Holy moly guys, I’m so excited it’s Friday! I feel like I’ve been running around non-stop for the past few weeks so I’m super excited to have a couple days where I don’t have anywhere I need to be. Today’s Fitness Friday video is a warm-up I choreographed to La Machete found on Mega Mix 50. If I’m being honest, it really isn’t one of my favourite routines, but it does the job as far as warming you up! I think the reason I’m not terribly smitten with it is because La Machete only 3 minutes long and ends quite abruptly. How’s that for a glowing report? Haha. I feel like my mother. She’ll bring over something she made for us to eat but then say, “I have to tell you….” and then tells me what went wrong, or what she changed or whatever has happened that makes her feel she needs to warn people before they eat it (FYI, those warnings are nearly always unnecessary ;)). Hopefully you’ll find the same rings true here!
It really is pretty darn basic, but then again, that’s what a warm-up should be. I find a lot of instructors seem to forget that and start out with fancy footwork and complicated routines in their warm-ups, and quite frankly that simply isn’t safe. On the subject of safety, 3 minutes really is too short for a full warm-up, so this would be best used as part of a two-song warm-up to allow your participants enough time to bring their heart rates up and to get the synovial fluid moving! P.S. If you have no idea what synovial fluid is, I happened to see this article from The Yoga Journal yesterday in my Facebook newsfeed. It gives you an idea of what it is, and why I’m so obsessed with it, haha (my yoga clients especially will know that I talk about it during almost every class warmup).
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Anyway, after all of that here is the video for La Machete!
I hope you enjoy it or find it useful (despite all my warnings 😉 ).
Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo