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How to Do Mat Pilates Exercises : Warming Up for Double Leg Pilates Stretch

I’m going to be teaching you the Double Leg Stretch from the Abdominal Series of Five from the beginner mat work. To prepare for this exercise, we’re on the floor, on your back. Knees up, feet down on the floor. This is a great abdominal strengthening exercise. It helps to coordinate the breath and the […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : The Hamstring Pull 3 Pilates Exercise

The next exercise is hamstring pull three. It is similar to hamstring pull two in that your arms will be up and your hands clasped behind your head. And we’ll be incorporating the lateral rotation that we worked on for chest lift with rotation. So, hands behind the head, legs up. Inhale, exhale to curl […]

BSc Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Our degree in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences explores how the human body and mind function; how they create and control movement, and how they respond to exercise. As we understand these fundamental sciences, we learn to apply them to a whole variety of contexts. There was a strong health focus of the course which […]

Beginner Pilates Exercises : The Saw Exercise for Pilates

The final exercise that I am going to demonstrate in your Beginners Pilate Program is called the saw. Go ahead and stay seated on your mat. Feet out in front of you and then you are going to separate your legs as wide as you possibly can. So just go ahead and separate and where […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : The Neck Pull Pilates Exercise

The next exercise is called Neck Pull. It’s similar to Roll Up, but there are a few differences. To begin, you’ll be lying out flat and your arms are going to be out with your hands clasped behind your head. Check into your ribs to make sure they are relaxed, and your feet are pointed. […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : Advanced Pilates Exercises: Leg Pull Front

This advanced pilates exercise is called the leg pull front because we are going to be facing front really working the hamstrings, the gluts, the core and everything so come on down to a prone position. Your hands are directly underneath your shoulders and you want to lift your knees up off the mat and […]

Pilates Warm-Up Exercises : The Leg Change Pilates Exercise

So the next exercise is similar to the single leg lift. Now we will alternate legs. So, take a nice inhale through the sides of the ribs feeling the back of the ribs on the mat still. Exhale, take one leg up. Inhale, and as you drop it down to the floor, just pick the […]