Jane BahnemanJane Bahneman, MS, owns Well EquippedÔäó education and consulting, which provides leadership for fitness educators and specializes in fitness and wellness event management and special projects. Certified by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and NSCA, she is also a Spinning┬« instructor and a Yoga AllianceÔÇôregistered yoga teacher.
A martial-arts–inspired warm-up increases circulation, improves dynamic flexibility and range of motion, integrates sport-specific activities and connects body and mind. The series presented here is an excellent way to begin almost any general fitness class. Start slowly and encourage students to be patient and “listen” to their bodies.
Awaken the Center
First, bring attention to the back and abdominals, the body’s “center.”