A fantastic 24 hours of training sessions done and dusted! Great determination as well as humour from my Kingsdon ladies and the second day of Holiday HIIT sessions was no less impressive than the first. Really enjoyinng my job at the moment and it's all down to this lot!
Yesterday the Leadership team did a special exercise during our meeting. Vicky called it "From Darkness to Light". In essence , you take a difficult situation in your life and list it. Next, you list the Feelings you have associated with the situation. Sometimes, that can be very hard. To step back and really assess your emotions around a topic you may deal with every day. This is the "Darkness" side of your paper. On the "Light" side of the paper, staying with the emotions - list emotions that you could or would like to have around this issue. This too can be very hard. And should be! It's Shifting your mindset. It's allowing you to recognize your negative emotion and asking you to change it into something more Healthy. It may take some thought. How do I possibly not be hurt, sad, angry, etc... and make this a more positive feeling? But as Vicky explains, we can't deny ourselves those hurt, sad, angry emotions - we just don't have to hold onto them. So, now that you've hopefully listed some different emotions (for us it changed to unconditional love, supportive, included) You can now see the difficult situation as something that has Light in it. This was a really powerful exercise for the team and we encourage you to practice it with someone who you can trust to guide you through it. This exercise is one of the tools the students of Autism Shifts learn during their courses here. And we found it applied to each of us so similarly that we're sure it will help you retrain your mind just a bit when you do it. Let us know if you have questions!
Beep. Beep. Beep. Human barbell carry coming through. Want a fresh take on loaded carries? Try this three person partner carry variation. One person hangs onto a barbell while the others lift each end and carry. You can rack the barbell on your shoulder or hold it bilaterally at your chest. You can play around with both people facing the same direction or towards each other. You can also play around with different ways to hang on the barbell, hands only, or legs and arms. Lift someone up. Take a stroll. Have some fun.
A special Why I TRIBE from member Angela 🖤
Why I Tribe..
Words cannot describe how much I love my Tribe class! After knee surgery over 15 years ago, my athletic joys diminished as I couldn't do the things I loved. Over 3 year ago I started out in this class with a body that was seriously over weight, poor range of motion, and a back that was consistently going out. This made consistency in the gym impossible! I was looking desperately for a change and fix. So along came tribe life and after 3 years of dedicating my time and body (mental choice) I was able to have the weekly consistency which then is when my body started to see the change! It was and is exciting as I continued to tell myself..."If i can do this, what about this?" Heavier weights, change in my food choices, extra workouts and now training with a trainer!! WHAT!!? I am more flexible, stronger, with better ROM. I can't tell you how much better my back feels and how my knees are holding up!! I'm obsessed with going and feel horrible if I miss a class. I've not been able to work out like this in over 15 years and it feels absolutely amazing to feel lighter and stronger! With all this said, it makes it so much easier to work out with an amazing group to support and push you through it all. We all feel the change. Tribe Life is now my family and a way I choose to live.
Choose your WHY this season with TRIBE!
Have a dollie wheel cart around your home or workplace? Grab two friends and try this team plank wheelbarrow.
Two people get into prone position holding the dollie in a rigid plank. The other person “the driver” grabs the inner ankle of each person and lifts their legs to hip level. Then walk and steer wherever your desire.
This is a fun core exercise. It requires maintaining as much stiffness through your body as possible so force can be transferred from the person walking through the people planking into the roller on the ground.
Technique to be aware of: Notice if your arms are bending. Try to stay locked out. If your back is hyper-extending there’s a good chance you’re losing your anterior abdominal activation and need to rest. If your floating leg starts to drop, try squeezing your glutes to keep it aligned with the support leg.