The 2.0s and PAX are starting to come out of hibernation! It was a cool morning at The Coop but we warmed up fast with our FLAPs + 2.0 workout!
I borrowed both the workout AND the warm up from Rosewater PAX (Thanks, DIY and Drama Mamma!)
To Warm Up we played a fund “duck, duck, goose style” game called Run Run Run, My Pony that Drama Mamma taught the PAX at Rosewater this week. It’s a warm up endurance exercise for musical theater folks and boy does it get you out of breath!
Next, I borrowed a great Q from DIY.
FLAP = Full body, Legs, Arms, Partner
We did one minute of each exercise. If the exercise was done one side at a time, we switched at the 30 second mark.
Reach Touch Plank- plank facing your partner. Alternate reaching out to slap hands.
Jack Punch- jack, right punch, jack, left punch- think Tae Bo!
Fire Hydrants- table top position, L leg up and down at 90* (modify with round house kicks if desired); switch sides at 30 seconds
Jump Squat Clap- partners are parallel, facing opposite directions. Squat and jump up and hi-five your partner up top; switch sides at 30 seconds
Single Leg Deadlift; switch sides at 30 seconds
Ballet Toe Touches- knee slightly bend, extend foot to 12 o’clock, then 3 o’clock, then 6 o’clock; switch sides at 30 seconds
Dumbbell Hammer Curls
Pistol Squat- partners are parallel, facing opposite directions. Grab a hand for stability. Working partner pistol squats for 15 second, then the other partner. Repeat on other side.
Sit Up Pass- mats facing each other, find an object to pass (water bottle, ball) both partners sit up, pass the object, repeat.
COT: Quote from Henri Matisse: “From the moment I held a box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves.” We were encouraged to plunge towards the things we love like a beast!