Cardio Warm up with Jon

Jon walks through a warm up that will get your heart and blood pumping to be ready to dance!

The Cardio Warm Up is a great way to wake up in the morning and get your heart going. The video includes a breakdown in the first section and then the complete cycle, set to “Feel So Close (Extended Mix)” by Calvin Harris. Part A, B, C, and D are repeated twice, and then there is a breathing and plank section to finish out the song. The cycles are as follows:

A.
16 Count Run
16 Count Jumping Jack
16 Count Swim
16 Count 3 Step Clap

B.
16 Count 2nd to Sous Sous
16 Count Jumping Jack
16 Count Side Hop
16 Count 3 Step Clap

C.
16 Count Small Arm Circle Back
16 Count Small Arm Circle Forward
16 Count Large Alternating Arm Circle Back
16 Count Large Alternating Arm Circle Forward

D.
16 Count High Knees
16 Count Glute Kicker
16 Count Football Run
16 Count 3 Step Turn

Four times: Inhale for 4 Count, Exhale for 4 Counts. Last exhale takes you to stay down for a forward fold, then walk out to plank and hold for rest of song.


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Jonathan Kim graduated in 2017 from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Dance. He worked with Lineage Dance Company, SJDanceCo, Kelly Alvarez and Artists, Embark Dance Theatre, and most recently performed with SALT Contemporary Dance for their 6th season while directing the SALT Pro Training Program. He has performed works by Doris Humphrey, Donald McKayle, Gustavo Ramirez-Sansano,  Brendan Duggan, Penny Saunders, Nicholas Palmquist, Hilary Thomas, Joni McDonald, Lar Lubovitch, Andy Noble, and Noa Zuk/Ohad Fishof. After guesting in Repertory Dance Theatre’s 2018 fall concert SPIRIT, he became a full time company member in 2019.

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