5 Exercises On One Foot

by | Jan 25, 2017 | Entertainment, Hillel Ontario, On One Foot | 0 comments

Workout 1: The Single FOOT Glute Bridge

Lie on your back, hold one leg straight up in the air, and bend the other leg so your foot is flat on the floor. Push your hips up with the foot flat on the ground. Your body should form a straight line from the knee of the grounded foot up to your shoulders. You should be lying on the ground, balancing yourself on one foot.
Lower your hip back to the ground and repeat 10 times.
Do the exercise again and switch FEET. The FOOT that was grounded at first will be up in the air this time, and the leg that was straight up in the air will be bent with the foot flat on the ground.

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Workout 2: The Single FOOT Hop

Stand on your right foot with your left leg bent, so that you’re standing on one foot. Hop to your right and then hop back to your starting point. Your left foot should be off the ground the entire time. Repeat this 10 times and then switch feet, with the left foot on the ground and the right leg bent.
If this exercise is too easy, you can increase how far and high you are jumping, without changing the speed.

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Workout 3: One Leg Squat

For the One Leg Squat you will have to stand with your back to a chair. Stretch your left leg out in front of you, so your left heel is just lifted off the floor and you are standing on one foot. Next, lower down by bending your right knee until your bottom just slightly touches the chair behind you. Hold this position for 10 seconds. With the strength of your right leg (don’t touch the chair!) you will now push yourself back up to standing so your right leg is completely straight. Repeat this 3 times.
In order to even it out, start the exercise from the beginning and switch feet.

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Workout 4: The Single Leg Deadlift

Put your body weight on your right FOOT, and lift your left leg straight behind you. Raise your left leg and lean forward with your arms towards your right FOOT in order to stay balanced. Make sure that your body forms a straight line from the heel of your left FOOT to your neck, while you’re standing on one foot. Hold that position for a few seconds and squeeze your bottom before you lower your leg left to rest. Repeat this exercise 8 times, then switch sides.

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Workout 5: The Half Moon Pose (this one feels too complicated)

This Yoga pose is also called the “Ardha Chandrasana”. You will start from a high lunge with your left FOOT forward. Put your body weight on your straight, left leg, while straightening the right leg up parallel to the floor. You should be standing on one foot. Now place your left hand under your left shoulder, while placing the right hand on your right hip. Move your right arm straight up, so that your hand is pointing to the ceiling. Take 3-5 breaths, then slowly put both hands back on the floor and return to a high lunge. Repeat this position on your other side.

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Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Toronto’s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Toronto’s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario welcomes University of Toronto’s recent launch of a new Anti-Semitism Working Group. The Working Group will review programming, activities, processes, and practices in place at the University of Toronto’s three campuses and develop recommendations to support the University’s response to antisemitism.

“The establishment of a working group focused on antisemitism is a much-needed measure for the University of Toronto,” said Rob Nagus, Senior Director, Hillel UofT. “Too often, Jewish students who have faced antisemitism on campus have felt that their serious concerns around anti-Jewish hate were dismissed. Given the positive impact of recent anti-racism initiatives on the campus community, it is incumbent on our institutions to also address the unique challenges inherent to combating antisemitism.”

“Across the nine campuses we serve, Hillel Ontario is committed to working with all university administrations to champion the voices of Jewish students,” said Marc Newburgh, CEO, Hillel Ontario. “We look forward to supporting the work of the University of Toronto by ensuring these voices are heard and acknowledged. Doing so will help the Working Group better understand how contemporary antisemitism manifests on campus.”

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International recently honoured outstanding Hillels and Hillel professionals for creating innovative Jewish experiences and meaningful connections throughout the pandemic.

Among those recognized was Hillel Ontario, and its Chief Campus and Education Officer, Rabbi Seth Goren.

As a whole, Hillel Ontario – the largest regional Hillel in the world – was honoured with The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Innovation Award. This recognition is awarded to a Hillel for its creation of innovative processes that refresh, reinvent or revolutionize the relationships, communities and experiences helping students engage in Jewish self-authorship, or for helping staff improve the impact of their work by encouraging reasonable and calculated risk-taking, exploration, and curiosity.

In addition, Rabbi Seth Goren was honoured with The Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Award for his passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community, for enriching the lives of Hillel students and for ensuring that the organization reflects a culture of excellence.

I am privileged to work with such a talented, caring, and resilient group of campus professionals, led by Rabbi Seth Goren” said Hillel Ontario CEO, Marc Newburgh. “While confronted with so many significant challenges, this team has done an incredible job inspiring, supporting and empowering our students, creating meaningful and reimagined opportunities for connection that amplify Jewish campus life.”

About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.

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