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Hips & Shoulders: Mobility, Balance & Strength for All Ages, All-Time

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: Advanced, All Levels, Beginner, Intermediate

Focus :   

Hips & shoulders are our focus today to encourage range of movement, joint mobility, strength and balance. Our session is spent standing and is Barre inspired, Pilates based, and mindful movement.

Welcome to the first video in our Anti-aging, fall prevention program featuring movement for all ages and all-time. These exercises will be ones you’ve seen and done many times before but are being highlighted on the stage in this program to educate ourselves and answer this question:

“WHAT MOVEMENTS should I pay attention to include in my daily, and at least weekly, routine that will give me the best longevity and vitality for all ages and all-time?”

Use this video to come back to as many times as you like, or as a reminder of what movements you want to do regularly and then sprinkle them in throughout your week during a workout or outside of a workout! Remember, you’ll see these movements often in our complete workouts so you can be sure to get a regular dose of these if you tune in at least 2-3 workouts a week.

Equipment Needed :     

Resistance band, light to medium weight. Stand near a wall, the back of a chair, or near a countertop. Additionally, if you have a stair or step you can use for our calf raises, a stack of books or a yoga block that’d be great. If not, don’t worry, calf raises can be done of course right from the floor.

Class Level :     

ALL levels.

The Course of this Class :   

We will be standing the entirety of class today. We’ll start with the lower body, hips, and finish with, shoulders, the upper body. Barre inspired pliés and kicks animate the first part of class. Great for improving upon balance, proprioception, feet and ankle mobility and strength. We work knees and hips as well in full range. Work both your concentric and eccentric strength in the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. This multi-directional focus prevents falls as we ensure our strength not only to push but also to absorb and slow down force. Next, we will focus on the shoulders, particularly range of motion and mobility. Get ready to see a modified push up, something that should remain doable for all-time and all ages. If you can do much more, go for it! Here I will show a version that must stay strong always and is also very accessible to do at any countertop at-home for a few reps each day!

Goals :     

Highlight hips & shoulders exercises that can stay with us in all ages and for all-time. Maintain and build strength within the performance of these exercises. Take away “nuggets” to sprinkle these exercises into our daily lives even without a video rolling. Strengthen and encourage full range of motion in joints. Maintain and improve strength, balance and flexibility in joints and muscles. Maintain a balanced body. Develop grace and ease in movement. Age gracefully. Move efficiently.

Complete workouts, similar to this focus, you might enjoy : 

Victoria’s Booty & Balance Barre Workout, Barre, Balance and Coordination for Strong Connected Bodies, BBe Quick Mat Workout (Booty & Balance) Move Today Series -Take 3, Ball & Bands BBB (Booty, Back & Balance), Bring your Plié Workout with Hilal, How To: BARRE Push ups, Plié Karate kick combo, 5 Minute Barre Flow, Barre Stretches

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