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BARRE AND PILATES
Barre and Pilates offer a perfect compliment to yoga and support you to build a stronger body and a stronger mind. Build strength, flexibility, balance, stability and endurance, all whilst reducing stress! Suitable for all levels, although, some classes are tough - take these at your own pace, listening to your body’s wisdom and return to classes as many times as you need to. These classes will inject a sense of fun and playfulness into your day.
- Includes 16 classes
- Suitable for all levels and improvers
- Includes Barre and Pilates classes
- Builds strength
- Focus on the core
- Live Q&A with Sally Parkes on 9 March at 1.00pm
Align & Barre Correctly
16:07 | Amy Holly
In this Barre class we learn the technique and terminology of Barre, with tips on posture and positions to keep you safe as well as the fundamentals which will help you to keep you strong. This class explains the major feet positions and the alignment and posture needed for Barre classes. Since many Barre exercises stem from the core, it’s important to keep your abs active with every move. If you are new to Barre this class needs careful consideration and will take practice like anything new. You will need a chair and a brick.
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Barre Techniques & Transitions
33:45 | Amy Holly
This Barre class focuses on technique and basic barre choreography. A Barre class does not stop, each section is choreographed, it should have rhythm, fluidity and fire. Expect a really fun workout which an introduction to those themes. Get more balanced and feel strong after this class. You will need a chair and a yoga brick.
Barre Energy Flow
35:34 | Amy Holly
Feel positive, optimistic and full of energy! This lively Barre class will boost your strength and your fire. This class is full of positivity and is a total body workout; expect to feel your thighs, glutes, abdominals, arms and calves. It is great for working towards building strength to avoiding injury in your other practises and every day life. This is a challenging workout to make you sweat and move your energy.
Barre for Body & Mind
39:45 | Amy Holly
This strength-building Barre class introduces new positions and more complex choreography. Built on the foundations of Barre conditioning, this Barre sequence explores controlled body weight training, core strengthening and intense leg work making it a total body challenge. This workout should leave you feeling powerful and grounded in body and mind.
Barre for Total Body Strength
32:31 | Amy Holly
A high intensity, cleansing and sweaty full body workout Barre class. Expect high repetition movements and dynamic rhythms to challenge your coordination and stability. This Barre class is wonderful to improve strength, to start your day or re-energise if you're having a slump in energy. You will need a chair handy.
Quick Core Blast
13:07 | Amy Holly
This short Barre class is ideal for a quick work break, or for the mornings when you're short on time. Expect a blast of Barre exercises to really work the core. It's surprising how effective just a very short class can be, so if you're looking to get stronger in less time, add this to your MoveList! Not suitable for pregnancy or for postnatal exercise.
Standing Abs Barre Workout
10:52 | Amy Holly
An amazingly energising Barre workout if you need a quick work break. If you had never thought about working the abs standing, then this is the time to try! The core muscles wrap all around the body to help stabilise and support your spine. Work your whole core, get strong, get energised, feel positive! Standing Abs will tone and strengthen the core as well as improve energy; it’s a great way to wake up in the morning or to energise when you need a break during the way.
Gentle Movement Pick Me Up
11:06 | Amy Holly
This is a somatic movement class for when you're slightly low on energy, feeling anxious, you need a gentle work break or are looking for a warm up class. Drawing on Amy’s contemporary dance background as well as her love for Qigong and Tai Chi, this sequence helps us to feel grounded, connected, composed and calm. Also perfect as a Barre cool down class.
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Pilates for a Stronger Core
21:53 | Sally Parkes
A strong, flowing Pilates class to work the core. Pilates is an effective way to strengthen the core in a functional way, in that it works to strengthen the muscles of the lower back in particular, as well as the abdominal area. This sequence uses core focused Pilates exercises for deep internal strength of the entire core and finishes with stretching on the lower back, hips and abdomen to minimise muscle soreness. You will need a block.
|21:53||Sally Parkes||All Levels|
Pilates for the Back
26:39 | Sally Parkes
A back strengthening Pilates-based sequence; starting with gentle spine mobilisation then moving into spinal strength exercises. Pilates based movements are fantastic at creating postural balance and strength by working the entire body synergistically. This sequence works through the entire spine with a combination of flowing movements paired with strength exercises. You will need a block.
|26:39||Sally Parkes||All Levels|
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.