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Change Up Your Warmup Routine with Dance

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When it comes to getting your athletes warmed up and ready for workout, it doesn’t always have to be the same old routine! The purpose of warm ups is to get blood pumping and muscles warmed up – there is no set way to do it. At the popular gymnastics and cheerleading camp, Woodward, the coaches took inspiration from the massively popular YouTube video, the Evolution of Dance, to create a fun warm up for their campers. Check out the Woodward version below or watch on YouTube:

Looking for more ways to change up the warm up routine? Try:

  • A game of tag
  • Play soccer
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Play Simon Says
  • Play Duck, Duck, Goose
  • Have relay races and athletes jog in place or do jumping jacks while waiting for their turn
  • Play Here, There, Everywhere

So change things up a bit this summer and watch your athletes faces light up! Chances are, you will have a better workout if things are not always the same old stuff. For more ideas on how to add some fun to your workouts check out my post called “Incorporating Fun into Workouts.” Afterall, sports should be fun!

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Fun Friday – Four Movies

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It’s Friday and the weather is bad, so I think we’ll be inside this weekend. Looking for a sports movie or two to curl up with? These are four of our favorites.

Stick It

Ice Princess

MVP – Most Valuable Primate

Bend It Like Beckham (Widescreen Edition)

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