These are warm-up exercises that may be used before any other ABC or Have-a-Ball exercise. They include pulse raising and mobilisation exercises.


  • Begin with moderate exercises such as walking or light jogging before moving on to more intense activity
  • Incorporate mobilisation exercises at regular intervals between the pulse raising exercises
  • Include basic jumping movements to prepare for jumping exercises to follow

Key Points

  • Gradually increase the intensity of the activity
  • Include a moderate version of activities to be performed later in the session


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section