So, routine it was not! My week was filled with Jury duty, kid’s dentist appointments and lots of fun. Our youngest had his molars sealed Weds morning, and the appointment went faster than anticipated. We had some time to kill before school, so we drove down to the harbor and enjoyed the winter view
My fitness classes ran a little differently this week. It’s safe to say, the winter doldrums have affected even the heartiest of souls. While classes have been full, morale was dipping.
I start my week with a few pilates classes. I asked my students to close their eyes during familiar moves and the results were amazing! They all found a new place to work and most importantly, they trusted themselves! Many times they looked at me like I was crazy, yet they did it. The joy from success was palpable. A ray of sunshine in the winter
Later in the week was power hour, which can be a little tedious. When I began teaching the class, I would incorporate stations and create a circuit. Some students loved it and others – not so much. I moved away from them and I think we were all getting a little bored. I decided to mix it up and have them move around the room. Sometimes we get stuck in our own spots and need to branch out
We moved around and incorporated planks, push-ups, squats and mountain climbers. As class went along, I added some BOKS games. As everyone was squatting, they got tagged (high-five) to move and then they could tag others.
Then, we used medicine balls. They started at one end of the room in a line. The first person passed the ball to her right and then ran to the end of the line. This continued until everyone got to the other side of the room. Once they reached the end, they had to plank until all of the teams finished. We played another version where they passed the ball along and then shuffled around the room. Some people continued to pass the medicine balls around. There was a lot of laughter and work.
This was a week filled with some tedious tasks, yet we found ways to have fun. We can’t all stop at the harbor on our way to school, but we can remember to laugh!
How do you mix up your routine?