core and stretches Pilates class Easier classes

Easy core and stretches

Stretch focused class with short sets of core and abdominal exercises

PLEASE NOTE – this is the first class in our January calendar. If you’d like to follow the rest of the programme, you can find the January Pilates calendar here.

Included in this class:

This class begins in sitting with some gentle stretches to warm up our backs and upper bodies before we then move down onto our backs.

On our backs we move our pelvis into neutral position and work through a short series of bridging and one leg stretch movements. Make sure you work to the level that suits you.

After this short series we stretch out with some gentle knee hugs before starting our next set of exercises – the criss cross and scissors movements which target our lower abdominals. We then stretch out again with some lumbar rotations before finishing in sitting with some further stretches.

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Full body pilates class with stretches Long Pilates classes

Full body Pilates workout with stretches

Full body Pilates class in standing and on the mat

This is a full length mat based class which is a good overall body workout, combining both stretching and strengthening exercises for spine.

We start by warming up our legs in standing with some heel raises and lunges. We also stretch and warm up through our spines with a side plank movement and upper body stretches. We then mobilise our spines with some roll downs before coming down onto the mat to continue the class.

Once down on the mat we begin on our backs by challenging our core control and coordination with a double leg stretch movement. We also work on our obliques today with a criss-cross movement and our lower abdominals with a scissors exercise.

Moving around onto our sides to practice our move of the month which is a side kick movement, which challenges our core control and glute muscle strength. Finishing the class in sitting with some gentle leg and upper body stretches on the mat.

PLEASE NOTE

This is class 3 of a 4 part series building on improving our side kick technique (although the class can still be enjoyed by itself)

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Super stretchy Pilates class-t Easier classes

Super stretchy Pilates class

Great mat based class to open out and stretch through your spine.

This is a gently paced, relaxing class perfect to destress or if you want to feel two inches taller.

The class starts warming up in sitting opening and stretching through our necks. Then lengthening and stretching through our spines with a mermaid stretch.  Moving into four-point kneeling to open out though our spines further with a cat stretch movement.  In this position we lengthen through the body further with a swimming/superman movement.

Coming down onto our backs we begin by mobilising our spines with a bridging movement. We then open out through our hips a little more with a hip twist movement. We then gently stretch out through our spines, legs and upper body to finish.  

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pilates for bed time Easier classes

Relaxing bed time stretches

Series of stretches to help you relax and unwind

If you feel stiff after a long day, or find it hard to ‘switch off’ and relax – this short, Pilates-based stretch series may help.

Join Vicky, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor for this easy 10 minute routine.

This simple series of stretches can be done on a mat or in bed at home to help you relax.

The class includes stretches for your lower back, arms, chest and through your upper spine.

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Pilates for reflection Easier classes

Gentle Pilates class to help you relax

Relax and reflect with this calming Pilates class

This short class is designed to help you relax and open out through our chest and spine.

We go back to basics in this class, focusing on our breathing and expanding our ribcage.

We can often feel a lot of tension and tightness through our upper body and necks so we start by stretching these out on the mat.

We continue to mobilise our spines and engage our core with bridging and opposite arm and leg movements. Throughout the class we continue to anchor back to our breathing and relax through our upper body.

This is an easy Pilates class that can be used individually to relax and de-stress or as a way to warm down after a more intense Pilates workout or other activity. I hope you like it.

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Runners cool down Easier classes

Cool down for runners

Short series of stretches for cooling down after a run

This is a short class designed to help your body cool down after a run or to do as a separate activity to compliment your training to maintain muscle length and flexibility which is important for runners. In this class we focus on stretching the main muscle groups in our legs used in running.

We start the class in standing stretching out our calf muscles. Then rolling down to mobilise our spines into a downward dog position. We then stretch out our hip flexors which often get tight for runners and our quadriceps muscles in a kneeling position. We move down onto our mats to stretch out our glute and piriformis muscle in a ‘pigeon pose’ position. We then stretch out our backs and toes in a child pose position. Finishing stretching our hamstrings with a roll down movement.

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Pre run Pilates workout Easier classes

Pilates for runners – pre-run workout

Running is an intensive activity, make sure you warm up properly!

Pilates for runners

This 10 minute Pilates-based programme helps you to stretch and strengthen your core running muscles to help avoid injury.

Vicky takes you through some stretching exercises to warm muscles up in advance of a jog or similar activity.

Stretch and strengthen

You can also run through this 10 minute work out to help build flexibility and strengthen muscles needed for more intensive exercise.

Quick Pilates workout

We hope you enjoy this short workout. If you are interested in more Pilates for runners or looking for something more challenging. You can search all our classes. Enjoy. 🙂

If you have any questions about this or other Pilates videos on our site, or Pilates as a whole, write them below and we will endeavour to get back to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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Stretching and lengthening Pilates Half hour Pilates classes

Stretching and lengthening Pilates class

Feel two inches taller with this stretching and lengthening Pilates class

Pilates class utilising multiple stretching and lengthening movements.

We start the class in sitting gently stretching and opening up through our neck and upper body.

We then move down onto the mat onto our backs to challenge our core control and pelvic stability with some great lengthening movements like a double leg stretch. We then stretch out our glute and hamstrings muscles on our backs.

We move onto our sides to work our glutes with a clam movement before opening out through our chests and upper back with an arm opening movement.

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Simple Pilates workout Easier classes

Simple Pilates workout

Great Pilates class for beginners or those looking for a slightly easier workout

New to Pilates or fancy an easier workout? Then this is the class for you! This class may also be of benefit to those of you with lower back pain.

This class focuses on some key Pilates moves to engage your core and pelvic floor muscles.

The class starts in sitting, warming up with some simple stretches. We then move down onto our backs to challenge and engage our core and pelvic floor further.

The class then progresses to moving onto our sides to challenge our glute muscles with a clam exercise before warming down with some gentle stretches.

Let us know how you get on in the comments below 🙂

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