KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins

For who? Work-at-home employees, student-athletes, competitive athletes
For what? Functional movement, strength, flexibility, mobility


Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She will lead the KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life’s purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications will be offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Monday, April 13th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
wrist curls 20 seconds – 2 sets
tricep dips (on floor or chair) 3 sets – 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest
forearm plank with shoulder extension 3 sets – 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows
1. Slow motion
2. Moderate
3. Fast
push ups 3 sets, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal
2. Slow motion
3. Hold each one at the bottom for three seconds

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
– “Jump rope” – 2 sets, 30 seconds each, as follows:
1. up and down
2. side to side
Active Mobility Work – “world’s greatest stretch” – 30 seconds/side
Reverse Lunges 3 sets – 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest, per side as follows:
1. Normal
2. Normal + pulse at the bottom with hovered knee for 10 seconds
3. Optional forward kick + reach
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
Cossack Squats – 3 sets – 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal
2. Hands behind head
3. (20 seconds normal) + isometric hold on each side for 10 seconds
– Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
Spiderman pushups – 3 sets, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest, progress into them as follows:
1. Mountain climbers with knee to tricep
2. Spiderman pushups
3. Spiderman pushups (20 secs) with 10 seconds knee to tricep pulse and the end on each side
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
Core Work 90 seconds straight through
1. ins and outs (30 seconds)
2. bicycles (30 seconds)
3. butts off the floor
Active Stretching – length depending on time

For more information on Laurel, visit her website at www.wellnesswithlaurel.com.

To join the daily KAATSU At Home Zoom workouts, visit here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09), Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833. Or call by dialing +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833.