April 04, 2017 10:26 AM
For this Workout Wednesday, FIT4MOM Twin Ports Owner Lisa Filzen and Certified Stroller Barre Instructor Andrea Pfeiffer showed the GMN crew a brand new workout.
Filzen says Stroller Barre is the final FIT4MOM class to be added to the program. It incorporates ballet, pilates, yoga, and stroller-based exercises.
"It's a little bit lower impact than Stroller Strides, but still a great workout," Filzen explained on GMN Wednesday. "Our moms that have tried it out already say that they are finding muscles they didn't even know that they had."
Pfeiffer demonstrated three different moves, including plié squats while using a scarf for added visuals for the kids. She also recommends singing a song while moving up and down, such as "London Bridge is Falling Down." Add in pulsing, butterflies, and hip swings to feel the burn even more.
Another effective move is the curtsy lunge, done while holding the handlebars of your stroller. Raise your knee at the top of the lunge for more of a challenge, and add an extension to bring the workout to a whole new level.
Sponge balls also add variety to the routine. Place the ball between your legs and above the knees with your feet together, then squat and pulse with the ball. Pfeiffer recommends adding in a song to keep the kids entertained, such as "ABCs" or "Twinkle Twinkle."
"By the time you get to the end of that song, those legs are burning," she said.
Pfeiffer teaches Stroller Barre on Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at the DECC, and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church in Superior.
Updated: April 04, 2017 10:26 AM
Created: February 15, 2017 07:27 AM
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