🦓Don’t be shy, come to class! If you’re curious about the benefits of yoga, we have 3 different practice times tomorrow to suit your schedule. Our classes are All Level, all the time. Pictured here is Cindy 🦓who was very curious about what we were doing in the studio 😀 See you for practice!
🦓 Mon June 18th
🦓 7am // Fluid Yoga w/ molly
🦓8:30am // Vinyasa Yoga w/susan
🦓 5:30pm // Gentle Vinyasa Yoga w/susan
🦓elevationbi.com for full schedule
Aren’t rooftops the WORST?! 🤥 jkjk
I’m only in town for HALF of this week, check the story for scheduling updates.. I am subbing a few colleagues’ classes this week ... LET’S KICK IT INTO HIGH GEAR GUYS 💋❤️
Finding it difficult to fit in your Pilates? Why not try a before work or lunchtime slot!
Becoming increasingly popular, get in touch to secure yourself a space.
I come to you with the equipment before you know it colleagues will want to be jumping in on your Pilates time 😉
Think we would all like to be doing Pilates in @designlovefest office space 😍😩
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Athletes, do you know that you can improve your agility and your ability to change direction with strength training?
You need to use exercises that include deceleration, power development and the ability to transfer between these two phases.
Head to youtube.com/PerformanceGround and learn 7 exercises that will help you improve your agility and boost your athletic skills (🎥7 Essential Strength Exercises to MASSIVELY Improve Agility for Athletes)
Part two of the phenomenal @leedsgymnastics ring training has arrived. This has a mix of strength, new skill work, drills for Honma control, and some great routine work from the under 14s. Shout out to their great coaches @dave_murray7 and @rawly87 .
I hope you guys enjoy. In the final clip @jackstanley07 was going for his third stick landing in a row! Also check out @simontoussaint04 awesome strength and @gymnastjonas with the great form!
Sandbag shouldering is a simple but forgotten exercise: to remind you its lifting the sandbag (from a deadlift form) off the floor and to the shoulder.
Sandbag shouldering with any weight used is tough and it should be a staple in your program.
This full-body exercise involves the lower back, hips, hamstrings, forearms, biceps, upper back, shoulders, pectorals minus the calves and quads.
Now shouldering with the sandbag is on another level. With the normal "Hollow Rock", 1. Lie down with your chest facing the ceiling. Extend your arms and legs and hold them about an inch or two off the floor (lumbopelvic position).Press your low back flat into the ground so there's no arch, but rather a straight line from your shoulders to your butt. If it's correct, you'll feel it in your abs. Your body should emulate a rocking chair.
With the new variation some mechanics and some is definitely stable, just switch it from side to side by pressing without rotating the body (anti-rotation, anti-lateral flexion with proper control, and anti-extentio). and other daily movements/positions we might find ourselves in.
2. Grab a sandbag.Get in the hollow body position and switch the sandbag from side to side while breathing.
3. It's not a cool, it's a tough exercise you should implement in your program. #powerlifting#sandbagworkout#sandbagtraining#sandbagsquats#sandbagstrongman#corestabilization#coremusculature#corestability#core#corestrength#hollowrock#hollowbody#spinestability#upperbodystrength#upperbodyworkout#mensjournal#mensfitness#menshealth#strong#strongabs#strongback#strongwoman#strongman
“How can you put dragon flags in my program if you don’t even know why they’re called dragon flags?” - @annacressey 🤷♀️
Serious question: anyone know where the name came from? I’ve seen Rocky IV at least 150 times and still don’t know. #cspfamily
*Always remember your core*
Besides doing regular core and abdominal exercises (which may currently be part of your workout routine), pull your navel to your spine at all times — even when you’re not exercising. Do it when you’re brushing your teeth, when you’re driving your car, in line at the store — anytime.
Pro tip: Don’t forget to breathe along the way. Every time you finish an exhale, imagine someone pulling a corset tight around your midsection. This will work the abdominal wall while creating “muscle memory.” It also helps keep your spine and posture stable.
❌ Strength 💪🏼 Training ❌
Has many physical benefits that will improve the quality of your life. However, it is not only the physical 💪🏼 benefits that make regular exercise so beneficial it is also the mental 🧠 aspects that have so many great lessons 🤓 that can be carried over to the rest of your daily life.
