Explore an easy-to-teach format that not only provides an effective workout with a game-like approach, but also builds an instructor’s skills in achieving muscle balance and seamless flow. AEA Training Specialist, Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour, shares Freestyle Flow, a routine that
defines her signature approach to freestyle instruction. Each of the planes of motion targets different muscle groups and therefore selecting movements from all three planes is the easiest way to ensure a balanced workout.
- Segment 1: The Sagittal Plane - Movements in the sagittal plane include exercises that move from front to back and feature muscle groups that are targeted by flexion, extension and hyperextension. Jenni Lynn demonstrates a series of moves that flow from jogs, to kicks to skis to tucks, jumps and more. All are taught with variations in impact level, arms, legs, tempo and levers.
- Segment 2: The Frontal Plane - Movements in the frontal plane include exercises that move from side to side and feature muscle groups that are targeted with abduction, adduction and lateral flexion. Jenni Lynn demonstrates a series of moves that flow from jumping jacks, to pendulums, moguls and more.
- Segment 3: The Transverse Plane - Movements in the transverse plane include exercises that move parallel to the pool floor and feature muscle groups that are targeted by transverse abduction and adduction and rotation. Jenni Lynn demonstrates a series of moves that flow from knee swings, breaststrokes, torso rotations, twists and more.
- Segment 4: Bonus Round! - Get ready to put on your thinking cap. The movements in this segment feature exercises where the arms are moving in one plane and the legs are moving in another plane. Not only does this make for some fun “neurobics,” it also helps quiet chatty students. ;)
Number of Exercises: 35+
Levels: Appropriate for all levels
Equipment Used: None