Get Fit This January: Week Three

Nicola Cher Geismar is the founder of  City is my Playground, which is about inspiring all types of people and ages to view their city and urban spaces around them as an adventure “play”ground.

Flex and stretch: Week Three

Follow this stretch and flex routine to inspire a sense of free movement whilst building core strength for your body with a series of planks and side planks. Repeat the flow at least five times and observe how through movement and moving, the body can receive a stretch in motion, leading to a feeling of increased suppleness and flexibility in a fun and creative way. Take care in your planks at centre that the hips are always lifted to head height and the arms are strong and long.

 

Flex in the City: Week Three

Let the street structures become your friends and help support your shapes and body weight. Get creative with the types of lines you can flex with your body in connection to our urban furniture.  The down dog (below) focuses on drawing the collar bone area through the arms, whilst maintaining the elevation of the hips and the legs as long as can be.

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Get creative with the different shapes you can play around with from the basis of the main flex- in this case down dog. Think about different angles and levels that you can experiment with to achieve a strong visual as well as a healthy stretch. Happy flexing!

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Nicola would love to see your flexes in the city. Tag ‘em up to #cityismyplayground on Instagram, and she will feature some that show off the most creative use of our street structures!