Your character comes out in your training. How hard 😅 are you willing to work, how consistent are you and do you make excuses for not turning up.
As workouts are all self-regulatory at the end of the day who is going to know if you miss a workout, skip a rep or call a bad rep a good one? I will tell you who will know, the only person in life that really matters and that's YOU!
So, the next time you workout don't forget to flex 💪🏼 those character muscles, as well as they, will help with all the heavy lifting required to get through life 🦄 🌈 🦋 💜 -
I've been working btwists on and off for over a year, it's my first twist and has taken a lot of effort for my brain to understand what is going on lol but I feel it coming! A few more weeks of training and I may attempt it on the floor.
I think I need the wushu entrance @leslie_kwann because it looks like I'm not using the momentum I'm creating very well
6 212 hours ago
Favorite place - atmen, fühlen, fokussieren und Kraft schöpfen für die neue Woche
People always tell us that they are "preparing to come to yoga"..... the only preparation is mental though! You go to yoga to prepare yourself for life. If you think you are not flexible enough to do yoga it's like saying you are too dirty for a bath 😅 Come with an open mind and leave with a limber body 🙏🏻
219 79772 hours ago
For an 8am class, this class is awesome where their dedicated discipline, their eager attentiveness, their hunger for more workout and their consistency have all made me fall in love with them despite only started teaching this slot about two moths ago or so.
Initially, I was planning to teach this temporarily due to the odd timing and the effort to go all the way very early in the morning,then couple of hours hanging in between before the next appointment has somehow made this class a dreadful one.
Now, I have decided to stay on even if it means all the troubles because these people really have the heart to learn and mind to adopt. I cannot let them down for my own selfish reason, I have to be selfless at times because this is what my job is about, to put the people before my personal interests.
Every week, I just feel more and more determined, motivated and thrilled to go meet them because I know I can deliver a great class with some jokes in between to make them laugh too. Yes I am a comic too!
The most magical thing about my profession is, as I always tell people, while our job is to motivate and coach people, we do need some motivation or drive to keep us going.
This class has given me so much positive vibe and also fed me much needed motivation that I need so very much in order to stay grounded, I guess this is one major reason why I choose to stick with them.
I like to see them grow and become better. They have so much trust and respect for whatever I do or say, I appreciate that, hence I must ensure myself to bring the essence of Pilates to this bunch so they can be benefited from it.
I do have a mission, my mission is to continue in giving them my best knowledge with great exercises as my form of gratitude towards their kindness.
It is not the best video, but this serves as a future reference where they will watch this some time later and realize, exactly how much greater they have become. Yes, I will make that happen!
40 weeks at 40 years 💙Happy Birthday to me! Looking like our baby boy doesn’t want to share his birthday with me (which is probably not a bad thing!) #40weekspregnant and about to POP! Thank you for my fab balloons @katiejakie love you 😘
✨How to Crow✨
Some drills and tips for crow pose! Grab two blocks (optional) if you have them :) Main things to work on in crow - wrist/arm strength, core compression, and hamstring flexibility -
✨Malasana - warm up hips in a yogi squat
✨Standing forward fold - plant palms down, lift hips to sky; repeat 5-10 times warming up the hamstrings dynamically ✨Rag doll - hang for a few breaths
✨Navasana (boat pose) - straight or bent knees, pull belly to spine
✨Hollowbody (low boat) - low back on the ground; repeat 5-10 times to boat and hold
✨Crow on back - hands up to ceiling, pull knees into armpits and lift low back off ground, 5-10 times and hold the last one (great drill to work on compression, basically crow pose but horizontal)
✨Crow with blocks - stand on blocks and place hands down on ground; Bend knees and elbows, start to pour weight into hands; Knees into armpits; Lift one leg up to glute at a time
✨As it gets easier, remove the blocks! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
WTF is this crazy sh👾t?!
No I am not a malnourished orphan and no I am not hosting an alien life-force or an evil spirit!
This is Nauli. It's a yogic cleansing exercise (kriya) that purifies the internal organs and boosts the digestive system through a side-to-side rolling motion of the abdominal muscles. -
It’s probably the weirdest thing I do and I do some pretty weird stuff! But I love it! Come be weird with me! -
If you want to learn more about Nauli there’s a step by step guide on the blog.
Link in stories.