Flexibility, Movement

Feel-Good Parkour

A list of the ‘feel-good’ parkour exercises we did to kick off this summer’s MoveSpiration event.

Station 1 – Yoga Blocks

  • 1: Calf raises and drops
  • 2: 1-Hip raises, drops and circles
  • 3: Turnout/in (on 2 blocks)

Station 2 – Stacey Straps

  • 1: Ankle mobility/stability
  • 2: Lying-down butterfly
  • 3: Freestyle strap stretch

Station 3 – YTU Balls

  • 1: Clavicle/chest/neck release
  • 2: Lats (shoulder/armpit/back)
  • 3: Hips & glutes

Station 4 – Foam Rollers

  • 1: Lie on back (long roller)
  • 2: Lower legs & inner thighs
  • 3: Glutes release

Station 5 – Light Weights

  • 1: Snake arms & port de bras
  • 2: Lying on back
  • 3: Bear crawl/bird dog

Station 6 – Happy Feet

  • 1: Foot roller
  • 2: Roll/Pick up ball
  • 3: Scrunch/pick up/throw-catch mini towels

Station 7 – All the Abs

  • 1: Duo-ab leg push
  • 2: Sit up with diagonal punch
  • 3: Stretch out & rest (or plank! :))

That’s it!

Note: Each of these exercises only takes a minute, but you can go always longer if you feel it has benefits.

Ideally precede these with a bit of full body relaxation, deep breathing, body tapping and/or gentle joint movements, as we did in class.

Also, if you feel like it, I recommend briefly testing and re-testing your pliés, relevés and ranges of motion in hips/legs  & shoulders/arms.

And – why not – try/retry your shimmies! 🙂

Let me know what your favourite exercises are, and/or whether you have any questions about how they work.

Enjoy!

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