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“You are only as old as your spine”

Goes the saying. It’s really important for you to keep your spine moving so that it stays strong, healthy and flexible. But you knew that already. These videos are great if you have a desk job and don’t move as much as you could, or if you already have stiff spine, shoulders or hips. Just remember to do the practices in these videos. Every day. We have got videos of different lengths here so you don’t need to put your back out trying to fit it in your schedule.

We don’t guarantee that you’ll be ready to join the Chinese circus, but we think that your back will appreciate the extra loving you give it and will reward you with less pain. You’ll start feeling that your life has some backbone, quite literally. This will lead to you making better decisions, possibly leading a life from a position of courage. You may start to feel your back is longer, you may start to sit up taller, you may start to notice when you slump or st... Show more

 

  • Pilates for Shoulder Stability and Neck Relaxation27:26
    Pilates for Shoulder Stability and Neck Relaxation

    Vanessa Michielon

    A Pilates class for the shoulders and neck to build strength and mobility to help you find full range of movement to prevent injury. It will also help create more space and relaxation in your neck and stabilise your shoulders as you move. We will both clarify the upper body alignment of some common Pilates exercises (planks, shoulder bridges, the Roll up) and use an elastic band (or a sock!) to create deeper connection in the side body and upper back muscles, so that your neck and head can move more freely and without excess tension. A great class to refine technique, as well as for those of us who spend time at our desk or travelling.



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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Pilates: For Neck and Shoulders12:27
    Pilates: For Neck and Shoulders

    Antonia Ptohides

    Pilates focusing on the neck and shoulders. Perfect for those who sit at their desks all day, and ideal for when you come home from work to release the pressure of the day. These are gental remedial movements of shoulders and arms to improve upper back mobility and realise any tension trapped in the area.



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  • Pilates: Quick Spine Release04:07
    Pilates: Quick Spine Release

    Antonia Ptohides

    Gentle warm up of the spine, exploring mobility and flexibility of the spinal cord - Talking about the natural spine shape and core stably..



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