Who Is The 10 Week Intermediate Course For?

You have completed our 10 Week Beginners Course or maybe you've been practising Pilates elsewhere for at least 6 months. Either way, you understand the fundamentals of lateral breathing, core engagement and have developed a solid base of strength, mobility and flexibility. You are hooked on the benefits of Pilates and are ready to challenge your body and take your practice to the next level.

As pregnancy and post natal specialists, we recommend this course for those in the Pre Pregnancy, Trimester 1 or Post Natal Plus phase of their journey. However, this course is suitable for anyone ready to work at the Intermediate level so get the family involved!

How Does the Program Work?

This course assumes knowledge of the basic principles of Pilates from the Beginners Course. Therefore, we will take you deeper into postural positioning, mind body awareness, advanced lateral breathing techniques and a much greater understanding of core and pelvic floor engagement.

You'll be introduced to some brand new exercises whilst revisiting familiar exercises with more advanced options and a greater attention to detail. You will continue to build your strength, notice further muscle definition and feel greater confidence in your body.

You will continue to mobilise and stretch your body at the beginning and end of each session but with more advanced moves, new stretches and a greater awareness of your body.

Each week consists of a warm up, cool down/stretch and 6-8 strengthening exercises to give you a whole body workout. Each section is filmed separately so if you can't do the class in one session you have natural points at which to take a break and return later.

Your Instructor

Clare Jarvis

I have been practising Pilates for over 15 years, initially discovering it due to sciatica and long-term back pain I had been suffering with since a sporting accident in my early teens. I kept up the practice as it worked better than any other drugs or therapy at keeping the pain away.

I then decided to combine my skills at teaching English, with my love of Pilates and I knew I had found the right path for me. This experience led me to become a Teacher Trainer, instructing and examining would-be Pilates Instructors, and I love how I constantly learn from these students and keep my practice up to date through this role. I found the pre and post natal part of my training fascinating and went on to specialise in this area with further courses.

I love seeing Pilates make such an enormous difference to women at such a crucial time in their lives and having my own daughter in 2020 only served to confirm that this is my passion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your 10 Week Intermediate Pilates Course

    • Welcome to Your 10 Week Intermediate Pilates Course

    • Suggested Equipment For This Course

    • Alignment, Lateral Breathing and Core Engagement Technique

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Week 2 Warm Up

    • The Seated Rollback

    • Swimming_2

    • The Single Leg Stretch

    • Side Lying Leg Circles_2

    • The Hundred_2

    • The Seated Spine Twist

    • The Superman_3

    • Week 2 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Week 3 Warm Up

    • Seated Row + Oblique Row + Lean

    • Mermaid Side Bend_On Hand

    • Hip Raises

    • The Swan Dive_2

    • The Single Leg Stretch

    • The Roll Up

    • The Seated Rollback

    • Week 3 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Week 4 Warm Up

    • Mermaid Side Bend_On Hand

    • The Clam_2

    • Hip Raises

    • V Lifts

    • Swimming_2

    • Rolling Like A Ball_2

    • Seated Row + Oblique Row + Lean

    • Week 4 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 6

    Week 5

    • Week 5 Warm Up

    • The Dorsal Raise

    • The Curl Up + 2 Leg Raise

    • Side Lying Leg Pendulum_2

    • The Superman_3

    • The Shoulder Bridge_2

    • Frogs Legs

    • The Superman_3

    • The Seated Spine Twist

    • Week 5 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 7

    Week 6

    • Week 6 Warm Up

    • Copy of Swimming_2

    • Supine Lateral Pulldowns_2

    • Copy of Frogs Legs

    • The Roll Up_2

    • The Seated Spine Twist_2

    • Side Lying Leg Pendulum_2

    • Swimming_2

    • Frogs Legs

    • The Shoulder Bridge_2

    • Week 6 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 8

    Week 7

    • Week 7 Warm Up

    • V Lifts

    • The Spine Stretch

    • The Superman_4

    • The Dart

    • The Oblique Curl Up_3

    • Rolling Like A Ball_2

    • The Hundred_3

    • V Lifts

    • The Dart

    • Rolling Like A Ball_2

    • Week 7 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 9

    Week 8

    • Week 8 Warm Up

    • The Seated Rollback

    • The Hundred_3

    • The Mermaid Side Bend_4

    • Breaststroke Swimming

    • Supine Lateral Pulldowns_2

    • The Seated Spine Twist_2

    • The Single Leg Stretch

    • Week 8 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 10

    Week 9

    • Week 9 Warm Up

    • The Oblique Curl Up_3

    • Breaststroke Swimming

    • The Shoulder Bridge_2

    • Rolling Like A Ball_2

    • Side Lying Torpedos

    • Seated Row + Oblique Row + Lean

    • Week 9 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 11

    Week 10

    • Week 10 Warm Up

    • The Superman_4

    • The Mermaid Side Bend_4

    • The Hundred_3

    • Side Lying Torpedos

    • Breaststroke Swimming

    • Frogs Legs_2

    • The Seated Spine Twist_3

    • Week 10 Cool Down & Stretches

What Else Is Included...

As well as your 10 Weeks of guided Pilates classes...

We know that while you value the convenience of practising Pilates online, it's about more than that. You still want to feel part of a community, get to know and chat with other mums or mums-to-be and forge friendships.

You also want to have access to your instructor to ask questions, get advice and the extra support you would in a face to face class. That's why we offer more than just classes and recordings....

**Weekly Q&As and mini-training sessions on the topics you choose in our Facebook Group.

**Free Workshops led by other pre and post natal professionals such as women's physios, doulas, scar therapists, hypnobirthing practitioners and pelvic health specialists

**Social events such as coffee mornings and (m)cocktail parties where you can get together with your classmates from across the country. (We also love to hear about our members meeting up with others in their area!)

Success Stories

Jess P.

"The variety of different timings makes it easier to fit in classes around work or other zoom classes. Exercising from home also cuts commuting time and allows for multitasking, such as putting dinner in before a session!"

Suzy C.

"It still feels like a group activity but I am not distracted by comparing myself to what others are doing, so I feel less self conscious. Plus, at the moment, being able to decide last minute to join a class and not have to travel to get there is great!"

Chris A.

"I tend to do the classes with my wife so it's nice to be able to talk to each other during classes"

Clare B.

"With live classes it sorts of gives a structure to the day and the week. I would have tried to follow some sort of classes on Youtube but it may not have been safe for me or tailored to my needs"

Helen C.

"I am able to 'get to' more classes as I am usually limited by childcare and my partner's long commute"

Lin M.

"It's been good to have short chats with classmates before sessions"

Sacha F.

"I actually prefer Pilates online because of the unlimited classes membership and it’s more convenient to do Pilates at home because travelling to the studio has previously been awkward, especially trying to make it on time after work"

Lee G.

"Occasionally if I have felt lazy before a class I don't have too far to go and set up in my living room which only takes 5 minutes, really convenient"

Cheryl B.

"It great to have live instruction and feedback. I also love having the interaction with other people!"

Gemma L.

"When I haven't been able to make it to a live class due to work it has been really helpful having the recordings that I can access at another time"

Count Me In

our decision to value yourself today is going to enable you to enjoy many happy and healthy years ahead with your family. It's a decision you won't ever regret.