Exercise of the Day: Side Bridge

Side bridges are an isometric multi-hitter, and a great addition to your regular mat routine. 

What muscle groups don’t these help?! Side bridges strengthen your core, work your arms, and help with shoulder stabilization.

Denise showing a full side bridge pose

If you find the full bridge a bit too intense, start with this modification and work up to it.

Denise showing a modified side plank for beginners

Hold either one for 10 seconds or more, making sure to breathe evenly. 

Massage is a physical profession, and RMTs need to stay active to be at the top of their game. A good therapist will also be well-versed in exercises that will benefit their clients. Vicars students recieve training in remedial exercise, and our “remex” sessions incorporate exercises and stretches from many sports and athletic traditions. Practice along with us!

Each exercise is demonstrated by Denise Currie. In addition to being an RMT (and our Director!), Denise is a personal fitness trainer and highly regarded yoga practitioner who regularly trains other teachers.