Article by Diane Clark 17.06.16
I’m Diane Clark the owner of Pilates with Diane. I’ve been practising Pilates for 10 years.
I teach Pilates classes in Harbury and Ufton as well as at two Physiotherapy Clinics in Leamington Spa. These classes range from 6 to 10 clients dependant on the venue, but I also offer 1:1 & 1:2 sessions in my home studio complete with studio mirror….if you prefer a more personal Pilates experience
Here’s week 3 of my Back Series.
This week- Pilates Bridge
This mobilises the spine, strengthening the abdominals & hip flexors at the same time. It also tones the bottom & works the hamstrings.
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.· Inhale to prepare
Turn the arms so the palms face the knees and slowly return to the mat (4).
The feet can be directly on the mat or the floor. Mine are on the 1⁄2 roller to make the exercise more difficult. Repeat 10 x
Hope you enjoy and I’ll see you next week.
Pilates with Diane
Tel: 07809 621142