We spent our first few sessions with heat, high-tech
I was sent home with some gentle stretches and once I was not hobbling too badly it was time to get to work! We were going to focus on ankle and foot strength. Enter the BOSU BALL.
If you're a child of the '80s like me (I'm totally not that old, right??), then you'll remember the Pogo Ball.
I never understood this "toy". In my mind it was always a broken wrist, ankle, elbow, nose, coccyx and all ten phalanges waiting to happen (Phoebe: "Something is wrong with the left phalange").
This is precisely what I think of whenever I see the Bosu Ball, which is PRE-cisely why I've always ensured a 10 foot radius between it and me at the gym.
But I digress.
First, I got on the ball, round side down (with a little help of course) and was told to balance.
(I am now quite certain she just makes up these "exercises" to see them on the blog.)
Then, it was off to the treadmill. If only I was allowed to turn it on.
Ever try walking on a non-ON treadmill? It's hard. Which was of course the point.
I did get to turn it on for the next exercise that involved walking sideways on a treadmill. It may have caused a bit of motion sickness and it definitely caused a lot of klutziness.
After the treadmill it was back to the Bosu ball (Yippee!). My mission--which I have no idea why I chose to accept--was to stand on one foot, bounce a ball against an angled trampoline and catch it. She started me off easy with a low-weight medicine ball.
So then we switched to a good ol'-fashioned dodge ball and that worked better. And next week I will learn to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!
Side note: *Some* of you may already know this but medicine balls, even if they're just 2 lbs, do no bounce off walls. Even if you're in a very public place. Like the gym.
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