HI-LO TO GO: Lawrence includes three of his award-winning hi-lo combinations from international conventions on this video. You will learn rhythm and direction variations, plyometrics, and skills that are incredibly easy to introduce, layer, and transition into showy, impressive skills.
CHIP-N-SALSA’S LATIN FIESTA: This workshop is designed to share authentic Latin dance steps appropriate for Step, HI-Lo, or both, and how to implement them into an effective interval class.
PARTNER PLAY: ASSIST and RE-SIST-ABALL! Whether you are a personal trainer or an innovative group fitness instructor, this workshop will give you creative, functional new uses for the 55cm stability ball for partners! Take away both exercises and patterns of movement that enhance posture, strength, and flexibility in which sometimes two people share one ball and in others two people use one ball each. Filmed live at World Fitness IDEA 2010.
MOBILITY AND STABILITY DIM SUM Filmed live at the Miami 2008 ECA Nov. Convention: “Dim Sum” is Chinese for “little morsels of heaven,” usually regarding food. Get some dim sum ideas for group X and personal training applications that enhance the two fundamental concepts of fitness — mobility and stability — using both no equipment and also Power Systems small apparatus like VersaSteps and Dyna Versa Dots.
TOTAL CONDITIONING ON THE FOAM ROLLER: Learn what a difference to your body a foam roller makes! Working with the 3-foot foam roller, Lawrence introduces you both self-massage (called “myofascial release”) and great core training exercises for the entire body. You will learn unique applications to both strengthen and stretch the entire body in this workout of over 80 minutes!
CORE BALL CHALLENGE WORKOUT: Lawrence pushes the traditional understanding of the ‘stability’ ball in include its use as a ‘mobility’ ball as well, using integrated, functional exercises with the Resist-a-Ball with the further challenge of a medicine ball.
THE WEAKEST LINK: CORE TRAINING WITH THE REEBOK CORE BOARD: Lawrence takes you through a workout exploring both mobility and stability on the world-class Reebok Core Board. Lean how to use every muscle in your body for an increase in balance and strength.
SUN SALUTATION TRILOGY – Join Lawrence in this Salutation Trilogy of safe, fitness-appropriate versions of the sun, moon and earth salutations of 11 – asana. When practiced together, these salutations flex, extend and twist the spine in ta complete workout for undulating (up and down) movement for spinal health. This DVD will help the body reap benefits of strength and flexibility in spinal movement.
CHI-GONG FOR EVERYONE – This DVD will teach you key exercises from ancient disciplines of Chi Gong and T’ai Chi that can be incorporated into any warm-up, flexibility session or mind-body fusion experience. Using active flexibility, spinal range of motion, unilateral balance and varying speeds of movement, Lawrence will help you energize your clients, improve stability and mobility and promote overall wellness.
BLENDS FOR BENDER BALL – Purposefit Mindful Movement: Join Lawrence for a non-traditional approach of fusion of yoga to Pilates, T’ai Chi, dance therapy conditioning, gyrating disciplines, and other influences for the Bender Ball. You will start standing and finish on the floor, to mindfully squeeze, roll, lift, and balance! (Equipment: one Bender Ball per participant).
TOTAL BODY ROLLING: Join Lawrence for a great self-care treat in self-massage using soft Myo-Release Balls and Myo-Therapy Balls (available from power-systems.com). Learn the proper techniques for releasing tension in myofascial tissue to reach ultimate relaxation.
GLIDING:™ MIND BODY FUSION: Fuse 2 Gliding disks with yoga, T’ai Chi, Feldenkrais, and Pilates-inspired exercises. The disks make some exercises easier while challenging others. These discs both train and enhance stability and mobility through a plethora of flowing floor and standing exercises.
SARA’S CITY WORKOUT-PRODUCED DVD – YOGA FUNDAMENTALS 1: You’ll get a balanced floor-only workout that celebrates the spine and all of its movements, incorporating traditional & choreographed yoga floor-based postures adapted for the fitness environment. The theoretical section of the DVD shares an exploration of what “flexibility” really involves, and yoga principles. Available from SCW Fitness.
SARA’S CITY WORKOUT-PRODUCED DVD – YOGA FUNDAMENTALS 2: Standing and floor-based yoga postures for the fitness environment include a safe version of the “Sun Salutation” as a warm-up. The theoretical section of the video reviews the six categories of spinal movement from which all postures evolve, the 3 phases of every posture, and different sample warm-up ideas for yoga classes. Available from SCW Fitness
YOGA FOR CHAKRA BALANCING: This workshop explores how yoga affects the seven major chakras, the principal energy centers of the body that run along the spine. After general awareness exercises in the warm-up for a rehearsal effect, we then use 7 specially-chosen hatha yogic asanas to balance the chakras, moving up the spine first, and then back down.
