Stretching and working your body is key to a long and healthy life. Being able to have fun while staying active is crucial. Always challenge yourself through the art of play. We look forward to playing with all of you next year! Thank you, @merosplay , for guiding us through movement at #GLFF2018! 📸 : @christophermoeller
HIP FLEXOR STRENGTH:
Your hip flexors are important for two reasons-
They flex the hip (duh) and assist in stabilizing the core (lumbopelvic control)
🚶🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️Anytime you take a step, walk, run, your “hip flexors” flex the leg and pick that leg up.
Strengthening your hip flexors can help you
Strengthen your hip flexion and core, and to “loosen your tight hip flexors”. That’s right. If your hip flexors “feel tight” they may also be weak, sometimes a weak muscle can feel tense so strengthening them might bring some relief 🙏🏼
This lying Psoas March with Resistance is one of my go-to hip flexor drills.
Try it out and let me know how it goes!
🚨Tag someone who might have weak hip flexors 🚨
✨Happy Monday Dreamers✨. .
Let’s talk about comfort zone for a minute shall we. A couple years ago I hired my friends and choreographers @cloahmovement to help me with a film audition where I was required to dance! First of all anyone who knows me knows “I can’t dance” but after working with these two and a few woman to woman pep talks on the floor from @clauderacinevalinsky5 I booked that job!! So when my girl hit me up to take her Zero F*CKS Intensive workshop I was like hell yeah, it looks so fun and cool and empowering but of course my first thought to her was “YES, but you know I’m not a dancer Lol” she said “Girl you have all the skills and this intensive is for EVERY WOMAN!” .
She was right. I signed up because I knew I was going to be lost and uncomfortable, it was something totally new for me and I thought why the hell not, what could go wrong when you get out of your head and into your body. I was surrounded by 13 other beautiful women who are classically trained dancers. Of course I was uncomfortable, of course it was challenging, of course I was nervous but not once did I feel unsafe or insecure. It was about owning who you are and being unapologetically free and sexy in your own body! I learned that the dance world and acting world are pretty much the same. We’re all hustlers, we’re all going through it! And these ladies I had the honor to dance next to, wow, y’all are truly incredible inside and out. Thank you for lifting eachother up in that room! ❤️ Thank you Claude, for opening the door to this amazing opportunity! Today I am a stronger woman because of what I learned from you in those four days. I am so proud of what you are doing! I recommend this workshop to every single woman I know! It’s crazy to look back and think, I would have NEVER done this years ago “omg how embarrassing” but today its like, YEP this is ME! Take it or leave it, I’ll be okay with or without you 😘 Today I am forever grateful, more than you will ever know! I have found a new creative outlet in dance and I am so proud to say that I CAN dance dammit!! 💃🏾💃🏾
❗️Get out of your comfort zone❗️
What if for every pound you lost, every extra set you did at the gym or every extra mile you hiked or cycled you gained an extra measure of courage and confidence? I believe that not only is it possible it is the only way to approach it. It starts with taking one small step toward your goal—behaving courageously even when you don’t feel it AT ALL…in a sense, acting “as if” you felt strong and full of confidence, and then opening yourself up to the possibility of transformation.
When we test the limits of our physical body it responds. The same is true of emotional fitness, mental fitness and spiritual fitness. The fact of the matter is if we want the progress we make in physical fitness to last our goal has to be larger than a bigger bicep, flatter tummy and the loss of a clothing size or two. True fitness as I define it, what I refer to as wellness, includes doing “reps” in all areas of our life. Success in physical fitness is not attained in isolation because the fact of the matter is, how you show up in one area of your life is how you show up in all areas of your life.
If you are not nurturing your beautiful mind and emotions with uplifting, meaningful, inspirational, thought provoking or creative content you are leaving a part of yourself behind and working your muscle groups will not be enough to fill that space. If you are not developing your spiritual nature by connecting in some way to your definition of source, higher power or some version of something bigger and greater than you through meditation, prayer, or stilling yourself out in the natural world, doing cardio will not complete that hole in your soul.
You are a complete being: body, mind and spirit. You are designed to be integrated and whole and to show up fully to all that you experience in your life. Don’t leave pieces of yourself behind. Pursue not just physical fitness but true wellness that will grow and remain for the rest of your life. Choose YOU.
Keeping active these school holidays doesn’t have to be a chore! If you get both you and tour kids into a good habit of physical activity it will last a lifetime!
Encourage your kids to do something with you - play some tennis, kick a soccer ball or go for a bike ride! These activities are simple, yet effective in building your fitness and helping your kids expel some energy #winning