Archive for January, 2014

Use Anything

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Pole squats. Use anything, anywhere to play. Fitness is always there for us.  This family has been taking my class for two years and the little girl follows her mom around exercising. Guess who will crave exercise in the future?
Use Anything

Hoola Monster Contest Winner

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Simple, straightforward, full of love on a beautiful day hike. Family fitness at it’s finest.  Congrats to the three who can soon add hoola monster dancing to their fitness routines!

Happy Hike

Super Fun Rows

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

FunRows!And stronger core too!

Swing into a Strong Core

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Strength in Numbers

How long can you hold a plank on a swing? What if the swing moves side to side? Front to back? Be sure your back and wrists stay in neutral.   Here are some ideas for more fun at the playground, and moves that are super effective. Compete with your kids, your friends, or yourself. One parent I know keeps track in his phone of how long he can hold a plank. Then he beats his number next time.

Try it the other way, with your feet on the swing.  Put both feet on the swing while your hands or forearms are planted on the ground.  Do moving tuck or pike crunches.  Or swing your legs side to side. Keep your feet up and do unstable push-ups.

Turn and hold a side plank with both feet on the swing, hand or forearm on the ground (relax your neck/throat).  How long can you hold this in proper position? Can you raise and lower your hips? It’s challenging which makes it super fun!

How will you get a great start on the New Year?