THE FORGOTTEN SALUTATIONS: You’ve heard about and practice the popular “Sun” Salutation. Join Lawrence in the practice of two other ancient salutations, the “Moon” and “Earth” Salutations, manipulating both mobility and stability. The “Earth” Salutation incorporates more floorwork, and the “Moon” Salutation incorporates more standing postures. Learn how to incorporate these vinyasas into your yogic practice!
QI GONG FUNDAMENTALS: Lawrence shares with you random exercises from Qi Gong that can be done in any order, at any time of day, without equipment, either sitting down or standing up. You will learn how to feel more invigorated, more energized, and more balanced. Suitable for consumers, group wellness instructors, and personal trainers, these exercises will address both stability (your strength) and your mobility (your flexibility). This DVD works best before T’ai Chi Fundamentals.
T’AI CHI FUNDAMENTALS: Lawrence shares with you a balanced adaptation of the Yang Short Form of T’ai Chi that can be done at any time of day, without equipment. Suitable for consumers, group wellness instructors, and personal trainers, these exercises will address both stability (your strength) and your mobility (your flexibility) through moving, balanced, meditation. This DVD works best after Qi Gong Fundamentals.
CHI GUNG for Ener-CHI: Lawrence shares with you some of his favorite Chi Gung exercises from China which develop stamina, unblock energy along the body’s meridians, improve the breath, and increase balance and core stability. While not difficult exercises, these age-old forms of movement are among the most powerful on the planet for unlocking energy (chi).
YOGA FOR MOBILITY & STABILITY: This video incorporates difficult standing and floor postures, including some lesser-known asanas such as “crow,” “fish,” “rabbit,” and “frog.” Learn how to explore both mobility and stability through postures that can be made both moderate and difficult for the seasoned practitioner of hatha yoga.
PARTNER YOGA: Reap double the benefits from your yogic practice with the exciting dynamics of another person. Practicing with another can deepen your kinesthetic awareness, improve your stability & mobility, and allow you to reap more benefits from partner assistance. Using both standing and floor-based asana, learn how to use both “congruous” and “unique” postures together, even practicing a partner version of the Sun Salutation.
YO-CHI®-BALL: This thrilling millennium workshop teaches you how to glean the best parts of mind-body venues and incorporate them into a Resist-A-Ball mind-body workout. We incorporate breathing techniques, yoga, T’ai Chi, Pilates-inspired movement, and Feldenkrais techniques.
AQUATIC PEACE-CORE TRAINING Filmed live at the Miami 2008 ECA Nov. Convention: flow into a more mind-body application of core challenge, emphasizing a fusion of mind-body disciplines like yoga, pilates, t’ai chi, and other disciplines, both with and without equipment. It’s all mind-body, but it’s all CORE work. This DVD gives over 3 hours of ideas.
AQUA SHAKTI: THE EXPERIENCE Filmed live at the ECA 2008 Nov. Miami Convention: SHAKTI is the Sanskrit word for the energy released throughout the body when one practices particular hatha yogic asanas. This is an aquatic, non-purist mind-body approach at its best: fuse fitness applications of standing and suspended inspirations of yoga vinyasas, T’ai Chi, Feldenkrais, Gyrating moves® and Pilates with non-traditional mind-body music, appropriate for warm to very-warm water environment. (Equipment: webbed gloves and noodles)
AQUA REEBOK: WILL AND GRACE GET WET! with Lawrence and Sara Kooperman. Based on Reebok University’s ‘Final Cuts’ program and adapted for the water environment! The most effective core training techniques fuse WILL-full concentration of functional, multi-joint movement and GRACE-full integration of coordination. This uses gloves, medicine balls, tubing, and noodles.
EAU: EQUILIBRIUM via AQUATIC UTILITIES This thrilling adventure in serious balance training uses the aquatic environment for research-based fun and games. Inspired by the Las Vegas show for a “circus of stability,” we incorporate noodles, balls, bands, partner play, and the dynamic principles of the water to challenge our base of support as we become more functional, including “tightrope walking” in the water!
AQUA CYCLE: Want to simulate an interval cycling experience in the pool? Don’t have a budget for a thousand-dollar hydro bikes? Use your noodle in this DVD to create a group cycling pool cardio experience to make jumps, hills, climbs, races, and flats. Take the hot cycle land craze and adapt it to the water, using aquatic noodles.
YOGA + TAI CHI + H2O = HYDRO-YO-CHI® As seen on CNN Headline News and “Live with Regis and Kelly!,” this award-winning aquatic fusion program unlocks the potential of your body by fusing the basics behind both the T’ai-Chi Yang Short Form and general HATHA yoga asanas. Reap the benefits of both isometric and isotonic muscular contractions, balance betterment, and improved relaxation through moving meditation colored with visualization.