Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: The Hang

There’s a new Diva of Demonstration in town: personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman! She’ll be doing our Move of the Week feature from now on: each week, Heather teaches you the proper form for an important exercise. To book a session with Heather, please call our Promenade location; to work with any of our other personal trainers, just fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch ASAP.

This week’s exercise, the Hang, targets your core and your lats. Upper-body and core strength are very important for women, both to balance your body and to keep your balance! It’s a super-simple exercise that almost anyone can do – just make sure to keep good form.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Activate your core.

2. Pull your shoulders away from your ears.

3. Activate your glutes and tuck them slightly.

4. Lift your legs and pull your toes to your nose!

Hang for 5 to 30 seconds, depending on your ability – don’t worry if you start out at 5, you’ll develop strength as time goes on. Repeat 1 to 3 times.