 mins

Full body foam roller Pilates workout

Mat-based class using a foam roller to challenge our control and stability

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 34 minutes

The class begins in standing and then continues into four-point kneeling, sitting and onto our backs on the mat. Please always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do, particularly with more challenging exercise sequences.

This class includes:

  • Standing round the world stretch
  • Squats with heel raises
  • Back rotation and extension mobility
  • Split squat
  • Roll downs
  • Four-point kneeling abdominal curls
  • Cat stretch
  • Hamstring curls
  • Swimming
  • Child pose stretch
  • Plank
  • Sitting – tricep dips
  • Extension over roller
  • Hip twist and scissors
  • One leg stretch with abdo prep
  • Double leg stretch
  • Bridge with arm reaches
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute/piriformis stretch
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches, mermaid stretch

The class starts with a warm up in standing mobilising our spine with a round the world stretch and back rotation and extension stretch. We then work on our balance and control with a quat with heel raises and split squats. We then roll down into four-point kneeling to continue the class.

In four-point kneeling we challenge our strength and control with some abdominal curls. Then challenge our upper body stability using the roller under our hands with some hamstring curls, swimming and plank exercises. Moving into sitting we work our upper further with some triceps dips.

We then lie onto the roller to challenge our core control and strength with a hip twist and scissors movement. Continuing on the roller we add some abdominal strength with a one leg stretch with abdo prep. We then use the roller between our hands for a modified double leg stretch and upper body stretch with a bridge movement. On our backs we start to cool down with rotation stretch, glute and piriformis stretch. Finishing the class in sitting with some upper body reaches and mermaid stretches.

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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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Total body pilates with resistance band 40+ mins

Total body resistance band Pilates workout

All-over Pilates workout using the resistance band to add resistance to both our arm and leg movements.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 40 minutes

The class begins in standing then continues into four-point kneeling our fronts and onto our backs. Please remember to always work to a level that feels comfortable and suitable for you.

This class includes:

  • Standing arm reaches and toy soldier movement
  • Lunge with arm raises
  • Forward reach
  • Side bend and round the world stretch
  • Roll downs
  • Tail swish
  • Swimming
  • Leg lift and toe tap
  • Tricep curls
  • Swan dive
  • Cobra stretch
  • One leg stretch
  • One leg circle
  • Double leg stretch
  • Bridge
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretch
  • Sitting chest opening and upper body reaches

The class begins with a standing warm up using the band to add resistance to some arm reaches and toy soldier movements. We then continue to add resistance with arm movements using the band with some arm raises and lunges. We then challenge our balance with some forward reaches keeping the band between our hands. We then roll down onto the mat and continue the class into four-point kneeling. In this position we use the band to add resistance and challenge our control to swimming and leg lift and lower movements. Using the band between our arms in this position we then challenge our upper body strength with some triceps curls.

Moving onto our fronts we use the band across our backs to add some resistance to our swan dive movement and stretch into extension with a cobra stretch. Onto our backs on the mat we then use the band to add some resistance to our legs with a one leg stretch and one leg circle. Then with the band across our pelvis we add some additional resistance to a bridge movement.

We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glut and hamstring stretches on our backs. Then finish the class in sitting with some chest opening and upper body reaches.

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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.

Loop band Pilates class 20-39 mins

Loop band Pilates workout

Mat-based class using a loop band to add some resistance to the movements.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 28 minutes

The class begins in standing and then continues onto our sides and back on the mat. There are some tough challenges included in the class so please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.

This class includes:

  • Standing  Y stretch and round the world
  • Single arm shoulder row
  • Standing clam
  • Squats with heel raise
  • Side lunge
  • Roll downs
  • Side lying side kick
  • Lift and lower
  • One leg stretch and hip twist
  • Knee opening
  • Bridging
  • Combined bicep curl and leg lower
  • Criss cross
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute and hamstring stretches
  • Sitting side bend and tree hug

The class begins in standing using the loop band between our hands with a Y stretch, round the world stretch and single arm shoulder row. We then continue with the band around our thighs and challenge our strength and balance with a standing clam, squats and side lunge. We then continue the class down onto our sides with the band around our thighs still and use it to add resistance to both side kick and lift and lower movements.

Moving onto our backs we then challenge our core further with a one leg stretch and hip twist movements and bridging. Then using the band looped around one foot and hand we combine some arm and leg movement control. Then using the band between our hands we add some abdominal and oblique strengthening with a criss-cross exercise.

We then cool down with a rotation stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in sitting with a combined side bend and tree hug stretch.

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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.