Sharing my 30 minute yogalates workout. Typically I’m a high-energy person but somedays (ie: most of winter) I struggle. On those days I have what I call my MVW. A minimum viable workout that I do to check my workout off my to-do list. It’s a more mindful exercise class that’s slow and allows me to go inwards while working on maintenance without going “hard”. Don’t be fooled it’s not ‘easy’. The challenge here is staying mindful and seeing it through!
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30 minute yogalates workout Exercises
There are a few pilates exercises in my 30 minute yogalates workout. But, performing the exercises with the mindfulness of yoga really helps to connect with muscle activation. Exercises in this workout include side-lying leg lifts for outer and inner thighs. Obviously doing BOTH sides. Glute bridges are movements done in yoga, pilates, and calisthenics.
Specific for me is some core and hip stabilization with lying leg circles, along with psoas strengthening with lying leg lifts. Because I suffer with poor knee tracking I include some knee rehabilitation exercises for quad stability and strength too. For this I use the Triangular SitBlox Meditation/Yoga Blocks.
To round out this 30 minute yogalates workout I add some tricep push ups using yoga blocks. These are great for wobbly arms us women get as we age. They help keep the muscle tone and strength.
This workout may not seem like much but it really is all I can do some days. And something is better than nothing!
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- Do you have a minimum workout you do to check it off your list?
- What is your “easy” workout?
- Are you a high or low energy fitness enthusiast?