BeFitBR Workout for November 2012

HUNDREDS -- Lie down, arms at sides, knees bent 90 degrees. You may grasp a ring between ankles. Curl head and shoulders off mat and extend legs forward, keeping them off the floor. Lightly pump arms up and down 3-5 inches in time with breathing – in for a count of 5 and out for a count of 5. Keep your pelvis in a neutral position, neck and shoulders soft, arms and legs long. Repeat for 10 sets of 10 breaths. To modify: Use towel to support head, keep head on floor.
HUNDREDS -- Lie down, arms at sides, knees bent 90 degrees. You may grasp a ring between ankles. Curl head and shoulders off mat and extend legs forward, keeping them off the floor. Lightly pump arms up and down 3-5 inches in time with breathing – in for a count of 5 and out for a count of 5. Keep your pelvis in a neutral position, neck and shoulders soft, arms and legs long. Repeat for 10 sets of 10 breaths. To modify: Use towel to support head, keep head on floor.

Donna Chustz is the Wellness Director at the A.C. Lewis YMCA. A 20-year Y veteran, Chustz has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from LSU. She supervises the Y’s personal trainers, group fitness instructors and attendants. Chustz has been teaching Pilates for 4 years. Here she offers some basic Pilates moves.