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I’m so excited to bring you this unique and very different sort of workout!!! Back when I used to lead fitness classes in a gym, one of my favorite things I used to teach was coordination-based tasks. What do I mean by that? I mean things like the patterns and movement challenges you’ll see in my latest 20 minute follow-along workout video:
What Is Coordination and Why Should I Train It?
Coordination is a pretty broad term when it comes to the body. In general, it refers to how accurately you can execute a specific movement. Lots of things make up our coordination, like balance, rhythm, spatial awareness and how efficiently we respond to both auditory and visual stimulus… which is why I target all these things in this workout. And while you can mostly blame (or thank!) your parents for how coordinated you are, it’s also very much a trainable skill. The more coordination-dependent activities you do in life, the more you’ll improve it. There’s no time limit on this. No matter how old you are, you can always build your coordination through training.
If the patterns in this video are hard for you, don’t give up on them!
Anyone who struggles following along is exactly who needs to be doing this workout (and others like it) consistently and regularly. Like I say in the video, working your coordination not only keeps your body fit, it keeps your mind fit, too. It forces you to do moves outside what’s ‘normal’ for you. This is mentally challenging on top of the obvious physical challenge, and it’s such a great way to stay sharp as we’re aging.
Where can I get a ball like the one you have in the video?
While you can just use a knotted towel for your prop instead of a ball, I definitely encourage y’all to consider getting a fitness ball to add to your home workout collection. They jazz things up, and there’s a ton you can do with them!
I’ve also got two other workouts using a fitness ball you can try! Links are here:
- Stef’s Full Body Fitness Ball Workout with Printable and Instruction Video
- Stef’s Follow-Along SilverSneakers-style Fitness Ball Workout Video
So there you have it! I really hope you will try the workout. As always, would love to hear your feedback. How did it go for you? Was it harder than expected, or maybe even EASIER?! How’d you like it overall? Hope to hear from you down below!
Be well, everyone… and stay strong!