Sometimes warming up can be such a struggle!! Here are some Ideas to keep it interesting!

  1. The 80’s Chick
    This consists of a typical warm-up of aerobic movements and mobilisation of each body part followed by stretching all over! This can sometimes become boring and repetitive so its nice to always have options!

    Start with an 80’s inspired aerobic style pump up with kicks, dips, rolls and swings, followed by stretching out your whole body working from head to toe! Just imagine your in a ‘Call on me’ video!
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  2. The Modern Dancer
    Marking through, creating or learning from a tutorial of a Hip hop/lyrical/contemporary routine! This is a fun way to learn new movements and get creative with how your body moves! You never know, you might actually like what you come up with and it could become part of your next routine!

    Start with small movements then gradually making them bigger and more exaggerated the more warm you get!Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.36.56

  3. The Hawaiian Babe
    Hula Hooping!! Simple but effective way to engage your core and massage the muscles at the same time! Chuck on your favourite tunes and hula your body to warm! Stretch your upper body during, then stretch your lower body after!Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.36.15
  4. The Gym Junkie
    A warm up made from circuits and drills such as squats / lunges / push ups / panteera climbs / spider climbs / pull ups / inverts /skipping / burpees etc doing each station for 1 min then 30 seconds to move to the next station! This is sure to make you sweaty and engage all your muscles!Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.39.48
  5. The Floor Whore
    Chuck on your knee pads, leg warmers, heels and your sexiest tunes and get down and dirty with the floor. Roll around and moves like a snake feeling where your body wants to go! This can also lead to some pretty great choreography!Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.47.25
  6. The Yogini
    Get your body flowing through some Vinyasa flow with your favourite music! Move slightly faster than you would in class using only one inhale per movement and one exhale per movement! Not only will you engage your core for balance and align your spine with twists but also warm your body in a smooth and calm way!
  7. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.37.18The Cardio Queen
    This one is easy for those who like that long distance endurance! Get running, skipping, cycling or rowing on that treadmill/bike/rower/cross trainer/outdoors or indoors for a good 15-30 mins then stretch like crazy especially those hip flexors!
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  8. The Animal King
    Using the whole length of your studio, choose different animals to mimic making your way back and forth! Bunny Hops, Caterpillars, Crab walks, Frog Jumps, Duck Waddles etc! Get creative!

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  9. The Roller Doll
    Using foam rollers of all different shapes and strengths to roll out all your muscles! This is great to release tight muscles or trigger points that can help prepare your body for movement.Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 19.39.25

1 Comment on “9 Different Ways to Warm-Up

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