Through the Get Moving classes we run, I have some experience with exercising with medical conditions (in the classes, we have stroke survivors, people with MS, Parkinson’s and in rehab after injuries or surgery). When I was learning about coaching stroke survivors, I was told a fantastic story about what it is like when people … Read more Exercise with medical issues is hard, but worth it.
OK, so maybe it’s not quite a full blown Davina McCall style workout DVD, but I don’t think it’s far behind! If you can’t make it to one of the sessions, here is your chance to at least so the warm up with us. Play the video and warm up with the gang. I promise … Read more The Get Moving workout DVD!
What is Get Moving? A chance for people with ongoing, chronic conditions, to get fitter, stronger, move better and do things they thought they would never do again. The goal of Get Moving is to help people in the long term to: Get moving. Keep moving. Improve fitness, strength, balance, coordination. Improve confidence and independence. … Read more Get Moving
After a couple of conversations about how difficult it is to get up and going in the morning, here is a sample warm up you can do to get your body moving first thing. It should be nice and simple and it’s easily scalable. But in fact, this is also a good, simple, pre-workout warm … Read more Morning mobility warm up
Why I train like I do…so I can spend my spare time doing this like this:
Name: Stick Ups. Also known as: Wall Slides. Main muscles used: Upper back. Other muscles used: Top tips:
Hip mobility is important for all of us. It helps us do everyday moves. It helps us do athletic/sporting moves. It can help protect against dodgy knees and backs and general aches and pains. In short, it lets us move better, move more and move safer. So here is a quick and easy routine for almost anyone to improve their hip mobility. There are only 4 stretches involved and it only takes 3 minutes, so you don’t have any excuses (you can even do it in the advert breaks of X Factor!) So here goes…
Name: Squat Stretch.
Also known as: (If you know these by any other name, please leave a comment below).
Main muscles used: Inner thighs.
Other muscles used: Bum.
Name: Hurdle Step Over. Also known as: (If you know these by any other name, please leave a comment below). Main muscles used: Hip stabilisers, bums, legs. Other muscles used: Ankle stabilisers. Top tips: