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.

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

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July Five Exercises For Upper Body Strenth, Core Strength, Standing Balance, And Hip Flexibility

The July Five are up! For detailed descriptions of these moves click here, or better yet come see me for a private session this week. I have a few times available Sunday July 20th, Friday the 25th and Tuesday the 29th. Interested in a class? Click here for Fluid’s full class schedule. Message me and I will hold a spot for you.

 

1) Criss Cross

 

Criss Cross

2) Medicine Ball Push Up

 

medicine ball push up step 2

3) Big Twist

 

Big Twist

4) Warrior III

 

Warrior III

 

5) Pigeon

 

pigeon2

 

Anne McCranie is a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Yoga instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers one on one training and group classes by appointment in her Sellwood studio. This post is meant to jog your memory about the exercises we have done as a team. Please see your health care professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.