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 how your strength and mobility improves?

  • 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.

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.

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

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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.

Here’s a video of yours truly demonstrating the March Five:

  • 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.

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.

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

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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.

If you do The Five each month, over the course of the year you will have taken yourself through a well rounded strength program that includes upper body, lower body, back, core, standing balance, mobility and flexibility.

The February Five:

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

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

back entension, hip extension, yoga back strength exercise, hamstring strength, hip strength, low back support

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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The January Five

BACK

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. To see these in person join an ongoing class, or schedule a private session with me.

  • Leg Circles
  • Plank
  • Down Dog
  • Chair Pose
  • Seated Yoga Twist
Pilates hip mobilization exercise, core strength, economy of movement.
Leg Circles
core strength exercise, full body strength, shoulders, legs.
Plank
Shoudler and hip flexibility, core strength, yoga hamstring stretch, calf stretch, foot stretch
Downward Facing Dog
Leg strength, standing balance, yoga strength exercise, shoulder strength and mobility
Chair Pose
spine twist, hip stretch
Seated Twist

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:

Join Fluid’s Fit Club!

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Schedule a 1:1 with Anne

The December 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 either on your own, or with me two to three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s bird dog) you could do every day.

In our weekly classes we start week one with the most accessible version of each exercise, then by the end of the month we have worked our way up to the most challenging variation (like this month’s crow for example). 

If you’d like specific guidance from me as to which exercises are right for you right now, or how to execute these safely and efficiently, give me a call (503) 705-4762.

  • Bird dog
  • Mermaid
  • Side Angle
  • Bow
  • Crow

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

Bird Dog

Mermaid

Side Angle

Bow

Crow

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:

Join Fluid’s Fit Club!

Join a class

Schedule a 1:1 with Anne