I am grateful to have a job that gets me moving. Mondays-Thursdays I teach mat Pilates, Modern dance, yoga, and dancers workout classes.
Teaching is a great workout and gets me sweating and stretching everyday.
But it ain’t my workout.
My focus is on my students and often I only do a few repetitions of an exercise then watch and give cues/corrections. And even when I do the whole workout it doesn’t provide the same stress release and endorphin high as getting into my own zone.
Several times a week I make sure to workout for me. I have an arsenal of exercises at my disposal and often do a quick mix of yoga, Pilates, running, and tabata.
I have a new favorite exercise in my box of tricks.
It’s a variation of side plank with an added balance/core/hip element.
Start in a plank with your feet a little wider than normal (wider than hips)
Rotate heels to one side and come into a spilt leg side plank
Lift your front leg and float it over the back leg
Tap your lifted foot to the floor behind your body
Don’t get too comfortable! Your going right back up
Set the lifted foot back down in front of your bottom foot
And back to plank
Now for the other side…