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 International Student Cabinet 2021-2022

Hillel International Student Cabinet 2021-2022

Jordan Goldenberg, Ryerson University ‘23 and Leah Goldschmidt, York University ‘22, are representing Canadian Jewish students on Hillel International’s global stage. Here’s how they’re enhancing the Canadian Jewish campus experience for years to come:

This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate on  the Hillel International Student Cabinet, as one of two Canadian representatives. I am honoured to join the board of  22 students from the United States of America, Israel, Russia and Brazil. 

Over the years, I have been very active in Hillel at York University, and was thrilled when Hillel York’s staff approached me about the opportunity to bring my enthusiasm and passion for Hillel on an international scale. 

Hillel has always been a safe space for me — somewhere I could go to feel comfortable about my Jewish identity, but also a place where I could meet other Jews on campus; some who have become my best friends. Although I only recently joined the Student Cabinet, I can genuinely say I have met some of the most incredible students and staff who are so passionate about the Hillel movement.

I am constantly amazed by the work Hillel students are doing around the world to support and connect the next generation of our community.. We have members who have founded their own Hillels at colleges with barely any Jews, members who are advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and have launched successful international LGBTQ+ cohorts, and members who are doing tremendous work in combating antisemitism. Being around such passionate and motivating students has inspired me to go after my own aspirations within Hillel; creating space for Jews with disabilities. 

As a student with a disability, I am very passionate about expanding space for Jews with disabilities, and while Hillel has taken great strides to increase accessibility and inclusivity; there’s lots more we can do. Hillel has given me incredible resources and support to launch my own projects within this space.

I am thrilled to be representing Canada in this incredible opportunity, and am looking forward to the year ahead.

Leah Goldschmidt, Hillel York

My name is Jordan Goldenberg, and I am a third-year student at Ryerson University studying business management. I am also the President of Hillel Ryerson. The Cabinet is made up of students from around the world, working towards the common goal of engaging Jewish university and college students worldwide. The role of the Cabinet is to serve as a voice for Jewish students and a means of connection to the worldwide Hillel movement. Being part of the collective voice means everything to me, and I am excited to be that voice for Jewish students amplifying Canada and Hillel Ontario’s role on the global stage. 

At the beginning of October,  I had the opportunity to go to DC with the Hillel International Student Cabinet. It was an incredible experience to collaborate with and learn from a variety of leaders in the Jewish community and the Hillel movement. I learned so much from our two student co-chairs, fellow cabinet members and Hillel professionals. We had the chance to get to know the greater Hillel movement through meetings with staff members from various departments and positions within Hillel International; including, but not limited to, the communications teams, board members, the CEO, Adam Lehman, and many more. We spoke at great lengths about the role each of our local Hillels play on our campuses and what we can learn from one another. Since the summit, we have already hit the ground running, with many students taking on various projects at both the local and international levels. I learned so much about the global Hillel movement and how to be a better leader for Jewish students on campus and in the community.

I have always been passionate about bringing people together and there is no better way to do so than collaborating with Jewish students and Hillel’s internationally. This international collaboration allows us to share our common values while celebrating our differences in order to create the best Hillel atmosphere and programming possible.

Jordan Goldenberg, Hillel Ryerson

 

Something New

Something New

The fall post-holiday period is always a good time for launching new things. To the extent we’re not completely exhausted, our five-day work weeks are back (instead of five days of work crammed into three-day weeks), and we’re able to get into something of a rhythm and build momentum in moving toward specific goals.

Adding to the sense of newness and adventure, the third post-holidays Torah portion of Lekh Lekha, which was read this past Shabbat, begins with Abraham receiving divine instructions to leave his home and begin a journey to a new land.  Commentators highlight the uncertainty inherent in the command’s wording: instead of being directed to a specific place, Abraham, at least initially, is told to go “to the land that I will show you,” a vague and undisclosed destination. While he is promised blessings galore for his obedience, setting out requires an element of faith and quite a bit of trust as he leaves his home land and father’s house for somewhere new.

While it’s certainly several orders of magnitude smaller than the journey Abraham undertook, Hillel Ontario is trying something new this week: we’re introducing a new section to our regular newsletters and will be including a d’var Torah to showcase our students’ and staff’s skills and present our readers with a bit of Jewish learning. We hope you’ll find these commentaries inspiring and meaningful and that they’ll provide a glimpse of the Hillel Ontario community that spans our nine campuses.

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