Strengthen, Lengthen, and Tone with a Yoga-Plus-Dance Flow Workout
Up your flexibility and carve your muscles from angles most workouts miss with this total-body strengthening workout
Somewhere along the way, with the rise in popularity of rapid-fire repetition workouts, we've maybe lost a little of our move groove. But what if we collectively unclenched that dumbbell grip from time to time and broadened our definition of what a good sweaty circuit can be? When you free your body and mind and let yourself glide fluidly, your functional movements improve, even when you go back to hoisting those weights, says Marlo Fisken, a trainer and professional dancer.
At Fisken's Flow Movement, she teaches your body how to find its flow both on and off the mat. And that's seriously important, says Fisken, who's been studying human movement for 25 years: "The way you sit, stand, walk, and sleep affects your strength, flexibility, and overall fitness." So much so, she argues, that if you make improving movement a priority, you'll ace your fitness goals and get a mental makeover too. "A person who moves with delicacy, power, and control catches attention," she says. "You'll begin to exude a confidence."
Just follow along as she demos her seven-move workout routine above. And think of movement as the foundation of mind-body transformation. For a breakdown of all the moves, check out the full workout!