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Written By NaviPay Blog Contributor:
Suzanne Davis
Coastal Business Evolution, LLC

We’ve grown weary, probably like most of you with all of this talk about Covid 19 numbers rising and the mask debate. So rather than impart and write about our own physical fitness journey or doing research to write about a new trend, we are turning back to two of our fitness experts!

This week and taking a Yin and Yang approach. You can choose a full throttle amped up Tabata workout or the strength and flexibility of the Pilates Mermaid Pose. Or better yet, do both. It will definitely release all the tension we are currently experiencing!

Michael Lenox, NSCA-CPT, CPTS from Xhilarate Fitness is providing us with some killer Tabata moves. A “Tabata Style” workout format consists of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. For this gritty work out, you complete the following:

  1. Step thru Lunge
  2. Squat up/down
  3. Side to side butt kicks

Do each exercise for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest between moves. Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 rounds. Rest for 2 minutes and repeat. You can see Mike go through the moves demonstrating proper form here.

Kelsey Gephart, M.S., CPT, NPCP, and Club Pilates Master trainer demo one of her favorite sequences, the Mermaid Pose. Mermaid side stretch is a Pilates mat exercise that lengthens and opens the side body. Keeping the bottom grounded as the arm extends in long reach up and over. This exercise stretches your obliques, shoulders, and inner thighs while opening the side body, lengthening the muscles between the ribs and pelvis. Go to Kelsey’s Instagram @Kelssseyfit May 27th Mermaid Flow video to experience the benefits of a challenging and invigorating sequence.

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