~ Barre is a low-impact, full body workout that includes movements related to or inspired by Yoga, Ballet, Dance Cardio, & Pilates. A Barre class may include the use of light weights, Pilates ball, straps, resistance bands, and a barre. A typical Barre class will have a warm-up, a section of weights/other equipment and/or cardio, a barre section that may continue the use of equipment such as the Pilates ball, a core strengthening section on the mat, and a cool-down. Upcoming Barre classes to include Barre Body Flow, Barre Light Flow, and Barre Body HIIT.
~ Dance classes may include beginner's Ballet, various styles of Belly Dance, Zumba (or other Latin inspired dance), and dance cardio. Dance classes are an hour in length with a warm-up, basic to intermediate dance movements, possible choreographies, and a cool-down.
Functional Small Group Fitness
~ Functional Fitness is all about healthy body movements designed for group classes, small group fitness (2 - 6 people) and for individuals. These sessions may include Corrective Exercise Training, Core Axis Series which is focused on developing and maintaining your optimal healthy core abdominal and back muscles, and/or the use of exercise equipment with movement sequences constructed for healthy and functional body movement.
~ Pilates is an exercise modality that was created by Joseph Pilates who was heavily inspired by gymnastics, literature he studied as a captured prisoner on The Isle of Man, like martial arts and Yoga. Pilates borrows movements and breathwork from Eastern traditions and uses them in controlled repetitions based on centering the core and flows meant to strengthen the entire body with or without the use of props and exercise equipment such as the reformer, Pilates circle, ball, weights, resistance bands, and/or straps. Pilates classes may include mat Pilates, classes specifically designed to strengthen the core (i.e. Rectus abdominis, addressing Diastasis Recti, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, etc.), Pilates HIIT, Pilates Yin Flow, & Pilates Body Suspend.
~ Suspension Training is an exercise modality that uses an individual's own body weight to perform an exercise routine, sequence, or repetition, while utilizing adjustable straps that have been suspended from a higher point such as an extension of the wall or from the ceiling. Suspension training can have hundreds of different exercises that will deliver a full body workout that strengthens the core and it can assist in improving overall strength, flexibility, and endurance of the mind and body.
~ Yoga is an ancient practice from India designed to "yoke" or harness the "3 bodies": the mind, body, and breath of an individual. Yoga traditionally draws from an 8 Limb system that uses yogasana or physical movements/poses as well as the other 7 limbs to assist in "yoking" or joining the 3 bodies together so that a person has the sense of balance and control over self. Yoga may help an individual not only become body conscious, it may also improve balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and stamina of the mind, body, and breath, as well as a sense of overall well-being.
The journey begins the moment you decide to step onto the mat :). Yoga meets your body and mind where you are at in the present moment. Upcoming yoga classes to include beginner to advanced classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini Kriya, Restorative, and also Meditation classes & workshops.