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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August Five Exercises For Leg Strength and Spine Flexibility

The August Five are up! Can you spend one minute doing each of these exercises today? Below you will find photos of the moves. Click here for more detailed descriptions.

Want to experience these in person? Click the “schedule an appointment” box to the right to for a private session with Anne, or the “view class schedule” button to sign up for one of this week’s classes. Next class on the schedule is Monday 5:30 Vinyasa yoga. Also this week, two Wednesday Pilates classes, Thursday morning Restorative yoga, Thursday night Energy Flow, Friday F.I.T. and Saturday morning Pilates.

 

The August Five

 

1) Lion Drinking

Anne Lion Drinking 6.10 (2)

 

2) Thread the Needle

 

Anne Thread the Needle 6.10

 

3) Scissors

Anne Scissors v2 8.14

4) Split Squat

Split Squat 8.15

5) Tree

Tree 2 8.15

 

 

Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers these photos to jog your memory. Please see your medical professional before beginning a new exercise program.