5 Tips To Add Core Training To Your Day…




Hey guys… it’s Allyson at CORE Therapy &Pilates… I am here to share a couple things with you today. I just wanted to give you some creative ways to fit exercise and especially core strength into your daily routine, so it’s not a separate 30-minute activity.

The ways that I do it, the first way is I love to run… big runner so on a day after I’ve done a harder running workout, an easy run day I’ll cut that easier on the little short like a half hour instead of my hour run and I will take a Pilates class up here or a Gyrotonic class up here that will give me a whole lot of good cross-training, stretching and strengthening my core, but I still get to get my run in…

The second thing is to learn some basic core stabilization exercises, you know good scapular shoulder blade positioning, opening your chest, some good co-contractions in your deep abdominals and then when you walk, when you run, when you’re sitting in a stop light and you’re bored you can do some of those super simple core stabilization exercises.

The third thing I do is I build my own HIIT workouts, high-intensity interval training workouts and I will incorporate a lot of the things that we teach here, Pilates things into a HIIT workout. So I’ll do a different leg workout, an arm workout, and then a core thing and an aerobic piece… I’ll do several repetitions of that cycle, but for the core piece I will make sure and do Pilates exercises for that…

Fourth thing is when I’m sitting at the bleachers or on a bench or in a chair… sitting a lot in our day… I will do some of the essential exercises. There’s a blog ( https://therapyandpilates.com/a-few-simple-tips-to-ease-back-pain-while-sitting-in-the-bleachers/ ) about what to do sitting in the bleachers that Cheryl’s done and theres also an activity about driving and sitting…

Which goes to the fifth thing that I like to do if you’re sitting at your desk you can… if you have a theraband, that’s awesome…point your thumbs out…get those shoulder blades down and pull the theraband apart or push down with your shoulders on your desk for a little bit just get it in the right place… keep working…

Also, look at the driving with your steering wheel blog (https://therapyandpilates.com/a-simple-tip-to-relax-your-neck-while-driving/) that we’ve done for an easy way to get some neck relief while your in the car. That’s it for today guys…

I hope you’re having a good week.

And if you do need anything, if you have neck pain or back pain and want to learn some of these exercises that you can mix into your day, then give us a call at 512-215-4227.

Thanks. Bye…

Allyson Marshall