On Demand Prenatal Pilates Mat classes, available to view at Community Fitness
Introducing “Sideways Pilates”
Feel good Pilates flow targeting opening up the sides of our body to unravel and relieve our low back. Pilates class that empathizes strengthening and opening the side of the body, working our transverse and oblique abdominal muscles! This Pilates class will still include several “classical moves,” however, limiting the amount of time spent on our backs and also lying prone, therefore making this class suitable for individuals with stiffer upper backs and prenatal women!
Below shows the DATE & the FOCUS of each class:
5/12 – “Sideways Pilates” – prenatal CLASS #1, week 22
Standing warm up is 15 minutes, followed by an additional 10 minute ‘plank variation’ warm up on the mat. Expect a Mat Pilates sequence that accents more work and fresh variations on side planks and lying on your side.
5/19 – ”Sideways Pilates” – prenatal CLASS #2, week 23
Standing warm up is about 10 minutes, followed by a 20 minutes of plank and forearm quadruped work. Expect to feel your whole posterior chain as I will feature small deliberate movements that create serious heat targeting our upper back, glutes, and hamstrings.
5/26 – “Sideways Pilates” – prenatal Class #3 week 24
Standing warm is 20 minutes. this warm up opens up the chest as we stretch strong through the arm bones, shoulders and wrists as well as the lower body with some nice low lunges and stretches to open up the sides of our body. The mat work included the hundred, series of 5, side lying kicks, kneeling side kicks, and planks to close the workout. Feel more supple and spacious after completing this balanced practice.
6/2 – “Sideways Pilates” – prenatal CLASS #4 week 25
In this class, I do not do the hundred!!! I do a light warm up, strong standing arm sequence, followed by some single leg lunges and squats. On the mat I present a challenging quadruped sequence, followed by a side lying sequence, leg pull front, modified STAR on knees, and end with some forearm side planks, before coming back to standing.