The June Five Exercises

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s tai chi twist) you could do every day.

  • Tai Chi Twist
  • Side Step
  • Step Up
  • Calf Raise
  • Single Leg Deadlift

This month we focus on legs!

I suggest you hold a weight in each hand for single leg deadlift. This also works well with a band under your back foot, making this a “closed chain” exercise. Can you go through one minute of each of these right now?

These photos are meant to jog your memory about the exercises we have done together. Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Thai Chi Twist
Side Squat
Step Up
Calf Raise
Single Leg Deadlift

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

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Pilates core strength exercise

May Five Exercises

About the May Five: Each month we work specifically on five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. I include these in my classes and training sessions, and my hope is that you will go through these on your own at home. Some moves, like this month’s baby bear,  you could do every day. In fact, you could baby bear in bed!

  • Baby Bear
  • Criss Cross
  • Roll Up
  • Deadlift
  • Tricep Extension

Our first May Five exercise is everyone’s favorite, Baby Bear! This is a capital “L” LAZY move. Not always easy to do (to be lazy that is). My goal is to reclaim this word, so that we view being lazy as a positive thing. Really do try to release any tension in your back, neck, and hips, and let yourself roll side to side as if you were a baby being rocked to sleep. I’m also excited about our deadlift, a big strength move for your back and hamstrings. As always, if you need assistance with any of these moves please call me for an in-person demo, or come to class! We would love to have you!

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Baby Bear
Criss Cross
Rollup
Deadlift
Tricep Extension

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

If you’d like more detailed information on these exercises, click one of the links below:

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The April Five

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. Could you do these exercises for one minute each every day this week, and see if your strength and mobility improve?

  • Cat/Cow
  • Leg Pull (Back)
  • Warrior II
  • Side Raise
  • Rolling to Standing

This month we feature a fun mobility exercise – Rolling to Standing!

How easy is it for you to get up and down off the floor? While we can use a variety of markers to gauge our health (waist measurements, cardiovascular tests, and strength tests, for example) an often overlooked aspect of fitness and longevity is mobility. If you have trouble getting up off the floor, this move is for you!

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now. Want to learn how to safely work into Rolling to Standing? Click here to purchase a video tutorial of yours truly walking you through these moves.

Cat/ Cow
Leg Pull (Back)
yoga standing balance, leg strength
Warrior II
shoudler strength
Side Raise
mobility exercise, fall prevention, core strength
Rolling to Standing

 

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

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The March Five

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me at least three times a week.

  • Boat
  • Single Leg Kick
  • Pilates Push Up
  • Crescent Lunge
  • Half Moon

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now. Want to learn how to execute these moves safely? Click here to purchase a video tutorial of yours truly walking you through these moves.

Boat
Single Leg Kick
Pilates Push up
Crescent Lunge
Half Moon Pose

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

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The February Five Exercises

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s bridge) you could do every day.

  • Bridge
  • Cobra
  • Side-Lying Leg Lift
  • Saw
  • Teaser

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now. Want to learn how to execute these moves safely? Click here to purchase a video tutorial of yours truly walking you through these moves.

back entension, hip extension, yoga back strength exercise, hamstring strength, hip strength, low back support
Bridge
back strength, spine mobility, core strength, yoga floor exercises
Cobra
hip and leg strength, core work, stabilization
Side-Lying Leg Lift
Pilates core strength, spine mobility, shoulder rotation, hamstring flexibility
Saw
Pilates core strength, spine mobility, shoulder mobility
Teaser

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

If you’d like more detailed information on these exercises, click one of the links below:

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Schedule a 1:1 with Anne