footbar position #1, 2 springs, headrest adjusted for individual
Supine, pelvis and spine neutral. Knees flexed, feet in straps, legs laterally rotated and ankles dorsiflexed. Knees just wider than shoulders, heels together and toes apart. Arms long by sides of body, palms down.
When you understand the different actions and intentions of a pose, it’s easy to develop a sequence that offers every person in a mixed-levels class the opportunity to experience some of the benefits of a pose—while also providing adaptations that take into account common injuries or limitations.
The popularity of yoga and Pilates has spawned several fun and effective fusion offerings. This particular class uses “traditional” fitness-based exercises as the foundation and then layers on Pilates moves and yoga postures. The design trains strength, balance and flexibility in a conscious manner.
Kids just want to have fun and it is possible to show them how to enjoy exercise while improving their health and fitness. A Fitness “ABCS” class will include the fundamentals of fitness as well as the following components:
Agility, Balance, Coordination and Strength training drills
Introduction to the basic components of fitness—cardiova...
The Cooper Fitness Center Teen Fitness Clinic was specifically geared for young adults ages 13 to 16.
The first 30 minutes of this class was devoted to important nutrition and exercise tips. This nutrition mini lecture was interactive where participants shared their knowledge and discussed ways to improve their current behaviors. Participants were then given assignments for each upcomi...
Students come to a restorative class to let go of the stresses of everyday life—including the need to do things right and the constant pressure to improve or to achieve. The teacher who understands that motivation can provide
Are you interested in exploring moves but not ready to teach an entire class of them? Cool-downs are a great opportunity to introduce mindful exercises to students. The following movements will increase flexibility and help students feel relaxed as they head back into the “real world” outside the group exercise room. Connection TransitionThe cool-down slowly...