Welcome to this six-week series brought to you exclusively by Whole Life Challenge in partnership with Tune Up Fitness. Each week, coach Jill Miller will teach you new movements (and a few things about your anatomy) so you can increase your mobility (and your connection to your body). These practices are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of mobility.
Jill Miller Mobility Follow Along: Week 2
Today we’re going to go over the cardinal movements of the spine in a lesson I call “Spine Time.” First, we’ll go over some basic anatomy, and then we’ll dive into your anatomy. We’re going to explore some planes of movement that you may not have used in a while and free up your stuck tissues to help you feel better along the length of your body.
As always, we’ll begin with a check-in, do some work with our body, and then finish with a recheck so we can see the difference we made. Just hit play on the video above and I’ll guide you through it all.
Recommended Equipment and Substitutions:
Yoga Tune Up Balls or Therapy Ball Plus (or tennis balls)
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up and The Roll Model Method. With more than thirty years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management.
She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. She has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500-plus trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics, and recovery.
She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences, and is the anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction, and injury into robust fitness.
Jill is the creator of dozens of DVDs, including Treat While You Train with Kelly Starrett, DPT, and is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. Based in Los Angeles, she is a wife and mother of two small children and is currently writing her second book.