Balance and Stability

by: Sarah Schrenk, MS


Teach students a path to core strength through equilibrium.

Balance, which is essential for integrated movement, declines as we age. However, you can teach group fitness students how to maintain balance while also taking them through some fun, creative core exercises. Having a strong trunk and hip complex helps us maintain balance for years to come. In your next class, incorporate these multiplanar exercises targeting the core musculature and the gluteals. Each move is done in a standing position, and equipment is optional. Encourage attendees who struggle with balance to perform these exercises against a wall or while holding onto a barre.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 11

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About the Author

Sarah Schrenk, MS

Sarah Schrenk, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

My first experience with fitness was exercising with "Mickey's Mousercise" on the Disney Channel at age 6. By age 12, I was participating in hi-lo aerobics classes. In my mid-20's, I decided to make fitness and wellness a career. I have a master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology as well as several group exercise and personal trainer certifications. Currently I am the assistant director at a university recreation center where I manage the group fitness, personal training, and summer camp programs. I'm adjunct faculty in the university's Health, Kinesiology, and Sport department and a former presenter for a national certification company.