Exercise your body and exercise your brain? You betcha! Research indicates that physical activity not only improves your stamina and strength, it’s also been shown to enhance cognitive abilities, memory, mental health, and creativity. Check out this article from The Guardian for more details on said research and then get outside and move!
You will need free weights and a mat for this DIY!
Part 1: Warm Up – Do 10 each!
Shin Grabs – Windmills – Skaters – Squats – Calf Raises
Part 2: Stability & Mobility
30 seconds – 1 minute each exercise (or as long as you can keep good form)
Bird Dog Hold R
High plank Hold
Lowest Squat Hold
Glute Bridge Hold
Part 3: Do 3-4 rounds of the following:
10 Sumo Hi Pull
10 Stiff Leg Dead Lifts
10 Glute Bridge Pullovers
10 Renegade Rows
5 Navy Seal Ups
Part 4: Repeat this Interval set for 2 miles
4 minute jog
30 seconds run
2 minute jog
30 seconds run
Part 5: Lacrosse Ball Hip Mobility + Foot Mobility – see client portal
What else contributes to brain health? How about a nice bowl of berries? The consumption of berries, such as blueberries and strawberries (which contain anthocyanin phytonutrients) helps to improve memory and overall cognitive function. A great way to get your daily dose of berries is by way of a colorful, mighty smoothie bowl.
Check out one of our favorite smoothie bowl recipes here!
Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Thursday 01/26/17
5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Tabata Circuit
5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Tabata Circuit
6AM Sunup Moraga Co-Ed class – Coach James – Full Body Strength
6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – Tabata Circuit
8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach James – Full Body Strength
9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Tabata Circuit
11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp at the Park – Coach Briana (private class)
12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)