Single Leg Hop with Stabilization - Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and pointed straight ahead. Lift your chest, lower and contract your shoulder blades, tuck in your chin and place your hands on your hips. Contract your glutes and balance on one leg as your lift the other leg and place it directly beside the balance leg. Hop sideways landing on the opposite foot and hold the landing position for a few seconds. Hop back to the starting position, landing on the opposite foot and hold the landing for a few seconds.
It is very important to consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program and please choose the exercises according to your level. I would suggest that everyone starts at the beginner level and once you can comfortably master 12-15 reps. Then, move on to intermediate and advanced if appropriate. The advanced level is not appropriate for everyone for example (but not limited to) those with muscle imbalances, past injuries, or osteoporosis. If you are not sure, please seek the guidance of a certified fitness or medical professional for help and guidance.
Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.