Article by Diane Clark 26.02.16
I’m Diane Clark the owner of Pilates with Diane. I’ve been practising Pilates for 10 years. I started attending Pilates classes at my local Leisure Centre as well as working out in the Gym and going swimming. After only a few sessions I was “hooked” on Pilates and haven’t looked back since.
Every week I’ll be bringing you a new exercise that you can try.
This week- Heel Taps
Strengthen the abs as well as toning the bottom (glutes) and mobilising the hip joints
Lie down in position (1) and find neutral spine. Pull up the pelvic floor muscles and feel a slight tension in the abdominal muscles by breathing the navel towards the spine. Ensure the abs are engaged throughout the exercise.
2. Inhale to prepare and one by one lift the knees into “table top” position above
4. Inhale and return the foot and knee to position 2
6. Inhale it slowly back up to “table top”
Repeat up to 10 times each leg. Be careful not to arch the back when lowering the leg.
Please contact me for any further information or to book your trial session whether
£7 for the trial session
A group class
Only £24 per month
Or a personal session at my Southam Studio – price varies whether 1:1 or 1:2
Pilates with Diane
Tel: 07809 621142