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Pilates is an excellent way to improve our strength, and this pilates for strength course aims to help strengthen our abdominals and the whole of our bodies. Many of us suffer from weakness throughout our bodies from our sedentary lives, and many of us seek to overcome this with athletic bursts, which may only focus on certain muscle groups. The beauty of this pilates strength training course with Vanessa Michielon is that it strengthens as it lengthens and tones the whole body, in a series of seven classes, cumulating with a full body tone and stretch class.
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Pilates for Strength: Abdominals & Glutes
39:18 | Vanessa Michielon
This Pilates-inspired flow class strengthens and lengthens the side body, so expect a lovely strong workout for your abdominals, especially your lateral abdominals and your glutes. These are muscles which can be weak in many of us who live a sedentary lifestyle, but it's so necessary to have strength and length for the health of your spine, and feel more spacious in the joints and well balanced in your posture. You might need an optional blanket to pad your knees and an optional chair for your balance.
Pilates for Strength: Back Mobility
28:11 | Vanessa Michielon
Strengthen and mobilise the whole of the spine with this full-body Pilates-inspired flow class. Move your spine in all directions and learn some of the most effective exercises to create spaciousness in your vertebrae to maintain a healthy, mobile back.
Pilates for Strength: Strong Spine in Spirals
31:12 | Vanessa Michielon
Wake up and mobilise your spine! This Pilates-inspired flow helps you strengthen your whole body with a focus on your obliques; part of your abdominal muscles these are the muscles that help your torso twist. Keep your spine strong, mobile and healthy by learning how to spiral through your spine in a safe way and move with grace and fluidity. You will need an elastic band or strap/belt.
Pilates for Strength: Strong Hamstrings
41:02 | Vanessa Michielon
Get strong with this Pilates-inspired workout with a focus on the core and strengthening the hamstrings. In a world where a sedentary lifestyle leaves many of us are weak in the hamstrings, this class helps us to achieve better pelvic alignment and counterbalances the overworking of the thighs and front body. Expect a challenging and strong Pilates class. You will need a rolled towel and an elastic band or strap/belt you can pull.
Pilates for Strength: Healthy Knees
33:58 | Vanessa Michielon
This well-rounded Pilates-inspired flow class helps to connect to the inner thighs and strengthen the muscles supporting your knees. This is vital to sustain your practice and prevent injuries. Expect a challenging flow for stronger inner thighs muscles as well as working the abdominal muscles. You will need a towel.
Pilates for Strength: Ankle Stability for Balance
31:18 | Vanessa Michielon
This Pilates-inspired flow focuses on improving the range of motion and creating more strength and mobility in the ankle joints. Good ankle stability and mobility reduces back pain and risk of injuries, and the core work improves strength and is great for back health. You will need an elastic band and a block/book.