Let’s face it, for the most part, we are a sedentary society. Much of what we do from day to day involves sitting, laying down, or at the very least, moving through shortened, repetitive motions.
Think about your day. How often do you practice basic movements such as brushing teeth or vacuuming using both sides of the body? Which is the first leg to lead you up the stairs? How well do you go from laying on your back to standing and can you squat without rounding your back or lifting your ankles off the floor?
Unless you are in the minority, you most likely live with some level of pain, discomfort, postural or mobility restrictions that can eventually lead to injuries or illness. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started and improvement can only happen when we invest the time and energy into our health & wellness.
I believe that movement is medicine. There’s many benefits that show up when we move through the patterns that we are designed to move through:
- the body gets stronger
- our coordination improves
- we eliminate pain
- circulation improves
- energy flows more efficiently through the body… and …
- we gain more confidence.
Have you ever said something like this:
“Oh no, I can’t do that”.
“Thanks but I think I’d hurt myself if I tried that”.
“Wow! I wish I could move like that”.
“Can you teach me how to stretch so I don’t have this pain”.
“You’re so amazing, I don’t know how you do that!”.
“Exercise is boring”.
“I hate going to the gym”.
If you can relate to any of the statements above, MOVE classes may be just what your body is looking for. During these 1 hour classes we use only the body, creativity and open space to move, sweat, learn and have a great time.
One of the things that people tell me they enjoy most about these sessions is how much they love the freedom they feel because of the workouts.
You may be wondering what we can do in an open space with no equipment. Check out the following outline of how the workout flows and then watch the video for a few examples of flowing movement sequences you can build up to as you continue to work through the progressions.
Fun games to get the blood flowing.
Moving Warmup With The Basic Movements
Squat, Lunge, Walkout, Pushup, Rotational Movements, Crawling Patterns
Movement Skills & Games
Review and Build on New Movement Skills
Static or Dynamic Flexibility sequence
Breathing practice to cool down and transition
About 5 minutes including nutrition, fitness, lifestyle habits etc.
This is a very scalable class and can be adapted to all fitness levels. For example, I have offered classes for high school athletes, beginners, seniors and parents (sometimes with their kids) so no matter your group, I can offer you a great workout that will have everyone raving about how much fun they had.
Classes begin Tuesday January 2nd, 2019 at World Health Club in the City Centre Mall. You must be a member to sign up for the program.
Sessions are 1 hour in length, from 11am to 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I will be running 2 complimentary demo sessions on December 11th and 13th from 11am-12pm.
Program investment is $529.20 +GST. This includes the 3 month program, a weekly health and wellness email and a 12-week interval training program to supplement your strength and movement training.
For more information, please contact Karl at 780-906-4288 or send me an email here.