Do you know that once you become an Alkalign instructor, Alkalign invades your every thought? Dreams, music, backing up in your car—everything becomes about Alkalign, and Alkalign becomes a bit about everything! As such, many things can influence and inspire what we teach in class. If you happened to take Cardio + Recharge at 9:50 in Los Altos on June 1, you may have learned of one of my most random inspirations to date: Hamilton!
My husband and I had had the privilege of seeing the musical in San Francisco the night before I taught class, and the music, story, and acting were incredible! But the dancing really stuck with me. I couldn’t separate it from what we do at Alkalign and was so impressed by how long the performers were able to hold runner’s lunges, wide turned out, and side planks. Thus, I brought those things into class with me the next day! After class, I learned that some of you are a bit obsessed with Hamilton (have seen it three times) or had no clue what I was talking about (that’s OK, too!).
As I write this, I’m in Florida on sabbatical with my husband and boys. And even though I haven’t taught class in a couple of weeks, Alkalign is still in my head! A few of the places I’ve thought about Alkalign on this trip include:
+ standing in line at Disney World (posture, anyone?)
+ watching baseball (talk about spinal rotation and obliques)
+ swimming in the ocean (spinal position and core control are challenged differently)
+ getting off of the sand (planks! Or C-curves!)
+ climbing stairs (quads and glutes; I favor my right side)
+ dealing with dirty toilets (gotta love a good squat hold)
+ lifting a child out of the pool to shoot a basket (shoulders and core)
+ playing tennis (a little of everything and a net can serve as a high barre)
+ reading (neck alignment)
Shall I continue?
Where do you see Alkalign in your life? Take a small part of your day and think about it. Try it tomorrow when you’re getting ready for work or getting the kids ready to go. Once you start looking, I bet you’ll see more places, too, if you haven’t already!
Already obsessed with Alkalign? Share that passion by becoming an Alkalign instructor! Our next round of instructor training begins in September. Email Cathy for details.