The Five are up! Can you go through one minute of each of these moves every day this month? Let’s start with burpies.
This exercise is a complex, multi joint movement that increases upper body and lower body strength, improves hip mobility, and gets your heart rate up. Click here to see full descriptions of the October Five and click here to see beginner to advanced burpie options including videos.
Anne McCranie is a Portland, Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. Please see your medical professional before beginning a new exercise program.
Taijifit is back by popular demand. Come flow with us!
What is Taijifit you ask? An hour long movement class, or “experience” as founder David-Dorian Ross describes it, that immediately brings you into a state of “flow”. Here is a video of DDR leading a class (accompanied by music so watch the volume if you are at work)
In traditional Tai Chi Chuan you learn to flow slowly and gracefully through a specific series of exercises, or forms. By focusing your mind solely on the movements of the form you lead yourself into a state of mental calm and clarity. The proven health benefits that come with this type of movement include decreased stress and anxiety, lowered blood pressure, decreased arthritis pain, improved sleep, and greater balance. The difference with traditional Tai Chi Chuan and Taijifit is that with Taijifit there is no form to learn, nothing to memorize, you just follow along, and before you know it you are flowing!
I have been incorporating these movements into my warm up exercises and within a matter of minutes my clients become focused, relaxed, and more in tune with their physical bodies.
Join us this Thursday October 17th at 6 pm at Fluid World Headquarters 1626 S.E. Sherrett St. This is a five class series that runs through December 5th. The dates are not consecutive, please see the updated class schedule for specifics.
Questions? Call Anne (503) 705-4762.