A foam roller can help paddlers get a well-rounded workout.
While many classes include only a small section that focuses on the core, this workout is all about the core! These exercises work a variety of muscles, from hips to shoulders, and much more. Although the foam roller is traditionally used for myofascial release, it's also an amazing functional tool with many other uses. Choose it to create combinations that weave balance, strength and flexibility.
Class Details: Core and More!
TOTAL TIME: approximately 55 minutes
FORMAT: creative core strength
GOAL/EMPHASIS: to perform a series of exercises that engage the core, using the foam roller to increase intensity, add a balance challenge, diversify positioning and add support
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: foam rollers (36 inches)
MUSIC: a variety of music with beats per minute in the same range as a typical sculpt class, between 128 and 135 bpm
Warm–Up (8—10 minutes)
Low Plank (7 minutes)
Supine Negative Abdominals (5 minutes)
Horizontal High Plank (4 minutes)
To end class on a high note, simply choose your favorite myofascial–release rolling exercises to stretch and relax the entire body.
About the AuthorAileen Sheron IDEA Author/PresenterAileen Sheron is a 30-year veteran of the fitness industry. An IDEA member and presenter for over 15 years, she is an entrepreneur with multiple videos, fitness products and articles to her credit.