29 Jun Summer Series – Pilates. Week Four!
It’s Week 4 of Our Summer Series – Pilates!
Welcome to Week 4 of our Summer Series! This week, Cheng-Fang Wu continues with the Pilates class flow, showing us to get stronger backs, abs and arms and basically, continue to ensure the Powerhouse muscles of the body keep working over the holidays.
As always, remember to constantly engage the core when undertaking these exercises. If you are a beginner and/or are recovering from an injury, please modify these exercises to suit.
Yogis! Keep an eye out next Monday for our Yoga Summer Series in July with celebrity trainer Victor Chau.
Swimming – This is all about keeping your entire body long. Reach from your center. Ensure your head and neck are extensions of your spine; don’t break the line at the neck. Keep your tailbone moving down toward the mat to protect your lower back.
Leg Pull Front – Works all the “powerhouse” muscles – including those of the shoulders, the abdomen and the buttocks.
Leg Pull Back – Utilizes back muscles and abs and strengthens the glutes and hamstrings. Shoulder strength is required to maintain the position.
Kneeling Side Kick – Among core strength, this helps develop trunk stability, so is great for balance.
Side Bend/Mermaid – lengthens and opens the side body and utilizes a balance between breath and stretch with gravity to challenge students to really focus on core control while keeping the neck stable.
Push Ups (starting from standing roll down) – Ideal for core and arm strength, as well as general stability.
We hope you enjoy this workout! Safe travels from the Flex Team.