upper body Pilates stretches

Upper body stretch and strengthening

In this short class we focus on our upper bodies. This is a quick Pilates workout that mixes a strengthening with a great deal of stretching. Ideal for after work to de-stress.

The class begins with some upper spine movements and stretches before moving into four point kneeling to stretch with cat stretch and challenge our muscles with some press ups. Finishing with a series of arm and back stretches.

  • Helen

    Brilliant! Thanks. Just what my neck and shoulders needs.

  • Margaret Birch

    Love your classes but I’m not too sure about what you mean when you say so t let your ribs flare. Could you explain please. I’ve read the information about breathing and I thought that you shouldn’t let your ribs move outwards but obviously you should.
    Many thanks

    1. Vicky

      Hello Margaret, when I mention ‘rib flaring’ it’s about ensuring your ribs do not raise upwards causing your back to arch, particularly when adding movements with your arms. I explain this briefly in this video which you may find helpful https://pilateslive.co.uk/principles-of-pilates/rest-of-the-body/. I hope that helps, best wishes, Vicky

  • Maggi

    A perfect class to get to strengthen my arms and shoulders.I can feel the benefit.Thank you.

  • Kath

    I managed two of the simpler shorter classes today which I enjoyed very much. Thank you

  • Jeanette

    Really enjoyed this class, thanks

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