Derek Beres is a multi-faceted media expert and group fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. He is the Director of Content for RChain Cooperative, a columnist for Big Think, and a music expert for 24 Hour Fitness. He teaches yoga, kettlebells, studio cycling and bodyweight training at Equinox. Derek is ACE, AFAA, Schwinn and Kettlebell Athletics certified. His latest book, Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health was published in 2017, and he is currently working on a new book about how technology is affecting our bodies, Anatomy of Distraction. Learn more at http://www.derekberes.com
Our adductors and abductors are extremely important yet often overlooked muscles. In this short flow we move through a series of exercises designed to activate and strengthen them. This is a great warm-up for a longer balance-oriented class or simply a great way to loosen up quickly.
Quality movement and lower repetition is the goal here as we explore movement in a variety of planes, including strong core and Pilates workouts. Forgetting my new iPhone dongle, we'll let the music be our breath (or put on your own!).
In this second short kettlebell flow, we work toward Turkish get-ups with a few rounds of squats, lateral lunges, cleans, and presses. This class can be taken with a light weight or even a yoga block in lieu of a kettlebell.
Finding the sweet spot between opening your upper back and shoulders and keeping your core engaged is the goal of this flow. Plenty of full-body love expressed along the way. There are even some plyometrics for added fun.