Exercise Video

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    Table top exercise with toe-touches pilates BodyViva

    Table-top exercise with toe-touches

    - by BodyViva

    This table-top exercise has four levels of difficulty. It targets our core muscles, including our superficial and deep abdominals, obliques and our hip flexors.

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    Shoulder Elevation with Theraband BodyViva

    Shoulder Elevation with Theraband

    - by BodyViva

    This exercise helps improve important aspects of rotator cuff strength (predominantly the external rotators) throughout shoulder range of elevation. Very helpful for shoulder/arm strength and control for various reaching and overhead activities.

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    Table-top Knee-rocking Exercise Pilates BodyViva

    Table-top Knee-rocking Exercise

    - by BodyViva

    This exercise is very good for the abdominal/oblique muscles and helps build an important aspect of rotational control through the thoraco-lumbo-pelvic region.

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    Table-top Exercise Variation with a Ring Pilates BodyViva

    Table-top Exercise Variation with a Ring

    - by BodyViva

    This table-top exercise variation focuses on core strength, stability and control. We also show a slightly easier option for the exercise.

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    Bridging with a Fitball BodyViva

    Bridging with a Fitball

    - by BodyViva

    This exercise targets the hamstring and gluteal muscles, in conjunction with the deep fascial system and core stabilising muscles.

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    Ab roller exercise BodyViva

    Ab Roller Exercise

    - by BodyViva

    This exercise targets all our abdominal muscles, especially the rectus abdominis, along with the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder and the core stabilising muscles of the trunk.

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    Bridge variations with a Ring BodyViva

    Bridge variations with a Ring

    - by BodyViva

    This demonstration includes three progressive levels of a bridging exercise that targets the gluteal muscles and also builds strength and control throughout the lumbopelvic region. Combining the arm movement, as well as timing/controlling our breathing facilitates activation of the muscles of the deep myofascial system, or ‘core’.

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    the one hundred pilates exercise

    The One-Hundred

    - by BodyViva

    This core exercise involves pulsing your arms by your side and engaging your abdominal muscles, with four levels of difficulty. The pace of the exercise is determined by the length of your own deep breathing – five arm pulses for each breath in, and five arm pulses for each breath out.

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    one arm wall push up BodyViva

    One-arm wall push-up

    - by BodyViva

    This exercise targets the triceps (arm), pectoral (chest) and oblique (abdominal) muscles.
    The difficulty of the exercise can be increased the further away you have your feet from the
    wall. This exercise is best done in equal amounts by each arm.

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    BodyViva exercise video Table-top exercise with fitball

    Table top exercise with fitball

    - by jennifer

    This demonstration of a table-top exercise with a fitball includes an explanation of the alignment and breathing technique that we want to achieve with all our class exercises. The exercise focuses on core strength, stability and control. We also show two slightly easier variations for the exercise.