This yoga pose is called the Lay Back Split. It's one of the best core activating exercises.
It decompresses the spine and stretches the hamstrings while improving shoulder mobility.
My model is a brand new student and has never taken Acro-yoga before tonight.
As her base, my job is to maintain a solid foundation for my flier.
I know it may look a bit scary, but trust me, it's the most exhilarating, uplifting and weightless feeling ever.
Come to class and experience it for yourself. :)
This months core challenge will take your cardio to the next level. Every women should have a good cardio base. It's vital if heart disease and cancer run in your family, because it runs in my family. This month, my beautiful students gradually built their cardio from 20 seconds to 1 minute intervals. I gave them 5 versions of this exercise. I listed 2 here on my blog and a third on Instagram & Facebook. This challenge is a "smoker".
As as you can see this exercise is great at any age. Here you have two women: 1.) over 50 years old and 2.) under 30 years old.
I recommend 30 second to 1 minute intervals for a total of 20-30 minutes. When you do the exercise try to land your foot to the ground softly. That demonstrates core control and strength. I'm hoping you will combine this interval with your favorite core exercises for a heart pounding, body toning, sweaty workout. :)
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.