Pilates

Pilates is a low-impact, inclusive form of exercise which strengthens and stabilises the body. It focuses on the core and has a focus on breathing. It offers “coordination of mind, body and spirit” and its six key principles encompass: control; concentration; powerhouse (core) centring; breathing; precision and flow.

 

  • Pilates for the Back26:39
    Pilates for the Back

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Back Mobility28:11
    Pilates for Strength: Back Mobility

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Ankle Stability for Balance31:18
    Pilates for Strength: Ankle Stability for Balance

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Healthy Knees33:58
    Pilates for Strength: Healthy Knees

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Strong Spine in Spirals31:12
    Pilates for Strength: Strong Spine in Spirals

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Abdominals & Glutes39:18
    Pilates for Strength: Abdominals & Glutes

    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.



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  • Pilates for a Stronger Core21:53
    Pilates for a Stronger Core

    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.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Strong Hamstrings41:02
    Pilates for Strength: Strong Hamstrings

    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.



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  • Pilates Series (5)27:32
    Pilates Series (5)

    Sally Parkes

    The final class in Sally's Pilates Series will challenge even regular practitioners! This class is the strongest of this progressive series. Enjoy increased strength and tone, a more stable and stronger core and longer abdominal muscles with this fabulous finale of our Pilates series.



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  • Pilates Series (4)21:34
    Pilates Series (4)

    Sally Parkes

    The fourth class in our Pilates series, a stronger intermediate Pilates class building up abdominal strengh.



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  • Pilates Series (3)22:23
    Pilates Series (3)

    Sally Parkes

    The third in our Pilates series, this is an intermediate Pilates class building your abdominal strength.



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  • Pilates Series (2)17:31
    Pilates Series (2)

    Sally Parkes

    The second in our Pilates challenge series. Today's class is a slightly tougher Pilates class, building on the same moves you found in Step 1 class with some more intermediate variations.



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  • Pilates Series (1)14:14
    Pilates Series (1)

    Sally Parkes

    The first in our progressive Pilates Series. This class shows you the basic Pilates moves to start building strength from within and get your abdominal strength. You'll be finding your table top, plank, push ups,bridge andside-lying balance and laying strong foundations on which to build strength. Take this class as many times as you need before moving on to the next class.



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  • Abdominal Conditioning Workout26:11
    Abdominal Conditioning Workout

    Andrew McGonigle

    A tutorial and practice working on the different abdominal muscles including a full workout of of the abdominal muscles that support our core stability and the lumbar spine. This pilates-inspired class focuses on strengthening each layer of the abdominal muscles. You will need a blanket or a cushion.



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  • Pilates To Build Strength23:34
    Pilates To Build Strength

    Sally Parkes

    A simple Pilates class, great for those starting Pilates, and those of us who spend too much time sitting, weakening our abdominal muscles. With the famous Pilates core exercises which will gently strengthen you from the inside outwards. Perfect for those with weakness and non-chronic lower back issues, although those who are new to Pilates or building strength after illness, injury or post-natal shoud start gently. You will need a block and a strap.



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  • Advanced Pilates31:50
    Advanced Pilates

    Antonia Ptohides

    A more challenging pilates class for those with a regular Pilates practice or those looking for the next challenge in Pilates. A fabulous class for lengthening, strengthening and toning the entire body.



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  • Spine Articulation35:37
    Spine Articulation

    Antonia Ptohides

    A pilates class which focuses on keeping the spine healthy by moving it in all different directions whilst focusing on the core, as ever.



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  • Pilates for Lower Back Pain38:05
    Pilates for Lower Back Pain

    Antonia Ptohides

    A pilates class specifically focused on strengthening the SI (or sacro-illiac) joint. The lower back can sometimes feel pain because of tweaked SI joint, so it's great to give it strength back. A tough, targetted class to release the tension in the SI joint by strengthening the glutes, tummy and hips. You will need a cushion or block or pilates ball.



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