What is a X-Press class? Our Tempo Pilates X-Press classes take the method up a gear, incorporating HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) principles and really pushing you to your fitness limits. These sessions are 40 minutes long and designed to give you a challenging full-body workout that will get you sweating.
What is HIIT? High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods – Wikipedia
Where? These classes will now also take place at our London E1/ Shoreditch studio on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:15pm as well as our London WC2/ Covent Garden studio 12:15pm and 5:15pm Monday to Friday.
How much? These classes can be booked using your Off-Peak class credits, click here> for bundle discounts.
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The Snake (also referred to as Snake/Twist) is a complex exercise originally done on the Reformer. It requires skill, great control and coordination of the body and mind. And by mind I mean the desire and will to do this exercise. The Snake is a Compound Movement integrating upper and lower body with a spine twist.
• Alway make sure you’re warmed up first and never use this exercise to early in your routine
• Firmly place your top foot/heel on the foot-bar and bring the bottom leg in front and cross it over.
• Starting position lift through your hips and lean into the heel/foot-bar
• Inhale, roll from the hip and articulate the spine into a long line including the neck
• Reaching from the shoulder while maintaining a stable shoulder girdle
• Exhale, return the carriage starting with the neck and rolling back up sending your hip up high and transferring your body weight back into your heel/ foot-bar