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Easier-level resistance band class

Resistance band assisted class to gently stretch and challenge our upper body, back and legs.

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 20 minutes

This is a mat based class using the resistance band to challenge, and at times assist, movements during the class. We start the class in sitting and use the band to stretch and challenge the upper body. We then roll down to continue the class on our backs on the mat. The class is an easier level class so suitable for most levels but always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable with.

This class includes:

  • Sitting ‘Y’ stretch and side bend using the resistance band
  • Seated row
  • Half roll backs
  • Spine twist
  • Arm scissors
  • Bridging
  • Double leg extension with abdo prep
  • One leg circle
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Rotation stretch
  • Sitting chest opening and side bend

We start the class in sitting using the band to warm up through the upper body with some ‘Y’ stretches and send bends. We then challenge the upper body using the band with a seated row. Using the band for some assistance we then practice some half roll backs and spine twist movements. Rolling down onto our backs on the mat we work our core and upper body further with some arm scissor movements. We then use the band to add a challenge and resistance to movements including bridging and leg extension with abdo prep. We then cool down with hamstring and rotation stretches on our backs before finishing in sitting with some gentle upper body movements.

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Resistance band workout

Challenging resistance band workout

This class is a mat based class using the resistance band. In this class we use the resistance band to modify some of our favourite Pilates moves and challenge our muscles a little more!

  • The class includes:
  • Standing pendular movement
  • Lunge with rotation
  • Squats with arm reaches
  • Bridging with leg extension
  • Double leg extension against the band
  • One leg stretch with arm lifts
  • One leg circle
  • Glute stretch
  • Mermaid stretch

This class starts in standing and uses the resistance band to work both our upper and lower body control. Combining some upper body rotations with lunges as well as some arm and leg extensions for a full body flow. Mobilising the spine with some roll downs before we continue the class on our backs on the mat.

On the mat we challenge our abdominals with double leg extension against the band. Combining a dynamic hamstring stretch with a bridge for an extra challenge on our glute muscles.

We then work on our lumbo-pelvic control with a one leg stretch, modified using the resistance band. Using the band in our hands we combine arm raises with a one leg stretch to again bring in a full body flow.

Finally finishing the class stretching our spines and glute muscles.

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Resistance band pilates class Half hour Pilates classes

Resistance band Pilates class

Enjoy this class that adds resistance to some of our favourite movements

This class adds a resistance band to some of the Pilates moves we know well. Using the band adds resistance to the movements. But if you don’t have one you can still enjoy the class and do these movements without it.

The class warms up in standing by working our upper and lower body muscle control. We then move down onto our backs to work our core and hip control, with a one leg stretch and one leg circle movements.

We then move round onto our sides and challenge our hip control and glute muscle strength further. Finishing the class with some gentle stretches.

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