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…and slide

Workouts can be done from anywhere – we don’t need a hi-tec gym with all the trimmings.

Here is my effort with my socks and a hard floor (Caitlin, my daughter is joining in too).

Each exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 second recovery.

https://youtu.be/yXloQelG-ck

1. Single leg lunge – into a curtsey so a diagonal slide to really target the glutes.

2. On hands in a front support position. Start with mountain climber bringing alternate knees up followed by a straddle.

3. Single leg lunge

4. On hands in a front support position. Both feet up into a pike, followed by a mountain climber – then add a straddle if you like!

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Fitball Home Workout

Please excuse the novice video! Video taken by my lovely husband in my studio.

Here is a video of some exercises you can do at home.

  1. Dolphin Pose  – lie down with your heels on the ball and raise your hips of the floor. This will challenge your balance – have a go at taking your arms of the floor. Drive your hips up towards the ceiling strengthening your back, glutes and core.
  2. Pedalo – lie down with your knees up in line with your hips. Slowly extend one leg at a time focusing on your core working to extend the leg out and bring it back in. If this hurts your back, then tap the floor with one foot at a time.
  3. Single leg lunge – you may want to hold on to to a wall for this to keep your balance. Make sure your knee is not over your front toe – take time in this pose before starting to bring in any movement.
  4. Single leg lunge with tap – as you feel more confident in the single leg lunge then bring in movement to tap the floor.
  5. Tuck – hands on the floor, shoulders slightly over wrists, keep your hips slightly lifted and tuck in your knees to your chest and out again. If you struggle to balance then just practice in the starting position with legs out straight and weight on hands.
  6. Combination: Single leg hold to front support to tuck to single leg lunge. I wobbled doing this for the video. It needs to be slow and controlled to focus on the strength of the core to control the movmeents. I love a combination!

 

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The Stages of Behaviour Change – Where are you?

Which one are you?

This is a model which I looked at within my Sports Psychology studies and I now apply this to my everyday work to understand where people are at. As a support mechanism for people to start exercise or develop their exercise routine, it is important to me that I understand where every client is on this model. As you read through this, you can probably identify yourself having been in each stage of the model – I certainly have!

 

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