The July Five Exercises

Your July Five exercises:

  • Pelvic Clock
  • Bird Dog
  • Farmer’s Carry
  • Med Ball Push Up
  • Chest Stretch

Click here to watch the July Five video.

The order of these exercises is based on my trademarked R.O.S.S. protocol (Release, Organize, Strengthen and then Stretch) for pain free, economical movement.

Do this as a standalone strength and mobility workout by watching the video and following along with me or use this 9 minute series as a warmup prior to your next hike, bike, or swim.

To get the most out of these exercises please listen carefully to my cueing (especially while doing pelvic clock and bird dog).

I’m super excited to share this month’s farmer’s carry exercise with you!

I have some friends who are literal farmers and the husband recently told me a story about how he was proud of his wife. They were at a feed store and the employee thought the bag of feed they bought was too heavy for him to roll out to the truck using a hand cart. My friend’s bad ass, farm strong wife took one look at the 50lb bag, hoisted it over her shoulder and carried it out into the parking lot.

While you may not be working on a farm, or doing heavy manual labor this summer, let me ask you this – how much does your suitcase weigh? Or your dog? If they pack the box heavy at Costco, would you feel confident lifting it out of the cart and into your trunk?

Do you have the shoulder, back, core, and leg strength to pick up and carry a heavy thing?

Could your core stabilize you enough to carry a heavy thing in one hand only?

If the answer is no, join us for our Wednesday 6 pm Pilates class on Zoom. We’re combining traditional Pilates exercises with these shoulder and core strength moves.


None of these exercises should hurt. YOU are in charge of taking good care of you. If you feel pain, stop immediately. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.