This week we are moving onto our new Find Your Flow® themed program. We’re calling this one the Grasshopper Program. We are looking forward to sharing it with you over coming weeks!
As with all of our programs, you’ll get a full body workout, which will be great for your bone health and posture, as well as overall mobility and stability. We’ll be carrying forward, with a few tweaks, some of the movements you’ve enjoyed in recent programs. The main intention of the Grasshopper Program is to help us find extensions throughout our body – from our toes through to the crown of our head. As the weeks progress, we’ll also be expanding our range of movement and increasing our endurance (by holding into stretches).
As we find length through the front of our body, we’ll be working on the connections between muscle and fascial chains running through the length of our body. We’ll also work on lengthening and strengthening muscles in our back and shoulder girdle and in our arms.
We’re incorporating a range of movements into the program and, as always, will increase the challenge as we get stronger. Over the next six weeks, we’ll be working through a range of movements, including the ever popular Hip Stretch and Scooter to open our hips and find length through the front of our body; strong core work with the Roll Back; Seated and/or Kneeling Arm work to strengthen the back and shoulders as well as the arms; and the Grasshopper.
The Grasshopper movement (which we’ll build up to over the course of the program) brings together all of this work and is a really fun movement to perform – we’ll take a closer look at the movement in coming weeks!
As always, we’ll offer modifications for those who may need them. Let us know if there are any positions that you find particularly uncomfortable (we know, for example, that some of you have difficulty in a kneeling position). We can always find a workaround solution.
We hope you enjoy the Program as much as we have enjoyed planning and practising it – we’d love to have your feedback!
If you’d like to experience the Grasshopper Program, reserve your place in class below!